Ron Castille

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Kristen Johanson
March 03, 2020 - 5:33 pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has named the "special master to investigate" how the Mumia Abu-Jamal case is being handled by the Philadelphia District Attorney, and how the investigation will play out. The judge is no stranger to high profile cases. Read more here.
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
February 24, 2020 - 4:16 pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will appoint a special investigator to look into how the Mumia Abu-Jamal case is being handled by Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
January 29, 2020 - 1:43 pm
Philadelphia prosecutors have dropped murder charges against Terrance Williams, a man whose 2016 U.S. Supreme Court case opened the door to thousands of appeals. Read more here.
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Cherri Gregg
April 18, 2019 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supporters for Mumia Abu-Jamal are applauding Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's decision not to appeal a ruling opens the door for Abu-Jamal to get his case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. At a rally Thursday outside City Hall, Pam Africa, chair of...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Steve Tawa
April 17, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office will not pursue an appeal in the long-running Mumia Abu-Jamal legal saga, which means Abu-Jamal's appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will move forward. For months, the DA's office thought about appealing a judge's...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Kristen Johanson
January 23, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an unusual move, Philadelphia prosecutors and defense lawyers for Mumia Abu-Jamal have asked a city judge to rescind his recent order reinstating Abu-Jamal's appellate rights. The now 64-year-old was convicted more than three decades ago of shooting and killing...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Kristen Johanson
December 27, 2018 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia judge has re-instated Mumia Abu-Jamal post-conviction appellate rights, more than 35 years after he convicted of killing Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Faulkner in Center City. City Judge Leon Tucker partially granted Abu-Jamal's appeal, saying...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Kristen Johanson
December 03, 2018 - 12:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A city judge is set to rule on whether Mumia Abu-Jamal, the man convicted of murdering Officer Danny Faulkner 37 years ago, should get another attempt at an appeal, after a brief hearing earlier Monday morning. The judge told the courtroom, packed with supporters from...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Kristen Johanson
October 29, 2018 - 2:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday morning brought another delay in the latest appeal attempt for the man convicted of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulker 37 years ago. Supporters for Mumia Abu-Jamal , and the Faulkner family packed a city courtroom to hear arguments. The...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT/Sipa USA
Kristen Johanson
August 30, 2018 - 8:55 am
UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thursday marked another return to court for Mumia Abu-Jamal in his decades-old battle to be cleared of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Supporters for both sides gathered in the packed courtroom to hear how this latest...
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