Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Yay! We did it!

Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore was executed by a firing squad in Utah on this day in 1977. He was the first person to be put to death legally in the U. S. in ten years. Gilmore was the subject of Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song.

Gary Gilmore's last words:

"Let's do it!"