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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Protesters chant and pray near the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga., on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 after the state ordered the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis to be carried out by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m., for the murder of off-duty Savannah policeman Mark MacPhail, in 1989. UPI Photo/David Tulis
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