Court urged to reject last-ditch Davis appeal
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia's attorney general is urging a state court to reject a last-ditch appeal by inmate Troy Davis as the clock ticks down to his execution just hours away.
In a filing with Butts County Superior Court Wednesday, the state's chief prosecutor said Davis' lawyers are engaged in delaying tactics and are arguing the same evidence already rejected repeatedly by the courts.
The motion filed by Davis' legal team disputes ballistics testimony from a Georgia Bureau of Investigation expert at Davis' 1991 trial. It also challenged eyewitness testimony.
Davis is facing lethal injection at 7 p.m. for killing an off-duty Georgia policeman in Savannah. It's a crime he and others have insisted for years that he did not commit. Protests were planned from the state prison in Jackson to Paris and London.