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Ga. Death Row Inmate Denied Clemency, Despite Support

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On Tuesday, Georgia's pardons board rejected a last-ditch plea for the clemency of Troy Davis, who is due to be executed Wednesday for killing a police officer. Davis claims innocence. No physical evidence links him to the murder. His supporters, including legal professionals, say the case is rife with doubt. Host Michel Martin speaks with Kurt Schmoke, Dean of Howard University School of Law.
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