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Utah's Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Tweets an Execution Order

By: Michael Hines - Published: Jun 22, 2010 • References: twitter and wired
Utah's Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff, made Internet history last night when he tweeted the go-ahead to execute convicted murderer Ronnie Gardner.

Since last night, the Internet is all abuzz over Mark Shurtleff. The tweeting of an execution order is a hot-button issue, as is the way Gardner was executed (via firing squad). Mark Shurtleff defends himself on his Twitter page saying "I believe in an informed public. As elected official I use social media to communicate directly with people." I wonder if we could see more Twittered execution orders to come.