Captain of South Korean ferry wreck sentenced to life in prison

April 28, 2015 07:10


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The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April 2014, causing the deaths of 304 people, was given a life sentence in prison, AFP reported Tuesday.

Lee Jun-Seok was sentenced by an appeals court in the southern city of Gwanju, which overturned a previous court ruling that acquitted him of homicide charges. In that ruling, he was giving a sentence of 36 years in prison for gross negligence.

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