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Virginia inmate set for execution fighting to bar appeal

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A condemned Virginia inmate is fighting his former attorneys for the right to be executed next week. Attorneys who represented Robert Gleason Jr. are asking a federal court in Roanoke to reappoint them to the case and allow them to appeal his death sentence. They argue in court documents filed Monday Gleason was not competent to waive his appeals and that his condition has...

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