This Week in 2010

May 20th, 2014 by admin

“I’m really deep down in my heart sorry it happened. I wish this would bring her back. I want you to know that I’m very sorry this ever happened. I knew it was wrong but it was alcohol, despair and temper that caused it. That’s it.”

– Gerald James Holland, convicted of murder, lethal injection, Mississippi. Executed May 20, 2010.

Holland raped, beat, and strangled Krystal King on the day before her fifteenth birthday. Her body was found shortly after with the assistance of Holland’s roommate, Jerry Douglas, who had helped him hide the body. Although Holland’s death sentence was rescinded after his trial, a jury resentenced him to death two years later.

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