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#1 Hum

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 16:08

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 “Pog mo thoin” -- moments before Gleason was put to death, the New York Daily News reports.

The 42-year-old inmate was ... the first to choose to die by electrocution since 2010. In Virginia and nine other states, inmates can choose between electrocution and lethal injection.

Gleason had fought last-minute attempts by former attorneys to stop the execution. He told the Associated Press he deserved to die for what he did.

Gleason was sentenced to life in prison after he admitted to shooting Mike Jamerson, whose son was cooperating with a federal investigation into a methamphetamine ring that Gleason was involved in.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 16:34

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

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 17:42

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

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 17:43

^ But that electric bill was murder. :shifty:

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 17:47

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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Posted 18 January 2013 - 17:54

^ But that electric bill was murder. :shifty:


I think electric executions are already banned...

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 17:56

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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Posted 18 January 2013 - 17:59

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

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 18:41

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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Posted 18 January 2013 - 18:51

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

On a side note, “Pog mo thoin” or "Pogue Mahone" is the original name of the Pogues.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 21:10

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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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:01

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

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:06

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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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:10

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

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:38

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

On a side note, “Pog mo thoin” or "Pogue Mahone" is the original name of the Pogues.


Well that's not going to do them much good since they already executed him, and the article stated both that he got executed and that hi lawyers tried to stop it against his wishes.



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