May 10, 2018
I’m confused as to why they let him appeal his death sentence.
A convicted cop killer is hoping for another chance to appeal his case. As Mumia Abu-Jamal gets ready for another court hearing, some are worried about the outcome.
In the 36 years since Abu-Jamal’s conviction, this will be the first hearing with Larry Krasner as district attorney.
Krasner is taking a new approach to Philadelphia’s justice system. Since taking office in January, Krasner told Eyewitness News he’s seen prison populations decline and he’d like to keep it that way.
That’s why some are worried about the outcome of Monday’s hearing.
Abu-Jamal is serving life in prison for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.
Abu-Jamal had previously been sentenced to death, but that has since been changed to life in prison without parole.