Courts Sets Second Execution Date | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

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.

Thanks to all our new JFP VIPs!

COVID-19 has closed down the main sources of the JFP's revenue -- concerts, festivals, fundraisers, restaurants and bars. If everyone reading this article gives $5 or more, we should be able to continue publishing through the crisis. Please pay what you can to keep us reporting and publishing.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

comments powered by Disqus