Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeal fight in judge’s hands

12/4/2018, 7:57 a.m.
After two years of court dates, a Philadelphia judge will now decide whether Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life ...
Mumia Abu-Jamal April 6, 2015

After two years of court dates, a Philadelphia judge will now decide whether Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, will get another chance to appeal his 1982 conviction.

“You’ll hear from me shortly,” Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker said Monday during a brief hearing, scheduled to give Abu-Jamal’s lawyers time to present additional evidence before a ruling on the high-profile, emotionally charged case.

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