published Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Georgia records show Troy Davis' final death row hours

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    This undated file photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Troy Davis. Georgia corrections officials have scheduled a Sept. 21, 2011, execution date for Davis, for the 1989 murder of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Davis, now 42, insists he's innocent and his lawyers, arguing they could prove it, have managed to spare him from three execution dates in the last four years. (AP Photo/Georgia Department of Corrections, File)

ATLANTA — State records obtained by The Associated Press give a glimpse into Troy Davis' final hours before he was executed last month for the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer.

Guards said in the records that Davis took an hour-long nap as his scheduled 7 p.m. execution time Sept. 21 came and went during a final appeal. He was executed later that night.

He had vowed to fast through the day, but as the night dragged on he changed his mind and asked for food.

Davis insisted he didn't commit the crime and his case was the focus of international attention. Prosecutors said they were certain of Davis' guilt.

Prison officials also provided an audio recording and transcript of his last words.

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Veritas said...

Does anyone care about the last moments of Officer McPhail's life before he was mudered by Troy Davis? Davis' execution came twenty years too late.

October 5, 2011 at 11:37 a.m.
auntietrina said...

The wrong person was executed so justice WASN'T served! Veritas

October 5, 2011 at 11:48 a.m.
floridabb said...

BS, auntie

October 5, 2011 at 3:49 p.m.
Gengar_Princess said...

So, Casey Anthony walks free since there was no physical evidence against her?

But Troy Davis is put to death even though there wasn't any physical evidence?

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

October 5, 2011 at 5:20 p.m.
Justreading said...

I guess the Titanic didn't sink since we cant find the iceberg that hit it, right?

October 5, 2011 at 7:10 p.m.
Godisincontrol said...

Not sure if Troy did it or not the point is they went on what people said and not evidence, they had all the evidence needed in the innocent little girl trial and the WHITE WOMEN STILL WALKED.........

October 6, 2011 at 3:07 a.m.
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