No problems with faulty meds or sloppy injections ...
Straight to the X-marks the spot
Background: Gov. Gary Herbert (Natch: a Republican) signed a law into effect that allows the firing squad – a controversial method – to be used when no lethal-injection drugs are available.
Story is here >>> Critics slam “backward” decision.
of this Method: Ronnie Lee Gardner (b. January 16, 1961 – d. June 18, 2010) was a criminal who received the death
penalty for a murder in 1985. He was executed by a firing squad (Fr word: fusillading) in
June 2010. Gardner spent nearly
25 years in the court system, prompting Utah
to introduce legislation to limit the number of appeals in capital cases.
Apparently, they got that and with this law, much more: This “Back to the Future” method.
History since the death penalty was reinstituted in 1976 reflects these three executions in the
1. Gary Gilmore was executed in
at Utah’s State Prison.
2. John Albert Taylor was executed in 1996.
chose this method of execution, in the words of the New York Times, “to
make a statement that Utah was
3. Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by five anonymous officers in
In January 2015,
passed legislation making it their legal form of capital punishment.
that exclusive club. Neat club, eh???