Somali Pirates In The United States Is Given Life Sentence
Washington, October 4: Two Somali pirates have been given life in prison Monday by a U.S. court for kidnapping and killing two American couples at sea, Xinhua said.
A federal judge sentenced him to 30 years, Muhidin Omar Salad, and the Mahdi Mohamed Jama, who was believed to be 23 or 24 years to life imprisonment for their role in the capture and subsequent death of four Americans said Neil MacBride The U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Omar and Mohammed were members of a group of pirates who hijacked a U.S. ship in February.
The owners of the boat, John and Adam Scott of Marina del Rey, California, with Bob and Phyllis Riggle Macay in Seattle, was shot dead after pirates hijacked them several hundred miles south of Oman.
Both Omar and Mohammed cooperated with the prosecution and guilty pleas. The charge piracy is punishable by life imprisonment mandatory.