Amherst, N.Y. (WKBW) - Gastroenterologist Dr. James Corasanti will be released sometime this month, according to some legal experts. The doctor will also be able to continue practicing, although specific plans have not been made public.
Corasanti was acquitted of all felony charges in the August 2011 death of Alexandria Rice. He was drunk when he hit Rice with his car. Rice's family said the one-year sentence, which is the maximum the judge could hand down wasn't enough.
"Closure is a tough word to use, because I don't think there will ever be closure, because of the way everything went. I would like to say that it does bring some peace. Maybe not closure but some peace," Alix's Cousin Dan Price said.
If Corasanti is released as expected this month, he would only served 8 months of his 1-year sentence. The time off is standard for good behavior. It is unclear if Corasanti will continue practicing medicine in Western New York or elsewhere.