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Posted at 7:50 AM ET, 01/20/2011

Murder indictment for Va. inmate

By The Associated Press

A Virginia inmate who warned officials he would kill again if not given the death penalty for murdering his cellmate has been indicted for killing a second inmate.

Robert Gleason Jr. was indicted Tuesday for the July 28 murder of Aaron Cooper at Red Onion State Prison.

Gleason told The Associated Press he convinced Cooper to try on a necklace while both were in separate cages in the recreation yard and then he strangled him. Gleason told a judge last month that he would plead guilty to Cooper's murder.

Gleason already is facing the death penalty for the May 2009 murder of his cellmate, Harvey Watson Jr. Gleason pleaded guilty to Watson's murder last year then rescinded his plea.

Last month Gleason changed his plea back to guilty. He is set to be sentenced in that case Feb. 22.

By The Associated Press  | January 20, 2011; 7:50 AM ET
Categories:  Homicide, Prison Beat, Updates, Virginia  
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I have a feeling that the prison system will believe him when he says that he will murder again.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | January 20, 2011 3:49 PM | Report abuse

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