Florida to execute man for rape, murder of girl

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STARKE, Fla. —

A man convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl in 1994 is set to be executed.
 
The execution of 45-year-old Eddie Wayne Davis is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison. It would be the state's sixth this year.
 
Davis was convicted in 1995 of kidnapping Kimberly Waters from an ex-girlfriend's home in Lakeland before raping and murdering her, then leaving her body in a dumpster.
 
Florida uses a three-drug cocktail to execute prisoners: midazolam hydrochloride, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride.
 
The drugs are administered intravenously, and are intended to induce unconsciousness, paralysis and cardiac arrest.
 
Davis has filed a final appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that a health problem he suffers from makes the use of midazolam extremely painful and would cause unnecessary suffering.