Ewing Stevens brings you exclusive interview with Martina Correira, the sister of Troy Davis spoke about his life, the crime he was accused of and his death by lethal injection.
RIP Troy Davis
The state of Georgia shamefully executed Troy Davis on September 21, 2011 despite serious doubts about his guilt. But our fight to abolish the death penalty lives on.
The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial. Since then, all but two of the state's non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony.
Many of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced by police into testifying or signing statements against Troy Davis.
One of the two witnesses who has not recanted his testimony is Sylvester "Red" Coles — the principle alternative suspect, according to the defense, against whom there is new evidence implicating him as the gunman.
s death Troy asked the family to keep fighting to clear his name and to try and put a stop to the death penalty.
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