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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Troy Davis. In Georgia, condemned inmates are given two minutes to make a last statement. Davis, who inspired rallies and vigils in multiple countries after his guilt was questioned, maintained his innocence until the end, insisting from the gurney in September 2011 that he did not kill off-duty Savannah police Officer Mark MacPhail. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)

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**FILE** Demonstrators chant slogans against the death penalty at a Sept. 21, 2011, rally in Jackson, Ga., for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis, who was executed later that day for the 1991 murder of a police officer. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Demonstrators chant slogans against the death penalty at a Sept. 21, 2011, rally in Jackson, Ga., for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis, who was executed later that day for the 1991 murder of a police officer. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** An anti-death penalty protester in Jackson, Ga., is helped off the ground Sept. 21, 2011, after hearing about a delay of the execution of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis by the U.S. Supreme Court. Davis was convicted of killing off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail. (Associated Press)

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Friends and supporters chant in the street and block traffic outside Jonesville Baptist Church following the funeral of Troy Davis in Savannah, Ga., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. Davis died by injection for the 1989 slaying of off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. (AP/Photo Stephen Morton)

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Minister Lynn Hopkins (left) comforts her partner Carolyn Bond in Jackson, Ga., on Sept. 21, 2011, after hearing that the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute plea of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis. Davis, who was convicted of killing off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail in 1989, was executed later that night. (Associated Press)

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Security was beefed up Wednesday at the Georgia prison where death-row inmate Troy Davis was scheduled to be executed Wednesday night. Davis, who has always maintained his innocence, has been on death row since 1991. The crowd outside the prison swelled to more than 500 as night fell. (Associated Press)

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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)

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Supporters of death-row inmate Troy Davis gather outside the Atlanta building Monday where the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles is holding a hearing on whether to change his death sentence for the 1989 slaying of a Savannah, Ga., police officer. (Associated Press)