I think these things just take too long. He needs to be gotten rid of. Yeah, yeah, I know they are alleging new evidence, but it is the same evidence that they had several years ago that got him no where, coupled with a few people who have now, almost 17 years later, had a change of heart.
For Troy Davis, the up to 90-day stay of execution he was granted on the eve of what would have been his last day alive offered more time for him to prove his innocence.
But for the widow of the police officer Davis was convicted of killing, the stay continued the roller-coaster of emotions she’s been going through for nearly 18 years.
The state Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday granted the stay to Davis, who had faced a Tuesday execution date. The board took less than an hour to make its decision, following nearly nine hours of closed-door testimony from Davis’ defenders and those who wanted to see him given a lethal injection as scheduled.
Time for a killin’.