Gary Gilmore Quotes (11 quotes)
“Death is the only inescapable unavoidable sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we were born.”
As quoted in The Book of Quotes (1979) by Barbara Rowes
Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), Chapter XXVII
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
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Picture Source: WikipediaGary Gilmore
Born: December 4, 1940
Died: January 17, 1977 (aged 36)
Bio: Gary Mark Gilmore was an American who gained international notoriety for demanding that his own death sentence be fulfilled following two murders he committed in Utah. He became the first person executed in the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a new series of death penalty statutes in the 1976 decision Gregg v. Georgia. Gilmore was executed by firing squad in 1977.
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