Davis’s lawyers argued before the Butts County Superior Court, where the center of executions in Georgia is located, the defense questioned the validity of the ballistic evidence used at the trial. “We will give the judiciary an opportunity to avoid a disaster legal, constitutional and moral,” said Brian Kammer, one of the lawyers.
The European Union, Amnesty International, the Vatican and France asked yesterday to the United States to stop the execution of Davis. “By executing a condemned whose guilt is in serious doubt, an irreparable mistake would be made,” said deputy spokesman of the French Foreign Ministry, Romain Nadal. Three Democratic congressmen also signed a petition last minute to stop the execution.