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Utah murderer Gardner chooses death by firing squad

A convicted murderer in the US state of Utah has chosen to be executed by firing squad.

When given a choice between lethal injection or being shot, Ronnie Lee Gardner told the judge: "I would like the firing squad, please."

Of the 35 US states that have the death penalty, Utah is the only one to give firing squads as an option.

Madeleine Morris reports.

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