Prosecution seeks 26-year sentence for Costa Concordia captain for 2012 wreck, says he lied

January 26, 2015 11:15 AM

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Prosecution seeks 26-year sentence for Costa Concordia captain for 2012 wreck, says he lied

FILE -- In this file photo taken on Jan. 14, 2012, the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia lays on its side after running aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. A prosecutor in the trial for the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia contends that 32 people died not because the luxury cruise liner crashed into a reef, but due to "chaos, delays, errors" under the captain's watch. Prosecutor Alessandro Leopizzi was making final arguments Friday in the trial in Grosseto, Tuscany, of Francesco Schettino, who captained the Italian liner which capsized near tiny Giglio island in 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) (The Associated Press)

ROME – Prosecutors have asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll.

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