By any standard, the evidence against Mumia Abu-Jamal was overwhelming. The prosecution case included:

* Four eyewitnesses to the crime who stated that Jamal was the killer.
* Considerable forensic and ballistic evidence that pointed to Jamal’s guilt.
* Three witnesses saw and heard Jamal, when just outside the hospital emergency room, triumphantly shout that he had killed the officer.
* Jamal himself. Jamal proved to be his own worst enemy at his trial. According to members of the jury, his own conduct in the courtroom convinced them that he was quite capable of committing murder.