Eddie Wayne Davis, convicted in the 1994 murder of an 11-year-old Polk County girl, was put to death Thursday at Florida State Prison near Starke. He was pronounced dead at 6:43 p.m. by the Department of Corrections. The U.S. Supreme Court denied a last minute appeal Thursday, three days after the Florida Supreme Court also rejected an appeal.
Davis, 45, argued, in part, that he suffered from a medical condition that could make the state’s lethal-injection process unconstitutional in his case. But the Florida Supreme Court rejected that argument. Davis was convicted of kidnapping 11-year-old Kimberly Waters, sexually assaulting and strangling her and leaving her body in a dumpster.
Davis is the 19th person executed by Florida since Gov. Rick Scott took office, surpassing the 18 executions that occurred under former Gov. Lawton Chiles, who served two terms between 1991 and 1998. There were 21 executions during the two terms of former Gov. Jeb Bush, 11 in the first and 10 in the second. Five Death Row inmates were executed during former Gov. Charlie Crist’s single term.
–News Service of Florida
ⓖⓔⓔⓩⓔⓡ nepenthe for your mind says
He was a beast without a doubt. To do that to a little angel,
was he hosting a demon within or communing with an incubus?
To compound this evil, another person or persons have now committed
murder upon a jailed and defenseless prisoner, descending below
the slaughtered pedophile murderer. What a gallant act!
Evil vectors do indeed jump from host to host, much like a fleas from
canine to canine.
Colin Randall says
Here, in England, we do not have the death penalty. Our child killers and paedophiles are given prison sentences which they serve in nice soft jails where they have tv and xboxes etc to while away the time and are segregated from the main prison population and are housed with like minded perverts with whom they swap stories of their sordid escapades and relive their heinous crimes. Although they may be given life sentences, the European Court of Human Rights has decreed that it is unlawful to impose a whole life tariff and even the most disgusting child killer must be considered for parole. Personally, I would much rather live in a society where the authorities care so much more for the victims of crime than the liberal left wingers that govern Europe do, that they are willing to put to death evil and sick individuals, and not put the rights of convicted child killers before the rights of the victims.
Retired FF says
Good riddance! Gov. Scott needs to fast track more of these dirt bags. This guy lived 20 years at the expense of us the taxpayers waiting for what would be the end result of his sentence anyway. That 11 yr. old little girl didn’t get to live 20 more years.
Steve Wolfe says
How much uglier can a human being behave than to rape and murder a child? Yet there is so much of it. Some “cultures” even tolerate child rape. We need more millstones.
Sorry Charlie says
Thank You Governor Scott . You have my vote come election time. Keep up the MUCH NEEDED good work.
Reinhold Schlieper says
The individual was secured and so represented no danger. A society has a right to keep secured; it has no right to vengeance. Violent crime is lower in states without this barbarism.
AND SO THAT BONOFASITCH WAS ALLOWED TO LIVE FOR 20 YEARS AT THE TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE!!!! NOT FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ll take my chances with FL’s editorial staff on this one: Adios [email protected]&$!#r!
JOHN C says
Yay! Bye scum bag!