MILAN — Prato deputy public prosecutor Lorenzo Gestri has asked judge Silvia Isidori to hand down hefty sentences to the Chinese managers of the Teresa Moda garment factory, which killed seven workers in a fire last year and sparked outrage across Italy.

According to media reports from the Tuscany region, Gestri said Teresa Moda owner Lin You Lan should receive a sentence of 10 years and eight months in prison for her role in the tragedy, while her sister, Lin You Li, and brother-in-law, Hu Xiaoping, should each receive a sentence of eight years. The three factory managers are on trial for multiple charges of reckless homicide and arson, as well as charges related to the exploitation of foreign workers in the factory, and its lack of mandatory safety features.

During the next trial hearing, scheduled for Dec. 1, the defense will make its closing statements, and sentencing is expected by Dec. 15 or 22, according to defense lawyer Gabriele Zanobini.

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