SATUN, Thailand, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Three male teenagers from Myanmar received prison sentences for the bludgeoning death of a British yachtsman off the Thailand coast, officials say.
The pirates pleaded guilty to boarding Malcolm Robertson's yacht, Mr Bean, in March. They tied up his wife, Linda for 10 hours, fatally bludgeoned Robertson and threw him overboard, the BBC reported Sunday.
Thai fishermen found Robertson's body a week after the attack.
A Thai court handed down 25-year prison sentences to 19-year-old Eksian Warapon, an 18-year-old called Aow, and a 17-year-old known as Ko.
"I do hope the time they spend in jail will help them reflect and realize the heinous crime they committed," said Linda Robertson. "I don't want to trivialize Malcolm's death but I don't think 25 years in a Thai prison is going to be pleasant for them."