Sewol captain: 'I deserve death penalty' for ferry disaster

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(SEOUL, South Korea) — The captain of the ferry Sewol told a court Wednesday that he deserved the death penalty for his actions in the sinking of the vessel, but he denied sacrificing passengers' lives to save his own, Agence France-Presse reported. Lee Joon-Seok is on trial for murder after the April disaster that left more than 300 people dead. Joon-Seok and many crewmembers were among the first to climb onto rescue boats.

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By Professional Mariner Staff