For nearly 30 years, Mumia Abu-Jamal has been fighting legal battles over his place on death row, and then his place in jail at all. In December, prosecutors stopped their process of seeking capital punishment for Abu-Jamal, letting him live out his years in prison.
Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ensured he would remain in jail for the rest of his life, rejecting a challenge regarding forensic evidence.
The Associated Press reports that Abu-Jamal, a one-time Black Panther who was found guilty in 1982 of fatally shooting white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, lost his last legal appeal, one of many he has sought since his conviction.
Abu-Jamal’s attorney and the Philadelphia district attorney’s office did not comment for the Associated Press.