[JURIST] Utah's Fourth Judicial District Court [official website] Wednesday granted a death row inmate's request to be put to death by firing squad. Michael Archuleta, 49, was convicted in 1989 of first-degree murder for the beating death of a college student, and is now set to be executed by firing squad [order, PDF] on April 5. Judge Donald Eyre Jr. [official profile] issued the execution warrant under a Utah statute [text] that sets "lethal intravenous injection" as the official method...

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