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Father Robinson asks to be released.

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The Toledo Priest convicted of murdering a nun is asking a a federal court to release him.

Father Gerald Robinson is in hospice care in Columbus because of a heart condition and his attorney Rich Kerger says he is not expected to recover.

Earlier in the month, Kerger sent a letter to Governor Kasich requesting Robinson's release, but according to The Blade, that request was denied.

Kerger filed the petition of Friday in U.S. District Court.  He is asking the court to allow Robinson to be transferred to The Little Sisters of the Poor in Oregon.

Robinson was convicted for the brutal 1980 murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl.
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