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Fifteen Crewmembers From An Ill-Fated South Korean Ferry Appeared Tuesday At A Court Hearing To Enter Pleas Related To Charges Ranging From Homicide To Negligence Following The April 16 Sinking Of The Ferry Off South Korea's Southwest Coast That Killed 300 People, Mostly High School Students. Ferry Captain Lee Joon-Seok And Three Crew Members Are Charged With Homicide Through Negligence And Face A Possible Death Sentence. Eleven Other Crew Members Face Lesser Charges Of Criminal Negligence. Robert Kelly, An Associate Professor At Pusan National University, Told VOA's Victor Beattie, Despite Widespread Outrage And Publicity, He Believes The Crewmembers Will Receive A Fair Trial.