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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Stay the Execution of Troy Davis

UPDATE: 10:23 p.m. From Reuters and the Associated Press: U.S. SUPREME COURT REJECTS STAY OF EXECUTION FOR GEORGIA DEATH ROW INMATE IN HIGH-PROFILE CASE

From Huffington Post: "DENIED"

UPDATE: DemocracyNow.org is streaming live coverage outside the prison where Troy Davis is held. Click HERE.

Amnesty International, USAToday and others are reporting that the execution has been "delayed" but not "stayed":

Huffington Post is updating every few minutes via Twitter and other sources.

UPDATE: 7:41 p.m. EST

From the Associated Press: Troy Davis, the condemned inmate who convinced hundreds of thousands of people but not the justice system of his innocence, filed an eleventh-hour plea Wednesday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Georgia authorities from executing him for the murder of an off-duty police officer.

His execution had been set to begin at 7 p.m., but as the hour arrived, Georgia prison officials were still waiting for the high court's decision.

UPDATE: At 8:39 p.m. still no news of SCOTUS decision, but many reports that the police presence outside the prison in Georgia has grown dramatically in the last few minutes. Still watching live coverage on DemocracyNow.org.

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