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Ronnie Lee Gardner

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...

Ronnie Lee Gardner Firing Squad Execution Condemned By Attorneys;

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Attorneys for condemned Utah inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner have asked the state's Board of Pardons and Parole to consider commuting...

Utah Firing Squad Inmate, Ronnie Lee Gardner, May Have Postponed Execution

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Attorneys for a Utah inmate scheduled to be killed by firing squad have asked a judge to put the execution on hold while they a...

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...

The Spectacle Doesn't Change the Facts

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

The death penalty is increasingly falling into disuse. Even in Utah, despite a splashy appearance on the executing stage, executions are very rare, with less than a dozen people on death row.

Ronnie Lee Gardner Set To Be Executed By Utah Firing Squad

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is set to execute a condemned killer by firing squad shortly after midnight Thursday, reviving a style of justice that has...

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...

Firing Squad Sparks Talk Of Mormon 'Blood Atonement'

Religion News Service | By Peggy Fletcher Stack of The Salt Lake Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack of The Salt Lake Tribune Religion News Service SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) After convicted killer Ronnie Lee Gardner announced his i...