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Troy Davis could get another chance; victim's mother speaks

Supporters are asking Savannah District Attorney, Larry Chisolm to re-open the Troy Davis case. Supporters are asking Savannah District Attorney, Larry Chisolm to re-open the Troy Davis case.

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - "If there is not a new trial and Davis is executed, and it turns out there is an error that can not be reversed life can not be given back," says Reverend James Nelson.

Troy Davis supporters gather at Bolton Street Baptist Church in Savannah, preaching their message loud and clear.

Supporters are asking Savannah District Attorney, Larry Chisolm to re-open the Troy Davis case, saying there's not enough evidence to prove that Davis killed Savannah police officer Mark Macphail.

"With no physical evidence, 7 of the 9 recanting it is a failure of justice and a serious miscarriage of truth to continue this push to execution," says Sister Jackie Griffith of Catholic Social Services.

Back in Columbus, Macphail's mother, Anneliese tells the other side of the story.

"It makes me sick to my stomach because unfortunately, the things they say are not true. Its been through all of the courts not once, but two and three times to the Supreme Court in Washington and they have turned it down before," says Macphail.

Randy Robertson is the Vice President of the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police.

He says Davis is guilty and there is no new evidence to exonerate him.

"There's ballistic evidence and eyewitness evidence and everything else that shows Troy Davis is the murder of Mark Allen Macphail," says Randy Robertson of the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police.

"I just want it to be over with. I want justice. I want peace of mind finally. There is no closure and never will be because my son is gone and I have to live with that," adds Macphail.

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