Costa Concordia Captain Found Guilty Of Manslaughter
Francesco Schettino was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the 2012 shipwreck that left 32 people dead.By Katherine Biek | February 11, 2015
Francesco Schettino, the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday after being convicted on multiple counts of manslaughter.
In January 2012, Schettino steered the ship too close to the island of Giglio off the Tuscan coast and ran it into some rocks. Thirty-two people died when the ship capsized. (Video via RT)
He was charged with causing the shipwreck, manslaughter and evacuating the ship ahead of its more than 4,000 passengers and crew members.