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Death Row Inmate's Attorney Believes He's Delusional

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An attorney for convicted killer Paul Dennis Reid said he's delusional and believes he should have his mental competency re-evaluated.

Reid's attorney, Kelly Gleason, told a judge Monday during a post conviction hearing that Reid thinks he's getting out of prison in June, and he wants to go shopping for clothes he might need when he gets out. Gleason also said Reid thinks she is an actress.

A petition was filed that argued ineffective counsel because Reid believes he was under surveillance by secret government agencies, and his trial lawyers should have found tapes that prove his innocence.

Back in December, a Nashville judge ruled Reid was competent to decide his own appeals.

Reid has been on death row since being convicted of the 1997 murders of seven fast food workers in Nashville and Clarksville.

Contributed by The Associated Press

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