Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said he would appeal a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals awarding convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal a new sentencing hearing, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Williams will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the appeals court's decision and reinstate Abu-Jamal's death sentence. Williams said Maureen Faulkner was "devastated" by the ruling. Faulkner is the widom of slain police officer Daniel Faulkner.
Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1982 of first-degree murder in Faulkner's slaying and was sentenced to death.
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