MIAMI – Six people face federal charges in last week's boat capsize off Miami that killed four women.
The U.S. Attorney's Office reports that a grand jury returned a 24-count indictment Thursday.
The boat carrying Bahamians, Jamaicans and Haitians capsized seven miles east of Miami. The 11 survivors were found clinging to the hull the morning of Oct. 17.
The indictment charges 53-year-old Naaman Davis and 38-year-old George Lewis, both of the Bahamas, with encouraging and inducing aliens to enter the United States resulting in death. Boat operator Davis is also charged with involuntary manslaughter. Lewis and three others were charged with illegal re-entry into the United States by an aggravated felon. Davis and Lewis face possible death sentences.
A fourth Jamaican passenger was charged with illegal reentry into the United States.