Europeans urge US to halt Davis execution



PARIS (AP) — European legislators and activists are making a last-minute appeal to the state of Georgia to refrain from executing convicted cop killer Troy Davis.

Davis’ expected execution has drawn widespread criticism in Europe. Amnesty International and other groups are planning a protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Paris later Wednesday.

Davis was convicted of killing a police officer but says he did not commit the crime.

Renate Wohlwend of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly noted doubts raised about Davis’ conviction. She says “to carry out this irrevocable act now would be a terrible mistake which could lead to a tragic injustice.”

Davis’ lawyers have not ruled out filing one last legal appeal.