Ronnie Gardner

Ronnie Gardner was born January 16th, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gardner had 2 children a daughter born in 1977 and a son born in 1980.

Ronnie Gardner was sent to prison in 1980 for robbery but him and his cheesy porn stache said fuck this and escaped in 1981. When he got out he went and approached a man who was fucking his girlfriend. The man shot Ronnie and then Ronnie went back to prison. While in prison in 1984 he went escorted out of the prison to a doctors appointment. While out he overpowered the guard and then stole his gun and bailed. Three months after that Gardner entered a Salt Lake City bar and shot the bartender.

Gardner got caught for that and while being transported to prison for that tried to escape yet again this time killing another man and injuring another. Finally surrendering to police.

Gardner fasted for 36 hours up to his last meal where he stuffed his face with steak and lobster. He spent over a quarter century on death row then was executed by firing squad on June 18th, 2010.

 A Utah firing squad shot to death a convicted killer early on Friday in the third U.S. execution by that means since 1976.

Although death by firing squad has been outlawed in Utah since 2004, the law does not apply to those convicted before that date, so Gardner was allowed to choose it as the method of his execution.
Gary DeLand, executive director of Utah’s corrections agency from 1985 to 1992, knew Gardner during the early years of his imprisonment. He says he was not surprised by this request.

Links

https://www.bbc.com/news/10254279

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Lee_Gardner

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