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Troy Davis has last-ditch hearing as execution set

ATLANTA, Georgia — A Georgia parole board heard a last-ditch appeal Monday from Troy Davis, a convicted murderer just days away from execution whose case has become a global cause celebre for death penalty opponents. In the latest protest, an estimated 150 to 200 demonstrators carried signs outside the closed-door…

Global protests held in Troy Davis execution case

Some 300 protest rallies were held worldwide Friday ahead of a last-ditch parole board hearing for death row inmate Troy Davis, whose planned execution sparked an international movement. Davis is set to be executed September 21 for the 1989 shooting death of a police officer in Savannah, Georgia, but his…

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