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5/12/2003 - San'a, Yemen

YEMENI SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING AMERICAN MISSIONARIES

A Yemeni court has sentenced a suspected al-Qaida militant to death for killing three U-S missionaries, according to his lawyer. Abed Abdul Razak Kamel's lawyer says he'll appeal the verdict as a violation of Islamic law. The 30-year-old Kamel was tried for the December 30th shooting deaths of Kathleen Gariety of Wisconsin, Martha Myers of Alabama and William Koehn (kayn) of Kansas. A fourth missionary -- Texan Donald Caswell -- was wounded in the attack on a Southern Baptist-run hospital in southern Yemen. Kamel told the court he killed the missionaries "out of a religious duty," and to punish them for converting Muslims into what he called "unbelievers."
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