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Utah man to ask for mercy, not firing squad

5 years ago May 19, 2010 May 19, 2010 Wednesday, May 19 2010 Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:38:07 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

A condemned killer in Utah is expected to ask the pardons board to commute his death sentence to life instead of facing a firing squad as he earlier requested.  Ronnie Lee Gardner has expressed remorse for killing a lawyer in 1985.  The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole set the commutation hearing for Gardner next month, just days before his execution date.  Utah is the only state that offers firing squads for executions but is phasing out that option.

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