8th Execution in Georgia scheduled for November 16

posted Oct 28, 2016, 6:54 AM by Kathryn Hamoudah

There have been 17 executions so far in 2016 across the US. As you know, seven of them were in Georgia. We're very sorry to share that the eighth has been scheduled for November 16 for Stephen Spears. Please stay tuned for more information.


Georgia schedules execution of man who killed ex-girlfriend in 2001

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
3:07 p.m Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016  Metro Atlanta / State news

A week after carrying out the state’s seventh execution of the year, Georgia has scheduled another man to die.
Steven Frederick Spears is scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 for murdering his ex-girlfriend, Sherri Holland, in 2001 in Lumpkin County.
According to the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, Spears, 54, is not appealing his conviction or death sentence. He will be the eighth person to die by lethal injection in Georgia if his execution is not stopped.
At 11:49 p.m. on Wednesday last week, Gregory Lawler was put to death.
With Lawler’s lethal injection, no other state except Texas has carried out as many as seven executions since Jan. 1. This year Georgia also has carried out a record number of executions for any given year since the death penalty was reinstated nationwide in 1976.