So these 7 witnesses are saying they were scared of the cops, or whatever they are now saying, to try and make themselves feel less culpable or deflect attention from the unmistakable fact that they are ultimately directly responsible for the death of this guy. From what is available to read on this case there seems to be no doubt it was either Davis or Cole (if you believe Davis' lawyer) who did the shooting. Cole wasn't arrested, tried, convicted of anything and hasn't been heard from yet Davis' lawyer tried to throw him under the bus. It seems that a perfect storm of 7 lying assholes (if their recanting is to be believed) and an incompetent lawyer get can a man executed.
An interesting piece on this story. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/ ... 9839.shtml
In its July 2007 order suspending Davis’ execution, the state parole board stated that it would "not allow an execution to proceed in this State unless and until its members are convinced that there is no doubt as to the guilt of the accused." Wilkes says the board, with its "brief, little, pablum-like statement" denying clemency, failed to live up to its own standards.
"No reasonable person can look at this case and say Troy Davis’ guilt is certain," he says. "It may be probable. It may be highly likely. But his guilt is not certain."