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Murderer Who Wanted Death Penalty Executed

January 17, 2013  | 

A man who admitted to strangling two fellow prison inmates and threatened to continue killing until he received the death penalty was executed in Virginia on Wednesday, the first time the state has used the electric chair in nearly three years, reports Reuters.

Robert Charles Gleason Jr., 42, had said he wanted to be put to death despite attempts by his former court-appointed attorneys to halt the execution and have him undergo a mental competency evaluation.

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john wright @ 1/21/2013 8:37 PM

So that was the cause of the quick brownout while I was visitng Willimsburg! Good riddance to you!

Tom Ret @ 1/21/2013 8:42 PM

If he was in California he would probably have to kill himself if he wanted anything done.

Dennis Wenger @ 1/22/2013 3:16 AM

I'd like to publicly thank him for sparing public tax dollars in his eagerness to stand in Ultimate Judgement. It would be great if more would champion that cause. They should feel free and not be discouraged from it by meddlesom Defense lyers.

Frank @ 1/22/2013 4:49 AM

So do we have anymore takers? This is a great idea maybe DOJ can start a campaign across America.

USA @ 1/22/2013 6:36 AM

Maybe if prison was not a playground for the criminals - more would take the option!! Free room, food, utilities, education, MEDICAL care, workout room, etc. etc; they have it made, they don't have to EARN a living by actually working, or pay taxes, like us regular folks. If they admit they are guilty, or if there is absolute proof they committed the crime - then save us the $$$$ it would cost to keep them in.

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