Troy Davis was convicted in 1991 of killing police officer Mark MacPhail. MacPhail was working as a security guard at a restaurant when he intervened to defend a man being beaten with a gun.
Based almost exclusively on eyewitness testimony, Davis was sentenced to death. Although 7 out of 9 witnesses later withdrew their testimonies, saying they felt pressured by the police, this information was disregarded.
Davis’ legion of supporters included president Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI, former U.S. Representative Bob Barr, former FBI Director William Sessions, and deputy attorney general under president George W. Bush, Larry Thompson.
(...)The incident that happened that night was not my fault. I did not have a gun that night. I did not shoot your family member. But I am so sorry for your loss. I really am -- sincerely. All that I can ask is that each of you look deeper into this case, so that you really will finally see the truth. I ask to my family and friends that you all continue to pray, that you all continue to forgive. Continue to fight this fight. For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on all of your souls. God bless you all.
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The Cinematic Orchestra ‘Breathe’
Written by J. Swinscoe, P. France, P. Watson, L. de Sela
Performed by The Cinematic Orchestra
Published by Just Isn’t Music, Intrigue Music,
P Ninja Tune 2007, Licensed courtesy of Ninja Tune
Simon Hipp Prades