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    VA - Harvey Watson, 63, & Aaron Cooper, 26, killed in prison, 2009 & 2010

    For seven days, Robert Gleason Jr. begged correctional officers and counselors at Wallens Ridge State Prison to move his new cellmate. The constant singing, screaming and obnoxious behavior were too much, and Gleason knew he was ready to snap.

    On the eighth day May 8, 2009 correctional officers found 63-year-old Harvey Gray Watson Jr. bound, gagged, beaten and strangled. His death went unnoticed for 15 hours because correctional officers had not followed proper procedure for inmate head counts at the high-security prison in southwestern Virginia.

    Now, Gleason says he'll kill again if he isn't put to death for killing Watson, who had a history of mental illness. And he says his next victim won't be an inmate.

    "I murdered that man cold-bloodedly. I planned it, and I'm gonna do it again," the 40-year-old Gleason told The Associated Press. "Someone needs to stop it. The only way to stop me is put me on death row."
    Va. inmate: 'Only way to stop me' is death row
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...5djZAD9GA3M580

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    I think they should give him his wish. Take him out.

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    Better yet put an inmate in there with him that's bigger, badder than him. Be sure he sings, dances, screams and exhibits obnoxious behavior. Then when Gleason sets a plan in motion to murder him let the guy kick his a*s, gag him, and bind him and then sing show tunes non-stop.

    We can pick our friends, but we can't pick our cellies.

    Putting him on death row won't ensure he suffers. I wouldn't oblige this guy. Just the opposite.

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    Oh look Gleason had to be tasered at his murder trial. For what? Outbursts.

    At one point he told the courts he didn't feel like sitting there listening to "all this".

    He had plead guilty for murdering a man over a drug payment. "I'm going to die in this joint anyway" Gleason said.

    Looks like Gleason always wants things his way.

    http://www2.newsadvance.com/lna/news...t_murder/4262/

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzybeth View Post
    I think they should give him his wish. Take him out.
    No kidding! Wow, this guy's a poster child for the DP.

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    I'm sure he blames DOC staff for not moving the unbalanced cellmate out....he had to teach everyone a lesson. I think all that talk about "kill me please" is just BS. Does VA have the death penalty?
    This guy has just ensured that he will have a single cell for the rest of his prison time, which I hope is for the rest of his life.
    Yup. He thinks like someone who could murder someone over a drug debt (for dissing him) and then an elderly person caged with him. No remorse, no respect for life. Wish he could get his wish.
    He'll probably sue DOC for the "mental anguish" he experienced for the week before he murdered that man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filly View Post
    Oh look Gleason had to be tasered at his murder trial. For what? Outbursts.

    At one point he told the courts he didn't feel like sitting there listening to "all this".

    He had plead guilty for murdering a man over a drug payment. "I'm going to die in this joint anyway" Gleason said.

    Looks like Gleason always wants things his way.

    http://www2.newsadvance.com/lna/news...t_murder/4262/
    Wow, he looks messed up in that pic.

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    Sadly, Gleason is a man of his word:

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=11298875

    Inmate Who Said He'd Kill More Linked to 2nd Death

    A Virginia inmate who warned prosecutors he would kill again if not given the death penalty for strangling his cellmate was involved in the death of another inmate, authorities said.

    Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney Ron Elkins confirmed late Saturday that Robert Gleason Jr. was "involved" in the death of 26-year-old Aaron Alexander Cooper, though Elkins refused to elaborate. Gleason, who was already serving a life term for murder before killing his cellmate last year, has not been charged in the death...."


    more at link

    The details of the murder sound very suspicious, given that the men are separated in "recreational" cages. The man was strangled.

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    How does one successfully strangle somebody through a chain link fence without the person getting away?? Or actually, the stranglee" would have to assist!! Maybe Cooper had a death wish too, and this nutcase offered to do the job so he could finally get that death sentence he wanted himself. Psycho.

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    The only thing I can think of is that Gleason got hold of the man's t-shirt and strangled him with the collar of it. One would think that the inmates couldn't make contact through the cages but we know how creative they can be. Nothing surprises me anymore with what men and women with nothing but time on their hands can come up with.

    I hate to say this, but I've also wondered if the guards could be complicit in one, both, or either deaths. Some inmates are not popular with anyone. Gleason's first inmate was tremendously irritating and mentally ill. I think the guards must have had some suspicion of what would happen. It would be unconscionable to place someone deeply disliked next to this killer.

    I hope there is a very thorough investigation.


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    Oh, now I see that he tricked Cooper into it. He told him he was giving him a Crips necklace (Cooper was a Crip). And Cooper did in fact help him put it on. But it was some kind of ligature made from a bed sheet. Still, how could someone mistake a strip of bed sheet for a necklace??

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...re;latestRight

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    I say kill him...........it'll be years before it will happen anyway and why put everyone around him, including officers, in danger.

    Give him his wish.............bye.
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    I wish more of these people would admit the same thing. Especially RSO.
    "I would have stayed up with you all night, had I known how to save a life."
    Rest in peace, Ethan Stacy and Aja Johnson.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110211/...mate_slaying_3

    Va. inmate pleads guilty to second prisoner murder

    "A Virginia inmate who warned officials he would kill again if not given the death penalty for murdering his cellmate pleaded guilty Friday to killing a second inmate.
    A Wise County judge took Robert Gleason Jr.'s plea under advisement, but said he would not accept it until after Gleason undergoes a mental health evaluation, said Gleason's attorney, Greg Kallen. Such evaluations are standard in capital cases.
    The judge will decide April 22 whether to accept the plea...."

    more at link

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    can we just use a firing squad on this thing?

    I mean how much more time, resources, and tax dollars are going to be wasted on him before he finally croaks?

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