Courts Sets Second Execution Date


Gerald James Holland, 72, will be executed May 20.

Yesterday, the Mississippi Supreme Court set a May 20 execution date for Gerald James Holland, 72, on death row for the 1987 murder of 15-year-old Krystal King. Holland's execution will come one day after the state executes Paul Woodward, 62, for the 1986 rape and murder of Rhonda Crane, 24.

Holland is the state's oldest death row inmate. Woodward will be the first person to be executed by Mississippi since 2008.

For more information see Woodward Execution Date Set.


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