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Costa Concordia: What will Capt Francesco Schettino's sentence be?


Costa Concordia: What will Capt Francesco Schettino's sentence be?

Asked by: Super Userkruijs in General » Other
Settled on 02/12/2015 01:20 Settled by Super UserKentoine Johnson
Winning option:up to 10 years jail n February 11, 2015, after a 19-month-old trial, Judge Giovanni Puliatti read the verdict sentencing Schettino to 16 years in prison and 5 years of interdiction from navigating.The 16-year verdict is composed of 10 years for manslaughter, five years for causing the shipwreck, and one year for abandoning his passengers.


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over 1000 years jail


The captain of the capsized Costa Concordia could be sentenced to a cumulative total of more than 2,500 years in prison if convicted of causing a shipwreck, abandoning ship and multiple counts of manslaughter.

The length of sentence was calculated by Italian newspapers, which totted up the jail terms that Capt Francesco Schettino could face if convicted on all the charges that are expected to be brought against him.


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   Super Userkruijs

An official report has blamed the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship for the shipwreck in which 32 people died.

But, according to leaks of the pre-trial report in the Italian press, they also found fault with the Costa firm.

One of the three executives facing trial did not have a full understanding of what was happening, the report said.

Capt Francesco Schettino was blamed for a risky manoeuvre which ended when the ship ran aground off the Tuscan coast.

The first hearing is scheduled to take place next month.

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