Glad to see the judge throw the book at this piece of sh*t.
She shed some tears for his victims, then keel-hauled the black-hearted buccaneer.
An emotional judge today lowered the boom on a scrawny Somali pirate who led the armed hijacking of an American freighter and kidnapped its captain.
Manhattan federal Judge Loretta Preska imposed a maximum, 405-month sentence on 21-year-old Abduwali Muse after tearfully reading aloud from letters written by crew members of the Maersk Alamaba and their family members.
The judge choked up repeatedly — at one point removing her glasses and wiping her eyes with a tissue — as she highlighted the anguish inflicted by the ordeal off the Horn of Africa.
The nature of the crimes and the victims testimony seem to seal the deal for the judge to hand down her sentence.
“Bullets rang off the bulkhead right next to me. It was a very scary experience,” Wright, 44, told the packed courtroom.
The Galveston, Texas, resident urged no leniency for Muse, who faced at least 27 years behind bars under terms of his plea deal.
“I believe he needs to serve the extra seven years in an American prison where he can have proper food,” Wright said.
Prosecutor Brendan McGuire focused on the “horrific” nature of Muse’s crimes, noting that he played a one-sided game of Russian roulette with Phillips, and also threatened the captain of previously hijacked yacht with dismemberment and death by an improvised explosive device.
“He relished the suffering of his victims,” McGuire said.
“It was his face they saw, it was his voice they will remember and it was his his laughter that will haunt them.”
Muse — whose lawyer, Fiona Doherty, sought leniency due to Muse’s “very young” age and impoverished upbringing — shut his eyes and winced slightly as his punishment was imposed.
“I ask for forgiveness from all the people that I harmed, and also the U.S. government,” he said earlier through a Somali interpreter.
Homie do you REALLY think we believe you want forgiveness people have seen that sick smile on your face as you were arrested??? You need more people sir…