Chatham County

Hundreds of Savannah, Georgia residents marched Thursday night to a Savannah police station demanding justice and answers in the death of 29-year-old Charles Smith, who was shot and killed Thursday morning by a Savannah police officer. Smith was arrested by Savannah police on outstanding warrants and placed in a patrol car with his hands cuffed […]

The Associated Press has obtained an audio recording of Troy Davis’ last words before he was put to death on September 21. After a long day of emotional goodbyes, the AP reports that Davis knelt in his prison cell and began to pray 15 minutes before he was scheduled to die. Davis’ execution for the […]

The Georgia state Board of Pardons and Paroles has declined to commute the death sentence for Troy Anthony Davis, convicted of killing off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. The AJC reports that the board released its decision just after 8 a.m., after spending an entire day hearing from Davis’ supporters and then prosecutors […]

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People this week will make an inquiry of the United States Justice Department into the scheduled execution of Troy Davis in Savannah, Georgia. The rights group is pushing for a stay of execution. Davis was convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal 1989 shooting and killing […]

The Georgia Department of Corrections has set the execution of Troy Anthony Davis for 7 p.m. on Sept. 21, the AJC reports. The Department of Corrections scheduled the execution date after a Chatham County judge signed a death warrant for Davis, who was convicted of killing an off-duty Savannah police officer in 1989. Also, the […]