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Fri Feb 15, 2019, 09:04 PM

Prosecutor explains challenge to Mumia Abu-Jamal hearing

Source: Associated Press

Updated 5:12 pm CST, Friday, February 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia prosecutors say they're fighting an order that gives prison activist Mumia Abu-Jamal a new court hearing because the ruling is so broad it could undo countless other cases.

District Attorney Larry Krasner filed a motion Friday outlining his challenge. The issue is now with the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

The 64-year-old Abu-Jamal is serving a life sentence for a 1981 police officer's slaying.

A Philadelphia judge recently granted him a chance at a new appeal because a judge who heard his initial appeal had a passing involvement in the case as Philadelphia district attorney. Krasner says the U.S. Supreme Court has granted new hearings only when there's a more direct conflict.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Prosecutor-explains-challenge-to-Mumia-Abu-Jamal-13620882.php

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Fri Feb 15, 2019, 09:11 PM

1. Guilty or not police incompetence has gaurenteed Mumia can never get a fair trial ever ...

Guilty or not he's served enough time and then some.

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