Flagpole.com, October 27, 2010


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.