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Suspected Somali pirates to enter plea agreement

Suspected Somali pirates to enter plea agreement

Court documents show eight men charged with piracy in the hijacking of a yacht that left four Americans dead are set to enter plea agreements.
The owners of the Quest, Jean and Scott Adam of Marina del Rey, California, along with friends Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay of Seattle, were shot to death after they were taken hostage several hundred miles (kilometers) south of Oman.
Fourteen Somalis and a man from Yemen have pleaded not guilty to piracy, kidnapping and firearms charges in the case.
Three of those men will make court appearances Friday while the other five are scheduled to appear next week.
Two of the men scheduled for Friday's hearing face a new hostage taking charge. The documents did not indicate what charges the men would plead to.


Updated : 2020-12-04 19:22 GMT+08:00