RTD – Va. man who killed two inmates is executed

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:08 pm | Updated: 11:26 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

JARRATT – Robert Charles Gleason Jr., who strangled two fellow prison inmates, died in Virginia’s electric chair Wednesday night, unapologetic to the end.

Gleason, 42, was pronounced dead at 9:08 p.m. at the Greensville Correctional Center. Asked if he had a last statement, he said among other things, “Put me on the highway going to Jackson and call my Irish buddies. … God bless.”

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