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BOISE, Idaho - Joseph Edward Duncan III has asked a federal judge to allow him to act as his own attorney during his death sentencing hearing.

Defense lawyer Mark Larranaga made the request on Duncan's behalf this morning, just before the jury selection process was scheduled to resume.  But U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge said he would consider the request on Friday, to avoid inconveniencing the dozens of potential jurors scheduled to be individually questioned by attorneys this week.

The attorneys are sifting through more than 300 potential jurors, trying to find 12 who can fairly decide if Duncan should be sentenced to death for the kidnapping, sexual abuse and death of Dylan Groene in 2005.

Duncan pleaded guilty in December to 10 federal charges for the abduction of Dylan and his sister Shasta. Three of the charges qualify him for the death penalty.       The jury selection process is expected to take several days.

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