JACKSON, Ga. — Georgia inmate Troy Davis maintained his innocence until the very end, saying he did not kill an off-duty officer in 1989.
Davis made his final statement as he was strapped to a gurney. He was executed at 11:08 p.m. on Wednesday. Davis told the family of officer Mark MacPhail that he did not kill their son, father and brother.
Davis said the incident that happened that night was not his fault and he didn’t have a gun. Davis’ claims of innocence drew worldwide support from hundreds of thousands of people. Courts, however, consistently ruled against him.
MacPhail’s family believes Davis was guilty.