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A demonstrator pauses while calling for Georgia state officials to halt the scheduled execution of convicted cop killer Troy Davis at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia, on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.
Troy Davis was executed Wednesday night, despite vocal protests by religious leaders and civil rights activists. The execution, scheduled for 7 p.m., was delayed for about four hours as the Supreme Court weighed the case. After the court denied the petition for a stay of execution, Davis was executed by lethal injection at