Prosecutor seeks 26-year jail sentence for Concordia captain

January 26, 2015 1:49 PM

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Prosecutor seeks 26-year jail sentence for Concordia captain

FLORENCE (Reuters) - An Italian prosecutor asked a court on Monday to sentence the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to more than 26 years in jail for his role in the 2012 disaster that killed 32 people.

Francesco Schettino was the commander of the vessel, a floating hotel as long as three football pitches, when it came too close to shore and hit rocks off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio.

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