ATLANTA, GA Supporters of 39-year-old Troy Davis have called for a new trial
as several witnesses have recanted their testimony. Protesters had
arrived by the busload to protest the execution, carrying signs
with slogans like "Justice for Troy Davis" and wearing blue
T-shirts emblazoned with "I am Troy Davis."
The Rev. Al Sharpton had accompanied members of Davis' family to
the protest, including Davis' mother, Virginia.
Prosecutors have labeled the witness statements "suspect," and
courts had previously refused requests for a new trial.
The execution had been scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT.
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