Somali Pirate Asks Forgiveness, Sentenced To Nearly 34 Years In Prison

A Somali pirate asked for forgiveness from his victims and from the U.S. government in a New York courtroom today, but instead received nearly the maximum sentence allowed -- nearly 34 years in prison. Abduwali Abdiqadir Muse pled guilty last year to being part of an armed crew that stormed the Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean in April 2009 and took its captain, Richard Phillips, hostage for five days. At his sentencing Wednesday morning, Muse, clad in a green shirt and khaki slacks,...Full Story
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