Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5248
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Forsyth – Condemned murderer Troy Anthony Davis is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Davis was sentenced to death in the 1989 murder of Savannah police officer Mark A. McPhail in Chatham County.
Media witnesses for the execution are: Greg Bluestein, The Associated Press; JoAnn Merrigan, WSAV-TV; Jim Mustian, Ledger-Enquirer; Rhonda Cook, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; and Jon Lewis, WSB Radio.
Davis declined to request a special last meal and instead will be offered the institution’s meal tray, consisting of grilled cheeseburgers, oven browned potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, cookies and grape beverage.
There have been 51 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, Davis will be the 29th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 99 men and one woman on death row in Georgia.
The Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison is located 45 minutes south of Atlanta off Interstate 75. From Atlanta, take exit 201 (Ga. Hwy. 36), turn left over the bridge and go approximately ¼ mile. The entrance to the prison is on the left. Media covering the execution will be allowed into the prison’s media staging area beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.