Large funeral for executed Ga. inmate Troy Davis
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — 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. Speakers at the service include Davis' nephew, Antone' De'Juan Davis-Correia, and the Rev. Raphael Warnock of Atlanta, who served as a spiritual adviser to Davis on death row.
The service is expected to last nearly two hours.
The 42-year-old Davis was executed Sept. 21 for the 1989 slaying of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Courts ultimately upheld his death sentence, despite emotional pleas for his life from thousands across the globe.