TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 28, 2019
District Attorney Glenn Funk said today that he would agree to vacate a death sentence handed down more than 30 years ago because of misconduct and racial bias from prosecutors during the 1987 trial, the Tennessean reports. Judge Monte Watkins said he would consider Funk’s offer and make a decision tomorrow. Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman, 68, is scheduled to be executed April 16. But if this agreement is approved, the execution would be canceled and Abdur'Rahman would remain in prison for life.