He's been convicted of rape and murder, but lawyers for Augusta County resident Bobby Wayne Swisher are fighting to stop his execution.
Swisher is scheduled to die July 1.
He was convicted of kidnapping 22-year-old Dawn Snyder from a Stuarts Draft florist shop, raping her in a field, and killing her. Lawyers are presenting their case to the Virginia Supreme Court.
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