The Supreme Court did not intervene, and Utah death row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner was put before a firing squad and executed. Before Gardner was executed, Shurtleff took to tweeting again: "I just gave the go ahead to Corrections Director to proceed with Gardner's execution. May God grant him the mercy he denied his victims." Shurtleff's tweets apparently didn't go over well with some other users, The AJC reported. One user proclaimed that Shurtleff's tweets would "probably go down in history as the dumbest most disgusting use of Twitter ever."