Victim's Family Asks to Block Execution of Condemned Killer Ronnie Gardner

A convicted murderer ordered executed by firing squad has found unusual allies in his effort to be spared -- the family of the man he killed. Ronnie Lee Gardner is to be executed by a firing squad for the 1985 murder of attorney Michael Burdell. His date with death is set for June 18. Gardner, 49, has asked the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole for a commutation hearing and among the witnesses will be Burdell's father, former girlfriend and a friend. "Michael didn't believe in capital...Full Story
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