PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal is due in court Monday morning. He’s asking a judge to set aside previous convictions so he can go through the appeals process again.
Abu-Jamal is serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.
In October, a judge postponed a decision on another appeal attempt by Abu-Jamal.
His lawyers say Abu-Jamal’s rights were violated during appeals, citing the bias of then-state Supreme Court Justice Ron Castille, who previously served as Philadelphia’s district attorney.