Utah firing squad executes US killer Ronnie Lee Gardner
How and why Gardner was shot
Doesn't seem any doubt about the man's guilt.
So some issues
1) the Death penalty - yes or no ? Not in favour myself.
2) Firing Squad - an acceptable method ? I'd sooner have this than gas, injection, electric chair or hanging.
3) Length of time between sentence and execution. Is it not barbaric to have this man end up in effect both serving a life sentence and then be executed ?
4) The state got the worst of both worlds - 25 years of looking after him plus all the expense of dealing with all the legal appeals.