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Workers Avoid Charges In Fall River Pool Death

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Two former state workers who are blamed for murky conditions in a Fall River swimming pool where a woman drowned will not face criminal charges.

A magistrate judge ruled Wednesday that there's no probable cause for the reckless endangerment charges requested by prosecutors.

Those prosecutors claim that the conditions that the two state supervisors permitted at the pool presented a danger to children.

The body of Marie Joseph, the woman who drowned in the Fall River pool in June, went unnoticed for two days, while people continued to use the pool.

Following the ruling, the Bristol County district attorney said he'll look for another way bring to charges against the managers who allowed the pool to open.

This program aired on November 9, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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