The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship will be spending 16 years in an Italian prison. Francesco Schettino was convicted of manslaughter in the deaths of 32 passengers and crew members. The ship ran aground near Italy in January 2012.
Five employees of an Italian cruise ship that crashed off the coast of Italy have been convicted of manslaughter. The cruiseliner sank near the shore of Tuscany in January 2012. Among the 32 who died were Barb and Jerry Heil, who lived in White Bear Lake. Under the plea deal, the five employees were sentenced to prison time, but only two will likely serve time.
A theater in Italy turned into a courtroom Monday, providing extra space for all those who needed to hear the evidence against the captain of a shipwrecked cruise ship.