Still So Much Doubt: Troy Davis’ Last Words Before He Was Put To Death

- By Bossip Staff

Troy Davis Proclaims Inoocence Until The Very End

As he lay dying in a Georgia prison, Troy Davis had a few words to say to his alleged victim’s family.

Strapped to the lethal-injection gurney, Davis lifted his head and looked at the MacPhail family, and said, “The incident that night was not my fault, I did not have a gun. … I did not personally kill your son, father and brother. I am innocent.”

He then said for “those about to take my life, may God have mercy on your souls, may God bless your souls.”

When Davis addressed members of the MacPhail family who witnessed the execution, they said nothing, but did not look away.

SMH. While he remained hopeful that those protesting on his behalf yesterday might be successful in convincing the state of Georgia to spare his life, Troy Davis revealed to his supporters that he had made peace with his fate.

Flip the page to read Troy’s final letter to his supporters.

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  • meme

    I cried last night when they announced his death. My heart aches for BOTH families. I’m praying that his words will spark something in someone in the McPhail family and the truth is seeked. I’m praying that if he was not the trigger man true justice is served. RIP Mark McPhail and Troy Davis. Two lives lost due to senseless violence. This has got to stop.

  • Darniesha

    Reading that letter made me cry and cry and cry…..how do the people of Georgia sleep at night knowing that their justice system and dirty why the he’ll couldn’t the president step in that was a total innocent man with proof…the system has too much pride to admit they’re wrong

  • boston

    Seems so surreal like the seen in the “Green Mile”

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  • Christielove1468

    Last night,when I heard abut Troy Davis being executed; I was saddened and angry at the system. I also wondered why President Obama could not had intervened and recommended a clemency,Smdh. I prayed that Troy made his peace with Jesus and is rejoicing in Heaven.

  • Mila

    I wonder the same thing Darneisha.Why didn’t the president step in?He had every right,he could’ve saved this mans life.All it took was ONE phone call smh.

  • Nicole

    I don’t understand how they can kill him when there not even sure it was him but can let casey anthony someone you know killed a child go with nothing ! Smh at this may god forgive them for doing this to this poor guy !

  • phattygyrl

    For those of you asking why the President didn’t step in…it’s because he couldn’t! This was a state charge, therefore the president has no say, his opinion doesn’t count. It’s important that people really educate themselves on this. If it was a federal charge he could have helped. Don’t be fooled, they picked the perfect time to execute Troy, they know that by the president “not doing anything” he would lose black votes and not get re-elected for another term. It’s just another way for them to turn us against one another.

    Only a matter of time to see if they win at turning us against each other again…I hope enough people wake up and look at the big picture.

  • Dee-Jay

    The president cant just interfere in state affairs…there is a protocol. Im sure if he could have stopped it he woukd. Its kinda obvious an innocent man died last night.

  • battlekat

    The president cannot grant clemency ppl really get that mixed up. This was a court matter. The president can issue pardons but only in his last year of his term.

  • ChinaDoll37

    For the 1st time in my life I am ashamed to say Im from Georgia.Unfortunately our President was unable to do anything due to it being a state case…but that sorry Governor of ours could’ve done something if he wanted to.My prayers are with ALL involved.R.I.P. Mr.Troy Anthony Davis

  • Candy

    This is just so sad an this justice system.is so screwed up but troy davis made his peace with god an.yes he was murdered but atleast he died knowing he was innocence now we need to let him rest in peace an god bless his family an the mcphil family my prayers r with u both its just sad it had to end this way god bless u… We people need to do something abput this justice system they r screwed up its sad they should of gave casey anthony the dealth penalty not this innocence man…

  • Denise

    I’m truly touched by this story… I have a childhood friend that has been locked up for years that was trying to protect hiself and keeps going to the parole board and getting denied even though he has been in there since I was 17 I am now 36 he has. Accomplished a lot since then and I feel they shud let him go I dnt knw troy but my heart is with u and my pryers are with u and ur family… r.I.p

  • cha

    RIP Troy!! The next execution to be aware of is in TX. The inmate is Duane Edward Buck. Even though he was found guilty, a psychologist stated during his trial Blacks are more likely to recommit violent crimes, which swayed the jury the to giving the death sentence. Everyone linked to the case is asking his sentence to be commuted to life (including the prosecutor). Only person to do it is Gov Perry (the same 1 running for president on 2012). All other cases that this same psychologist made the exact statement was commuted to life setences because he was racially biased.

  • cha

    RIP Troy!! The next execution to be aware of is in TX, Duane Edward Buck. Even though he was found guilty, a psychologist stated during his trial Blacks are more likely to recommit violent crimes, which swayed the jury the to giving the death sentence. Everyone linked to the case is asking his sentence to be commuted to life. Only person to do it is Gov Perry (running for president on 2012). All other cases that this same psychologist made the exact statement was commuted to life setences because he was racially biased.

  • ...

    What the heck does that mean…I am not personally responsible? Honestly my heart didn’t to out and I don’t feel bad…AND I don’t agree with him spending his life in prison on my tax dollars…yes I am black

  • MEDIA WH@RE

    #Naya your absolutely right about life not being fair however it doesn’t excuse injustice. We can remove Troy Being a black man and state that he was a man who was wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit. You stated that black people are always using the race card. So do white people. What people like you fail to realize is the history behind the distrust between the black community and the judicial system. Many men have been wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit. The 60s and 70s set the precedent for reform within the judicial system. A case like Troy Davis sets us back about 40 years.

  • Steelcitychick

    I woke up with a heavy heart this morning, knowing the justic system has once again failed us.
    Reading his last thoughts made me even sadder! I hope Troy, his family and the family of the slain officer can find some type of peace.
    This goes to show, one needs to take heed of the company you keep!
    RIP Troy.. ..we fought for you, unfortunately our fight was in vain!

  • Steelcitychick

    @ all who think the President or the Govenor could have and should have stepped in….they couldn’t! Georgia is a state where only the Parole board has any say in whether to have a stay of execution…..so his blood is on their hands!

  • Mila

    Ok,ok thanks for clearing that up for all of us.Atleast he has made peace with hisself but most importantly with GOD.So he will be ok.Its just his family we should pray for,bc I’m sure they mourning their loss.

  • tracey

    The President can pardon who ever he wants. Federal, State it does not matter. President Obama will never pardon Mumia why would he do it for Troy Davis. Mr. Obams does not have my vote too many people have been killed in expensive wars. Wake up black people he let Troy die! He let the people in Iraq
    Die. The prisedent does not care about black people. Kanye West said it best. Just because we put a black face in the white house he is still the same as George W. Bush.

  • kris

    Sorry Tracey, you’re wrong. The president can only pardon federal crimes. He can certainly make a suggestion, and I believe if he had made a public statement, it wouldn’t have been taken lightly. But no, he can’t make state pardons.

  • girly

    Look @ u ppl tryna use this as a ploy to turn ppl against our president…..how convient but the smart & educated want be fooled….nice try tho….stop looking for any reason to bash Obama…..keep ur hate to yourself.

  • gina

    Hummm “I did not personally kill”! Did he day who did?

  • Lee

    Do anybody know when is his funeral and if it will be on tv I hope it will be on tv so they will know what they did was wrong if anybody know please let me know THANK YOU

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