Utah Details Ronnie Lee Gardener’s Firing Squad

Nothing new [via The Examiner]. But sobering stuff, nonetheless.

Ronnie Lee Gardner will be allowed to have five witnesses at the execution. His last meal will be prepared by cooks at the prison.

Five law enforcement officials chosen by the Utah Department of Corrections will use .30 caliber rifles and four of them will have live rounds.

Gardner, 49, will be secured in a chair with a hood over his head, and a target over his heart. After his final words, the five man firing squad will fire.


  1. avatar Jim Sutherland says:

    Would the recoil be different for the blank round?

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