The men on Utah’s death row and how they want to die

Posted at 7:31 PM, Feb 12, 2016

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SALT LAKE CITY — Nine men are on Utah’s death row awaiting execution.

There is no timetable for when each one will be put to death, because each has a series of appeals in the works. Three of them have elected to die by firing squad, grandfathered in before it was done away with as a primary method of execution.

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Last year, the Utah State Legislature passed by a bill by Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clinton, that brought back the firing squad as a method of execution should lethal injection not be available.

Right now, the Utah Department of Corrections has said, it does not have the drugs to carry out a lethal injection execution.
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Corrections officials provided to FOX 13 this list of the death row inmates and how they have elected to die:

Michael Anthony Archuleta, 52 

Sentenced to death: 12/21/1989

Method: Lethal injection (assigned after he did not select a method)

Douglas Stewart Carter, 59 

Sentenced to death: 12/27/1985 (overturned in 1989)

Resentenced to death: 01/27/1992

Method: Lethal injection (assigned after he did not select a method)

Sentenced to death: 05/20/1999

Method: Not specified (previously has stated firing squad)

Troy Michael Kell, 46 

Sentenced to death: 08/08/1996

Method: Firing squad

Ronald Watson Lafferty, 73 

Sentenced to death: 05/07/1985 (subsequently granted new trial)

Resentenced to death: 04/23/1996

Method: Firing squad

Floyd Eugene Maestas, 58 

Sentence to death: 02/01/2008

Method: Lethal injection

Ralph Leroy Menzies, 56 

Sentenced to death: 03/23/1988

Method: Firing squad

Von Lester Taylor, 49 

Sentenced to death: 05/24/1991

Method: Lethal injection

Douglas Lovell, 57

Sentenced to death: 08/05/1993 (subsequently granted new trial)

Resentenced to death: 04/01/2015

Method: Lethal injection