Daily Archives: September 22, 2011

Troy Davis Proclaimed Innocence in His Last Words

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Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis proclaimed his innocence in the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer until the end. Here are his last words, as witnessed by an Associated Press reporter:

I’d like to address the MacPhail family. Let you know, despite the situation you are in, I’m not the one who personally killed your son, your father, your brother. I am innocent. The incident that happened that night is not my fault. I did not have a gun. 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. For those about to take my life, God have mercy on your souls. And may God bless your souls.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Notable Passings