Latest News Wires S. Korean prosecutors seek death penalty for ferry captain

Prosecutors are also demanding life sentences for three key ferry crew members and 30-year sentences against 11 others.

By , Associated Press

Park Chul-hong, Yonhap/AP

South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank earlier this year, killing more than 300 people, blaming his negligence and failure to rescue passengers in need for the massive loss of life, a court official and news reports said.