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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.
The Rev. Lynn Hopkins, left, and her spouse Carolyn Bond, react outside the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga., at news that the Supreme Court will not issue a stay of execution for death row inmate Troy Davis, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 during a delay in Davis' execution. UPI Photo/David Tulis
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The Rev. Raphael Warnock, right, of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the spiritual home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., greets one of the protesters for Troy Davis outside the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga., on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 during a delay in the scheduled execution. Warnock has been outspoken in Davis' defense and hosted a rally at his church last week. UPI Photo/David Tulis
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Kimberly Davis, standing, and Martina Correia, seated, sisters of death row inmate Troy Davis, speak to a reporter outside the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga., on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 during a delay in the scheduled execution. The man at right could not be identified. UPI Photo/David Tulis
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The Rev. Lynn Hopkins, left, and Carolyn Bond embrace outside the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga., at news that the Supreme Court will not issue a stay of execution for death row inmate Troy Davis, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 during a delay in Davis' execution. UPI Photo/David Tulis
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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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A group of riot-clad law enforcement personnel guard the front of the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga., as hundreds of protesters gather across the street on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 after a delay in the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis. UPI Photo/David Tulis
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Protesters jump in the air outside the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga., on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 after a delay while the Supreme Court considers the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis for the murder of off-duty Savannah policeman Mark MacPhail, in 1989. UPI Photo/David Tulis
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