Damaged Car Brought Into Court

May 4, 2012 Updated May 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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May 4, 2012 Updated May 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM EDT


(Buffalo, NY) The trial of Dr. James Corasanti is now in its sixth day.

The doctor is charged in the fatal hit-and-run accident that took the life of 18-year old Alexandria Rice in July 2011.

On Friday, jurors heard testimony about Amherst Police efforts to sort through Dr. Corasanti's garbage.

In court, Defense Attorney Tom Burton referenced a "bloody rag" that was found in the trash.

Dr. Corasanti is facing evidence tampering charges after prosecutors say he made efforts to conceal what had happened.

Also on Friday, a medical examiner testified that the teenage girl died almost instantly, suffering an internal decapitation.

Late Friday, security was increased in Judge Sheila DiTullio's courtroom as parts of Dr. Corasanti's car were carried in for evidence.

The damaged front end body panels were reconstructed in court to allow jurors to see how they would look while attached to the car.