Florida executes man for 1994 rape, murder of girl
Starke, Florida (AP) – Florida has executed a man for the 1994 rape and slaying of an 11-year-old girl.
Eddie Wayne Davis was executed by lethal injection Thursday evening. It was the state’s seventh execution this year.
The 45-year-old Davis was convicted in 1995 of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual battery in the slaying of Kimberly Waters, the daughter of a woman Davis had dated briefly.
According to court documents, Davis broke into his ex-girlfriend’s trailer seeking money for beer, found Waters sleeping and raped her. Prosecutors say he then took her to a nearby lodge where he beat her and suffocated her with a piece of plastic.