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

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

Asked by: Super Userkruijs in General » Other
currently Open, suspends 08/31/2014 12:35 (in )

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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.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9064722/Costa-Concordia-Capt-Francesco-Schettino-could-be-sentenced-to-over-2500-years.html

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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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19590626

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