Shout of 'murderer' goes up in packed court as Korea ferry crew face trial




 
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Shout of 'murderer' goes up in packed court as Korea ferry crew face trial
 
June 10th, 2014  
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Shout of 'murderer' goes up in packed court as Korea ferry crew face trial
By Ju-min Park GWANGJU South Korea (Reuters) - Fifteen crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people, most of them children, went on trial on Tuesday on charges ranging from negligence to homicide, with the shout going up of "murderer" as the captain entered the court. Captain Lee Joon-seok, 68, and three senior crew members were charged with homicide, facing a maximum sentence of death. Emotions ran high in court as family members appeared to have already convicted the crew who were caught on video abandoning ship, the captain in his underwear, while the children, obeying orders, waited in their cabins for further instructions. As the defendants were led in, someone in the packed courtroom shouted: "That guy is the captain, isn't he?




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