Ronnie Lee Gardner

Ronnie Lee Gardner was an American criminal who received the death penalty for shooting a man in the face and killing him during a robbery in 1984, and was executed by a firing squad by the state of Utah in 2010. Gardner's case spent nearly 25 years in the court system, prompting the Utah House of Representatives to introduce legislation to limit the number of appeals in capital cases.


Ronnie Lee Gardner was an American criminal who received the death penalty for shooting a man in the face and killing him during a robbery in 1984, and was executed by a firing squad by the state of Utah in 2010. Gardner's case spent nearly 25 years in the court system, prompting the Utah House of Representatives to introduce legislation to limit the number of appeals in capital cases.
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