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Troy Davis Executed; Supporters Claim Injustice, Davis Claims his Innocence
by Security Police News Friday, Sep. 23, 2011 at 12:35 AM
Troy Davis declared one last time that he did not kill a police officer before being executed Thursday.
JACKSON, Georgia — Troy Davis lifted his head and declared one last time that he did not kill a police officer before being executed Thursday, while outside the prison a crowd of more than 500 demonstrators cried, hugged, prayed and held candles.
Hundreds of thousands of Davis supporters worldwide who took up the anti-death penalty cause as his final days ticked away. They staged vigils in the U.S. and Europe, declaring "I am Troy Davis" on signs, T-shirts and the Internet.
"I am innocent," Davis said moments before he was executed Wednesday night. "All I can ask ... is that you look deeper into this case so that you really can finally see the truth. I ask my family and friends to continue to fight this fight."
Prosecutors and police officer Mark MacPhail's family said justice had finally been served.