Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Is Utah really part of the United States? What an embarrassment.
Utah Firing Squad Prepped For Inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner At His Request
Barring a last-minute reprieve, Ronnie Lee Gardner will be strapped into a chair, a hood will be placed over his head and a small white target will be pinned over his heart.
The order will come: "Ready, aim..."
The 49-year-old convicted killer will be executed by a team of five anonymous marksmen firing with a matched set of .30-caliber rifles. He is to be the third person executed by firing squad in Utah – or anywhere else in the U.S. – since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.