Utah Firing Squad Executes Convicted Killer

Convicted killer Ronnie Lee Gardner is dead this morning, from the bullets of a firing squad.

Gardner is the third man killed by firing squad in the U.S. since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling reinstated capital punishment in 1976.

Gardner was sentenced to death for a 1985 capital murder conviction stemming from the fatal courthouse shooting of an attorney during an escape attempt.

Gardner was at the court because he faced a 1984 murder charge in the shooting death of a bartender.