Davis was declared dead at 11:08 pm EST on Wednesday night.
The 42-year-old Davis was put to death for the 1989 killing of an off-duty police officer in Savannah, Georgia.
Reports also stated that just moments before his death, Davis still maintained his innocence, telling the victim’s family that he was not guilty.
Troy Davis’ execution by the death is a sad night that could turn into a learning opportunity for America. We have to figure out better ways to adjudicate death penalty cases, from Harlem to Hollywood justice is perceived as not being equal for the victims or the accused.
Update: Last night on the corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, a “Day of Vigil” for Troy Davis took place in front of the Harlem State Office Building at 6 pm.