Georgia records show Troy Davis' final death row hours

Georgia records show Troy Davis' final death row hours

October 5th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

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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