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Captain of South Korean ferry that sank is now facing murder charges
The Captain of the South Korean ferry that sank last month is now facing murder charges along with 3 members of his crew.
They could face the death penalty if convicted.
Prosecutors say they are charged with murder because they didn't use life rafts or life vests on board to help save lives and they didn't make the necessary announcements.
The 11 remaining crew members are facing abandonment charges and violating a ship safety act.
It has been nearly two decades since the capital punishment was last carried out in South Korea.