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Asked for his final words, a 42-year-old convicted murderer had one thought to share from the electric chair: "Kiss my ass."

Robert Gleason Jr. became the country's first execution of 2013 when authorities in Virginia pronounced him dead at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday.

Gleason was serving a life sentence for a 2007 murder. While in prison, Gleason also strangled one of his cellmates and another fellow inmate. He vowed to continue killing until state authorities sentenced him to death.

The farewell bid "Kiss my ass" was actually uttered in Irish Gaelic -- spoken

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Not many people still speak Gaelic, interesting he would choose that language to utter his last words in.

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At least he knew he deserved death. No need to keep him in the system spending more tax dollars.

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^ But that electric bill was murder. :shifty:

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Personally I bet the convicts would rather be dead than sit on death row waiting. I know I'd just want it over with.

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^ But that electric bill was murder. :shifty:

I think electric executions are already banned...

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At least he knew he deserved death. No need to keep him in the system spending more tax dollars.

Life in prison is cheaper than death row.

I think electric executions are already banned...

I think you need to read the OP ;)

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I did and I think they actually need to remove that inhumane way of execution of a person.

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I did and I think they actually need to remove that inhumane way of execution of a person.

There's a lot of thought that the alternative, lethal injection isn't humane either.

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I read about this case the other day, and apparently his lawyers were still appealing for him against his wishes.

On a side note,

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There's a lot of thought that the alternative, lethal injection isn't humane either.

What's wrong with a .25c bullet in the brain? Cheaper, and instant.

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^ May not be so instant for the executed. ;)

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Why not just bring back an oldie but a goody ..

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Well now it will cost them money for his burial.

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I thought Virginia put a stop on executions after a few were found to have been wrong.

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I read about this case the other day, and apparently his lawyers were still appealing for him against his wishes.

On a side note,

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I did and I think they actually need to remove that inhumane way of execution of a person.

Execution itself is inhumane, it's state sponsored murder.

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Execution itself is inhumane, it's state sponsored murder.
They should a Battle Royale with these guys and charge for the beverages.

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I think they were the same words said by John Wayne Gacy.

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Execution itself is inhumane, it's state sponsored murder.

Agreed. The state should hold higher standards than the criminals.

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I did and I think they actually need to remove that inhumane way of execution of a person.

Yes because of the humane ways people commit murder doesn't justify it. But I agree, lethal injection should be the standard. Guillotine is probably more decisive, leaves no doubt the person is dead. (Y)

Execution itself is inhumane, it's state sponsored murder.

People with your point of view should be on a registry so you can support keeping those criminals alive with your donations.

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Yes because of the humane ways people commit murder doesn't justify it. But I agree, lethal injection should be the standard. Guillotine is probably more decisive, leaves no doubt the person is dead. (Y)

People with your point of view should be on a registry so you can support keeping those criminals alive with your donations.

and yet again, Death row is more expensive than life in prison.

on the other hand, maybe "people like you" should be on a register, so that when you get accused of a crime, we know you're a death row supporter with minimal waiting time, so once you're found guilty, you're shipped off to have you head cut off. to bad when we find out you where innocent a few on months/years down the road, but hey, your choice.

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Yes because of the humane ways people commit murder doesn't justify it.

I think this is a fairly primitive logic. I don't see why one would alternate moral values on a person by person basis.

People with your point of view should be on a registry so you can support keeping those criminals alive with your donations.

Similarly people with your view should be on a rotatory to be the executioner.

Also the "humane execution" is done as much for the sake of the executioner as the convict. If you really believe in it you will do it with an axe.

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I don't know why they don't use inert gas asphyxiation as a form of execution:

When humans breathe in pure nitrogen, they exhale carbon dioxide without resupplying oxygen. Nitrogen is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that constitutes approximately 78 percent of the Earth's atmosphere. As the principal component in air, nitrogen poses no significant risk upon discharge. As such, the subject would detect no abnormal sensation. This leads to asphyxiation without the painful and traumatic feeling of suffocation.

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There was also a pretty interesting documentary covering this:

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and yet again, Death row is more expensive than life in prison.

on the other hand, maybe "people like you" should be on a register, so that when you get accused of a crime, we know you're a death row supporter with minimal waiting time, so once you're found guilty, you're shipped off to have you head cut off. to bad when we find out you where innocent a few on months/years down the road, but hey, your choice.

So where is your source for your claim? Provide proof. Otherwise it's urban myth

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The authors calculated that, if the Governor commuted the sentences of those remaining on death row to life without parole, it would result in an immediate savings of $170 million per year, with a savings of $5 billion over the next 20 years.

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/costs-death-penalty

Helps to be informed about the issues you support. but hey, America has LOTS of money and has no need to save 170 Million per year, in ONE state...

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