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Prosecutor wants Costa Concordia captain to be jailed for 2 697 years

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Italian prosecutors in the Costa Concordia cruise ship case want the captain Francesco Schettino to be jailed for a total of 2 697 years.

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Costa Concordia cruise captain Francesco Schettino

The prosecutor wants the captain sentenced with 15-year imprisonment for causing death of several people due to his negligence, 10-year imprisonment for the damage done to the ship and 8-year imprisonment for each of the deaths, missing persons or passengers abandoned to their fate. The number of such passengers totals 334, reports The Daily Mail.

The prosecutor is also demanding Schettino, who is currently under house arrest, to be put in prison. He justifies the request with the concern that the captain could affect the investigation, run away or hide from law enforcement authorities.

The defender of the accused in turn indicates that the captain of the vessel has been suspended from office and has no intention whatsoever to interfere with the investigation. The court has heard out both of the parties and has put off the ruling to February 10.

BNN already reported that the passenger ship Costa Concordia, with more than 4 200 people on board, ran aground on the night of the January 14 in the Tyrrhenian Sea near the island of Giglio.

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