Fate of Troy Davis remains unknown

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The family of Troy Davis is dealing with the death of his mother while they wait to find out if and when a new execution date will be set for Davis himself.

Davis's sister Martina Correia says their mother, Virginia, died in her sleep early last week. She was 65 years old. Her funeral was held Monday afternoon, but the decision on what will happen to Davis next is still unknown.

Correia says her mother was in good health, but had been upset and worn down over recent events in her brothers case, and the pending approval of a new drug to be administered for lethal injections following court battles over lethal injection in the State of Georgia.

Correia said her brother's attorneys are still discussing the next step. There is still no word from the Chatham County courts on when a new window of execution for Davis will be set.

Davis was convicted and sentenced to death in the 1989 murder of Savannah Police officer Mark MacPhail. Davis's last attempt at proving his innocence was denied last summer, and a subsequent appeal was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court a few weeks ago.

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