Federal Appeals Court Upholds pirate convictions

Men convicted of fatal attack on American yacht.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds 2 Somali Pirates’ Convictions

By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press

Two Somali pirates convicted in the shooting deaths of four Americans aboard a yacht off the coast of Africa got a fair trial, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the convictions of Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar, who each received 21 life sentences.

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Source: abcnews.go.com

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