Monday, June 14, 2010
The Associated Press reports that the State's five-member parole board has "unanimously decided not to grant clemency" to Ronnie Lee Gardner, who is scheduled to be executed by firing squad next week. It is reported that the board found that "the jury's verdict imposing a death sentence was not inappropriate and that no sufficient reason exists to grant clemency or to commute" the sentence. The AP also says the last time Utah "granted clemency to a condemned man" was in 1962! See story here.