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Georgia Executes Murderer in High-profile US Case

Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 11:18 PM

 

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JACKSON, Ga. (Reuters) - The U.S. state of Georgia executed convicted murderer Troy Davis Wednesday in a case that drew international attention after claims by his lawyers that evidence against him was false and misleading.

Davis, convicted of the 1989 killing of a police officer, was put to death by lethal injection at a prison in central Georgia after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a final appeal.

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