3rd Circuit Says Mumia Must Have New Sentencing Trial If Death Sentence Is To Be Reinstated

On April 26, 2011 the US Third Circuit Court upheld earlier rulings from 2001 (by US District Court Judge William Yohn) and 2008 (by the same 3rd Circuit panel of three judges) that 'overturned'* the death sentence and stated that if the DA wants to re-instate the death penalty, then Mumia must first be given a new sentencing phase jury trial where Mumia can present evidence of innocence but the jury can only decide between execution or life in prison without parole. Philly IMC: http://www.phillyimc.org/en/3rd-circuit-says-mumia-must-have-new-sentencing-trial-if-death-sentence-be-reinstated

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