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Eddie Wayne Davis Executed For 1994 Rape, Murder Of Girl

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In this undated arrest photo made available by the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement, shows Eddie Wayne Davis. Gov. Rick Scott signed an execution warrant for Davis, Monday, June 2, 2014. Davis kidnapped, raped and murdered his ex-girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter in 1994. He is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Florida Department of Law Enforcement, File) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

STARKE, Fla. (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 at 6:43 p.m. It was the state's sixth execution this year, and 13th in the past two.

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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