July 31, 2013
A Virginia jury will deliberate the sentence of three Somali pirates convicted in the 2011 shooting deaths of four Americans off the coast of Africa.
Closing arguments concluded Wednesday in the sentencing of Ahmed Muse Salad, Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar. They could face the death penalty.
The sentencing phase began July 22. A jury will deliberate their fate starting Thursday.