Posted: Jul 9, 2013 7:48 AM
NORFOLK, Va. - A federal jury in Virginia has convicted three Somalis on murder, piracy and other charges stemming from a yacht hijacking that left four Americans dead.
Court records show that the jury found Ahmed Muse Salad, Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar guilty on all 26 counts against them. Twenty-two counts are death-eligible offenses.
Jurors issued their verdict Monday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.
The charges stemmed from the hijacking of the yacht Quest in February 2011. The yacht's owners, Jean and Scott Adam of Marina del Ray, Calif., and their friends, Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay of Seattle, were shot to death after they were taken hostage at sea.
Eleven other defendants have already pleaded guilty to piracy and have been sentenced to life in prison.
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more