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Family and friends of Ronnie Lee Gardner gather with the Utah State Prison in the background as they prepare to release balloons into the air shortly after his execution by firing squad Friday, June 18, 2010 in Salt Lake City. Gardner, 49, was sentenced to death for a 1985 capital murder conviction stemming from the fatal courthouse shooting of attorney Michael Burdell during an escape attempt. Gardener was declared dead at 12:20 a.m. June 18, 2010.
(( AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson))