Steven Frederick Spears


Age: 54

Georgia convicted murderer who confessed to murdering his ex-girlfriend Sherri Holland at her home in Dahlonega, Georgia in 2001 after Holland ended their three-year relationship, but who never challenged his death sentence after his conviction and whose scheduled execution is set to break an unusual record for Georgia as the most executions (eighth this year) that has been carried out within a single calendar year since the death penalty was reinstated by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976, in which the state executed five inmates in 1987 and again in 2015.

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

Born: July 1962

Died: November 16, 2016

Jackson, Georgia