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Defense in water assault case will get access to impounded boat

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on April 30, 2008 at 2:37 pm with No Comments »
April 30, 2008 2:37 pm

I wrote a story earlier this month about State vs. Robert Denomy.

Denomy, a local attorney, is charged with assault by watercraft in the 2006 collision between his Bayliner and another pleasure craft on Commencement Bay. A woman riding in the second boat suffered serious injuries to her hands in the collision.

Denomy, who’s pleaded not guilty, asked pro-tem Judge Bruce Cohoe to allow him to get his boat out of police impound so his expert can run some tests on it.

Cohoe gave final approval for that plan Wednesday, according to Denomy’s attorney, Donald Winskill.

Cohoe ruled that the state, represented by deputy prosecutor Drew Henke, will be able to observe whatever tests the defense runs on the boat, Winskill said.

A firm date for the testing has yet to be established.

“We’re going to have to get the boat running first,” Winskill said.

Denomy is scheduled to go to trial in September.

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