Utah prisoner faces death by firing squad
Utah prisoner faces death by firing squad | World news | The Guardian
"Gardner, 49, will be taken at midnight into a specially designed execution chamber in Utah state prison in Draper, Utah. A target will be placed over his heart, and then in the first minutes of Friday five unidentified law enforcement officers will line up in front of him with .30-calibre rifles. After Gardner is allowed to say his last words, they will be ordered to fire at the target."
"In April, Gardner told a judge: "I would like the firing squad, please."
"Last week Gardner appeared before a five-member board of pardons to plead for them to commute the sentence.
He said that he was a changed man and that he wanted to devote his life to helping abused children.
"I'm really remorseful. I don't want to live for the sake of living. If I can help somebody and be a positive influence, that's what I want," he told the board."
"The execution is set for just after midnight (2 a.m. ET) at the Utah State Prison in Draper, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City."
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"Ronnie Lee Gardner is scheduled to die by firing squad this Friday, June 18;"