Gary Gilmore

Anyone remember this case from the seventies? Gary Gilmore was this young guy who murdered a couple of people. His lawyer could have got him a life-term in prison, but Gilmore REQUESTED to be executed by firing squad. I forget how it ended up but it was a big deal all over because he was the first (I think) guy to ASK to be executed.

And then this came out:

He finally got executed. People were working to prevent his execution up to the end, in spite of his wishes.

Yeah, that’s kind of what I thought.