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Judge throws out plea deal for former Manchester police sergeant
Judge Gillian Abramson said neither of the sentences offered by prosecutor Marc Hathaway nor defense attorney Mark Howard was appropriate. Hathaway had sought a year's sentence in the county jail for Coco without any chance of work release or home confinement; Howard wanted six months.
The March 22 accident hospitalized Noah Hickman, 17, and Dean Drukker, 18, who have since recovered from their physical injuries.
"I'm going to reflect on what has taken place, review it, think about it, consult with Mr. Drukker, Mr. Hickman and the victims' families and proceed after going through a deliberative process," Hathaway said after the hearing.
During Tuesday's hearing, Hathaway said a plea bargain called for Coco to spend at least six months but no more than a year in the local house of correction. A key part of the plea bargain locked in language that would have prohibited Coco from serving the sentence in home confinement, work release or community service.
The fathers of the two victims said they'd like to see Coco indicted.
"I'd like to see him charged with what the Bedford Police charged him with — conduct after an accident," Hickman said.
Drukker expressed frustration that Coco's union has taken his termination to arbitration. And Coco's automobile insurance company refused to pay his son's expenses and medical bills, claiming Coco should not have been driving the undercover Manchester police SUV at the time of the accident.
"I just think Mr. Coco is wiggling out of everything," Drukker said.
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