Parents of Alexandria Rice Say Justice Was Not Served

May 31, 2012 Updated May 31, 2012 at 6:29 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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May 31, 2012 Updated May 31, 2012 at 6:29 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The family of Alexandria Rice said they are in shock and disbelief one day after a jury found the man who struck and killed their daughter in a car accident last summer innocent of all felony charges in connection with her death.

"I have no idea what influenced the jury," Richard Rice, Alix's father said. "I have absolutely no idea. I wouldn't mind knowing because I'm baffled about it."

"Two families have been dragged over broken shards of emotional glass because of decisions made by one person on one night, July the 8th, 2011," he added.

Corasanti drove his $90,000 BMW down Heim Road that night and struck Rice, who was riding a longboard to her father's house. She died instantly.

Corasanti testified during the nearly month-long trial that he did not know he hit a person until his wife went to the scene minutes later and found first responders.

"What would she say today?" Richard Rice said when asked about what Alix would think of the acquittal. "Her voice has been eternally silenced. I don't know what she would say. But I know that she didn't hold grudges."

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