NORFOLK, Va. - A judge has pushed back the start of a trial for 14 suspected pirates charged in the February hijacking of a yacht that left four Americans dead.
Media outlets report U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis in Norfolk on Monday delayed the start of the trial from May 17 to Nov. 29. Federal prosecutors had sought a one-year delay.
Thirteen Somalis and a man from Yemen pleaded not guilty last month to piracy, kidnapping and firearms charges.
The owners of the Quest, Jean and Scott Adam of Marina del Rey, Calif., along with friends Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay of Seattle, were shot to death after they were taken hostage several hundred miles south of Oman.