Injured Electric Boat employee credits coworker with saving her life

Groton — An Electric Boat employee, injured in a fall last week and scheduled to be released from the hospital Wednesday, said through her lawyer that a coworker is the only reason she's alive.

Eric Schoenberg, an attorney with the Freeman Law Firm in Hartford, is representing the injured employee, Tanessa Pabon, in two workers' compensation claims related to her May 7 fall at EB's Groton shipyard.

Schoenberg said Pabon, recently released from the intensive care unit, still has "numerous complications from the fall."

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EB employee ingested fluid after fall; doctors want to know what it was

The lawyer for the Electric Boat employee injured in a May 7 fall said he has "serious questions" about the initial results from testing done on the fluid she ingested after the fall.

Tanessa Pabon, 22, landed face-down in fluid after falling about 30 feet while power-washing a submarine. Her lawyer, Eric Schoenberg, an attorney with the Freeman Law Firm in Hartford, said she ingested a "large quantity" of fluid.

Pabon's doctors indicated that she has internal complications as a result of the materials she ingested and asked that the fluid be tested so they could determine how best to treat her, and to asses any long-term complications that might arise, Schoenberg said.

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PD: Hartford man shoots alleged car thief after tracking down stolen vehicle

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Hartford Police are investigating after a man allegedly tracked down his stolen vehicle and confronted the thief.

Police say a resident contacted them around 7:45 a.m. on Monday morning to report that his vehicle was stolen while it was warming up in the driveway.

According to officials, the same resident called just before 9:30 a.m. to report that he found his vehicle on Maple Avenue and had fired a gunshot.

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Hartford Teen Offered Plea Deal In Slaying Of 15-Year-Old Keon Huff

The state has offered a deal to the teen suspected of killing 15-year-old Keon Huff last March, but the details were not disclosed in court on Tuesday.

Prosecutor John Fahey told Hartford Superior Court Judge Laura F. Baldini during a brief hearing Tuesday that the state has extended an offer to Tywone Edwards Jr., 18. Deron Freeman, Edwards's lawyer, said he will discuss it with his client. Edwards, clad in a bright yellow jumpsuit with hair in short dreadlocks, stood quietly as his case was heard.

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State Forced To Drop Sex Assault, Kidnap Charges After Victim's Overdose Death

A state prosecutor was forced to drop a sexual assault and kidnapping case against a Hartford man after the alleged victim, his live-in girlfriend of five years, overdosed and died.

Prosecutor Donna Mambrino told Hartford Superior Court Judge Laura F. Baldini that without a victim, she could not prove her case against Ryan Morton, 23, and that she had to nolle, or decline to prosecute, the case.

Morton, who lived on Park Street with his girlfriend, was charged in June 2017 with first-degree sexual assault by use of force, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree unlawful restraint, third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation for the Jan. 9, 2017, incident in Hartford.

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