Daily Blotter – Jan. 22

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

Constables Fired After Drowning

Two Westbrook constables have been fired, accused of not act quickly enough when told an elderly woman appeared distressed last June. Elsie White, 68, was found dead the next day. Westbrook First Selectman Noel Bishop fired Constables Robert Powers and Rhea Milardo Wednesday. The two former constables have not commented publicly on their firings.

Norwalk Woman Does Time for Husband's Death

A Norwalk woman has been given 20 years in prison for the manslaughter death of her husband, who died after gasoline on his clothes ignited.  Mary Ann Langley, 59, received the maximum sentence Tuesday in Stamford Superior Court.  She was convicted in October of manslaughter, but acquitted of a murder charge.  Authorities say her husband, James, died of burns 12 days after the fire on Dec. 14, 2006.  Prosecutors alleged Mary Ann Langley threw the gas on her husband and ignited it because she was angry he was cheating.  Her attorney and supporters believe James Langley accidentally caused the fire during a daze brought on by his unregulated diabetes.  She is appealing her conviction.

Judge to Meet People Arrested in Strip Club Raid

Several people were in court Thursday after a prostitution raid that closed a Meriden strip club. Elga Ortiz, Loranna Castro, and Laura Kuhl were arrested and charged with prostitution Tuesday night at "Club Laura" on the Berlin Turnpike. David Henderson and Alexander Granito are also charged with promoting prostitution.  The club will remain closed while officers complete their investigation.

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