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Judge denies inmate’s bid to manage own death-penalty appeal

ROANOKE (AP) A judge has denied a Virginia inmate's request to manage his own federal death-penalty appeal. William Morva was convicted of killing a hospital security guard and a sheriff's deputy in 2006 during an escape. He exhausted his state appeals in April 2013. In the federal appeal case, Morva had sought a dismissal of his court-appointed ...

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