Former attorneys for a condemned Virginia inmate are appealing a federal judge’s ruling. Attorneys are requesting to be appointed to represent 42-year-old Robert Gleason Jr. against his wishes, arguing that Gleason was not competent to waive his appeals. Gleason was serving life in prison for a 2008 murder in Amherst when he killed his cellmate in 2009. He vowed to keep killing unless given the death penalty and then in 2010 he strangled another inmate. Governor McDonnell has reviewed the case and says he will not stop the execution which is scheduled for Wednesday.