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    Debbi Hobbs, the aunt of Kimberly Waters, hugs Kimberly's uncle, Tom Brimer, in front of the Florida State Prison near Starke, Fla., Thursday, July 10, 2014 after the execution of Eddie Wayne Davis. Davis was convicted of the 1994 rape and slaying of Kimberly, 11. It was the state’s sixth execution this year.

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    Protesters against the death penalty demonstrate in front of the Florida State Prison near Starke, Fla., Thursday, July 10, 2014. Eddie Wayne Davis, who was executed at the prison on Thursday, 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.

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    Mark Elliott, director of Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, talks to protesters against the death penalty in front of the Florida State Prison near Starke, Fla., Thursday, July 10, 2014. Eddie Wayne Davis, who was executed at the prison on Thursday, 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.

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    Father Phillip Egitto of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Daytona Beach, Fla. rings a bell marking Eddie Wayne Davis' execution as protesters against the death penalty demonstrate in front of the Florida State Prison near Starke, Fla. on Thursday, July 10, 2014. 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.

  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement, File / AP Photo

    FILE - This undated photo provided by the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement shows Eddie Wayne Davis. Davis, 45, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Florida State Prison for the 1995 conviction in the killing of 11-year-old Kimberly Waters. Davis kidnapped, raped and murdered the daughter of a woman he had dated briefly in 1994.

Florida executes man for 1994 rape, murder of girl

Published: Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014 - 6:28 pm

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 at 6:43 p.m. 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 Moose Lodge, where he beat her and suffocated her with a piece of plastic.

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