Inmate's Last Words: An Irish Curse

Virginia murderer Robert Gleason utters 'pog mo thoin'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 17, 2013 11:43 AM CST | Updated Jan 20, 2013 7:58 AM CST

(Newser) – Robert Gleason became the first inmate executed in the US this year when he got his wish of electrocution in Virginia Wednesday night. Gleason, 42, was a convicted murderer who subsequently killed two inmates in prison and charmingly vowed to continue killing until he was put to death, reports Reuters. The state allows inmates to choose the method, and Gleason made the rare pick of the electric chair. His last words were "pog mo thoin"—an Irish phrase that means "kiss my ass."

A file photo of inmate Robert Gleason at the Red Onion prison in Pound, Va.
A file photo of inmate Robert Gleason at the Red Onion prison in Pound, Va.   (AP Photo/Virginia Department of Corrections)
This  2009 file photo shows the electric chair at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va.
This 2009 file photo shows the electric chair at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va.   (AP Photo/Virginia Department of Corrections)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
My TakeCLICK BELOW TO VOTE
39%
5%
21%
9%
7%
18%
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   HitFix   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   CollegeHumor   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!