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Stars protest the injustice of Troy Davis's execution

Last night's execution of Troy Davis, who consistently maintained his innocence throughout his trial, prompted a backlash of outrage from stars and musicians alike. 

Davis was given the lethal injection last night after being convicted of a police officer's murder in 1989 despite his persistent protest that he was, in fact, innocent. His last words were spoken to the murdered policeman's family and he told them, "I'm innocent. I didn't kill your son."

Super-producer Timbaland protested the injustice with a message on social networking site Twitter that read, "man will always fail you God will not. only God can judge u & always remember God loves u #riptroydavis"

Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam, also spoke out about the execution before it was confirmed to take place and wrote, "there is #TooMuchDoubt to kill Troy Davis tomorrow."

Meanwhile, rapper Ghostface Killah added "the Legal System has failed us.... Remember #TroyDavis"

Watch news coverage of the case and final outcome here:


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