Utah man, Ronnie Lee Gardner, chooses firing squad for execution

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A Utah judge signed a death warrant Friday allowing the state to execute Ronnie Lee Gardner using a five-man firing squad, a spokeswoman for the Utah’s state court system said.

Before signing the death warrant, Third District Judge Robin Reese asked Gardner if he wanted to be executed by the method he had chosen previously, spokeswoman Nancy Volmer said.

“I would like the firing squad, please,” Gardner replied.

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