[JURIST] A jury for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] recommended Friday that three Somali pirates convicted [JURIST report] of murdering four Americans receive life in prison sentences. The attack, which took place in 2011 approximately 40 miles off the coast of Somalia, involved 19 Somali pirates who held the Americans captive in hopes of a million dollar ransom. Prosecutors had pushed for the death penalty [WP report]. Judge Rebecca Beach Smith will issue...

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