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A little more than six hours from now firing squad and -- I sit to shoot -- -- to -- convicted murderers sparked.
The State's governor is denied a stay of execution for this man Ronnie Lee Gardner who will die -- set to shortly after midnight local time.
Gardner chose to be shot for his execution.
He will be the first person executed by firing squad in the United States since 1996.
You -- one of but two states that still allow death by firing squad the other Oklahoma.
According to the group Amnesty International five country's total in the entire world -- shooting as a method of execution last year.
They -- China Libya Syria Vietnam and Yemen.
According you toss and it's -- to death for the killing of a lawyer during an escape attempt at a courthouse back in 1985.
-- himself has said he was bound to end up on death row.
Authorities say he was neglected as a toddler at two years old somebody reportedly found him walking alone on -- street in nothing but a diaper to -- old.
Gartner says he was addicted to sniffing gasoline and -- by the age of six he says he moved on heroin and LSD by the time he was ten.
Around the time he was operating as a look out for his stepfather is he committed robberies.
When he was 23 killed a bartender.
During the legal proceedings for that Casey committed the murder that got in the death penalty.
Police villa Acuna live at this state prison in Draper you talk we're garden only -- is scheduled to die.
Police -- told state officials do not like the idea of firing squad but they're gonna -- that they've gone to great lengths to make sure everything goes as plan.
That's right -- the state does not like the attention -- -- 2004 change the law to make this the secondary option should lethal injection become.
With the Utah department of corrections says it's doing everything it can't to minimize the anxiety.
-- all of the friends and family involved here.
This is the chair where Ronnie Lee Gardner will be strapped.
He will be flanked by two stacks of sandbags and this is what the execution chamber looks like.
It's -- 20 X 20 four foot room.
Gardner will sit with his back to the wall facing five -- multiple other rifles will sick.
On each side of him will be windows made -- reflective bulletproof glass.
I behind those windows will be witnesses sitting in four separate rooms -- -- we'll have a good placed over his head.
A target placed over his heart and for.
-- the unnamed executioners will have live rounds and one will not now.
I mentioned the unnamed executioner because -- -- -- -- gone to great lengths to protect these five men they are employees of the state they will not be named and they will not be identified in any way shape or form during this procedure.
Process fat target based on his part he already had a last -- -- what of that.
Yeah I he had lobster.
Apple -- Vanilla Ice cream and 7UP he had on Tuesday it has been fasting ever spent all this food is prepared in a prison kitchen.
With no alcoholic part of the -- are part of the preparation and and we're told that the total cost of the food with 35 dollars and came out of the Utah department of corrections budget.
-- Ronnie Lee Gardner to die there tonight.
Leaves you thinking -- grange.
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