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Gary Gilmore

Gary GilmoreAKA Gary Mark Gilmore

Born: 4-Dec-1940
Birthplace: Stonewall, TX
Died: 17-Jan-1977
Location of death: Salt Lake City, UT [1]
Cause of death: Execution
Remains: Cremated (scattered from a plane over Spanish Fork, Springville, and Provo, UT)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Executed by Utah firing squad


[1] Utah State Prison, Salt Lake City, UT.

Father: Frank Gilmore (professional con man)
Mother: Bessie
Brother: Mikal Gilmore
Brother: Gaylen
Brother: Frank Gilmore, Jr.
Girlfriend: Nicole Baker Barrett

    High School: (dropped out, age 14)

    Car Theft Oregon (1955)
    Armed Robbery Oregon (1962)
    Assault Oregon (1962)
    Armed Robbery Oregon (1964)
    Armed Robbery Oregon (1972)
    Murder Max Jensen, Orem, UT (9-Jul-1976)
    Murder Ben Bushnell, Provo, UT (20-Jul-1976)
    Suicide Attempt 16-Nov-1976
    Drug Overdose 16-Nov-1976
    Suicide Attempt 16-Dec-1976
    Drug Overdose 16-Dec-1976
    Coma 16-Dec-1976
    Hunger Strike
    Assisted by the ACLU (Jan-1977)
    Shot: Firing Squad Salt Lake City, UT (17-Jan-1977)
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Alcoholism

Is the subject of books:
Executioner's Song, 1979, BY: Norman Mailer
Shot in the Heart, 1994, BY: Mikal Gilmore (Gary's brother)


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