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    UT - Ronnie Lee Gardner to be executed by firing squad 18-June

    Execution is scheduled for shortly after midnight tonight. ABC4 says they will be there live. I assume outside.

    Ronnie Lee Gardner Criminal History

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/stor...zW3VQi7Xg.cspx

    The crime that got Ronnie Lee Gardner the death sentence

    http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top...IV-_N6EbQ.cspx

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    I'm trying to locate details of Gardner's crimes while he was in prison. IIRC, in the 90's he blocked off prison guards on visiting day and had sex with his g/f. Got drunk, etc etc. I'll keep looking for links.

    http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15272705?source=pkg

    Condemned murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner told the crowd gathered for his Thursday commutation hearing he's a changed man: staying busy with positive things such as counseling other inmates keeps him out of trouble.
    But the 49-year-old raised eyebrows when he also said: "If I escaped today, I'd go back to being the person I was."
    "That doesn't reflect change," pressed a confused Don Blanchard, one of five Board of Pardons and Parole members considering whether to spare Gardner from a June 18 death by firing squad.

    More at link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziQ View Post
    I'm trying to locate details of Gardner's crimes while he was in prison. IIRC, in the 90's he blocked off prison guards on visiting day and had sex with his g/f. Got drunk, etc etc. I'll keep looking for links.

    http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15272705?source=pkg

    Condemned murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner told the crowd gathered for his Thursday commutation hearing he's a changed man: staying busy with positive things such as counseling other inmates keeps him out of trouble.
    But the 49-year-old raised eyebrows when he also said: "If I escaped today, I'd go back to being the person I was."
    "That doesn't reflect change," pressed a confused Don Blanchard, one of five Board of Pardons and Parole members considering whether to spare Gardner from a June 18 death by firing squad.

    More at link.

    I found a really good article the other day explaining his crimes in detail. I'll search for it again.

    I believe it was 1987 or 1988, when he broke the glass partition down in the visiting area and then baracaded the door and had sex with his gf, while the other inmates cheered him on!

    I'll see if I can find some links.
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    Here's the article:

    http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15228560

    Very detailed article about his life and crimes.

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    As absolutely disgusting and wrong as his crime was...I'm completely against the firing squad idea and I'm really not proud to live in Utah at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaylynnCouture View Post
    As absolutely disgusting and wrong as his crime was...I'm completely against the firing squad idea and I'm really not proud to live in Utah at the moment.
    Yea, I agree! I'm against the firing squad. I'm even more surprised Utah gives DR inmates the option to choose how they want to die! The victims didn't get that option!

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    whoa! there's a firing squad death penalty?! I had no idea ... I thought they were all lethal injection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indianagirl View Post
    Here's a link to the pic of him after he's been shot and surrounded by officers.

    Warning: He's covered in blood!

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...26tbs%3Disch:1
    might want to edit to state that this is from something that happened previously

    I thought for a second there were pics of his 'death' by firing squad

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    I think some inmates chose firing squad as a sensational way to get attention drawn to themselves. That's my opinion.

    It would be quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    whoa! there's a firing squad death penalty?! I had no idea ... I thought they were all lethal injection
    I think majority of them that have lethal injection offer an alternate choice. Some info about various states here.

    http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/methods.htm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adalena935 View Post
    I think some inmates chose firing squad as a sensational way to get attention drawn to themselves. That's my opinion.

    It would be quick.
    yes, I was thinking that they probably think it'd be a 'cool' way to go ... in a blaze of 'glory' and that it would add to their infamy


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    I think some people chose evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    yes, I was thinking that they probably think it'd be a 'cool' way to go ... in a blaze of 'glory' and that it would add to their infamy

    I think that's what he's up to also. He's shown by his past acts he's not above going out of his way to create sensationalism with himself as star as it were. At everyone else's expense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    might want to edit to state that this is from something that happened previously

    I thought for a second there were pics of his 'death' by firing squad
    Oops! Sorry! I'll edit, thanks!

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    Ronnie Lee Gardner executed by firing squad

    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=11218887

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