Phyllis Macay

File image of Somali Pirates (U.S. Navy photo by Mass communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky (Released))

Death Penalty Possible For 3 Somali Pirates Convicted Of Murdering Seattle Couple

A sentencing hearing for three Somali pirates who could face the death penalty is underway in Virginia.

CBS Seattle–07/22/2013

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Judge: Somali Piracy, Murder Trail To Stay In Virginia

The trail surrounding the murder of a Seattle couple off the coast of Africa will remain in Virginia despite a defense attorney’s efforts to move it. He claimed the pre-trial publicity and the region’s large military presence could contaminate a jury.

CBS Seattle–11/29/2012