| Crime scene
how this photo corroborates Davis' statement claiming he
found the victim face-down, naked and covered in blood.
As Davis lifted a shoulder looking for a sign of life, blood
gushed from under the body. Davis said he panicked and ran
from the store.
Alex Ashton. Thank you for your interest. Please allow
me to take a few minutes and introduce you to Timothy
Davis and the purpose of our website.
the summer of 1978, Avis Alford, a sixty-eight year old
grandmother was brutally murdered and raped inside her
rural Coosa County Alabama grocery
store. The evening of the crime, authorities arrested
seventeen year old Timothy Charles Davis for the murder.
Davis had never been in trouble with the law, and he had
no history of violent behavior. He was working full-time,
and he and his wife of seven weeks were trying to save
money by living with Timothy’s mother and grandmother.
a week-long trial Timothy Davis was convicted of capital
murder and sentenced to death by electrocution. Shortly
following his nineteenth birthday, Davis was placed on
Alabama’s death row, where he remained for the next twenty-six
years, confined to a solitary five by eight foot cell
twenty-three hours per day. In 2005 the United States
Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the executions of
offenders who committed their crimes before the age of
eighteen. Timothy Davis was subsequently re-sentenced
to life without parole. He remains imprisoned at Holman
Correctional Facility in Alabama.
Problems with Alabama’s criminal justice system have been
previously documented. To cite one example, a 2005 ACLU
report titled “Broken Justice: The Death Penalty in Alabama”
provides an exhaustive list of problems with capital punishment
in the state. A Forgotten Man, an online book and feature
of this site, exposes the arrest and trial of Timothy
Davis, highlighted with sham evidence, snitches, a clueless
defense, and a display of shameful arrogance.
not only prove Timothy Davis was wrongfully convicted
and provide evidence pointing to his innocence, we also
present a common-sense analysis of the crime scene. Following
the analysis we name a suspect who admits he may have
been in the victim’s store at the approximate time of
the murder but claims he was never questioned by the police.
support the conclusions reached in A Forgotten Man by
providing hundreds of pages of court testimony, sworn
statements, photographs, forensic reports, notes and interviews.
We explain how we arrived at our opinions and the reader
may click on the provided links and view what we consider
vital documents. The reader may read the book online,
download it or perform an independent analysis using the
information gathered over several years. Access to the
website is valid for an entire year.
believe the evidence overwhelmingly supports the innocence
of Timothy Davis. If you agree, please
sign the petition to re-open the investigation into Avis
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the highlighted titles or words to learn of some of the
more interesting facts in the case.
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