Skip to comments.Inmate who said he'd kill more linked to 2nd death
Posted on 08/01/2010 9:34:19 AM PDT by Zakeet
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.
Cooper died Wednesday in the recreation yard for inmates housed in segregation at the maximum security Red Onion State Prison in southwestern Virginia. Elkins is awaiting a report from the medical examiner on Monday, but he said authorities believe Cooper was strangled.
Authorities are trying to figure out how it could have happened, because each inmate is placed in a separate, small caged-in area for recreation. Elkins said authorities believe Cooper was strangled with a piece of clothing, towel or bed sheet that was somehow reached through the chain link fence that separates the inmates on the recreation yard.
Elkins said he didn't know when charges might be filed against Gleason.
Gleason is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 31 for killing his cellmate at Wallens Ridge State Prison last year. He fired his attorneys and pleaded guilty in May, telling prosecutors he would kill again if they didn't seek the death penalty in his case.
"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."
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Gleason was already serving a life sentence for murder when he killed his insane (see article for details) cellmate, has strangled another inmate, and threatens to kill more unless he is given the death penalty.
Dont execute this guy. Put him to good use. No doubt OJ could use a new friend.
This should be mandatory reading for all those morons who claim that the death penalty isn’t a deterrent. Giving this guy a life sentence was handing him a license to kill, even though in a confined place.
The man is doping something productive. Let him loose in Congress and shut the doors and lock him in..
I shake my head at the ones who say “We’ll put them someplace where they will never hurt anyone again.” As long as there are libs in this world, there is only one place where we can truly say that they will never hurt anyone again, and that’s in a grave...
Only if he's a Conservative...8^) /bad humor.
Turn the guy into a quadriplegic and hang him up as the new prison punching bag.
The death penalty sure would have stopped this murder.
I remember reading about a guy in CA who had already been imprisoned for murder and then went on to kill, barbecue and eat his grandmother. He begged the prison board not to release him, because he knew he was going to kill again and he “felt as helpless as a puppy on the freeway.” But they released him and he killed his grandmother (as well as a local teenage girl) not long after that.
Some people just need to be put to death. Give them time to repent, bring in a priest or minister to officially forgive them, and they’ll die happy and we’ll be safe.