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Minister Lynn Hopkins, left, comforts her partner Carolyn Bond after hearing that the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last minute plea of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis In Jackson, Ga., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Davis was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for killing off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail. (AP/Photo Stephen Morton)

Minister Lynn Hopkins, left, comforts her partner Carolyn Bond after hearing that the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last minute plea of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis In Jackson, Ga., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Davis was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for killing off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail. (AP/Photo Stephen Morton)

Georgia executes Troy Davis

January 1, 1970

Georgia inmate Troy Davis was executed for the killing of an off-duty police officer in a case that has drawn worldwide support over his claims of innocence. Courts consistently ruled against him, however, and the officer's family says they finally have justice after 22 years. (AP)