Atlanta, Georgia - September 21, 2011: After the announcement that Troy Davis' execution will be moving forward Ariana Lima hugs her son Zion "in fear," she said, "that this is the world that Zion will be inheriting."
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It was a roller coaster of emotions last night at the Georgia Capitol. Hundreds of Troy Davis supporters gathered for a vigil with a glimmer of hope that Davis would be granted clemency before his execution, which was scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Butts County. Supporters braced themselves for the announcement of his execution. But by 7:05 p.m., rumors began to spread that Davis had been granted a stay. Hours passed with no announcement as to Davis' fate and the crowd at the Capitol started to think that his life might be spared. Those hopes were crushed when it was announced around 10:30 p.m. that Davis' execution by the state would move forward.