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Brian Owens, Commissioner

Director of Public Affairs
Joan Heath

Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5248


For Immediate Release

Execution Date Set For Chatham County Murderer

Troy Anthony Davis to be executed Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Forsyth - The Chatham County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Troy Anthony Davis. The Court ordered the Department to carry out the execution on a date between September 21, 2011 and September 28, 2011. Commissioner Brian Owens has set the date for September 21, 2011 at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7:00 p.m.

Davis was convicted in 1991 for the murder of Savannah police officer Mark A. McPhail. If executed, he will be the 29th inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a picture of Davis and a listing of his crimes may go to the Department of Corrections website (

The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 13,000 employees.