Five Convicted in Costa Concordia Shipwreck

Over a year and a half after the Costa Concordia disaster, a verdict has been handed down. Although the captain of the ship is being tried separately, five people involved in the accident—two officers, the helmsman, the head of cabin service and the head of the crisis team—were all convicted of manslaughter on Saturday, landing them prison sentences ranging from two years to eight months. In his trial, Captain Francesco Schettino faces multiple charges of manslaughter for causing the wreck and abandoning ship. His trial resumes September 23.