Supreme Court rejects prosecutors’ request to re-impose Mumia Abu-Jamal death sentence

    Prosecutors did not get the answer they wanted from the U.S. Supreme Court when court rejected their request to re-impose the death penalty on convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

    Thirty years after his arrest for murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, Abu-Ajamal remains in prison and maintains his innocence.

    The Associated Press reports the Supreme Court justices have refused to get involved in the case. Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death after his 1982 trial, but was re-sentenced after a federal appeals court found the jury may have gotten misleading instructions about the death penalty.

    Update, 2 p.m.”The District Attorney will not be making on comments on today’s Supreme Court ruling in the Mumia Abu Jamal case,” reads a statement from D.A. Seth Williams’ office. “The District Attorney along with members of the office’s Law Division need to determine the next course of action in this case and no decision will be made today.”

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