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Randy Gardner, brother of convicted killer Ronnie Lee Gardner, speaks to the media near the Utah State Prison before his brother's execution by firing squad June 17, 2010 in Salt Lake City. Ronnie Lee 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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Randy Gardner, brother of convicted killer Ronnie Lee Gardner, speaks to the media near the Utah State Prison before his brother's execution by firing squad June 17, 2010 in Salt Lake City. Ronnie Lee 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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