UTAH FIRING SQUAD: Board hears appeal...

UTAH FIRING SQUAD: Board hears appeals to halt Gardner's execution

There are 57 comments on the Fox13Now story from Jun 10, 2010, titled UTAH FIRING SQUAD: Board hears appeals to halt Gardner's execution. In it, Fox13Now reports that:

Eight days before his scheduled execution by a five-man firing squad, Ronnie Lee Gardner is asking Utah's parole board to change his sentence to life in prison.

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gary

Roff, OK

#41 Jun 12, 2010
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...
Rob

United States

#42 Jun 12, 2010
In the imortal words of Gary Gilmore, "let's do it."
Michi

Englewood, CO

#43 Jun 12, 2010
Ya know, Gardner, if it just wasn't for the timing of your genuine remorse. Ya know?
AJ KING

United States

#44 Jun 13, 2010
If the death penalty is not a deterrent, why do all the inmates always fight execution.
The true deterrent would be carrying out the death penalty.
If a perp knew he would die he might have 2nd thoughts.
Defendants should get 1 appeal to be heard 30 days from conviction. Defense should determine the best chance to overturn the conviction and base the case on that premise.
If the appeal fails, execution should be 24 hrs later.
The rapid conclusion of the case would act as a deterrent to future murderfs because those thinking or predisposed to murder would soon realize that a sentence would be carried out.
This process would eliminate the endless appeals paid for by taxpayers as well as supporting the guilty in prison..
AJ KING

Wimauma, FL

#45 Jun 13, 2010
Untitled wrote:
I believe he is truly sorry for what he did, and I think he should be given a second chance at life, I'm not in anyway saying to just let him off the hook..
There obviously HAS to be some very strict and tight eyes on him.
But if it were any of us in his position, and for whatever reason we committed those awful crimes.. and after twenty five years we were able to realize the wrong of our actions and want to do something positive to prevent this sort of thing from happening in our future, we should be able to.
"eye for an eye" gets us nowhere!
if we don't start evolving enough as a society and taking BIG steps and making drastic changes in these types of situations.. the same things are going to continue to happen!

Perhaps evolving society means carrying out the sentence. Our society has done it the liberals way for the last 50 years.
It's the bleeding hearts that need to evolve and realize that these perps get 3 squares and a roof over their heads,
While prison life might seem like a terrible punishment to some the perps will adapt.
They will still be breathing. Their victims cannot "adapt" and neither can the survivors.
They need closure and in most cases execution will give a small measure of it,
hopeful

United States

#46 Jun 13, 2010
Only Father God knows if this man has truly changed, but the word says we shall and will reap what we have sown, so I believe the death penalty is a perfect solution. The way I see it, if he is really a changed man then he wouldn't fear death and would welcome it instead of spending the rest of his life locked up!!!
hopeful

United States

#47 Jun 13, 2010
AJ KING wrote:
If the death penalty is not a deterrent, why do all the inmates always fight execution.
The true deterrent would be carrying out the death penalty.
If a perp knew he would die he might have 2nd thoughts.
Defendants should get 1 appeal to be heard 30 days from conviction. Defense should determine the best chance to overturn the conviction and base the case on that premise.
If the appeal fails, execution should be 24 hrs later.
The rapid conclusion of the case would act as a deterrent to future murderfs because those thinking or predisposed to murder would soon realize that a sentence would be carried out.
This process would eliminate the endless appeals paid for by taxpayers as well as supporting the guilty in prison..
I sooo agree with you on this!
Myllex Guada

Valley Village, CA

#48 Jun 13, 2010
Fry baby fry!!!
KJones

West Jordan, UT

#49 Jun 14, 2010
I believe in an afterlife. He is afraid to "meet his maker". Or, more likely, face the people he killed. If there's any remorse at all (doubtful), he can express it when he gets to the Other Side where it actually matters. I feel it should be sooner rather than later. What good will he do for an additional 40 or 50 years in prison? Seriously.
TheTooth

Newport News, VA

#50 Jun 15, 2010
For Pete's sake accommodate the man already!
CharlesBronson

Newport News, VA

#51 Jun 15, 2010
The reason the death penalty should be left alone, is citizens like me will take the law in our own hands, especially if all I am going to get is life in prison!
Stacey

Evanston, WY

#52 Jun 16, 2010
I don't think for one minute he is remorsefull for what he has done! He is just afraid of dying, and I bet his victims were too! Did he think about that?

Many children are abused, but they choose to get help, they don't choose to be a KILLER!

May God have mercy on your soul ronnie cuz no one else will.
parole board members

Salt Lake City, UT

#53 Jun 16, 2010
I do not belive in the the death penalty. Because jesus would not take part in such a thing. And he did do wrong for taking life. but he is still a son of god. and heavly father is very sad. and is not ready for him. But he will make room. And Gardner is scared. why it comes down to this god don't want him. and hell don't need him.
Marcy

Salt Lake City, UT

#54 Jun 17, 2010
Give him life in prison, let us citizens have a say. Yeah, he killed, but if its so wrong why are we killing him when there is an alternative. All everyone is about, is justice.. Ronnie is a good person who made a bad mistake.
dvylym

San Ramon, CA

#55 Jun 17, 2010
HEY EVERBODY THAT WANTS TO SEE HIM DIE IGNORE THE IDIOTS THAT WANT HIM TO LIVE> BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT HE WILL DIE TONIGHT> AND JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED EXCEPT NEXT TIME LETS SHOOT THEM SOONER NOT WAIT FOR 25 YEARS>
dvylym

San Ramon, CA

#56 Jun 17, 2010
Marcy wrote:
Give him life in prison, let us citizens have a say. Yeah, he killed, but if its so wrong why are we killing him when there is an alternative. All everyone is about, is justice.. Ronnie is a good person who made a bad mistake.
I think someone should kill someone close to you and then call them a good person aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh where do these people come from??????????
Unknown

Salt Lake City, UT

#57 Jun 18, 2010
too late now he is old enough now that death doesen't matter he should of been dead when he was younger, that is when it would matter. But now we are done he is dead and everybody is happy. I just don't know.

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