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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 10:01 AM
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Martina Davis-Correia, sister of Troy Davis, dies
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By Constance Cooper
December 1, 2011 - 09:05pm
Martina Davis-Correia, sister of Troy Davis, dies

Martina Davis-Correia, sister of executed death row inmate Troy Davis, died Thursday evening at Candler Hospital after battling cancer for more than a decade. She was 44.

Ive thought for a long time that Martinas fight for Troy is what kept her alive, and she must have been very tired, Ledra Sullivan-Russell, a close family friend, said Thursday night. She was the most extraordinary woman Ive ever known.

For 22 years, Davis-Correia led a crusade to stop her brothers execution that gained thousands of supporters across the globe, including Pope Benedict XVI, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former President Jimmy Carter and former FBI Director William Sessions. Despite failing health, she continued to fight against the death penalty after her brothers Sept. 21 execution.

Troy Davis, 42, died by lethal injection for the 1989 murder of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail. MacPhail, 27, was rushing to the aid of a homeless man who was being beaten when he was shot to death in the parking lot of a Greyhound Bus station/Burger King at the corner of Oglethorpe Avenue and Fahm Street.

http://savannahnow.com/latest-news/2011-12-01/martina-correia-dies?mid=5426#.TtjzUPLNk-g

Very sad.
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