STARKE, Fla. - A Florida man has been executed for the 1994 rape and murder 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 and 14th in the past two years.
Davis, 45, was convicted in 1995 of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual battery in the death 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 said 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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