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The Utah State Prison at sundown before the execution of Ronnie Lee Gardner by firing squad Thursday, June 17, 2010 in Salt Lake City. Gardner, 49, was sentenced to death for a 1985 capital murder conviction stemming from the fatal courthouse shooting of attorney Michael Burdell during an escape attempt. (AP Photo Steve C. Wilson)
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The Utah State Prison at sundown before the execution of Ronnie Lee Gardner by firing squad Thursday, June 17, 2010 in Salt Lake City. Gardner, 49, was sentenced to death for a 1985 capital murder conviction stemming from the fatal courthouse shooting of attorney Michael Burdell during an escape attempt. (AP Photo Steve C. Wilson)

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