FILE - In this April 10, 2009 file photo a woman with a toddler gets closer to the white coffin of a child, prior to the funerals for quake victims in L'Aquila, central Italy. An Italia

 

              FILE - In this April 10, 2009 file photo a woman with a toddler gets closer to the white coffin of a child, prior to the funerals for quake victims in L
FILE - In this April 10, 2009 file photo a woman with a toddler gets closer to the white coffin of a child, prior to the funerals for quake victims in L'Aquila, central Italy. An Italian court Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 has convicted seven scientists and experts of manslaughter for failing to adequately warn citizens before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people. The court in L'Aquila Monday evening handed down the convictions and six-year-prison sentences to the defendants, members of a national "Great Risks Commission." In Italy, convictions aren't definitive until after at least one level of appeals, so it is unlikely any of the defendants would face jail immediately. Scientists worldwide had decried the trial as ridiculous, contending that science has no way to predict quakes. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)