Sunday, July 22, 2007

Vatican asks Georgia to commute death sentence

The Vatican has asked the State of Georgia to commute the death sentence of Troy Davis:

The letter to Gov. Sonny Purdue from the Vatican Embassy in Washington arrived Monday, the same day the stay was granted.

«In the name of Pope Benedict XVI, I am respectfully asking you to commute Troy's sentence to life in prison without parole,» wrote Monsignor Martin Krebs, the office's charge d'affaires.


The execution is on hold while the board weighs the evidence presented as part of Davis' request for clemency. The board must rule by Oct. 14.

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