The prisoner, Robert Gleason Jr., killed his cellmate and another inmate while in prison after getting a life sentence for murder. Sources report that Gleason stated that he committed the other two murders in an effort to get his execution date moved up. The average time between a death sentence and execution is around twelve years, as the process can be drawn out using appeals.
Gleason will be executed using the electric chair rather than an injection, per his request.
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