Last-Minute Reprieve For Georgia Inmate
LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
Now an update on a story we brought you on Monday. It was about Troy Davis who was convicted of the 1989 murder of a Savannah, Georgia, police officer. Yesterday, less than two hours before Davis's scheduled execution, the U.S. Supreme Court granted him a stay until it can consider his appeal. The case against Davis was based solely on eyewitness testimony. Most of the eyewitnesses have recanted, but no court has heard them. Davis wants the high court to order a judge to hear from the witnesses and others who say someone else confessed to the crime.