Troy Davis, the most popular “innocent” inmate in the United States was executed in a George prison. The lethal injection was administered four hours later than scheduled because of a last minute petition addressed to the Supreme Court by his defense team.
Hundreds of people arrived at the prison where they protested for hours saying that this decision is unjust.
Accused of killing a police officer in 1989, Troy Davis permanently denied his involvement in this murder. Davis was sentenced to death in 1991. His defense team managed to avoid execution three times until now and asked for a new trial because of the lack of physical evidence and because it was proven that the testimonies made by some witnesses were made under police pressure. All motions submitted by the defense were denied.
Troy Davis managed to get many “fans” in this 20 years long legal battle.