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Tennessee wants Abu-Ali Abdur’ Rahman back on Death Row

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  State attorney’s will on Tuesday continue their efforts to put Abu-Ali Abdur’ Rahman back on Tennessee’s Death Row.

Rahman was convicted in 1987 of a stabbing attack that left one person dead and another wounded. He was scheduled for execution in April, but the Tennessee Supreme Court granted a stay in the case last December.

Last year Nashville District Attorney Glen Funk convinced a Davidson County court to resentence Rahman to life in prison, noting strong evidence of racial bias during jury selection in his original trial.

State AG Herbert Slattery appealed the decision, saying the deal “subverted” state law.

The case will be argued Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. in the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

You can live stream the court proceedings here.

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