The Troy Davis case is one of the best known and most important Georgia criminal cases in history. The case is now a cause celebre all around the world. There is a Troy Davis website.
In 1991 after a 12-day trial and two hours of deliberation, a jury convicted Troy Davis of the 1989 murder of Mark McPhail, an off-duty Savannah police officer shot three times with a handgun in a parking lot while working a late-night, part-time security job at a Greyhound bus station in downtown Savannah. Davis, who has maintained his innocence since his arrest, has been on death row nearly 20 years.
Wilkes, Donald E. Jr., "The Final Chapter of the Troy Davis Case" (2010). Popular Media. 89.