Troy Davis smirked as he murdered Savannah Police Officer Mark McPhail, an Army veteran and father of two young children. That was 22 years ago, and justtice came round tonight as the US Supreme Court refused to grant him yet another stay and the State of Georgia put his lights out for good.
One less POS on the planet breathing our air.
And for those who still doubt his guilt, let me recap.
Davis had been at a party that night, surrounded by people who knew him. While there, he shot a man. Witnesses identified him and shell casings were recovered. He was convicted of that shooting in another trial.
Following that shooting, he went to a Burger King with another scumbag and they beat a homeless man over a can of beer. When Officer McPhail, who was working an off-duty security shift at the Burger King saw this and tried to help the homeless man, Davis shot him twice, once in the chest and then again in the face as Officer mcPhail lay on the ground. Witnesses reported that davis was smirking when he did this.Davis ran away and fled to Atlanta the next day, but again, shell casings were recovered, and they matched the ones recovered at the previous shooting. On top of that, his pal who'd been there with him went to the police and gave a full statement, implicating Davis. Six other eyewitnesses who were right there when it happened also positively identified Davis.
Here. Read all about it.
Yes, some of those witnesses tried to recant their stories recently, twenty-two years later. But it's no wonder, what with Davis supporters suddenly showing up on their doorsteps and badgering them about a man who was going to die because of things that they said two decades ago. But when they had testified originally, they were also cross-examined thoroughly by Davis' defense counsel, and had they been mistaken or out-and-out lying as a couple are now claiming (since there's no chance of being criminally charged for perjury after all these years), it would almost certainly have come out back then when both the prosecution and defense attorneys were subjecting them and their testimony to intense scrutiny.
Bottom line is that, despite Davis' supporters claiming that there was no evidence to convict him, there was plenty. That's why every appellate court that looked at this case found no reason to set the jury decision or death sentence aside. The reviwers who had access to all of the evidence affirmed that Davis was, in fact, guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt, and that's why, twenty two years later, he's finally assumed room temperature per judicial order. Justice was tardy here but it's finally been served.
Burn in Hell, scumbag.
Oh--and Lawrence Brewer was executed in Texas this night as well for his role in savagely dragging a man to death behind a pick-up truck. It was truly a banner day for Justice. There wasn't much of a protest over his execution though, but then again, he was white.