Three Somali pirates charged in highjacking that killed 4 Americans

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] on Friday charged three Somali pirates with 26 counts for acts of piracy in the hijacking of a US vessel that resulted in the deaths of four US citizens. If convicted, the men could face death sentences [FBI press release] for a majority of the counts, which include kidnapping, hostage-taking and murder. US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Neil MacBride noted the serious nature of…

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