PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia NAACP is holding a news conference Sunday morning on the latest appeal from convicted killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The civil rights organization opposes Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s decision to fight the appeal.READ MORE: Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger, Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver
Abu-Jamal was convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.Flyers Score Twice In 3rd, Win 5-3 To Hand Oilers 1st Loss
He has been granted a new appeals hearing because of a Supreme Court ruling.
It says a former Pennsylvania justice who heard his appeal had a potential conflict of interest.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Superintendent Dr. William Hite To Address Safety Updates For Philadelphia School District Students
The press conference is being held at the Philadelphia NAACP headquarters.