Mother of slain cop says execution of Troy Davis will give her peace
Crowds marched through Atlanta in support of a death row inmate they say was wrongly convicted of killing a Savannah police officer, but the slain officer’s mother said Saturday she remains convinced of Troy Davis’ guilt.
“I will never have closure,” said Anneliese MacPhail. “But I may have some peace when he is executed.”
Her son, Mark Mac, was gunned down in a 1989 shooting that Davis was convicted for.
And yet the case has since drawn international attention for what Davis’ advocates say is a conviction based on flimsy evidence.
Since his 1991 conviction, seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted or contradicted their testimony. No physical evidence was presented linking Davis to the killing.
But MacPhail’s mother says she “never had any doubts.”
“I think these people are just against the death penalty,” she said. “They don’t know what happened.”
Davis has been scheduled for execution three previous times. But during an Atlanta rally and march, Davis’ supporters said this time will be different.
They are hopeful that their appeals for clemency will be answered by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles….