MIAMI (AP) - A former security guard convicted in Miami of four
killings aboard the "Joe Cool" charter boat is being sentenced to
life behind bars.
The mandatory life sentence will be imposed by a judge Wednesday
on 21-year-old Guillermo Zarabozo. He was found guilty in February
of 16 charges including kidnapping and murder for his role in
hijacking the "Joe Cool" on a failed attempt to reach Cuba.
Already serving a life prison sentence is 37-year-old Kirby
Archer, a fugitive from Arkansas who pleaded guilty.
Prosecutors said Archer and Zarabozo chartered the boat for a fake trip to Bimini, then fatally shot the captain, his wife and two crew members while at sea. Zarabozo testified that Archer committed all the killings, but a jury found otherwise.