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Lebanese hijack defendant Mohammed Ali Hamadi held a gun in his hand immediately after the murder of U.S. Navy diver Robert D. Stethem, two passengers on the plane testified at his trial in Frankfurt, West Germany. Stethem’s Navy colleagues, Stewart Dahl and Tony Watson, told the court that immediately after they heard shots, Hamadi threatened them and hit one of them with a gun. Dahl said Hamadi showed no sign of remorse. “Although I did not witness the murder, I would say he was the one who did it because of his behavior afterwards,” he said. Hamadi is charged with air piracy and murder in the June, 1985, hijacking of a TWA jet. He has admitted the hijacking charge but denied any involvement in the murder.


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