Somali Pirates Confess, Investigators to Announce Probe Results on Monday. Saturday, 05.Feb.2011, 23:34 (GMT+3)
Police say five Somali pirates captured by the Korean Navy in a mission to save a captured Korean cargo ship and its crew have confessed to hijacking the ship and shooting its captain.
The pirates are accused of hijacking the chemical freighter Samho Jewelry on January 15th and seriously wounding captain Seok Hae-gyun, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
An official with the Korea Coast Guard in Busan, where the pirates are being held, said investigators are now finishing up their probe and will announce the results on Monday. If convicted, they could face up to life in prison. Meanwhile, Captain Seok remains in critical condition at Ajou University Hospital, where officials say he's showing signs of pneumonia complications.