Only God knows the truth. Why do we as humans think we have the power to take a life? The parole board has denied Troy Davis’ clemency. I wonder how many people have died at the hands of men who decide based on emotions and lack of evidence?
According to the AJC, “We’ve been here three times before,” said Anneliese MacPhail, mother of Mark Allen MacPhail, who was shot to death while working a second job in 1989. “This is our fourth time [to face an execution date] so you get kind of weary of it and [I] don’t know if I can believe this. We are ready to close this book and start our lives. This has been a long haul.”The board released its decision just after 8 a.m., after spending an entire day hearing from Davis’ supporters and then prosecutors and MacPhail’s relatives. The five-member board did not disclose the breakdown of its vote to deny clemency. The Davis family said through a spokeswoman they were not ready to comment on the decision Tuesday morning but may hold a news conference later in the day. They are still planning to visit Davis at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison near Jackson, the location of the state’s death row and execution chamber.”It’s the wrong decision,” said one of Davis’ attorneys, Jason Ewart. “It’s a mistake.”He said the five-member board ended its presentation after three hours while the other side — prosecutors and the MacPhail family — was given at least four hours.
“It sounds like they [prosecutors and family members] just brow beat them [the board],” Ewart said.
Davis’ lawyers said they are considering launching yet another last-ditch round of appeals.
“I am utterly shocked and disappointed at the failure of our justice system at all levels to correct a miscarriage of justice,” Brian Kammer, one of Davis’ attorneys, said Tuesday after the decision was announced.
I really think that after they execute Troy Davis, that some mysterious DNA test will prove he was innocent.