In June of 2009 I posted about a Virginia inmate, Robert Gleason, Jr. Now follow this:
Gleason was convicted of a 2008 murder (having said of his victim in that case that what happened was “what needed to be done.”). Sentenced for that murder, he was serving a sentence in one of Virginia's super max prisons. While in prison there, in May of 2009 he beat and strangled his cellmate to death because the man was singing, screaming, and acting obnoxiously. After that murder he said: "I'm gonna do it again. Someone needs to stop it." He was to be sentenced for the 2009 behind-bars murder on February 22, 2011.
But in the interim, he has made good on his threat and has been indicted for murdering a fellow inmate on July 28, 2010. "Gleason told The Associated Press he convinced Cooper [the victim] to try on a necklace while both were in separate cages in the recreation yard and then he strangled him."
In a super max prison for murder, and he murders not one, but two fellow inmates.
What, short of the death penalty, would render this man harmless to those around him?