- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 21, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge in New York has determined that the sole survivor of a pirate attack on an American cargo ship off the Somali coast is an adult. On Tuesday, prosecutors and defense attorneys argued in a New York courtroom over whether Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse is a juvenile or an adult. Muse’s age has been reported to be 15 or 18.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck closed the hearing for a time for fear that Muse is a juvenile. He later allowed reporters back in and told them he had decided Muse wasn’t under 18.

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