Moonshiners Get Jail for Fatal Fire

Issue 2 and Volume 104.

Moonshiners Get Jail for Fatal Fire Two Bridgeport, Conn., men, Arthur DiLorenzo, 36, and George Guccione, 21, were found guilty of manslaughter charges on November 17 in Superior Court, Bridgeport, which grew out of the deaths of two children in a Shelton fire on April 1. Sentences of three to five years in State’s prison at Wethersfield were imposed on both men by Judge Abraham S. Bordon. Immediately after sentence had been imposed, DiLorenzo and Guccione, through counsel, appealed their convictions to the Connecticut Supreme Court. Bonds were set in each case at $30,000. The defendants were released pending decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court. In eight days of actual trial the State succeeded in convincing Judge Bordon that a still operated by DiLorenzo and Guccione in the basement of a tenement house at 44 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, set fire to the premises, causing the deaths of two of the…

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