1,000 Mourn Executed Inmate Troy Davis in Ga.

Saturday, 01 Oct 2011 03:40 PM

 

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — More than 1,000 family members and supporters have gathered in Georgia to say farewell to Troy Davis, who insisted even until his execution that he was innocent.

The Saturday funeral at Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah opened with a slideshow of photos of Davis in his blue-trimmed prison uniform with his mother, sister and other family members. The service was still going on as it closed in on the three-hour mark.

Blue and white roses were placed on his casket because of his love for the Dallas Cowboys.

Speakers at the service included Davis' nephew and the Rev. Raphael Warnock of Atlanta, who served as a spiritual adviser to Davis on death row. Leaders from the NAACP and Amnesty International also attended.

The 42-year-old Davis was executed Sept. 21 for the 1989 slaying of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail.

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