Sentencing day for Somali pirate in NYC

This April 22, 2009 file photo shows the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama, leaving the Port of Mombasa, Kenya. Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama ship for the second time in seven months on Wednesday Nov, 18, 2009, but guards aboard the cargo ship returned fire and repelled the takeover attempt, the EU's naval force said. (Sayyid Azim, File)

October 19, 2010 4:11:08 AM PDT
Tuesday is sentencing day for the Somali pirate who led the attack on an American ship off the coast of Africa last year.

Abduwali Muse has pleaded guilty to hijacking the Maersk Alabama and kidnapping its captain.

Navy SEALS rescued the captain, killing three pirates.

Muse could face up to 34 years in prison when he's sentenced in Lower Manhattan.


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