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Utah Firing Squad

GOP Lawmaker: Bring Back Firing Squad Executions

AP | MICHELLE L. PRICE | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more hu...

States Consider Bringing Back Firing Squads, Electrocutions

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty st...

Ronnie Lee Gardner, Utah Man Facing Firing Squad, Denied Federal Stay

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request from a Utah death-row inmate to postpone his Friday execution by firing squad while...

Ronnie Lee Gardner's Request To Vacate Death Sentence Denied By Utah Judge

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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Ronnie Gardner To Plead For Mercy To Avoid Firing Squad

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY � The lawyer for a condemned Utah killer set to be executed by firing squad next month says the inmate will ask a pardons board to co...

Utah Firing Squads: Prisoner May Be Executed Using Method Decried As

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is set to execute a convicted killer by firing squad after a judge agreed Friday to the inmate's request, renewing a debat...

Utah 'Firing Squad' Execution Planned For Ronnie Lee Gardner (PHOTO)

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is set to execute a convicted killer by firing squad after a judge agreed Friday to the inmate's request, renewing a debat...

Barbarism: Utah's Firing Squad

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Ronnie Lee Gardner, a convicted murder, was executed early morning Friday by the State of Utah's firing squad. It's hard not to see what happened in Utah with disgust.

Why I Support Firing Squads

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed at approximately 12:05 AM at the Utah State Correctional Facility. More than other death penalty cases, this one stirred strong emotion because it was carried out by firing squad.

Ronnie Lee Gardner Firing Squad Execution Announced On Twitter

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff used a decidedly modern medium to announce the old-fashioned execution of Ronnie Lee Gardner, a convicted murdere...

Firing Squad Executes Utah Man

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DRAPER, Utah — A barrage of bullets tore into Ronnie Lee Gardner's chest where a target had been pinned over his heart. Two minutes later, the t...

Ronnie Lee Gardner Clemency Decision Expected Monday

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DRAPER, Utah — A condemned Utah inmate has lost his bid for clemency from a state parole board, making his execution by firing squad on Friday m...

Ronnie Lee Gardner, Utah Man Slated For Firing Squad, Seeks Clemency

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DRAPER, Utah — A Utah man set to be executed by firing squad said Thursday he is remorseful and wants a state parole board to spare his life so ...

Utah Firing Squad Prepped For inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner At His Request

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — Barring a last-minute reprieve, Ronnie Lee Gardner will be strapped into a chair, a hood will be placed over his head and a sma...