USA: Room for doubt, no room for execution: Final briefs filed after federal evidentiary hearing in Troy Davis case

USA: Room for doubt, no room for execution: Final briefs filed after federal evidentiary hearing in Troy Davis case

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Index Number: AMR 51/060/2010
Date Published: 13 July 2010
Categories: USA

Doubts about Troy Davis’s guilt are widespread and concern extends to members of the US judiciary. Recognition of the potential for error may be one reason why death sentences in the USA are on the decline, along with the adoption across the country of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole as a sentencing option for capital jurors. At the time of the Troy Davis trial, jurors in Georgia did not have this option.


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