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Utah inmate could die by firing squad

The state of Utah accepted the firing squad request in Michael Archuleta's execution

By Phil Gast

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah death row inmate, convicted of beating a man with a tire jack and puncturing his liver with an inserted tire iron, has requested that he be allowed to die by firing squad, officials said Thursday.

Fourth District Judge Donald Eyre on Wednesday signed such a death warrant for Michael A. Archuleta, 49.

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