Both sides appealing Concordia captain conviction in Italy; prosecutors want stiffer sentence

September 21, 2015 4:23 PM

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ROME – Both the prosecution and defense are appealing in the case of the Italian captain convicted earlier this year of the 2012 shipwreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner off the Tuscan coast.

An Italian court in February convicted Francesco Schettino of the manslaughter deaths of 32 passengers and crew members, of causing the shipwreck by colliding with a reef near tiny Giglio island and of abandoning the capsized vessel with people still aboard. It sentenced him to 16 years in prison. P...

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