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Teenage Somali Pirate to Plead Guilty

A plea deal has been reached in the case of the teenage Somali pirate brought to New York last year. A change of plea hearing has been set for May 10.

No details are available yet as to what Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse will plead guilty to, or whether he will get a sentence break for cooperating with the Government.

In January, Muse was charged with two more hijackings. I wonder if they've figured out how old he is yet. More on his background here.

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Young Somali Pirate Pleads Not Guilty, Outlines Defense

Abduwali Muse, the young, 5'2" Somali pirate, was indicted by a federal grand jury this week. The charges include piracy and violence against maritime navigation. (Indictment available here (pdf.) Bloomberg reports that if convicted, he faces mandatory life in prison. Today, he pleaded not guilty.

Mr. Muse is not faring well at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan. He's being held in isolation and his lawyers have asked for medical aid. They say he's only been allowed a one minute phone call to his mother in Somalia. He requires surgery on his hand and has another undisclosed medical condition. According to one of his lawyers: [More...]

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