Posted February 17, 2015 11:00 am by Comments

By Robert Farago

Gary Gilmore's last moments were spent here (courtesy publicbroadcasting.net)

“Prior to becoming a state, the Territory of Utah introduced beheading in 1851 as a third option of execution,” wikipedia.org informs. “No prisoner chose this method and it fell out of practice in 1888.” Which left hanging and death by firing squad as the condemned prisoner’s options. In January 1977, The Bee Hive State removed Gary Gilmore from the land of the living, ending a nine-year national moratorium on capital punishment. A firing squad did the deed. In 2004, after two more inmates met their maker via ballistic intervention, Utah eliminated the firing squad in favor of …read more

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