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Troy Davis' Sister, Martina Correia, Vows To Carry On Fight Against Death Penalty

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By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The older sister of Troy Davis says she's not angry following his execution in Georgia, but she's determined to keep fighting the death penalty in her brother's memory.

Martina Correia (KHOR-ray-yuh) of Savannah told The Associated Press on Friday she's proud of the way her brother used his last words to stand by his claims of innocence Wednesday before being put to death by injection. Davis had long insisted his conviction for the 1989 slaying of off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail was a case of mistaken identity.

Correia says her family is grieving but holding up better than many of Davis' thousands of supporters who were outraged by his execution.

She says she's glad their mother, who died in April, did not live to see Davis put to death.

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