The execution began at 10:53 pm EST. In his final words, Davis maintained his innocence, saying:
"Well, first of all I'd like to address the MacPhail family. I'd like to let you all know, despite the situation...I know all of you are still convinced that I'm the person that killed your father, your son and your brother, but I am innocent. The incident that happened that night was not my fault. I did not have a gun that night. I did not shoot your family member. But I am so sorry for your loss. I really am...sincerely. All I can ask is that each of you look deeper into this case, so that you really will finally see the truth. I ask my family and friends that you all continue to pray, that you all continue to forgive. Continue to fight this fight. For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on all of your souls. God bless you all."
He was declared dead at 11:08 pm EST
Troy Anthony Davis (October 9, 1968 – September 21, 2011)
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