Monday, October 27, 2008

Court grants stay of execution in Davis case

On Friday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Troy Anthony Davis a stay of execution and set the stage for another appeal to be filed in a lower federal court. Interestingly enough, former FBI Director, William Sessions blogged that Mr. Davis should receive a new trial based on ineffective assistance of counsel. In his piece, Mr. Sessions lays out a very clear argument that Mr. Davis may not have been the gunman.

Mark Bennett, a criminal defense lawyer in Houston, and author of the blog Defending People issued this challenge to the government:
I look forward to the government’s explanation of why it should be allowed to execute someone who is clearly innocent because his lawyers should have found the evidence of his innocence in the first place.

Mark, I, too, await that answer.

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