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.

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