NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A swimming pool company president was charged Monday with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the drowning of a 6-year-old boy whose arm was trapped by the suction of a powerful drain pump.
Shoreline Pools President David Lionetti was released on $25,000 bail. If convicted of the felony, he faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Police in Greenwich said Lionetti, 53, of Stamford, "recklessly caused the death" of Zachary Cohn by failing to have his company install mandated safety devices in the pool the company built for the boy's family. Police alleged the safety devices would have prevented the boy's death.