BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) After a nearly month long trial, both the prosecution and defense have finished calling witness.
Dr. James Corasanti faces several felony charges in connection with the fatal hit-and-run accident of 18-year old Alexandria Rice on July 8, 2011.
Because of the upcoming long Memorial Day weekend, the court decided to hold off hearing closing arguments and charging the jury until Tuesday after the holiday.
During the final day of testimony, defense witness David Liske testified that investigators "are absolutely wrong."
Liske said his examination of the evidence shows that Alexandria Rice was partially in the driving lane when she was struck, and because she was in a crouched position, she was only about 24-inches above the ground.
Under an angry cross-examination, Assistant District Attorney Chris Belling pointed out that the witness was being paid nearly $10,000 for his testimony.
Belling also accused the defense witness of improperly sitting inside court to listen to testimony from an Amherst Police Investigator.
The questioning escalated into a shouting match between the prosecutor and witness.
Judge Sheila DiTullio then had to excuse the jury while she reprimanded both men about proper behavior inside her courtroom.