UPDATE: Child Rapist, Killer Set to be Executed this Week

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

News Release: Associated Press
10 July, 2014

STARKE -- Convicted child killer Eddie Wayne Davis is scheduled for execution at Florida State Prison at 6p.m. this evening.


News Release: Associated Press

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed this week.

Forty-five-year-old Eddie Wayne Davis is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison for the 1995 conviction in the killing of Kimberly Waters.

Kimberly's mother, Beverly Schultz, briefly dated Davis but had broken up with him after learning about prison sentences he had served previously for a string of burglaries. The two had broken up six months before the murder. Davis was convicted in 1995 and sentenced to death.

Kimberly's maternal grandmother, Mary Hobbs, said her daughter was killed in a motorcycle crash in 2004. Hobbs said she feels a special duty this week in seeing Davis put to death to represent both her daughter and granddaughter.

News Release: Associated Press
July 7, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a death row inmate who contends drugs used in an execution could cause him pain.

Eddie Wayne Davis is scheduled to die Thursday by lethal injection for the 1994 murder of 11-year-old Kimberly Waters. Davis was convicted of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home and kidnapping, raping and murdering Waters.

The court last month ordered a circuit court to hold a hearing on whether it would be unconstitutional to use midazolam hydrochloride on Davis.

Davis maintains he suffers from the medical condition porphyria and that use of the first drug administered would cause him extreme abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

But a medical expert testified at the hearing that it was "highly unlikely" those symptoms would occur before the execution is finished.


News Release: Associated Press
June 26, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A death row inmate awaiting execution next month will get a last chance to avoid lethal injection.

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a Polk County circuit court to hold a hearing on if it would be unconstitutional to use a lethal injection drug on Eddie Wayne Davis.

Davis is currently scheduled to be executed on July 10 for the 1994 murder of 11-year-old Kimberly Waters. Davis was convicted of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home and kidnapping, raping and murdering Waters.

Davis, maintains that he suffers from the medical condition porphyria and that use of the first drug administered during lethal injection will cause him extreme abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

A divided court ruled by a 5-2 margin that the lower court must evaluate Davis's claims.


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