Bonus: The AP is now referring to Mumia as a “death-row activist.”
(AP) — A U.S. appeals court is awarding death-row activist Mumia Abu-Jamal a new sentencing hearing in the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.
Tuesday’s ruling is the latest in the former Black Panther’s long-running legal saga.
The 58-year-old Mumia’s first-degree murder conviction stands in the fatal shooting of Officer Daniel Faulkner.
But the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is upholding its earlier ruling that the death-penalty instructions to the jury were unclear at Mumia’s 1982 trial.