Troy Davis was put to death by injection in Georgia on Wednesday night despite many last-ditch attempts by his lawyers and supporters to stay the execution. His time of death was 11:08 p.m.
Davis was scheduled to die by lethal injection at 7 p.m. for the 1989 killing of Mark MacPhail, but the proceeding was delayed more than three hours as the Justices pondered a plea filed by his attorneys after last-ditch appeals failed throughout the day.
Davis had been scheduled to die three times before, most recently in October 2008. That time, the U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution two hours before it was scheduled.
The case has drawn international attention, with Pope Benedict XVI, South African anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu and former President Jimmy Carter saying the execution should be called off. Amnesty International and the NAACP have led efforts to exonerate Davis, and U.N. human rights officials joined those calls Wednesday.
- Troy Davis Execution: Martina Correria Gets Out Of Wheelchair To ‘Stand For My Brother’ (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Troy Davis Case Violates American Principles of Justice (onebluestocking.wordpress.com)
- A Message From Troy Davis (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
- Troy Davis wants polygraph ahead of execution (alternet.org)