Italian Scientists

One of the indicted, Bernardo De Bernardinis, who was deputy chief of Italy's Civil Protection Department in 2009, reacts during a session of the court in charge of the trial of six Italian scientists and a government official charged with manslaughter for underestimating the risks of a killer earthquake in 2009 on October 22, 2012 in L'Aquila. (Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Italian Scientists Sentenced to 6 Years For Failure To Warn Citizens About Earthquake

An Italian court convicted seven scientists and experts of failing to adequately warn citizens before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people.