Troy Davis Supporters Thrilled A 90-Day Stay Was Granted - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

07/16/07

Troy Davis Supporters Thrilled A 90-Day Stay Was Granted

Davis' sister believes her brother is innocent. Davis' sister believes her brother is innocent.
Board of Pardons and Parole spent hours listening to both sides. Board of Pardons and Parole spent hours listening to both sides.

It's another chance to save his life and Troy Anthony Davis supporters couldn't be happier. "It's the best news; Martina called me, his sister, and she said the good news. We got it. We have 90 days," said Aleta Toure, a Davis supporter.

Toure, along with dozens of other volunteers, has been working to get one message out that the wrong man is on death row. Davis has spent the past 15 years there for the 1989 murder of Savannah police officer Mark McPhail.

He was scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday evening, but because of the 90-day stay, that won't happen.

"What this milestone means is we have some time, we have time for lawyers, time to get support and time to convince parole board," said Toure.  

Monday the Board of Pardons and Paroles spent hours listening to both sides. Before the decision was reached, Davis' sister, Martina Carreia, said she knows how hard this has been on MacPhail's family, but strongly believes the wrong man has been accused. "I have prayed for his family. I have prayed for peace and understanding, but killing Troy when there is so much doubt and possible innocence, dishonors his memory," she said.

Davis' family is thrilled with the decision, but know they still have a long road ahead of them. They will have to try to prove once again that Davis is not guilty of the crime.

Time after time, his appeals were turned down, but at this moment they are hopeful that with this chance his life will be saved.

Reported by: Christy Hutchings, chutchings@wtoc.com

  • NewsNewsMore>>

  • New microbrewery to open in the Starland District

    New microbrewery to open in the Starland District

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-06-23 03:54:20 GMT
    (Sourec:WTOC)(Sourec:WTOC)
    The Starland District is set to get a new microbrewery this fall. Two Tides Brewing Company is set to open on West 41st Street. The Zoning Board approved the specific location for the brewery on Thursday. The building is being built behind the old Starland Dairy. Master Brewer James Massey said that the hurdles they had to jump over to secure the location were worth it. "We're just really excited for this neighborhood. Not a day goes by where I don't talk to somebody who is de...More >>
    The Starland District is set to get a new microbrewery this fall. Two Tides Brewing Company is set to open on West 41st Street. The Zoning Board approved the specific location for the brewery on Thursday. The building is being built behind the old Starland Dairy. Master Brewer James Massey said that the hurdles they had to jump over to secure the location were worth it. "We're just really excited for this neighborhood. Not a day goes by where I don't talk to somebody who is de...More >>
  • New restaurant 'Edgar's Proof and Provision' opens in downtown Savannah

    New restaurant 'Edgar's Proof and Provision' opens in downtown Savannah

    Thursday, June 22 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-06-23 02:23:56 GMT
    (Source:WTOC)(Source:WTOC)

    Savannah's newest restaurant, Edgar's Proof and Provision, opens in the downtown area. The restaurant is located inside the Hilton DeSoto hotel on Liberty St. and hosted it's grand opening on Thursday night. Edgar's Proof and Provision will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. It's open from 6:30 a.m. until midnight. Staff tells WTOC that it provides the perfect view of the historic district, spread out over three levels. "The service is always smilin...

    More >>

    Savannah's newest restaurant, Edgar's Proof and Provision, opens in the downtown area. The restaurant is located inside the Hilton DeSoto hotel on Liberty St. and hosted it's grand opening on Thursday night. Edgar's Proof and Provision will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. It's open from 6:30 a.m. until midnight. Staff tells WTOC that it provides the perfect view of the historic district, spread out over three levels. "The service is always smilin...

    More >>
  • Teen shot while riding bicycle at E. 39th, Live Oak Streets

    Teen shot while riding bicycle at E. 39th, Live Oak Streets

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:51:16 GMT

    The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department is investigating the shooting of a teenager at East 39th and Live Oak streets. Officials say around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night, a teenager was shot while riding a bicycle. According to police, the teen suffered non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the SCMPD tip line by dialing (912) 525-3124. Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020...

    More >>

    The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department is investigating the shooting of a teenager at East 39th and Live Oak streets. Officials say around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night, a teenager was shot while riding a bicycle. According to police, the teen suffered non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the SCMPD tip line by dialing (912) 525-3124. Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly