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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Supreme Court Rejects Troy Davis,Appeal.

Death row inmate wants to prove"actual innocence". Washington {CNN}-The U.S.Supreme Court,has rejected a condemned Georgia,inmate's request that his execution be delayed as he attempts to to prove his "actual innocence's".The Justices without comment on Monday turned aside two separate appeals from Troy Davis,likely setting the stage for the state to set another execution date.Davis,has gained international support for his long-standing claim he did not murder an off duty Savannah Police Officer,more than two decades ago.Monday's ruling is the latest in a case that is procedurally complex but,legally,a simple claim of innocence.Davis,was granted a stay of execution by the U.S.Supreme Court,two hours before he was to be put to death in 2008,and the Court in 2009 ordered the Federal District Court,to take another look at the case.The Court,after holding a hearing in the case. That Court,after holding a hearing to review evidence,ruled in August,that Davis,should take his appeal of its ruling directly to the Supreme Court.Davis,ended up filing with both the 11th.Circuit and the Supreme Court.Davis,ended up filing with both the 11th. Circuit deflected the appeal in November,saying it agreed with the District Court,that the Supreme Court,was the correct place for the Davis,case.Davis, then took his case to the U.S.Supreme Court,in January,filing two pleas.One sought review of the Georgia,Federal Judge's rejection of the innocence claim,and the other asked for a test of the 11TH circuit's refusal to review the case.The Justice on Monday,turned down both pleas without comments.Davis's sister said Monday,that she is ''very disappointed " by the Supreme court's rejection.Martina Coretta,Davis,said Davis attorney told her they would continue to pursue re-petition of the Georgia State,Board of Parole.She said she had not spoken to Davis,about Monday's decision,but expected his attorney to call him soon.Coretta-Davis,said she doesn't want the case to be moved back to Savannah,where Davis,was tired and convicted for the 1989 murder,because she doesn't think he will "get a fair chance " There.

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