Troy Davis, the death row inmate who convinced hundreds of thousands of people but not the justice system of his innocence, filed an eleventh-hour plea today asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Georgia from caarrying out his execution for the murder of an off-duty police officer, according to CBS News.
This is the third consecutive scheduled execution halted by the U.S. Supreme Court. The other two were in Texas this week.
Davis' execution had been set to begin at 7 p.m., but Georgia prison officials were still waiting for the high court's decision nearly two hours later.
"It is killing me, to tell you the truth. I don't know what to expect anymore," said Anneliese MacPhail, mother of Mark MacPhail, the man Davis was convicted of killing in 1989, reported CBS News.
Davis' execution has been stopped three times since 2007, but on Wednesday the 42-year-old appeared to be out of legal options. As his last hours ticked away, an upbeat and prayerful Davis turned down an offer for a special last meal as he met with friends, family and supporters, according to CBS News.
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