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US Convict To Face Firing Squad

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    US Convict To Face Firing Squad
    A convicted murderer in the US state of Utah is set to face a firing squad, after a judge agreed on Friday to his request for the controversial execution method.



    Ronnie Lee Gardner had been given the choice between death by lethal injection or firing squad after appeals against his death sentence failed.

    "I would like the firing squad please," he told a Utah judge after being told that his appeals process had been unsuccessful.

    The execution will be the first by firing squad in the US since 1996 and only the third since the US supreme court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.


    Antiquated method


    Critics say that the method is antiquated and could encourage gun crime.

    "The firing squad is archaic, it's violent, and it simply expands on the violence that we already experience from guns as a society," said Bishop John C. Wester, of Utah's Catholic Diocese.

    Gardner's lawyer said that his client was coming to terms with the sentence. "I don't think it was a shock or a surprise, and he's coming to grips with that," Andrew Parnes told the Associated Press news agency.

    He said he would launch last-ditch appeals, but admitted that Gardner's death looked "closer than ever before".

    Utah is the only US state to use the firing squad, where the prisoner is shot by five marksmen, as a method of execution, although it is theoretically possible for Oklahoma to employ it if other methods are unavailable.

    Until 2004, death row inmates in Utah were able to choose the method by which they were killed, but the state changed the law to make lethal injection the default method after facing criticism for a previous firing squad execution.

    Because Gardner was sentenced to death before the change in the rules, he was still allowed to make the choice.

    Gardner was convicted for killing a lawyer during an audacious escape attempt from a Utah courtroom in 1985.
     
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    Naona huyu jamaa ameamua sharp shooters wammalize, kazi kweli kweli.
     
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    Mkuu Yegomasika.

    Hapa Bongo bado tuna tatizo la bandwidth za mtandao, intaneti bado polepole na ni gharama. Kurahisisha tuweze kusoma post yako kirahisi sio lazima unukuu post nzima ya juu pamoja na li picha la You Tube kabla ya kuweka oni lako la mstari mmoja. Maana wote tunajua tunaongelea mada iliyoko kwenye post ya kwanza.
     
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    Nimekupata mkuu, mbona na mimi nipo bongo lakini mtandao unateleza tu kama "Naria vile"!.
     
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