Captured Somali pirate to face trial in NY

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    he captured Somali pirate who held a merchant ship captain hostage will be brought to New York to face trial, a U.S. official said Thursday.

    The suspect, identified as Abduhl Wal-i-Musi, was taken aboard a U.S. Navy ship shortly before Navy SEAL snipers killed the three remaining pirates holding Capt. Richard Phillips hostage on a lifeboat launched from his cargo vessel, the Maersk Alabama.

    The official said it was not immediately clear when Wal-i-Musi will be brought to New York. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose information about an ongoing investigation.

    Initially, he was thought to be between 16 years and 20 years of age, but Defense Secretary Robert Gates later said all four of the pirates involved were between ages 17 and 19.

    If he is under 18, federal prosecutors must take a number of additional steps to justify charging him in federal court.

    Though no charges have been publicly filed yet, the suspect could face charges that carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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    A test for Holder - will he show he has cojones?
     
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    hmmm, did the Navy read him his Miranda rights?
     
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    If he gets tried in the Bronx, he'll not only win, but they'll run him for mayor.
     
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    PoliticalChic - I know that you are savvy and chic and well read...but Bronx doesn't have a mayor.

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    i would be curious if somone knows how NY gets jurisdiction over this maritime issue....
     
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    it's the federal court in ny. the fbi office in nyc takes the lead in prosecuting cases like this. at least, that's my understanding.
     
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    He's going from Somali pirate to butt pirate.
     
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    and a jury of his peers will come from where..............
     
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    exactly
     
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