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** FILE ** In this May 26, 2010 file photo provided by Ernie Benko, death row inmate Robert Gleason meets with his defense team in the Wise County courthouse in Wise, Va. Gleason, who warned prosecutors he would kill again if not given the death penalty for strangling his former cellmate, is connected with the death of another inmate, authorities said. (AP Photo/Ernie Benko, file)
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** FILE ** In this May 26, 2010 file photo provided by Ernie Benko, death row inmate Robert Gleason meets with his defense team in the Wise County courthouse in Wise, Va. Gleason, who warned prosecutors he would kill again if not given the death penalty for strangling his former cellmate, is connected with the death of another inmate, authorities said. (AP Photo/Ernie Benko, file)

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