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Ex-attorneys appeal to block Virginia execution

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former attorneys for a condemned Virginia inmate are appealing a federal judge's ruling that they have no authority to appeal his case against his wishes. Attorney Jon Sheldon asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday to appoint him and other lawyers to represent 42-year-old Robert Gleason Jr. Sheldon argues that Gleason was not competent to waive his appeals....

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