Corasanti Defense Calls For A Mistrial

May 7, 2012 Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 1:23 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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May 7, 2012 Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 1:23 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) Defense attorney Joel Daniels, representing Dr. James Corasanti in his manslaughter trial, filed a motion Monday calling for a mistrial.

Daniels cited a Buffalo News article that appeared Sunday on the rise of DWI incidents in Western New York. Daniels noted that the article included quotes from District Attorney Frank Sedita.

In one quote, Sedita told the newspaper, "How many more families have to be devastated."

The jurors are now being individually interviewed as a result of the motion Monday.

Judge Shiela DiTullio denied the request.

Channel 7's Ed Reilly is in court, and will have the latest on Eyewitness News, including legal analysis from defense attorney Barry Covert.