Yacht Captain Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter Charge

(Providence, RI)  --  A luxury yacht captain is pleading guilty in connection to the death of a boater off the Rhode Island coast.  The U.S. Justice Department says Cooper "Chick" Bacon of Cape May, New Jersey pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence yesterday to a charge of seaman's manslaughter stemming from the death of Walter Krupinski of Norwalk, Connecticut.  Prosecutors say Bacon, a licensed captain who was piloting an unregistered yacht from Newport to a boat show in Stamford, Connecticut, collided with a powerboat off the coast of Westerly in September of 2015.  Krupinski was the only person aboard the powerboat.  Bacon is scheduled to be sentenced in January.


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