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.

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  1. Teresa

    I can only say that AMERICA is a stupid country!!!! How can you decited about humen life????????? There is nowhere at the world like in amerika! I can not realized that you have killed the men or killed a humen??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THIS IS NOT HUMEN!!!! YOU will be all in the hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont understand this thing!!!!!

    from europe

    September 22, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
    • ughMERICA

      who gave a drunk frenchman internet usage?

      September 22, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
    • digusted99

      We're a bunch of little gods here in America. We are the best, so we can do whatever we want to.

      September 22, 2011 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Teresa

      you can do what ever you want???? not all the time! it will be the time, when you get all this things back!
      You will see!

      September 22, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Teresa

      I hope that you get in the place from Troy......you will see that this is not correct!!! But I think you are so stupid that you think you are right! It is verry sad, that you have this meaning!!!! And so came the world to the bad side, with people like you!

      September 22, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Teresa

      in europe you will not see something like that!!!! Its unbelieveble!!!!!!!! VERRY VERRY SAD!!!!!!

      September 22, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Anonymous

    Do you notice that the people supporting this loser can't spell and use bad grammar? Thank heavens we don't bow to mob rule. Like Marie who writes "apauled" lol. It's appalled, sweetheart. The loser got what he deserved. Disgraceful that he maintained innocence till the end, as did gacy. He was a hoodlum that had a rap sheet the size of Texas. He was a high school dropout. His nickname was RAH, rough as hell. He shot another man in the face earlier that night, which he fully admits. The end. That's all there is to say. He's guilty

    September 22, 2011 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Someone Who Cares

      We DO bow to mob rule, that's why we still HAVE the death penalty. One day the masses will wake up from their sleep – perhaps it will take subjugating them to more humane laws and ethics embodied in a one world government.

      September 22, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. ughMERICA

    and yet casy anthony gets away scott free.

    September 22, 2011 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
    • digusted99

      Too bad this Davis guy wasn't a white female.... he'd still be alive.

      September 22, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Teresa

      I can only say that the americans are really stupid people!!!
      They don´t think about whats wrong or right!!!! UNBELIEVEBLE!!!

      September 22, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Teresa

    I can only say that AMERICA is a stupid country!!!! How can you decited about humen life????????? There is nowhere at the world like in amerika! I can not realized that you have killed the men or killed a humen??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THIS IS NOT HUMEN!!!! YOU will be all in the hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont understand this thing!!!!!

    This is not in europe so!!!! Are you really so stupid people??? I can´t believe it!!!!!!!

    from europe

    September 22, 2011 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. Anonymous

    Astonishing that he could not just say he was sorry in the end.......but he was a black man that killed a white cop........and he wanted to get away with it......loser.......and is anyone crying for the white guy in Texas that was executed at the same time????????????????????????

    September 22, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. Anonymous

    Loser

    September 22, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. Teresa

    you can do what ever you want? ??? YES YOU CAN!!!! BUT THERE WILL BE SOMEDAY THE END OF TIMES AND YOU WILL PAY THE SAME LIKE THE HUMEN YOU KILLED!!!! Remember this!!!

    September 22, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Rob

    I wonder what would happen in a case such as this if the real killer suddenly stepped forward and admitted to the killing? Would the State/Country be held accountable for killing an innocent man?

    September 22, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  9. not an american

    You stupid stupid americans. What is it about your country that is so destructive on both your own land and on a global scale. You wonder why your country is regarded as such a joke. You are not a free country, you are controlled and live in fear of yourselves. Grow up. You are far from the greatest country you seem to think you are. Pathetic. Go start another war, that'll fix things.

    September 22, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Teresa

      YES YOU HAVE RIGHT!!! stupid americans!!!

      September 22, 2011 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
    • tvoj

      why can't you America haters come up with anything new to say? I also like how you never mention where you're from so we can't point out its many flaws.

      September 22, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cheeseburger

    Of course he did! They all do. Read the facts about the case and disregard the "noise" from those who believe they have a better idea of what's "fair." Georgia rightfully executed a cop killer last night. Period.

    September 22, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • trainwreck

      anyone gloating or cheering this mans murder is not Christian. even if he was guilty.

      September 22, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
    • clay

      christianity has nothing to do with this...move over to the belief blog.

      September 22, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • ThinkFirst

      Ummmmm, I'm sorry but...what facts do you speak of? OHHHH, this shabbiness they called a case with no REAL evidence. DNA evidence, pssshhh, who needs it? Let's listen to the word of a bunch of people that were watching in pitch dark conditions from up to 120 feet away. Nevermind the statement that another person confessed. 12 people who weren't there can't possibly be wrong. You are the perfect candidate for law school don't ya think?

      September 22, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. truth hurts

    as someone who lost a loved one through a violent crime, I am ashamed of the Macphail family. killing davis will NOT be a closed chapter. all they wanted was vengence on anyone but this will not fill any voids in their lives. Davis will go down as a sacrificial lamb. I hope jesus wipes all his tears away as he starts his new life in paradice, and as for the macphail's they are now murderers, god have mercy on their souls.

    September 22, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      QFT Revenge is the word here... Bloodthirstiness... but then again, killing is such an important part of the American culture.

      September 22, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. Harrassed

    Those people who favor the death penalty are starry-eyed idealists who think that the government is perfect and every decision is absolutely right. But I am a cynical, pragmatic taxpayer who wants to reduce costs while improving the chances of being fair to everybody. DNA studies have shown that 14% of the people on death row were wrongly convicted. Furthermore, the cost of multiple appeals in capital cases is much, much higher than the cost of life imprisonment. My cynical recommendation is to throw the criminals in jail for life. It's cheaper and fairer.

    September 22, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Sven

      By executing prisoners america is just trying to prove something about its justice system, which is flawed. I agree it is a lot less wasteful to just keep them in prison and serve time( I also belive it's more of a punishment, obviouslly if someone has a guilty concious like that they wont want to be alive everyday to remember what they have done.) Plus a lot of people don't have fair trials. The government just wants to throw a death party.

      September 22, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike R.

      I find it ironic that the loudest, most bloodthirsty calls for execution come from a lot of the same people who will yell that government is untrustworthy. You can't have it both ways. My opposition to the death penalty comes from me knowing that the government can't be trusted - especially with a matter like putting one of its citizens to death.

      September 22, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  13. Harpman

    Didn't see anyone demonstrating to free Lawrence Russell Brewer, the white man just executed in Texas for killing a black man.

    September 22, 2011 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Brewer kill a black man so no one will for forgiven him that horrible crime. Davis kill a cop, so to most people, its ok to forgiven him.

      September 22, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      That's because Brewer admitted his guilt so there isn't any doubt that he's guilty. How stupid does a person have to be to not see the difference?

      September 22, 2011 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Babygirl

      Wow! Really? You actually have the nerve to cry foul in the Brewer case. His was cut and dry, no witnesses recanting. There was NO doubt in his case. Not even comparable to the Davis case. I don't believe in the dealth penality, but James Byrd was beaten, Brewere sprayed black paint in his face, chained to the bumper of a truck and dragged ALIVE until he hit a culert and decapitated. His suffering was fueled simply because of the color of his skin. In both cases a man died and Mark MacPhail's case had too many holes in it. They should have investigated before making that final decision.

      September 22, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • trainwreck

      1.the execution of terrorist (kkk)brewer was still mmoral murder.
      2.no one is defending davis because they think he killed a cop but because there was not 100% guilt established 3.no matter what death enalty is un Christian and immoral even on the guilty

      September 22, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • ThinkFirst

      Wow, really...the ignorance you just spewed is absoluely ridiculous. But if ignorance is bliss, you must be a very happy camper. I honestly think the main people making this about race would have to be the racists. Any unbiased person could clearly see the difference in the morality of both of these cases. SMH

      September 22, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. The_Mick

    Notice how these articles point out every minute detail except SPECIFICALLY what evidence IS and IS NOT considered valid. We get a blanket statement that some (not ALL) of the witnesses recanted their stories. But we're not told how many of the recanters now say it was NOT Davis and how many are saying "not sure." We're given no interviews with those who still say he is the murderer. To go to such great detail as his last meal, etc. but avoid going into the evidence is a sign that the article is sensationalizing the information. I served on two trial juries, one as foreman, where we convicted men who were sentenced to life without chance of parole and 35 years. The information that appeared in the papers ignored the serious things that we, the jurors, found most important during our deliberations. It's sensational to report that the defense attorney tried to confuse a witness about how clearly she saw an incident. It's boring to report that the jurors used the Pythagorean Theorem to estimate how far she was from the incident, given the position of a few landmarks – and convince themselves she had no trouble seeing it.

    September 22, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Rose

      I've got to agree with you. I am not for the death penalty, honestly, but the facts in this case have held up to legal scrutiny all these years. I find the fact that people recanted only within ten days of an execution each time very suspect. Those people didn't march into a court of law and try to recant, either. Now, the jailhouse confession witness is suspect. Excuse me, though, a fellow murderer isn't usually a reliable witness anyway. The facts are that this case has held up time and time again despite repeated antics by the defense. If you've got such compelling evidence, I find it odd that it shows up right before an execution, and all but disappears afterwards.

      September 22, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. Teresa

    THE AMERICANS ARE REALLY STUPID!!!! I CANT BELIEVE THIS!!!

    September 22, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
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