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Pirate In Quest Case Gets Life

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 22 (UPI) — A Somali pirate convicted for his role in the deaths of two American couples was sentenced Monday in Norfolk, Va., to life in federal prison.

Ali Abdi Mohamed is the first pirate in the Quest yacht case to be sentenced, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported. A second defendant also was scheduled to get life in U.S. District Court Monday.

The newspaper reported Mohamed contended he had nothing to do with the shootings and even wrestled an assault rifle away from one of the shooters after the killings, expressing “regret and sorrow” for the deaths.

Mohamed was among the 19 men captured after a U.S. team boarded the Quest in the Indian Ocean in February.

The owners of the Quest, Scott Underwood Adam and Jean Savage Adam of Los Angeles, and their guests, Phyllis Patricia Macay and Robert Campbell Riggle of Seattle, were found dead.

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