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James E. Donald
Albert R. Murray
Vice Chair
L. Gale Buckner
Robert E. Keller
Terry E. Barnard
News Release
For Immediate Release   Contact: Steve Hayes, Director
Public Affairs Office
Phone: (404) 657-9450
FAX: (404) 651-8502

Statement Regarding Davis Clemency Decision

September 20, 2011;

Atlanta, GA – This morning, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles issued its decision denying clemency for Troy Anthony Davis.

The Board members have not taken their responsibility lightly and certainly understand the emotions attached to a death penalty case.

Since 2000, the Board has commuted three death penalty cases. In considering clemency in such cases, the Board weighs each case on its own merit. 

The Board has considered the totality of the information presented in this case and thoroughly deliberated on it, after which the decision was to deny clemency.