Troy Davis executed

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Outrage Follows Execution of Troy Davis

High-profile case sparked protests in DC, Paris

(Newser) - The execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis late last night was one of the most high-profile the US has seen in years and has sparked calls for a rethink of the death penalty. More than 500 people gathered outside the prison as Davis was executed; protests occurred as far away... More »

Troy Davis Dies Proclaiming Innocence

He loses his final appeal

(Newser) - Troy Davis was put to death by lethal injection last night after the US Supreme Court refused to stop his execution in Georgia. Davis' attorneys made the last-ditch plea after all other options were exhausted. Davis, who was convicted of killing off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989 but... More »

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