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3rd Circuit Says Mumia Abu-Jamal|Deserves New Sentencing Hearing

PHILADELPHIA (CN) - The 3rd Circuit today ordered a new sentencing hearing - but not a new trial - for death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, because of flawed jury instructions. Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing police Officer Daniel Faulkner during a traffic stop in 1982, has attracted an international following for his claims that he was convicted because of racism by the judge, prosecutor, and a mostly white jury.

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