Commutation hearing is less than a week before execution date
So he (Gardner) plays the system for 25 years with all of his appeals, and now
he says it would be wrong to execute him because it has been 25 years. Let him
have his wish and put him in front of the firing squad. . .
Gardner's crime deserves execution. It was not just the one murder, but two. Eye
for an eye. He knew what the punishment in the state of Utah was for committing
the crime. Now let him suffer the results of his actions.
In another thread corrections officials are warning of emergency releases that
will be required soon because of lack of room in Prisons. And we are fighting
to keep Gardner alive, and incarcerated for the rest of his life?Seems like this is an obvious opportunity to open up a space for another
inmate.I mean his GUILT isn't in question, right???All
that is questionable in this case is... do we have the guts to follow through
with the sentence that was given to him at his trial.
Time sure flies when your a convicted murderer. Especially for this guy,
according to the first line he has less than a week to live and his commutation
hearing is after his execution. Hang em high no matter how long he has, two
murders in a life time, I cant imagine how much he has changed in the prison
playing chicken... force people into facing their own internal issues with
executing him... see who blinks. Hey, he has nothing to lose - it's his last
shot (no pun intended)...
Now you see his true colors! The man is a whining cry baby and I hope they use a
bazooka to end it for him!! Enough is enough he had his chances and now its time
to pay the piper.
"... they say [Gardner] is 'no longer the same man who committed the crime for
which he is sentenced to death.' "Well, the people he killed are
still the same--dead, and he is still the one who killed them.This
hearing is why executions are more expensive than life sentences. This
foolishness has to stop.
His execution would most certainly have a deterent effect. If he is allowed to
string out the legal process, then claim it has been too long for the execution
to have its intented effect, and be able to turn a death sentence into life in
prison - that would be the ultimate signal that you can commit murder and get
away with.It's time to serve justice and send Mr. Gardner to his
I know relatives of Gardner, the two murders he has committed have been
mentioned, what is not mentioned is that he has been life-long criminal since he
was a young teenager. Why do his attorneys think he is a changed man? What
information can they have to base this opinion on? They are simply doing what
they are paid to do, their claims have nothing to do with reality.
If Gardner is a changed man who truly desires forgiveness and believes he can
obtain it, it seems to me he would be willing to undergo whatever penalties
society sees fit to impose in order to obtain forgiveness - including the one
that society did impose.
Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't being sentenced to death, mean well,
sentenced to death? He was not sentenced to life w/out parole and so I do not
understand what the hold up is. He has exhausted his appeals...which anger's me
that he had 25 years of appeals. I am 29 yrs old and he has been on death row
for 80% of my life. He has had plenty of time, to make his peace w/god and
accept his fate. He doesn't deserve mercy, he did not show his victims mercy. He
is trying to get more time. His actions put him where he is, it is time he
accepts that. He murdered 2 people and physically harmed another, while
attempting to escape. Yeah, I feel he deserves a second chance (sarcasm). How
quickly he forgets, that he is the victimizer, not a victim. He should have been
executed 24 years ago.
Blah Blah Blah Blah......Get on with it. 25 years is too long. These hearings
should have been taking place 24 years ago... You have alot of splaining to do
Ronnie when you get to the other side. That's the punishment that should worry