The state's electric chair is 109 years old.
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The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.
Dobner, who works at the Salt Lake Tribune, remembers the operation being short and simple. Gardner was strapped to a chair
A law signed Monday by Gov. Gary R. Herbert (R) establishes firing squads as a secondary execution method in the event the Department of Corrections can't obtain drugs for lethal injection.
Lethal injection remains the primary execution method for Utah and the 31 other U.S. states that allow the death penalty
Opponents make the point that the arbitrariness of the death penalty and the potential of putting an innocent person to death
The biggest problem is not who receives the death penalty. It's who doesn't receive it. In a fair and just society, we're going to have to start executing a hell of a lot more people.
State lawmakers in Oklahoma and Wyoming have proposed pieces of legislation for alternate execution methods that are currently