Somali Pirates Get Life, Holdout Jurors Reject Death
Posted on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 12:58:02 PM EST
Tags: Somali Pirates (all tags)
A federal jury in Virginia has rejected the Government's request for the death penalty in the case of the three remaining Somali pirates charged with killing Americans on their sailboat 40 miles off the coast of Somalia.
Under federal law, a sentence to death must be unanimous. In this case, one juror held out for life on one defendant, while two jurors felt life was appropriate for the other two.
Originally, there were 19 pirates on board when the shootings occurred. [More...]
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