Former Stamford teacher facing prison time
A former Stamford teacher is once again facing the possibility of 12 years behind bars for allegedly killing three people in a 2005 drunken-driving crash.
Prosecutors say Tricia Coccomo crossed the double yellow line on Long Ridge Road and slammed into a car carrying three people, James and Barbara Inverno, of Stamford, and Glenn Shelley, of Norwalk.
In a 4-3 decision, the state Supreme Court yesterday reinstated manslaughter and drunken-driving convictions against Coccomo.
A lower court had thrown out her convictions in 2009.
Coccomo's attorney says he plans to ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to uphold her convictions.
Conn. appeals court reverses fatality convictionConvicted drunken driver gets 12 years in prison