But family members appeared to have already convicted the crew who were caught on video abandoning ship
, the captain in his underwear, while the children, obeying orders, waited in their cabins for further instructions.
Schettino is charged with manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning ship
before the cruise liner's 4,200 passengers and crew could be evacuated in January 2012.
Its captain is being tried for manslaughter and abandoning ship
Captain Francesco Schettino, who left the ship before all its crew and passengers had been rescued, faces charges including multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship
, with the trial starting on Tuesday, Reuters reported.
The prosecutors' office in Grosseto also wants Francesco Schettino to be tried for causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship
while the frantic evacuation of passengers and crew was still being conducted.
Schettino is awaiting trial after being accused of manslaughter and abandoning ship
as others struggled to get into lifeboats.
The ship's captain is due in court for the preliminary hearing on Monday and stands accused of causing a shipwreck, manslaughter and abandoning ship
before all passengers were evacuated.
The captain, Francesco Schettino, is under house arrest and accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship
before passengers and crew were safe.