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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ex-officer pleads no contest in deadly crash | Connecticut

Ex-officer pleads no contest in deadly crash | Connecticut

Robert and Michael Koistinen
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Windsor Locks police officer pleaded no contest to second-degree manslaughter Tuesday and is to serve more than five years in prison for an off-duty accident that killed a teenager who was riding his bicycle in 2010.
Michael Koistinen, 26, of Suffield Conn. entered the plea in Hartford Superior Court, where his trial was scheduled to begin next week. He had faced up to 30 years in prison on charges of first-degree manslaughter, misconduct with a motor vehicle and tampering with evidence, before he reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
Koistinen had been drinking alcohol and was going more than 70 mph in a 35 mph zone when he hit Henry Dang, a 15-year-old Windsor Locks High School sophomore, who was riding home from a friend's house at about midnight, authorities said.

Comment....He is doing the right thing...I'm sure he didn't want to but I can just imagine the evidence the they had against him...Not to mention that whole family in court staring at him and the Jury...


Anonymous said...

5 whole years,that must sting :-(

Larry Ferrari said...

That's the way it is these says. I know where he hit that kid. The still have flowers and toys there on the side of the road.