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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — A former Fort Bragg soldier convicted of rape and murder wants his death sentence to be overturned.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that Ronald Gray has asked the Army Court of Criminal Appeals to strike down his convictions.

Gray was sentenced to death in 1988 after a military jury convicted him in the deaths of two women. The former 82nd Airborne soldier was also sentenced to eight life prison terms by civilian courts for two other deaths.

Gray’s petition argues that he had ineffective lawyers and that his court-martial was unconstitutional.

Gray’s execution has been delayed while he appeals.

Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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