Monday, March 17, 2008

Georgia cop killer denied new trial -

Georgia cop killer denied new trial - "ATLANTA, March 17 (UPI) -- The Georgia Supreme Court said Monday it would not order a new trial for convicted cop killer Troy Anthony Davis.

Davis was sentenced to death in Chatham County for the murder of Savannah Police Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Since his trial 17 years ago, seven prosecution witnesses have recanted their testimony, the newspaper reported.

Writing for the majority, Justice Harold Melton said the court could not 'disregard the jury's verdict' in the case."

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