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Utah man gets death by firing squad

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

UTAH (WFLX) - Early Friday morning, a firing squad executed condemned killer Ronnie Lee Gardner in Utah. The shooters were 20 feet away from Gardner, each firing a single shot from a.30 caliber rifle.

One executioner had a blank round, so the shooters will never know for sure who actually killed Gardner.

Gardner said nothing before he was shot through the heart by five anonymous marksmen.

"Mr. Gardner was removed from his observation cell and went calmly and willingly."

Gardner was convicted of murdering an attorney and wounding a bailiff in a Utah courthouse.

His last minute appeals and requests for a stay were rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court and Utah's governor.

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