Time and date set for Troy Davis execution
The state has set a time and date to execute Troy Anthony Davis at 7 p.m. Oct. 27, 2008 even as his advocates continue to insist Georgia is about to execute an innocent man.
On Wednesday afternoon, Judge Penny Haas Freesemann in Chatham County signed a warrant for his lethal injection to occur between Oct. 27 and Nov. 3.
The Department of Corrections then set the specific time and date for Davis to be executed for killing off-duty police officer Mark Allen MacPhail.
This is Davis’ third execution date in little more than a year.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles stopped the first one the day before Davis was to die by lethal injection on July 17, 2007. The U.S. Supreme Court stopped Davis’ second execution two hours before he was to die on Sept. 23 so the justices could decide if they would hear Davis’ case.
Tuesday, the high court declined to step into the contentious debate over whether Troy Davis is the real killer.