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USA: First execution in 11 years scheduled in Utah: Ronnie Lee Gardner

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AMR 51/039/2010

Ronnie Lee Gardner, a 49-year-old man, is due to be executed by firing squad in the US state of Utah on 18 June. Condemned to death for killing a lawyer during an escape attempt in 1985, he has been on death row for almost a quarter of a century. The last execution in Utah was in 1999.

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