In Italy and France and several other European countries, you are guilty until proven innocent. This will be a long drawn out affair. He should be given life. The ships master has the responsibility, to the safety of his ship, passengers and crew at all times. This jerk was one of the first to leave the stricken ship. He should be put away for life.
This is a utterly uninformed view of the basics of Napoleonic law. The basic presumption of innocence applies .
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