“I just got on the internet to see if there were other people in the same situation I was in,” said Gardner. He found there were many other Americans who mourned the loss of their loved ones who also died after being executed in other states.
Gardner does not defend the fact that his brother shot and killed two people and seriously injured another, but he has a hard time with the state’s execution of his brother. “I feel like they did the same thing that Ronnie did,” he said.
“We’re not the ultimate judge in someone’s life. Even if someone does kill, it is not our choice to take another life,” said Gardner.