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The -- in -- today signing a warrant to execute a convicted murderer.
By firing squad under state law -- Gardner had the choice between a firing squad or lethal injection he was sentenced to death.
For killing a man 25 years ago Gardner chose the firing squad.
Similar to the picture you see here.
World War II.
Because there aren't many photos that this sort of thing.
-- by the way is the only state which still has a firing squad in fact the state has used it twice in recent years Gary Gilmore.
John Taylor in 96 and in case you're wondering.
There will be five a rifleman.
One of which has a blank so the shooters can never be quite sure who fired.
The fatal shots case TU fox thirteen Salt Lake City reporter Ben Winslow.
Has the latest -- walk us through how this thing's gonna have.
Well what happens is the way this starts with -- -- -- this is the I wore it that the judge signed the death warrant.
Setting an execution date for Ronnie Lee Gardner.
For June 18 between now and then preparations will be made at the Utah State -- as saying that in at the point of the mountain here in Utah in Salt Lake City.
-- -- Carry out the execution not Gardner.
May wear a hood when this is carried out he may not it's not statutorily required.
At the very least right now his attorneys plan to file an emergency appeal with big Utah Supreme Court seeking to halt his execution making a number of legal arguments.
One of which is -- he has been on death row for nearly 25 years he's been on death row for so long executing him now would be cruel and unusual punishment.
Utah attorney general's office says that obviously they will oppose that.
And they want the execution carried out on June 18.
-- is it true that gardener is not the only prisoner -- who could face the firing squad there.
-- -- get away with the firing squad as a method of execution back in 2004.
That was partly because of the publicity any this is so bizarre and so rare that any time you have one of these cases.
You know they they -- so much attention so much media attention you may remember Gary Gilmore and became quite.
Notorious -- infamous so they get away with it in 2004 as a method of execution however there are four inmates at Utah state prison right now we were grandfathered in.
Ronnie Lee Gardner situation was unique because in 1985 when he was convicted dead.
He just firing squad in a couple of other excusing -- warrants that were signed during the appeals process.
Lethal injection -- -- and that's why the judge decided to let him she is and he said today in court quote I would like the firing squad plays.
All right K ST is Ben Winslow Ben thanks very much.
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