Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Utah Governor Signs Law Reinstating Firing Squad As Backup Execution Method

"A law signed Monday by Gov. Gary R. Herbert (R) establishes firing squads as a secondary execution method in the event the Department of Corrections can't obtain drugs for lethal injection...Utah was the last state to execute an inmate by firing squad. On Friday, the governor's staff met with Randy Gardner, whose brother, Ronnie Lee Gardner, was the last Utah inmate executed by firing squad in 2010, The Associated Press reported. Randy Gardner reportedly told the governor's staff he opposed bringing back the firing squad and recalled the pain of seeing his brother's body 'riddled with bullet holes.'"

More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/23/utah-firing-squad_n_6927550.html

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