May 18,2007 00:00
PHILADELPHIA -- A U.S. appellate court in Philadelphia Thursday reviewed the death sentence of former radio reporter Mumia Abu-Jamal for killing a police officer.
If the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the state courts, an execution date could be set soon, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
At the heart of the case is a recommendation made by U.S. District Judge William H. Yohn Jr., who said Abu-Jamal should have been sentenced to life, the Inquirer said.
No decision is expected from the appeals court for several months.
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