Wednesday, September 21, 2011

State of Georgia Puts Troy Davis to Death

News Alert: State of Georgia executes Troy Davis by lethal injection 
September 21, 2011 11:24:39 PM

After a day of last-minute appeals, including one made to the U.S. Supreme Court, Troy Davis was executed at 11:08 p.m. Davis convinced hundreds of thousands of people, but not the justice system, of his innocence in the murder of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. Though Davis's attorneys say seven of nine key witnesses against him have disputed all or parts of their testimony, state and federal judges have repeatedly ruled against him. The execution had been set to begin at 7 p.m., but the high court's decision was not issued until after 10 p.m.

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