Quote Originally Posted by remdog
I was thinking about this case a bit while I was gone and it seems to me that, besides the obvious murder charge, this was also piracy on the high seas. I wonder if there are any old laws on the books (California or otherwise) that could be invoked.

Maybe the government could make these guys 'walk the plank' if convicted.

There was never a recorded incident of any pirate ship ever having anyone walk the plank. Okay, Renaissance Festival staff geekdom will now be turned off.