Friday, June 18, 2010

Quote of the day

"We are disappointed with the court's decisions, declining to hear Mr. Gardner's case. It's unfair that he will be executed without a full and fair review of his case."

-Megan Moriarty an attorney for Ronnie L. Gardner responding to the Supreme Court's decision not to grant a stay of execution for her client. Mr. Gardner was executed by firing squad in Utah last night after spending 25 years on death row for capital murder.


Darlene said...

I've never heard of the case before. It's so odd to hear of an execution by firing squad in this day and age. Still, I would imagine his death was more merciful than the death or deaths he committed on his fellow human being/s. He had 25 yrs. to consider his crime and repent.

Now this has prodded me to look up information on this case.

The Archer of the Forest said...

Honestly, if I had to be executed, firing squad would be at the top of my preference list. Lethal Injection sounds horrible, and the electric chair does not sound like much fun either.

Anam Cara said...

Death by firing squad is a Mormon thing. Blood has to be shed according to their teachings.