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Yemeni Gets Death for Killing Three U.S. Missionaries

A Yemeni court on Saturday sentenced a man to death for murdering an American missionary doctor and two of her colleagues in the Arab state last year. Abed Abdel Razzak Kamel said he killed the three Christian missionaries to get closer to God and to take revenge on Christians and Americans. A state-run newspaper said in January that Kamel admitted to meeting members of the militant al Qaeda network, including a suicide bomber who attacked the warship USS Cole in Yemen in October 2000. Confined to a cage and dressed in a blue prison uniform, he appeared calm as the sentence was read out amid tight security. He protested the ruling, saying he should have been tried by an Islamic court and not a civil court. His lawyer said he would appeal the sentence, which is usually enforced by firing squad. Full Story

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