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Pool Death Case Continued
POSTED: 11:01 am EDT July 28, 2008
GREENWICH, Conn. -- The president of a Connecticut pool company entered no pleas during his arraignment Monday on criminal charges in connection with the death of a 6-year-old boy. His case was continued to Aug. 12.
Zachary Cohn drowned in his family's pool in Greenwich
last July after his arm got stuck in a powerful pump drain in the pool
at his home. Prosecutors said David Lionetti, 51, the president of Shoreline
Pools, did not install certain safety devices required by code.
According to the arrest warrant, Lionetti was notified
that his company would need to install a safety vacuum release system
in every pool constructed after September 2004. Shoreline Pools did not
install one when they built the Cohn's pool or at any other pool they
built in Greenwich before the tragedy. Lionetti was charged with second-degree