Troy Davis Executed
Troy Davis, an African-American man sentenced to death for the murder of Mark MacPhail, a white police officer back in 1989, was executed by lethal injection in Georgia last night despite several last-minute appeals by his defense team.
I’ve seen a lot of people arguing today that it’s a travesty that Davis has been executed while others, like Casey Anthony, are free to walk the street. Any thoughts?
From CBS News:
“I am innocent,” Davis said moments before he was executed Wednesday night. “All I can ask … is that you look deeper into this case so that you really can finally see the truth. I ask my family and friends to continue to fight this fight.”
Prosecutors and MacPhail’s family said justice had finally been served.
“I’m kind of numb. I can’t believe that it’s really happened,” MacPhail’s mother, Anneliese MacPhail, said in a telephone interview from her home in Columbus, Ga. “All the feelings of relief and peace I’ve been waiting for all these years, they will come later. I certainly do want some peace.”
She dismissed Davis’ claims of innocence.
“He’s been telling himself that for 22 years. You know how it is, he can talk himself into anything.”