But, despite the claims by Davis's lawyer that his execution was a "legal lynching", a sober reading of the evidence would suggest whatever objections you might have to his execution, Davis's innocence shouldn't be one of them. And you certainly shouldn't worry that he wasn't given the chance to have his claims considered properly.
For in addition to an extraordinary US District Court hearing granted to him by order of the US Supreme Court in 2009, Davis's evidence for his innocence was examined by the Georgia State Supreme Court, its Board of Pardons and Paroles and a Federal Court of Appeals.
The Georgia Board of Pardons alone spent more than a year studying and considering Davis's case, giving his lawyers opportunity to call - and question closely - every witness they wanted. It also read Davis's trial transcript, the police investigation reports and the original witness statements, had physical evidence retested, and interviewed Davis.
By the time US District Court Justice William T. Moore - a Clinton administration appointment - last year came to hear Davis's extraordinary Supreme Court-ordered appeal, most of the evidence on which it was based was almost 10 years old.
His 174-page judgment, reached after a two-day hearing in which Davis's lawyers were again allowed to call witnesses, demolished many of the claims repeatedly aired last week.
Indeed, it is hard not to agree with Spencer Lawton, the man who prosecuted Davis in 1991, when he said last week that many of those calling for clemency were doing so not because there was any evidence exonerating him but because they opposed the death penalty.