Wednesday, September 21, 2011


UPDATE - 7:50 PM EDT - Troy Davis execution set to go ahead as judge rejects last-ditch appeal. Please see: IT'S BACK ON: TROY DAVIS EXECUTION WILL HAPPEN, GEORGIA REJECTS US SUPREME COURT RULING --- UPDATE: DAVIS WILL BE EXECUTED AT 11:00 PM EASTERN.
September 21, 2011 - 7:20 PM EDT - Confusion reigns in this story, for the moment, but here's the lastest: The execution Troy Davis was halted "temporarily" at the last minute. The Australian reports that "Davis had been scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 7pm ET (9am AEST today). There was no confirmation of whether he had been granted an official stay of execution by the US Supreme Court." More about Troy Davis at The Australian... "Davis, 42, was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 7 p.m. EDT," reports the International Business Times, "but his lawyers and supporters have been fighting feverishly to delay the execution because of doubts about the evidence used to convict him of murder 20 years ago. It was not clear how long the delay would last, or even if it would lead to a stay on the execution." The Guardian (UK) reports that "The execution of Troy Davis was delayed temporarily by the US supreme court on Wednesday night in a dramatic intervention just as he was due to be put to death by lethal injection." More about Troy Davis at The Guardian...