Lawyers for Abu Mumia Jamal allege original Judge made racist comment at trial

August 29, 2001
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Lawyers for death row prisoner Abu Mumia Jamal filed court papers yesterday, alleging that the original judge in the case made a racist comment about Abu Jamal. Terry Mara Carter of Delaware signed an affidavit, that as a stenographer in 1982 she overheard Judge Albert Sabo saying he was "Going to help him fry" Abu Jamal. She also alleged the judge used a racial slur to describe Abu Jamal. Abu Mumia Jamal is a celebrated radio journalist, writer and former Black Panther sentenced to death for the December 11th shooting death of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.