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S Korea awaits verdict on Sewol ferry disaster

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 05:50
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Pedestrians walk past a memorial altar, for victims of the ferry disaster, in Seoul. Of those who died, 250 were high school student.

Gwangju, South Korea

THE defendants, 15 mostly middle-aged men, entered a courtroom last month and sat in two rows along a side wall. From the bench, three judges convened the 29th session of a trial to determine if they were guilty of mass murder and other crimes.

Lee Jun-seok, 69