ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia pardons board has rejected a request from condemned inmate Troy Davis to reconsider its decision to spare his life.
The state Pardons and Paroles Board said in a statement Wednesday it would not review its decision to allow the execution to go forward.
Davis is set to die at 7 p.m. for the 1989 killing of off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail, who was slain while rushing to help a homeless man being attacked.
Davis’ lawyers have long argued Davis was a victim of mistaken identity. Prosecutors say they have no doubt that they charged the right person with the crime.