The Georgia pardons board has rejected a request from condemned inmate Troy Davis to reconsider its decision to spare his life.
The state Pardons and Paroles Board said in a statement Wednesday it would not review its decision to allow the execution to go forward.
Davis is set to die at 7 p.m. for the 1989 killing of off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail, who was slain while rushing to help a homeless man being attacked.
Davis’ lawyers have long argued Davis was a victim of mistaken identity. Prosecutors say they have no doubt that they charged the right person with the crime.
Shelley Serdahely, Roswell, joins hundreds of protesters at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta against the execution of Troy Anthony Davis on Tuesday Sept. 20, 2011 in Atlanta. The state parole board has denied Davis clemency and the execution is set for Wednesday for the murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer in 1989. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Curtis Compton) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT
FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Troy Davis. Georgia’s pardons board on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, rejected clemency for Davis despite high-profile support for his claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing MacPhail in 1989. Davis is set to die on Wednesday, Sept. 21. It is the fourth time in four years his execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials. (AP Photo/Georgia Department of Corrections, File)