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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Third Circuit Grants New Sentencing for Mumia Abu-Jamal

From the Philadelphia Inquirer online, Mar. 28, 2008:  "At least for now, execution is off the table for the world-famous death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal following a federal appeals court decision yesterday that left intact his conviction in the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.

"A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that Abu-Jamal must be sentenced to life in prison for killing Daniel Faulkner or get a chance with a new Philadelphia jury that would decide only whether he should get life or be sentenced - again - to death."  Read the rest of the article here. [Mike Mannheimer]

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