Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Philadelphia DA asks for US Supreme Court to review issue of death penalty v. life

from Suzanne Ross at www.freemumia.com:

Attorney Judy Ritter, who has argued the issue of Mills (whether Mumia should be given life in prison v. death) before the Third Circuit twice, just informed us that the Philadelphia DA is appealing to the US Supreme Court to review the Third Circuit's recent decision supporting Judge William Yohn 2001. The Yohn ruling was that the judge's instructions to the jury on the sentencing were incorrect and therefore could not allow the death sentence to stand.

We will put the appeals document on our website as soon as possible.