Korean Ferry Disaster

Four crew members indicted for homicide

15 May, 2014

An indictment is filed in Gwangju District Court against 15 crew members, all involved in navigation.  The 15 charged were among the first people rescued. Captain Lee Joon-Seok and three other crew members face homicide charges for failing to carry out their duty to protect passengers, which led to their death.  If convicted, they could face the death penalty.  Eleven other crew members are indicted for alleged negligence and abandoning passengers in need.  The trial date will be decided in a few days.

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