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      Judge Denies Morva's Request to Manage His Own Federal Death-Penalty Appeal

      Montgomery Co., VA - A judge has denied William Morva's request to manage his own federal death-penalty appeal.He was convicted of killing a hospital security guard and a sheriff's deputy in Montgomery County back in 2006.{}{}{} Morva exhausted his state appeals last year.{}{}{} In the federal appeal case, Morva wanted to dismiss his court appointed attorneys.{}{}{} US District Judge Michael Urbanski rejected Morva's request for new attorneys and ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation.{}{}{} He said he would rule on Morva's competence later.
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