Andriza Mircovich was executed at the Nevada State Prison on May 14, 1913. He was the only Nevada prisoner executed by firing squad. Mircovich was convicted on June 15, 1912 of the premeditated murder of fellow Montenegrin John Gregovich in Tonopah on May 14, 1912. Gregovich was the executor of Mircovich's cousin's estate; the latter felt he should have received more money. Mircovich made increasingly forceful demands, threatening Gregovich's life until the latter was forced to turn administration of the estate over to the courts and make plans to leave town. Gregovich was fatally stabbed as he waited at the Tonopah train station. Mircovich appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court, admitting his guilt but claiming mitigating circumstances. The Court upheld the lower court's decision and set an execution date of May 14, 1913. Under a new 1911 state statute Mircovich was allowed to choose between being hanged or shot by a firing squad; he elected to face the firing squad. Mircovich was buried the same day in the Nevada State Prison cemetery. Sources: Nevada State Prison inmate case file #1479; and Crime & Punishment in Early Nevada by R. Michael Wilson (Stagecoach Books, 2004).