Timeline of the Troy Davis Case

August 19, 1989 – Off-duty Savannah police Officer Mark Allen MacPhail is killed

August 23, 1989 – Troy Davis surrenders to police

August 1991 – Davis Convicted and sentenced to death In MacPhail’s murder

February 1993 –  The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously affirms Davis’ conviction and sentence.

June 2007 – Savannah judge sets execution date for July 2007

July 2007 – State parole board issues a stay of execution, after receiving appeals from Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu and Pope Benedict XVI

March 2008 – Georgia Supreme Court upholds Davis’ death sentence, rejecting his request for a hearing. Execution set for September 2008.

September 2008 – The state parole board declines to grant clemency to Davis.

September 23, 2008 – Two hours before scheduled execution, U.S. Supreme Court grants stay, following appeals from former President Jimmy Carter and former georgia congressman bob barr

October 14, 2008 -The U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Davis’ appeal.

August 2009 – The U.S. Supreme Court orders a federal judge to hear evidence in Davis’ case.

August 24 2010 – Federal Judge William Moore denies Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis’s innocence claim after the evidentiary hearing.

March 28, 2011 – The Supreme Court rejects an appeal from Davis’ attorneys

September 7, 2011 – Order issued making Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Davis’s execution date.

September 17, 2011 – More than 600,000 signatures are presented to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles on petitions asking for clemency.

September 19, 2011 – Clemency hearing before the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles.

September 20, 2011 – Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles rejects clemency.  Davis refuses his last meal.

September 21, 2011 – Execution is schedule for 7 p.m. State of GA refuses Davis’ polygraph request.  His execution was delayed.  He was pronounced dead at 11:08 pm.


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