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From left, foreground, Sid and Linda Walker, stepfather and mother of Dru Sjodin, U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley and Dru Sjodin's father Allan Sjodin, speak in front of the Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, following an appeal by attorneys of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. to overturn his death sentence. Rodriquez was convicted in 2006 for the kidnapping and murder of the 22-year old University of North Dakota student. (AP Photo/Janet Hostetter)

Rodriguez attorney: Improper evidence at trial

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Members of a three-judge panel grilled prosecuting and defense attorneys Thursday over whether Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. received a fair trial in 2006 in the abduction and killing of UND student Dru Sjodin.


Rodriguez's appeal of his conviction and death sentence went longer than scheduled Thursday morning before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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