Troy Davis put to death
September 21st, 2011
11:50 PM ET

Troy Davis put to death

Georgia inmate Troy Davis was executed Wednesday night for the 1989 murder of Mark MacPhail, an off-duty Savannah police officer.

Davis died at 11:08 p.m. ET, according to a prison official. The execution was about four hours later than initially scheduled, because prison officials waited for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Davis' request for a stay.

After 10 p.m. ET, the Supreme Court, in a brief order, rejected Davis' request. His supporters had sought to prevent the execution, saying seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted or contradicted their testimony.

Below are the developments as they happened. Read the full story here.

[Updated at 11:50 p.m.] Jon Lewis of WSB radio, one of the execution witnesses, gave this account of the minutes before Davis' death:

After the warden read the execution order and asked whether Davis had anything to say, Davis - strapped to a gurney - lifted his head up and looked at the witness area's first row, which was where MacPhail's relatives and friends sat.

“(Davis) made a statement in which he said ... 'Despite the situation you're in, (I) was not the one who did it.' He said he was not personally responsible for what happened that night, that he did not have a gun. He said to the family that he was sorry for their loss, but also said that he did not take their son, father, brother.

"He said to them to dig deeper into this case, to find out the truth. He asked his family and friends to keep praying, to keep working, to keep the faith. And then he said to the prison staff, the ones he said 'are going to take my life,' ... ‘May God have mercy on your souls,’ and his last words to them (were), 'May God bless your souls.'"

Another witness, reporter Rhonda Cook of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper, also gave quotes from Davis. According to her, Davis said: "The incident that night was not my fault. I did not have gun."

"And that’s when he told his friends to continue the fight and 'look deeper into this case so you can really find the truth,'" Cook said.

Davis also said, according to Cook: "For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on your souls, may God bless your souls."

Davis said to the MacPhail family, according to Cook: "I did not personally kill your son, father and brother. I am innocent."

Hours earlier, Davis declined what the prison offered him as a final meal, Cook said.

[Updated at 11:12 p.m.] Davis has been executed, a prison representative has said. The time of death was 11:08 p.m. ET.

[Updated at 10:55 p.m.] Davis' execution is expected to begin between 11:05 to 11:10 p.m. ET, the Georgia Department of Corrections says.

[Updated at 10:36 p.m.] People who'd been protesting for hours across the street from the prison where Davis will be executed are chanting, "We are Troy Davis," CNN's David Mattingly reported.

[Updated at 10:21 p.m.] The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Davis' motion for a stay of execution.

Word of the Supreme Court's decision comes more than three hours after Davis was scheduled to be executed, and more than four hours after Davis' attorneys had filed the motion.

With the ruling, Georgia is expected to proceed with Davis' execution.

[Updated at 10:07 p.m.] The daylong gathering across the street from the prison by Davis' supporters has turned into a candlelight vigil, CNN's Gustavo Valdes reports. Hundreds still are waiting for a resolution. Some are praying, and some others are singing.

[Updated at 9:41 p.m.] The Rev. Raphael Warnock said he was standing with Davis' relatives on the grounds of the prison when they heard the execution wouldn't happen at the scheduled time.

"I was standing with the family at about 7 p.m. By that time, of course, naturally, we were expecting the worst," Warnock, a pastor to Davis' family, told CNN's Piers Morgan. "Suddenly we began to hear cheers from the crowd across the way, and the word came that the execution had been delayed.

"Certainly we're glad that Troy Davis is still alive, but we are still witnessing, in my estimation, a civil right violation and a human rights violation in the worst way unfold before our very eyes. This is Troy Davis’ fourth execution date. I’m glad that he’s alive, but that in and of itself is cruel and unusual punishment. America can do much better than this."

Asked if Davis had had what would have been offered as a last meal, Warnock indicated that Davis might have skipped it.

“I do know that on the last time he received an execution warrant, he refused his last meal," Warnock said. "I spoke earlier tonight with his nephew ... and he said his uncle would refuse his last meal again today. He has continued to insist that this is not his last meal. I must say to you that he evinces a faith that is just amazing, even to me as his pastor."

[Updated at 9:05 p.m.] The number of police officers standing outside the Georgia prison housing Davis has risen to more than 100, CNN's David Mattingly reported. The officers are watching protesters, who've been across the street for hours.

The crowd has been orderly, Mattingly said. While it had been chanting for much of the day, they're "probably as quiet as I’ve heard them all night," Mattingly reported.

[Updated at 8:55 p.m.] Dozens of people have gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in support of Davis, footage from CNN affiliate WJLA shows.

Still no ruling from the court on Davis' request for a stay of execution.

[Updated at 8:39 p.m.] This video report from CNN's David Mattingly, made about 40 minutes ago, shows the people who've been protesting across the street from the prison where Davis is being held, and the police officers in riot gear who are in front of the prison, watching the protesters.

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[Updated at 8:19 p.m.] The mother of the police officer that Davis was convicted of killing told CNN's Anderson Cooper that she is "absolutely devastated" that the execution has yet to happen.

“I’m absolutely devastated because I want it over with. ... They’ve been through the courts four times there in Georgia. They’ve been to the Supreme Court three times," Anneliese MacPhail said in an interview from her home, referring to previous delays. "This delay, again, is very upsetting and I think very unfair to us."

"I'd like to close this book," she said. "We feel (Davis is) guilty. The evidence and everything that we have seen - that I have seen , because I’ve been to all the trials - he is guilty, and I believe in that. And so does the rest of my family.”

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[Updated at 8:10 p.m.] The time that the U.S. Supreme Court is taking to rule on Davis' motion for a stay of execution is unusual, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said. "Usually, it’s handled pretty promptly," Toobin said.

Davis' lawyers filed the motion at about 6 p.m., an hour before Davis' scheduled execution. The state attorney general's office filed a response shortly afterward.

The two hours that the court has had the motion is "not a long time, but it's long enough for (the nine justices) to respond and say, 'Go ahead,'" Toobin said. "So it does suggest that they’re taking this seriously, and there may be some disagreement.”

[Updated at 7:43 p.m.] After a brief moment of jubilation upon hearing that the execution hasn't yet happened, Davis' supporters - who have gathered outside the grounds of the prison where he is being held - are regrouping and talking about what might be next, CNN's Emma Lacey-Bordeaux reports. "Troy Davis can never die" is a common theme.

The state of Georgia isn't proceeding with the execution until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Davis' request for a stay. Davis' attorneys filed the request about an hour before Davis' scheduled 7 p.m. execution.

Davis' supporters, who had been chanting, are now letting out cheers as drivers pass and honk their horns. Otherwise, the mood is tense as they wait for a development, Lacey-Bordeaux reports.

[Updated at 7:26 p.m.] The state of Georgia hasn't yet proceeded with the execution of Troy Davis, because it is waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on his request for a stay, CNN's Bill Mears reports.

Davis had been scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m. ET. His attorneys filed a motion asking the Supreme Court for a stay about an hour before the scheduled execution time.

[Updated at 7:06 p.m.] Inside the grounds of the prison where Davis is scheduled to be executed, about 100 people, including Davis' sister, have formed a tight circle and are praying and singing, CNN's Gustavo Valdes reports.

[Updated at 6:32 p.m.] Davis' attorneys have filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking for a stay of execution, the court has said. No decision yet.

[Updated at 6:28 p.m.] Earlier, this blog mentioned a protest outside the White House against Troy Davis' scheduled execution. Here is video of the protest:

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[Updated at 6:20 p.m.] CNN's David Mattingly notes that according to the state Department of Corrections' schedule, Davis would have been offered a mild sedative, to calm his nerves, at 6 p.m.

[Updated at 5:58 p.m.] Davis' supporters outside the Jackson, Georgia, prison where he is to be executed are growing louder, CNN's David Mattingly reports. Frequent chants include: "Death Row? Hell No!" and "Free Troy Davis."

[Updated at 5:54 p.m.] CNN's David Mattingly notes that Davis, who had been scheduled for execution three previous times, "has never been as close to dying as he is at this hour." A previous scheduled execution was called off more than two hours before it was to happen; this time, Davis is a little more than an hour from the scheduled time.

"He has already said goodbye to friends and family visiting today," Mattingly writes. "He's been served his last meal. Everyone is waiting to see if a last-minute appeal now working it's way up the legal system might somehow stop or delay Troy Davis' pending appointment with lethal injection."

[Updated at 5:41 p.m.] The Georgia Supreme Court says it has unanimously denied a stay of execution for Troy Davis.

The court also denied his request for another appeal to be heard.

His attorneys will now ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the execution - Davis' last hope, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said.

"The United States Supreme Court has a procedure in place. They know when executions are coming; they are expecting an application, so I expect this will be acted on fairly quickly. ... It’s unlikely that a stay will be granted, but that possibility exists, and that’s Troy Davis’ only hope," Toobin said.

[Updated at 4:33 p.m.] With one eye on the clock, celebrity supporters of Troy Davis are using their platforms to continue to spread the word about the Georgia inmate.

[Updated at 4:31 p.m.] A Butts County Superior Court judge has declined to halt the execution of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Davis’ attorney Brian Kammer tells CNN the appeal is now being brought before the Georgia Supreme Court.

[Updated at 4:14 p.m.] Davis saw 25 visitors Wednesday during the six-hour window (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) he was allowed to receive them before his scheduled 7 p.m. execution, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

The visitors included relatives, friends, clergy and an attorney.

[Updated at 3:06 p.m.] A look at Davis' schedule today at the Jackson, Georgia, prison where he is scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m., from CNN's John Murgatroyd:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Visitation with family, friends, clergy and/or attorneys.

3 p.m.: Will undergo a physical.

4 p.m.: Last meal offered.

5 p.m.: Opportunity to record final statement.

6 p.m.: An optional sedative will be offered.

[Updated at 3:02 p.m.]  About 100 people have gathered outside the White House in Washington, D.C., protesting Davis' scheduled execution in Georgia. The crowd consists mostly of students from Washington's Howard University, CNN's Lesa Jansen and Bob Kovach report.

One of the protesters, Howard graduate student Tamatha Scott, said in a CNN iReport video that the students marched from Howard to the White House, responding to student leaders' call to protest on Twitter.

“I started seeing the tweets about it late last night. It has been a very peaceful protest,” Scott said.

CNN's Lesa Jansen took this photo of the protest:

[Updated at 2:38 p.m.] An example of the high-profile support that Davis has received: Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, posted the following to his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon:

"The State should not be executing Troy Davis. . . if there is even a chance that he is innocent, why execute?"

Davis has gained international support. Public figures including Pope Benedict XVI, Desmond Tutu and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, entertainers such as Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte and the Indigo Girls, and others have joined with Amnesty International, the NAACP and other groups in supporting Davis' efforts to be exonerated. On Wednesday, the French Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying it "deeply regrets" the parole board's decision.

[Updated at 2:32 p.m.] Outside the Jackson, Georgia, prison where Davis is to be executed at 7 p.m., many of the speakers have struck hopeful notes, and some say they hope to change the system for the future, CNN's Emma Lacey-Bordeaux reports.

Many are holding hand-lettered signs, with messages such as, "Spare Troy Davis." Some have produced signs showing Davis' picture and the message, "NAACP says too much doubt."

One of the signs carried outside the Jackson prison refers to the NAACP's stance.

[Updated at 1:34 p.m.] Dozens of people have already gathered at the prison in Jackson, Georgia, where Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET, CNN's Gustavo Valdes reported.

People gather Wednesday outside the prison in Jackson, Georgia, where Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed.

The Rev. Al Sharpton is among those at the site.

The group is praying and holding hands, Valdes reported.

[Updated at 1:28 a.m. ET]  The Georgia Department of Corrections told CNN it has denied a request by Troy Davis' lawyers to conduct a polygraph test.

[Updated at 10:16 a.m. ET] The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has declined to reconsider its decision denying clemency to Troy Davis.

Supporters of Davis have been hoping that some last-ditch efforts might help save him from being executed on Wednesday night. Earlier Wednesday, his team filed an appeal asking to stay his execution.

[Posted at 9:13 a.m. ET] Attorneys for Troy Davis, facing execution in Georgia at 7 p.m. Wednesday, have filed a request to stay his execution in Butts County Superior Court.

Davis is scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday night in Jackson, Georgia, for the 1989 shooting death of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail.

The parole board declined to grant Davis clemency Tuesday following a hearing Monday in which it heard testimony calling into question physical evidence and witness statements that a Chatham County jury relied on in convicting Davis in 1991. In Georgia, only the board - not the governor - has the right to grant clemency.

Since Davis' conviction, seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted or contradicted their testimony. Davis' supporters say the original witnesses were fearful of police and spoke under duress.

Other witnesses also have since come forward with accounts that call Davis' conviction into question, according to his supporters.

soundoff (5,817 Responses)
  1. Lynne

    I find it disappointing that we have become so blood thirsty. More than half the witnesses have now recanted their stories. This has cast a reasonable doubt on the existing verdict. The sentence should be commuted to life in prison and there should be an opportunity for a new trial. If he is found guilty by a jury again than so be it.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ben

    race has nothing to do with this case. let this be a lesson for you thugs out there who thing shooting people is just part of the gand mentality. you will die . you will be executed. nothing will save you. its time for people to live free, free of crime, free of thugs, free of low lifes. noe mercy on these killers. i say toast them

    September 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janice

      It's not about race but you talk about "thugs" and "gangs?" who are you kidding? I'm not sure what's worse - blatant racism or people who are in too much denial (or are too stupid) to realize they are being racist

      September 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bayousara

      So many nasty comments, it shocks me what has happened in the US since "social media" took over the brains of mostly our young people. People are so blood thirsty. There is a place to go for that...Afghanistan and Iraq, and most of the people who go there are from the South, partly because it is the only way they can earn a living and partly because they are still living in the bloody Civil War past and partly because they are ignorant and uneducated and partly because executions is a way of life in the South, either legal or illegal.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      Janice – you're the one who sounds racist!

      September 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norm

      No....actually it IS about race.
      This guy deserves what he's getting.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fanye

      And apparently, Ben, you live free of spell/grammar check. Get a life!

      September 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      Ben, do you not reallize that it's hatefullness and anger like yours that causes people to commit these crimes in the first place? I pray you never commit a crime like this against another human being, EVER! But, with your kind of angry and revengeful energy, I'm not sure that one day, Troy's fate wouldn't become your own. Be careful with your energy, my friend. It's no good for you.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • BillV

      Yeah, Ben. Get a life. Join the online grammar police like the rest of the winners.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • RINTNTN

      well said ,Ben. Got a lot of kneejerk pitypoppers like janice and bayousars who just looked at this story and not the whole story and decided they knew what's best. pull out the race card–never heard of latino gangs, skinheads, and drug gangs that are a mixed bag of criminals. both of them throw "stupid" around so well because they're so full of it. I'm tired of stupid kneejerk liberal jerks that need to get a knot jerked in their tale.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Eric Lutz

    If there's even a shred of doubt in any case, the death penalty shouldn't be an option. How can they go through with this? I don't understand.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      Simple. A white prosecutor from Georgia is too stupid and arrogant. His lack of intelligence shows that he cannot see the obvious illogic of accepting the word of the witnesses but not accepting the word of the witnesses. He is too stupid to recognize that given this logical connundrum, that the rest of the thinking world is laughing at his stupidity. He is too arrogant to accept that he COULD be wrong. He is too stupid to recognize that given tainted evidence, the jury would make an erroneous judgement. He is too arrogant to accept that a jury in Georgia could make an error in judgement, regardless of the reason. The arrogance is pervasive in that the Georgia based Prosecutor feels that it is too ascendant to accept the possibility that "an outsider", "a yankee", "a common laboror" could possibly be more able to cognate than the exalted District Attorney.

      September 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 1derful

    Judgement was passed by a jury of his peers. Witnesses are admitting they lied under oath, yet those self admitted liars want us to believe they are telling the truth now. Will they be charged with perjury?

    September 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Panties

    Fry him. Give him the poisonous juices.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Trace

    How many of you against the death penalty is for abortion?

    September 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janice

      Being pro-life is not the same as being pro-abortion.

      And how about all the people who are all for the death sentence but against abortion?

      September 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • nawz

      janice: "Being pro-life is not the same as being pro-abortion."

      Sorry, but it is.

      Pretending you're for a woman's "choice" doesn't extinguish the fact that you support her "choice" to have an abortion. An abortion "aborts" a fetus that is (at the very least) "becoming" human. Hence, you have an abortion, you kill the child that would have existed.

      "And how about all the people who are all for the death sentence but against abortion?"

      There's no conflict there. The people who are for the death sentence believe that society has an interest in punishing murder with death. That requires that the person being executed actually commit some heinous crime to begin with. However, in the abortion context, the fetus has literally done nothing.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Right to Life

      Actually, "Pro-life" means against abortion. The origin of the movement called "The Right to Life" was specifically and exclusively to fight abortion since.... abortion is murder.

      September 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Andrew Johnson

    The American judicial system is not a system of justice. It is a system of oppression. Not a single Wall Street crook has even been indicted but an innocent man we send to his death. Land of the free... yeah right. Home of the brave? No way.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norm

      There's no law preventing you from leaving..........

      September 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al

      I’m with Norm, you can use Google to find a map out of the country.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Luke

      I agree on the point about the Wall St. crooks! No justice for the wealthy and connected.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • 360degrees

      Check your facts before making such an idiotic and irresponsible statement. Since you claim not one wallstreet crook has been convicted, I counter with billionaire hedge fund manger Raj Rajaratnam. There is the one you denied. There are plenty more so your argument has been defeated. Your attempt to continue to spread hate has been unmasked and your ignorance speaks for itself.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dfndr

    He had intent to kill with discharging a weapon toward another earlier that day. that's good enough for me. No gamble there. Just because someone doesn't die doesn't mean the Murderous shooter should live.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Thor

    What is doubt? What is reasonable doubt? What does recant mean? What is a lie? What are seven lies? What is an execution? What is an execution of a possible innocent man? What is murder? What is malfeasonce in office?

    September 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norm

      What is.....your point?

      September 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Karen

    I'm frightened, not only for this man, Troy Davis, but for all of us who could potentially be blamed for a murder, and with no direct evidence, and with false testimony, be convicted, sentenced and executed for a crime we did not commit. I fear for EVERYONE in this country if that is the state of our judicial system. If later, we learn of this man's innocence after we have excecuted him, I hope there some bit of sympathy remains in me for the judge and jury, but most of all for the parole board that would not stay his execution, lest I be eaten alive and die by my own revengeful, hateful spirit.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norm

      Keep your nose clean and you have nothing to worry about.
      Right?

      September 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fanye

      Thank you. This is what frightens me the most. I have a 17 year old son and my worst imaginable nightmare is he is in the wrong place at the wrong time and something like this happens. He is the furthest thing from a thug or gangster or whatever makes people sleep at night conjuring up negative images of Black men...but he is a Black man. So, I worry a bit.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stace

      Norm, her point is that a potentially innocent man is going to be put to death, when we all have knowledge that supports that this is not beyond a reasonable doubt. "Keeping your nose clean" is only going to work if somebody hasn't formed an unnecessary vendetta against you.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dis world

    THEY JUST WANNA KILL HIM FOR NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO REASON!

    September 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norm

      Sounds like you were there and have some crucial information to the case.
      If not...then go back to the underside of your rock.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. steve

    If you are praying for this man's life to be spared then pray for the victim in the same prayer-otherwise you are a hypocrite think about it

    September 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fanye

      Don't you think the victim, whose been dead for 20 years has been prayed for? No one wants to see an innocent man killed, including MacPhail. That's the entire point.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      You're right, Fanye. Good thing we aren't executing an innocent man. We're executing a murderer.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Karen

    I'm frightened, not only for this man, Troy Davis, but for all of us who could potentially be blamed for a murder, and with no direct evidence, and with false testimony, be convicted, sentenced and executed for a crime we did not commit. I fear for EVERYONE in this country if that is the state of our judicial system. If later, we learn of this man's innocence after we have excecuted him, I hope that some bit of sympathy remains in me for the judge and jury, but most of all for the parole board that would not stay his execution, lest I be eaten alive and die by my own revengeful, hateful spirit. I'm praying for us all, I really am!

    September 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dis world

    BUT WHAT ABOUT THE COPS WHO KILL PEOPLE!!! WHAT ABOUT THEM!!!! I DNT SEE DIRTY COPS GETTIN THE NEEDLE

    September 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dan Prigionieri

    HOW could you put someone to death after the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES said to the united nations you should not kill inisent people that's what he told the world this morning THE PRESIDENT SHOULD STOP THIS>How could this country do this to people that are not GUILTY

    September 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Easy. He's not innocent. If he was, he would have been declared not guilty at trial, or the guilty conviction would have been overturned at one of his many appeals hearing. If the appeals courts and boards had had any notion or belief that he might be innocent, they would have at least commuted his sentence to life. Unless you are insinuating that the original court and the appeals courts/boards are biased or racist or corrupt, in which case put forward the evidence. Until then, we are executing a man guilty of murder, as we should be.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
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