On this date, October 9, 1984, Melvyn Otterstrom was shot and killed by Ronnie Lee Gardner in Salt Lake City, Utah. Justice was served 26 years later, when the killer was put to death by firing squad on June 18, 2010.
Let us hear from Otterstrom’s cousin, Craig Watson who favored the death penalty for Gardner even years after watching the execution.
Melvyn Otterstrom had joined a Green Beret unit. (Otterstrom family photo)