Take Americans' tendency to catastrophically tasteless overshares, multiply it by new technology permitting them to inflict said overshares in real-time, and add in a self-aggrandizing elected official capitalizing on the publicity generated by an execution, and you get death, tweeted live:
"A solemn day. Barring a stay by Sup Ct [US Supreme Court], & with my final nod, Utah will use most extreme power & execute a killer. Mourn his victims. Justice".
At least he didn't use any emoticons.