Troy Davis execution provokes question of use of capital punishment

By Andrew J. Barnes ’12
Troy Anthony Davis was executed on Sept. 21 at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison by lethal injection for a crime he was found guilty of committing on Aug. 19, 1989.

The Georgia Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop the use of capital punishment or the “death penalty,” as it is commonly known, after Davis allegedly murdered a police officer.

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