This just happened, Friday – in UTAH?? lol I’m a little shocked. I just happened upon the article in Wikipedia – current events.
If you were convicted before 2004 you can opt for this method, as opposed to lethal injection. It seems so barbaric. lol I don’t know why – I guess I didn’t realize this was still practiced. Five gunmen – none told who had blanks for bullets – count down from five and shoot on two. The man was a murderer on trial and during his attempt to escape he killed another person. He chose to be shot because that’s how he killed his victims. Ronnie Lee Gardner.
I’m not against killing prisoners of exceptionally harsh crimes, especially those concerning children, or the helpless. I don’t see why they should get to live after taking a life. And I don’t think they’ll reform. They essentially go to jail and learn more criminal behaviours, if you ask me. But I thought the world was on lethal injection. I know that the Don Jail here in Toronto hasn’t had any hangings since 1962 when capitol punishment was abolished.