(AP) – CAPAIN ON TRIAL: The captain of the Costa Concordia, which claimed 32 lives in a shipwreck last year, went on trial in Italy as the sole defendant.
THE CHARGES: Francesco Schettino is charged with manslaughter, abandoning ship and causing the shipwreck.
CONTROVERSY: Many survivors are frustrated the lack of any other defendants on trial, frustrating hopes of learning why the sophisticated ship struck the jagged reef, and why everyone wasn’t safely evacuated. Five other defendants successfully sought plea bargains.
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