Pa. Supreme Court Rejects Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Last Appeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has lost his last legal appeal.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a challenge regarding forensic evidence in his racially charged case.

The onetime Black Panther was found guilty in 1982 of fatally shooting white Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Abu-Jamal spent nearly 30 years on death row while pursuing numerous legal appeals. On March 26, the state Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s denial of the forensics claim.

Abu-Jamal’s attorney didn’t immediately return a request for comment on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia district attorney’s office declined to comment.

One of Abu-Jamal’s appeals led a judge to order a new sentencing hearing. Instead, prosecutors in December agreed to allow him to serve a life sentence.

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  1. Makemyday says:

    Keep drinking the kool aid Linda

  2. Whatsup says:

    This mumia murdered a policeman and weall should be protesting that this murderer has abused the judicial system all these years and wasted our money when he should have been put to death years ago.

  3. Andrew says:

    Good. Now maybe we’ll be able to stop hearing his name, and he can fade away in the prision system until he dies.

  4. Linda D Bryant says:

    PHILLY’S FINEST FRAMED THIS MAN REAL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Mother nature says:

      This POS should be dead, not appealing anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Hater says:

      It;s a shame they didn’t turn his face into pink slime. I’m sure the PPD is framing these fine citizens too.

      http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/gallery?section=news/local&id=8572089&photo=1

    3. GREEKPICNIC says:

      Great news Linda.This low life will never leave prison.

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