Troy Davis awaits U.S. Supreme Court decision

By Michelle Paynter - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The United States Supreme Court is expected to make a decision tomorrow regarding Troy Anthony Davis.

Davis is on death row for the 1989 murder of Savannah Police Officer Mark MacPhail. The Supreme Court is schedule to release it's decision between 10am and noon on whether they will take on the case.

Davis and his family want a judge to grant him a new hearing based on witnesses recanting testimony they gave against him during his trial.

"We'll know tomorrow whether we'll be celebrating or continuing our fight, but either way we'll be continuing it," said his sister Martina Correia. "This case has national ramifications of protecting innocence nationwide and I'm praying they rule on the merits of the case and not little technicalities and that's what we've been fighting.

"The world is watching," Correia said. "The world is watching the United States Supreme Court, they're watching Chatham County, they're watching Savannah."

Last month the Supreme Court issued a stay of execution two hours before he was scheduled to be executed.