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Murder suspect’s hunger strike goes 50 days

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A murder suspect in Virginia Beach is on a hunger strike that has lasted more than 50 days, prompting prosecutors to seek permission to have him force-fed. The Virginian-Pilot reports city prosecutor Christianna Cunningham said at an emergency court hearing Thursday that 30-year-old Joseph Vincent Merlino III began declining his meals April 16. Merlino is ...

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