November 8, 2010
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's top court unanimously upheld the conviction
of a former member of a violent revolutionary group who evaded
prosecution for 30 years before he was found guilty of killing an
Atlanta police officer.
Freddie Hilton was convicted in 2003 of the killing of Officer James
Richard Greene, who was shot and killed in his patrol car in 1971 at
an Atlanta gas station.
Hilton was a member of the Black Liberation Army, a group that
advocated killing policemen to protest racial discrimination.
Greene's badge and gun were taken after the shooting, a mark of the
Hilton, who is now known as Kamau Sadiki, said the trial judge made a
series of errors and asked for a new trial, but the court said the
evidence was "sufficient" for a jury to find him guilty.