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Execution Date Set for Lumpkin County Murderer

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Execution Date Set for Lumpkin County Murderer

Steven Frederick Spears to be executed on November 16

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Lumpkin County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Steven Frederick Spears. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between November 16-23, 2016. Commissioner Homer Bryson has set the date for Wednesday, November 16, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

Steven Frederick Spears was convicted in 2007 for the murder of Sherri Holland. If executed, Spears will be the 45th inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a photograph of Spears and a listing of his crimes may visit the GDC website (

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners.  It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.

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