Corasanti Trial Resumes After Change In Jury

May 4, 2012 Updated May 4, 2012 at 1:26 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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May 4, 2012 Updated May 4, 2012 at 1:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) In day number 6 of the trial of Dr. James Corasanti, the prosecution continues to call witnesses to the stand.

However, there was a big development concerning the jury.

On Thursday, it was announced that juror #4 was being replaced by an alternate. It turns out that 40 year old Michael Barron of Kenmore crashed his car into a light pole in front of Kenmore Mercy Hospital early Thursday morning.

Barron fled the scene, but a witness followed him.

Police arrested Michael Barron, and found that his blood alcohol content was well over the legal limit.

Michael Barron now faces charges including DWI and leaving the scene of an accident.

Attorneys in the James Corasanti case declined to comment on the dismissal of the juror, or the charges levied against him.

Friday morning, the court heard how Amherst Police, working with Waste Management, Inc., made a controlled garbage pickup of Dr. Corasanti's trash.

At questions is a bloody rag found in that trash that prosecutors say was used to wipe evidence from the 2010 BMW owned by the doctor.

Under cross examination, defense attorney Tom Burton asked about procedures, and questioned by Dr.Corasanti's trash was allowed to come in contact with the dirty metal inside the garbage truck.

Late Friday morning, the defense ask the court not to show autopsy photos of Alexandria Rice to the jury. The judge overruled that motion, saying those photos are important to the issues in the case.

Eyewitness News will continue to follow the latest developments from court in this trial, and offer legal analysis with attorney Barry Covert.