Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals to livestream June 9

Published 11:52 am Friday, June 5, 2020

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NASHVILLE  (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals will begin offering a livestream of oral arguments during in-person proceedings next week in Nashville.
A news release from the court says the June 9 livestream will be available on the TNCourts.gov YouTube page.
The current judicial emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic limits in-person access to the courthouse.
Four cases will be heard, including the state’s appeal seeking to reinstate the death sentence for Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman. Abdur’Rahman’s resentencing agreement last August came after Abdur’Rahman presented evidence that prosecutors at his original trial showed a preference for white jurors.
In his appeal, Attorney General Herbert Slatery argued that the agreement “circumvented established legal procedures.”
Abdur’Rahman had been scheduled to be executed in April.
Abdur’Rahman was sentenced to die for the 1986 murder of Patrick Daniels. Police said Daniels and Norma Jean Norman were bound with duct tape and stabbed repeatedly with a butcher knife at Norman’s home.

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