June 17, 2010
Posted: 10:04 AM ET
NOTE: We'll be discussing this TONIGHT on LARRY KING LIVE
Hours away from his scheduled execution by firing squad, Utah death row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner has asked Gov. Gary Herbert for a temporary stay, according to the state Department of Corrections.
The three-page letter was delivered to Herbert shortly before 10 a.m., the department said in a statement on its website. It was signed by Gardner's attorneys and asks the governor to "issue a respite or reprieve pursuant to your executive power under the Utah Constitution."
HERE'S A LOOK AT THE EXECUTION ROOM WHERE GARDNER WILL BE PUT TO DEATH
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