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  • Three Somali Pirates Sentenced To Life-In-Prison For Murder Of Four Americans Aboard SV Quest

    10/12/2013 8:10:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 40 replies
    DOJ ^ | August 2013 | DOJ
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August , 2013 NORFOLK, Va. – Somali nationals Ahmed Muse Salad, a/k/a “Afmagalo,” 25, Abukar Osman Beyle, 20, and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar, 29, who were previously found guilty, by jury, of all 26 counts charged, to include: piracy, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, hostage taking resulting in death, kidnapping resulting in death, and multiple firearms offenses, were sentenced today by a federal jury. The three defendants were sentenced to life-in-prison for their roles in the February 22, 2011, murder of four Americans aboard the sailing vessel Quest. The victims included: Scott Underwood Adam, Jean Savage Adam, Phyllis...
  • Somali Pirates Kill 4 Americans on Hijacked Ship

    02/22/2011 7:33:13 AM PST · by Allthegoodusernamesaregone · 219 replies
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 – Somali pirates killed all four Americans they had held hostage aboard a sailing vessel in the Indian Ocean this morning, U.S. Central Command officials announced. U.S. officials were negotiating with the pirates for the safe return of the captured Americans when the murders took place, officials said. Centcom officials said that in the midst of negotiations, U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the S/V Quest. When the forces reached the boat, officials said, they discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite immediate steps to provide life-saving care, all four hostages ultimately...