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Hearing for Troy Davis in second day

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POSTED: June 24, 2010 9:44 a.m.
SAVANNAH - A Georgia death row inmate is due back in federal court in Savannah for a second day in a rare hearing ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court to give him a shot at proving his innocence.

Prosecutors for Georgia's attorney general will have their turn Thursday to present evidence rebutting claims by Troy Anthony Davis that he was wrongly convicted of murder in the 1989 slaying of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail.

Davis' lawyers called witnesses Wednesday who say they lied to a jury in 1991 when they said Davis confessed to the crime. Others testified that another man later admitted to the killing.

U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. warned he's skeptical of that claim because Davis' lawyers didn't subpoena the man they say is the real killer.

 

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