Connecticut Babysitter to Pay $1.1M Settlement over Boy’s Drowning

May 17, 2010

A Connecticut teenager and her mother have agreed to pay $1.1 million to the family of a toddler who drowned while the girl was baby-sitting.

The New Haven Register reports that Cheshire Probate Judge Raymond Voelker approved the settlement Wednesday between the Veenhuis family and Michelle and Krista Repko.

Authorities say Krista Repko was baby-sitting 3-year-old Cole Veenhuis and his twin sister when Cole drowned in the family’s pool on May 2, 2009.

No criminal charges were filed, but the Veenhuis family pursued the case in probate court as part of Cole’s estate. They included Repko’s mother, Michelle, in their claim because she allegedly recommended her daughter to baby-sit.

A message left at the Repkos’ home wasn’t immediately returned Friday.

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.