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Ga. executes Davis, who drew legions of supporters but found no court to throw out conviction
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) ' Strapped to a gurney in Georgia's death chamber, Troy Davis lifted his head and declared one last time that he didn't kill police officer Mark MacPhail. Behind a glass window, MacPhail's son and brother watched in silence.
Outside the prison, a crowd of more than 500 demonstrators cried, hugged, prayed and held candles. They represented hundreds of thousands of supporters worldwide who took up the anti-death penalty cause as Davis' final days ticked away.
"I am innocent," Davis said moments before he was executed Wednesday night.
Prosecutors and MacPhail's family say justice had finally been served.
Davis was scheduled to die at 7 p.m., but the hour came and went as the U.S. Supreme Court apparently weighed the case. Hours later, the high court said it wouldn't intervene.