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Death Penalty Will Not Be Sought for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Today, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office announced that it will not seek another death sentence for Mumia Abu-Jamal.  Pennsylvania law now requires Mr. Abu-Jamal to be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for his controversial 1982 murder conviction in the shooting death of a police officer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Click here to read LDF's press release.