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No joy in the victory as Lumpkin County man faces execution for 2001 slaying
Spears scheduled to die by injection Nov. 16
Steven Spears
Steven Frederick Spears
Of all the details from the 2007 prosecution of Steven Frederick Spears, Enotah Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Stan Gunter said the defendant’s attitude stands out the most. Spears, who was charged with the strangling death of Sherri Holland in 2001, sounded “almost gleeful about what he had done, almost bragging about it” in his statements with law enforcement, Gunter said. “As the trial went on, I think he had some time to reflect and mellowed back a bit on that attitude,” Gunter said, who was the lead prosecutor in the case in 2007.