With the widow of slain Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner at his side, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced that he will not seek the death penalty for the convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal (seen in the above photo).
"Every reviewing court has found the trial fair and the guilty verdict sound," he said. ". . . Our best remaining option is to let Mr. Abu-Jamal to die in prison."
Friday marks 30 years since Abu-Jamal's arrest for the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, who was on patrol Dec. 9, 1981 when he was gunned down. A jury unanimously handed down a guilty verdict the following year, and Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death.
Today's announcement was a response to the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal in October hear a petition by Williams' office seeking to reinstate the death penalty against Abu-Jamal.
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