Troy Davis went to his death bed proclaiming his innocence and asking God for mercy on the souls of those who were about to take his life, according to a report at the Huffington Post about his chilling last words, which the Georgia Department of Corrections released this week.
He urged people to continue the quest to clear his name and expressed condolences to the family of the murder victim, saying he was not the killer. More than 1,000 people attended Davis’ funeral on Oct. 1 in Savannah. He was put to death on Sept. 21 in the murder conviction of Mark MacPhail, an off-duty Savannah police officer who was shot in 1989.
Well, first of all I’d like to address the MacPhail family. I’d like to let you all know that despite the situation — I know all of you still are convinced that I’m the person that killed your father, your son and your brother, but I am innocent. The incidents that happened that night was not my fault. I did not have a gun that night. I did not shoot your family member. But I am so sorry for your loss. I really am — sincerely. All that I can ask is that each of you look deeper into this case, so that you really will finally see the truth. I ask to my family and friends that you all continue to pray, that you all continue to forgive. Continue to fight this fight. For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on all of your souls. God bless you all.
Read more at the Huffington Post.
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