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Utah Firing Squad Executes Gardner

Brandie Gardner, daughter of Ronnie Lee Gardner, is comforted during a candlelight vigil just before his execution by firing squad Friday 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. Gardener was declared dead at 12:20 a.m. June 18, 2010. ( AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson)

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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