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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