Death row inmate Troy Davis escaped execution on October 27 for the third time in one year. A federal appeals court granted Davis a temporary stay (stop) of execution just hours before he was scheduled to die. Davis, a black man, was convicted of killing a white off- duty police officer in 1989. Prosecutors presented no physical evidence and no weapon linking Davis to the crime. Seven of the nine eye-witnesses who helped convict Davis have since changed their testimony.