Prosecutors Drop Death Penalty for Mumia

Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal—convicted of killing a Philadelphia Police officer 30 years ago—will serve a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole. Mumia was convicted and sentenced to death before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the ruling. Prosecutors have the chance to appeal the new ruling, but announced today that they will not seek to do so. [AP]