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D.A. Won't Seek Death Penalty for Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

December 07, 2011  | 

Saying he wanted to avoid another three decades of appeals—and a new public forum for Mumia Abu-Jamal—Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said today he will not seek a new death penalty hearing for the convicted killer of Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Flanked by Faulkner's widow, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, officials of the Fraternal Order of Police and a cadre of prosecutors past and present who were involved with the case, Williams said he believed his office could successfully impanel a new jury and get a new death sentence against Abu-Jamal.

But the tortuous legal process ahead for a newly-imposed death sentence - and the likelihood that Abu-Jamal, 57, will die in prison before it could be carried out—made that route seem futile.

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Deadman @ 12/8/2011 1:23 PM

If the prosecutor doesn't go for the death penalty,the liberals will have him out in 5 years and you know it,people like sean penn ,susan sarandon and the like.

ROB ROY SELF @ 12/8/2011 4:54 PM

REALLY? Just because this TURD has all these idiot hollywood liberals believing his lie's this D.A. doesn't want to go thru with a Death Penalty case because of the off chance hagi will die before they can carry out the sentence. What the hell has happened to Justice in this country.

searcher555 @ 12/8/2011 7:21 PM

Let's hope that in general population, he'll be a cherished little prize and get whacked within the first year.

Frank @ 12/10/2011 3:18 AM

Nice going DA Williams why don't you just resign now. Since when do you have the right to not charge someone for a felony if the evidence is presented? So this is Justice?? I see this is a new trend starting in this country.

Capt David-Ret LA County @ 12/14/2011 4:38 PM

Bad news but lots of things get lost in 30 years. And many juries seem reluctant to convict for death penalty after so many years have gone by..

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