September 29, 2015 2:00 am -


The murder capital of the world will be executing six people during the next two weeks.

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Georgia is set to execute Kelly Gissendaner for her role in the 1997 murder of her husband. If executed, she will be the first woman put to death in the state since 1945.

Georgia has already postponed Gissendaner’s execution twice this year. In February, her execution was delayed due to a winter storm. In March, her execution was called off before she was administered the lethal injection after the state found particles floating in the syringe…

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, Oklahoma is set to execute Richard Glossip for masterminding the 1997 murder of his boss — Barry Van Treese — who owned a motel Glossip worked at. Glossip’s execution was halted by a state court hours before he was set to die by lethal injection on Sept. 16. On Sept. 28, the courtrefused to grant Glossip a hearing to review “new evidence” that his lawyers claim prove his innocence. His execution, which was halted for two weeks, is set for Sept. 30.

Glossip has maintained his innocence for nearly 17 years on death row — a claim that has led several thousand people to support his cause, including anti-death penalty advocates, senators, and celebrities like Susan Sarandon and Richard Branson…

Oklahoma also set to execute a second person, Benjamin Cole, on Oct. 7 for the murder of his young daughter, Brianna, in 2002…

On Thursday, Oct. 1, Virginia is set to execute serial killer Alfredo Prieto [pictured]. If allowed to proceed, it will be the state’s first execution in more than 30 months…

In addition to the scheduled Cole execution in Oklahoma next week, Missouri and Texas also are scheduled to carry out one execution each on Oct. 6. In Missouri, Kimber Edwards is due to be executed in the 2000 murder of his ex-wife, Kimberly Cantrell. In Texas, Juan Garcia is due to be execution in the 1998 murder of Hugo Solano.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.