Prosecutors seek 26 years prison for Concordia captain

Prosecutors seek 26 years prison for Concordia captain
Costa Concordia's captain Francesco Schettino attends for the resumption of his trial on December 2, 2014 in a local theatre in Grosseto. Captain Francesco Schettino, dubbed Italy's "most hated man" by tabloids over the spectacular crash of his cruise ship in 2012 with the loss of 32 lives, went on trial on Tuesday charged with manslaughter.

ROME - Italian prosecutors called Monday for Francesco Schettino, the captain of the doomed Costa Concordia, to serve 26 years and three months in jail for the 2012 shipwreck which left 32 people dead.

"This is not an exaggerated sentence," prosecutor Maria Navarro told the court in Grosseto, Tuscany, saying the man dubbed "Captain Coward" by the media was guilty of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship before all the passengers were safe.

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