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Killer shows bits of humanity before execution

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The electric chair at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va.

Associated Press/Sept. 23, 2009

Robert Gleason at the Red Onion prison in Pound, Va.

Associated Press/March 2011

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Robert Gleason Jr. was playful and vicious, a protector and a predator. He was likeable and reprehensible. He sent Christmas cards and made me laugh on a bad day.He was also a killer. And on Wednesday night I watched him die.
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    • The electric chair at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va.
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