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.