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Clemency decision expected from UT parole board

4 years ago Monday, June 14, 2010 6:48:33 AM CDT June 14, 2010 Monday, June 14 2010 Jun 14, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

A condemned Utah inmate scheduled for execution by firing squad will soon know if a Utah parole board will grant him clemency.

Convicted killer Ronnie Lee Gardner will learn his fate today from the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.

The last time Utah granted clemency to a condemned man was in 1962.

Last week, the five-member board heard nearly eight hours of testimony about Gardner's troubled life and history of violent crime.

Gardner was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to die in 1985 for the fatal courthouse shooting of an attorney.

At his commutation hearing, Gardner told the board he is remorseful.

His execution is set for Friday.

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