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‘Aggravating Factors’ Survive in Piracy Case (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court denies defendants’ motions to strike certain non-statutory aggravating factors in this death penalty case against alleged Somali pirates. Defendants were named in a superseding indictment filed July 8, 2011, charging them with various offenses related to the seizure of the sailing vessel Quest in February 2011 and the deaths of four ...