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Georgia executed Troy Davis Wednesday for the murder of a police officer after the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday rejected Davis' appeal for a stay of execution. Davis was pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m. EDT, the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison said.
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Ron Shakir holds a sign as he and other demonstrators call for Georgia state officials to halt the scheduled execution of convicted killer Troy Davis at the state capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Davis is schedule to die Wednesday, September 21st, for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer, although several witnesses have recanted their trial statements. UPI/Erik S. Lesser
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