Wednesday, September 21, 2011




Troy Davis Continuing Updates
By Jeralyn, Section Death Penalty
Posted on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 02:34:30 PM EST

Troy Davis is scheduled for execution at 7:00 pm ET. Here are some continuous updates:

5:30 pm ET: Court denies stay motion for Troy Davis. He declines to record a last statement. His last options are the GA Supreme Court and US Supreme Court.

5:15 ET: Former GA prison wardens urge Governor and Prison to allow staff to opt out of executing Troy Davis.

[We] urge you to unburden yourselves and your staff from the pain of participating in such a questionable execution to the extent possible by allowing any personnel so inclined to opt-out of activities related to the execution of Troy Anthony Davis.

3:30 pm ET: Troy Davis' attorneys filed an appeal today in the Butts County Superior Court, the county where Troy is being held for execution tonight. The state's Attorney General has filed a motion in opposition, alleging the defense is engaging in delay tactics.[More...]

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has refused to reconsider its rejection of his clemency bid. It also refused a defense request today to allow Troy to take a polygraph.

Here's is Troy Davis' last letter to supporters.

Here is a list of vigils being held today around the country.

The Guardian: Ten reasons Troy Davis should not be executed.

Here is Judge William T. Moore's 174 page order denying Troy a new trial. Here is a recap of the hearing.

The schedule:

* 4 p.m.: Last meal offered.
* 5 p.m.: Opportunity to record final statement.
* 6 p.m.: An optional sedative will be offered.
* 7 p.m.: Execution,