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Jun
10

Utah Firing Squad Execution Moves Closer

The execution of a Utah death-row inmate by firing squad moved a step closer after the state’s high court denied his latest appeal.

Unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, Ronnie Lee Gardner is set to die early Friday for the 1985 slaying of attorney Michael Burdell. The killing took place during Gardner’s attempt to escape from custody at a Salt Lake City courthouse.

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