U.S. Court Grants New Sentencing for Mumia Abu-Jamal


PHILADELPHIA — A U.S. appeals court is awarding death-row activist Mumia Abu-Jamal a new sentencing hearing in the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.

Tuesday’s ruling is the latest in the former Black Panther‘s long-running legal saga.

The 58-year-old Mumia’s first-degree murder conviction stands in the fatal shooting of Officer Daniel Faulkner.

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