The Chicago Tribune, 18 June 2010
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18 juin 2010
"DRAPER, Utah Convicted killer Ronnie Lee Gardner has been pronounced dead after he was executed by firing squad shortly after midnight. Gardner had been moved to an observation cell adjacent to the death chamber, the place where he spent his final moments Thursday into Friday morning. Prison officials monitored the activities of 49-year-old Ronnie Lee Gardner and all units at the prison were under lockdown until the execution was carried out. Gardner was pronounced dead at 12:20 a.m.
"Prior to his execution, Gardner walked 90 feet from the observation cell to the death chamber at the Utah State Prison. A hood was placed over the murderer's head and a paper target was pinned to his chest in front of his heart. A five-person firing squad, four using live rounds and one using a blank, took aim at the target on Gardner's chest and shot him."