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The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole has denied clemency for death-row inmate Troy Davis, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

Davis was convicted of the 1989 killing of Savannah, Georgia, police officer Mark MacPhail.

Davis is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 7 p.m. Wednesday at a state prison in Jackson, Georgia.

Since Davis’ conviction in 1991, seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted or contradicted their testimony. There also have been questions about the physical evidence – and, according to some, the lack thereof – linking Davis to the killing.

Amnesty International was among the organizations appealing for clemency for Davis.

“It is unconscionable that the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied relief to Troy Davis. Allowing a man to be sent to death under an enormous cloud of doubt about his guilt is an outrageous affront to justice,” Amnesty International said in a statement Tuesday.

“Should Troy Davis be executed, Georgia may well have executed an innocent man and in so doing discredited the justice system,” the statement said.

But the victim’s mother, Anne MacPhail, said she’s satisfied that Davis will be executed.

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article courtesy of CNN.com

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