Troy Davis was executed tonight by lethal injection at 11:08pm (EST) for the 1989 murder of Savannah, Georgia police officer Mark MacPhail.
His final words before he was execiuted was, “The incident that night was not my fault. I did not have a gun. I did not personally kill your son, father or brother. I am innocent. Look deeper into this case, so you can really find the truth. For those who are about to take my life, may god have mercy upon your souls and may god bless your souls.”
It has been 20 years since Davis was convicted of the killing and yesterday, the 42-year-old death row inmate was DENIED clemency by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole.
Supporters for Davis stayed out all night protesting and holding signs, hoping that something will happen to save the death row inmate from lethal injection.
GlobalGrind is saddened and disheartened by the execution of Troy Davis and we hope that one day capital punishment will be abolished in the United States. Our condolences also go out to the family of Mr. MacPhail.