Capt Francesco Schettino in court
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Concordia captain gives an emotional statement in court

The captain of the wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia broke into sobs as he made a final appeal to judges ahead of a verdict in his trial.

Capt Francesco Schettino - whose face was not shown - said he had been made a scapegoat for the accident and that the pain of living with what had happened and the media scrutiny made it "difficult to call the life I'm living a life".

  • 11 Feb 2015
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