first_imgCosta Concordiacruise Francesco Schettino, the 56-year-old captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that crashed into a reef near Giglio Island off Tuscany in 2012 killing 32 people onboard, has turned himself in to authorities at Rome’s Rebibbia Prison after losing his final appeal on Friday. The Court of Cassation, Italy’s highest criminal tribunal, upheld Schettino’s 2015 lower court multiple manslaughter convictions, and convictions for abandoning his ship, passengers and crew.Schettino’s lawyer has said that his client respects the verdict and will now serve his 16-year prison sentence. last_img

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