Virginia Inmate Who Asked to Die Set to Be Executed Wednesday Night

Robert Gleason has said he knows he would kill again

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013  |  Updated 12:22 PM EDT
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Inmate Who Asked to Die Set to be Executed

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An inmate who says he wants to die is scheduled to be executed Wednesday night in Virginia, unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes.

Robert Gleason, 42, has chosen to die by electrocution. Gleason has said that if he lives, he feels he is likely to kill again.

The execution is scheduled for 9 p.m. at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt -- but attorneys are asking the Supreme Court to block it, arguing Gleason wasn't competent to waive his appeals.

The Huffington Post reports:

"Why prolong it? The end result's gonna be the same," Gleason said from death row in his thick Boston accent in one of numerous interviews he's given to The Associated Press over three years. "The death part don't bother me. This has been a long time coming. It's called karma."

Gleason was serving life in prison for murder when he killed a prisoner in 2009. He strangled another prisoner in 2010.

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