Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we're born.
Gary Mark Gilmore (December 4, 1940 January 17, 1977) was a career criminal who was the first person legally executed in the United States after the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Gilmore was convicted of killing Ben Bushnell, a motel manager, in Provo, Utah on July 20, 1976; he had also been charged with murdering a gas station employee in Orem, Utah, the previous day, but that case never went to trial apparently because there were no witnesses to the first killing. Gilmore's trial was held from October 5 to October 7, 1976 which he was quickly convicted of the murder, mostly because there was no defense on his part. The jury also recommended the death penalty for Gilmore due to the special circumstances to the crime. Because Utah then had two methods of execution, firing squad or death by hanging, Gilmore was given a choice, in which he replied, "I'd prefer to be shot."
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