UPDATE: Troy Davis Granted Stay of Execution

By Jonathan Adams Sep 23, 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a stay of execution for Troy Anthony Davis less than two hours before he was to be put to death by lethal injection. Davis’ family and supporters, who for years have pressed for a new trial on claims Davis is innocent, broke into tears and song when they learned the high court had at least temporarily postponed the execution. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] Associated Press headline: Ga. cop killer gets last-minute execution reprieve