28 Apr '15, 2am

BREAKING: #Sewol captain sentenced to life in jail for murder - reports

BREAKING: #Sewol captain sentenced to life in jail for murder - reports

SEOUL: A South Korean appeals court on Tuesday (Apr 28) found the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago guilty of murdering the 304 people who died in the disaster and upped his sentence to life imprisonment. The ruling in the southern city of Gwangju overturned a lower court decision which had acquitted Lee Jun-Seok of homicide charges in November, convicting him instead of gross negligence and sentencing him to 36 years. Most of the victims were high school students on an organised trip and their families were outraged by the homicide acquittal. During the appeal hearing, prosecutors had asked the court to reconsider the most serious charge of murder through wilful negligence. They also insisted that Lee deserved execution, arguing that he had abandoned his passengers in the clear knowledge that they would die. "Captain Lee's irresponsible activity led to the d...

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