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Somali Pirates

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

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

Somali Territorial Waters Disputed In Murder Case Of Seattle Couple

Somalia’s territorial waters are in dispute in a murder case involving four U.S. citizens who were shot aboard their pirated yacht.

CBS Seattle–10/18/2012