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June 14, 2010

No clemency grant for Utah killer due to be executed by firing squad

As detailed in this local story from Utah, "Ronnie Lee Gardner's firing squad execution became much more likely when a state board on Monday refused to commute his death sentence."  I do not think this outcome is much of a surprise, and I predict that Gardner's few remaining court appeals will also be rejected.  Thus, it now seems likely that the first firing squad execution in the US in 15 years will go forward later this week.

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