The federal manslaughter charges are connected to an October 2015 incident in which crew member David Pontius jumped overboard after an altercation with Smith. The sailboat captain was indicted in July on felony charges but charging documents were made public earlier this month. A federal magistrate recently rejected a motion by prosecutors to detain Smith, pending trial. ... See MoreSee Less
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