Mumia Abu-Jamal Can Appeal Murder Charge, Philly Judge Says

Nicole Rojas
Apr 23, 2019 - 5:00

Former Black Panther and radio reporter Mumia Abu-Jamal is serving a life sentence for the murder of a police officer, but can now proceed with an appeal hearing. On April 17, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner dropped his challenge to the judge’s ruling that Abu-Jamal could pursue an appeal of his case. A Philadelphia judge allowed 64-year-old Abu-Jamal to renew his initial appeal after the Supreme Court ruled that former Chief Justice Robert Castille of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court should have recused himself from the appeal of a death-row inmate, identified as Terrance Williams, whose sentencing he had overseen. Abu-Jamal pushed to appeal his own sentencing, arguing that Castille should have recused...

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