Ga pardons board done with condemned man's appeals

September 21, 2011 • National News

FILE – This Aug. 22, 1991 file photo shows Troy Anthony Davis entering Chatham County Superior Court in Savannah, Ga., during his trail in the shooting death of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail. Georgia’s pardons board on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, rejected clemency for Davis despite high-profile support for his [auth] claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing MacPhail in 1989. Davis is set to die on Wednesday, Sept. 21. It is the fourth time in four years his execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials. (AP Photo/The Savannah Morning News, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia pardons board has rejected a request from condemned inmate Troy Davis to reconsider its decision to spare his life.

The state Pardons and Paroles Board said in a statement Wednesday it would not review its decision to allow the execution to go forward.

Davis is set to die at 7 p.m. for the 1989 killing of off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail, who was slain while rushing to help a homeless man being attacked.

Davis’ lawyers have long argued Davis was a victim of mistaken identity. Prosecutors say they have no doubt that they charged the right person with the crime.

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