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  • A pivotal hearing on case of Abu-Jamal

    05/13/2007 5:44:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies · 427+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 13, 2007 | Emilie Lounsberry
    On July 3, 1982, a Philadelphia jury took just four hours to sentence Mumia Abu-Jamal to death for murdering Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Nearly a quarter-century later, Abu-Jamal has remained alive through a series of appeals. His bid to escape the death penalty is now at a critical stage. The case will be argued this week in the region's federal appeals court, and if Abu-Jamal loses, Philadelphia's most controversial death-row inmate will be in imminent peril of lethal injection. "He realizes that death is just a few doors away," said his attorney, Robert R. Bryan, a San Francisco lawyer who...