Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Alleged Pirates Indicted in Deaths of Hams

Thirteen alleged pirates from Somalia and one from Yemen have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Virginia on piracy, kidnapping and firearms charges. They were captured at sea by the U.S. Navy after allegedly taking over a sailing vessel off the coast of Africa and killing the four crew members on board, three of whom were hams. According to Newsline, the four had been delivering Bibles around the world. The suspected pirates will stand trial in Norfolk, Virginia.