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  • Shelley Serdahely, of Roswell, Ga., joins hundreds of protesters on Sept. 20, 2011, at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta against the execution of Troy Anthony Davis, who was convicted of murdering an off-duty Savannah police officer in 1989. (Associated Press/Atlanta Journal & Constitution)

    Execution nears for Ga. inmate Troy Davis; protests worldwide

    Troy Davis supporters in the U.S. and Europe were trying just about anything to spare him from lethal injection that was just hours away Wednesday for killing an off-duty Georgia policeman, a crime he and others have insisted for years that he did not commit.

  • Anti-death penalty protesters Wednesday chant "Let Troy Go" for Davis in Jackson, Ga. Davis, 42, was convicted in the 1989 killing of an off-duty police officer in Savannah. His last-minute offer to take a polygraph test was rejected. (Associated Press)

    Ga. executes Davis; supporters claim injustice

    Strapped to a gurney in Georgia's death chamber, Troy Davis lifted his head and declared one last time that he did not kill police officer Mark MacPhail. Just a few feet away behind a glass window, MacPhail's son and brother watched in silence.

  • **FILE** This photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Troy Davis, who was convicted of killing an off-duty Savannah police officer in 1989. (Associated Press/Georgia Department of Corrections)

    Troy Davis denied clemency 1 day before execution

    Georgia's board of pardons rejected a last-ditch clemency bid from death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday, one day before his scheduled execution, despite support from figures including an ex-president and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

  • Georgia's pardons board Tuesday rejected clemency for cop killer Troy Davis, convicted of shooting Officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. He is scheduled to die by injection Wednesday. (Associated Press)

    Ga. pardons board rejects a bid to stop execution

    Georgia's board of pardons rejected a last-ditch clemency bid from Troy Davis on Tuesday, one day before his scheduled execution, despite support from figures including a former president and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

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    Atlanta execution in parole board's hands

    His legal appeals exhausted, supporters of Troy Davis made a last-ditch effort Monday to stop his execution for the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer, asking the Georgia pardons board to grant clemency to the 42-year-old who insists that he is innocent.

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