AP Exclusive: Records Show Troy Davis' Final Hours

By: Greg Bluestein, Associated Press
By: Greg Bluestein, Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - State records obtained by The Associated Press
give a glimpse into Troy Davis' final hours before he was executed
for the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer.

Guards said in the records that Davis took an hour-long nap as
his 7 p.m. execution came and went. He had vowed to fast through
the day, but as the night dragged on he changed his mind and asked
for food. And he ended a phone conversation with an attorney
moments before guards escorted him to the gurney.

Davis insisted he didn't commit the crime and his case was the
focus of international attention. Prosecutors said they were
certain of Davis' guilt.

Prison officials also provided an audio recording and transcript
of his last words.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by oracledelphi Location: delphi on Oct 6, 2011 at 06:28 PM
    Why would anyone care about this guys final hours. He killed a cop in cold blood....let him rot and forget him.
  • by Ignorance on Oct 6, 2011 at 01:43 PM
    I just realized it is no end to ignorance the cliche is ignorance is a bliss well spoken philosophy everytime I read these supposed to be freedom of speech blogs.....like for real we are a messed up society.
  • by Denise Location: Tallahassee on Oct 6, 2011 at 07:45 AM
    I see the "editors" here at WCTV are either deleting or not approving my comments. Wonder why?
  • by al Location: tallahassee on Oct 6, 2011 at 07:03 AM
    He got what he deserved. If you kill someone no matter what color you need to be exterminated. We always take up for the killer and not for the victim.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 6, 2011 at 07:51 AM in reply to al
      I am ok with that, IF you committed the crime. Once they kill you, they can not bring you back and correct the mistake.
  • by Go Navy on Oct 6, 2011 at 02:57 AM
    Who cares what his final hours were like. The only thing that matters were their being final. And they were.
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      by Barbara on Oct 6, 2011 at 07:02 AM in reply to Go Navy
      I care. With as easy as it is to be convicted of something you didn't actually do in this country - it would be nice to know what's in store... in case it's you or me next time. His family. His friends. His supporters. Every person who is against the Death Penalty for whatever reasons they have. People who read more than "an eye for an eye" in the bible. People who support life without parole as an alternative. People who care about the cost of the Death Penalty versus the cost of Life without Parole. People who believe in the power of God to reform or heal. People who think killing is wrong. Lots of others, like you, do not care. But you asked who cared. I thought I'd answer. :-)
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        by Go Navy on Oct 7, 2011 at 03:34 AM in reply to Barbara
        Well, Barbara its so nice that you do. Most of us care about the dead officer, about the impact on his family, about the quality of our civilization; but mostly about the sad fact that some folks waive the right to life by the wanton and callous taking of another. I'll remain in the "let him rot" school of thought, until your god intervenes just a bit earlier and prevents the killing to start with.
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