Eddie Wayne Davis was executed by the state of Florida on July 10, 2014. Eddie was pronounced dead at 6:43 pm EST, inside the execution chamber at the Florida State Prison near Raiford. He was 45 years of age. Eddie was executed for the kidnap, rape, and murder of 11-year-old Kimberly Waters, the daughter of his ex-girlfriend, on March 4, 1994, in Lakeland, Florida. Eddie also beat Kimberly before he strangled her to death.
Eddie was raised by an alcoholic father who physically, emotionally, and sexually abused him as a child. Eddie had previously been convicted of grand theft of a motor vehicle. Eddie was drinking heavily the night of the murder. Prior to his arrest, he had worked as a roofer.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Kimberly Waters. Please pray for the family of Eddie Davis. Eddie prayed quietly during the preparations for his execution.