Costa Concordia Captain Handed 16-Year Sentence

The captain of the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship was convicted and sentenced to 16 years and one month in prison for multiple counts of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship in the 2012 disaster that killed 32 people. The sentence handed to Francesco Schettino was significantly less than the 26 years and three months requested by prosecutors, who insisted that the Concordia’s captain was a “reckless idiot.”

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London to discuss.

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