troy-davis.jpgVigils around the state of Georgia were cancelled and replaced by celebrations as the US Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of execution to Troy Davis, an inmate on death row in Georgia who was due to be put to death tonight. Seven out of nine witnesses who gave evidence at Davis’ original murder trial had recanted or changed their testimony — the backbone of the prosecution’s case. which could produce no murder weapon, fingerprints or DNA. (More at Yahoo News)

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