On Thursday, a Philadelphia judge ruled that imprisoned former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal can reargue his appeal in his case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The judge cited then-Chief Justice Ronald Castille’s failure to excuse himself from the case due to his prior role as Philadelphia district attorney when Abu-Jamal was appealing his case. Abu-Jamal was convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner but has always maintained his innocence. Abu-Jamal’s lawyers argued that statements Castille made about people accused of killing police officers indicated he should have recused himself. In 2011, Abu-Jamal was sentenced to life without parole. We’ll have more on this story after headlines with one of the coordinators of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, Johanna Fernandez.
PA Judge: Mumia Abu-Jamal Can Reargue Appeal in 1981 Police Killing Case
HeadlineDec 28, 2018