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Kidnapping is Lesser Included Offense of Hostage-Taking (access required)

In this prosecution of Somali defendants for piracy and related crimes, a Norfolk U.S. District Court finds that the Kidnapping Statute and the Hostage Taking Statute impermissibly overlap for purposes of double jeopardy because kidnapping is a lesser included offense of hostage taking; however, the court agrees with the government that it would be premature ...

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