Dec 2, 2011

The older sister of Troy Davis, Martina Davis Correia, succumbed to cancer. She was 44 years old.

Correia gain the national and international spotlight as the biggest proponent of innocence for her brother, who was executed by the state of Georigia in September for the killing of a Savannah off duty police officer in 1989. Mark Allen MacPhail was moonlighting on a security detail when he was shot three times.

After Davis' trial, a number of key witnesses recanted their testimony. Davis' case was known around the world and fueled the debate over eyewitness testimony.

Correia fought to clear her brother's name.

Correia is survived by her 17-year-old son, Antone De'Juan Davis Correia; brother Lester Davis; and sisters Kimberly and Ebony Davis, the Savannah Morning News said.

This year, the Davis family also lost their mother, Virginia Davis, who died in April, the Associated Press reported.


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