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The Last Words Spoken by Gary Gilmore Before Being Executed


Gary Mark Gilmore

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Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore's final words before being put to death on January 17, 1977, by a volunteer firing squad were --

"Let's do it!"

Gary Mark Gilmore (December 4, 1940 - January 17, 1977) was convicted of killing a motel mananger in Provo, Utah. He was also charged with the murder of a gas station employee the day before the motel murder, but was never convicted.

Gilmore was the first person legally executed in the United States since 1967, ending a 10 year lapse in U.S. executions.

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