QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Testimony in the fatal boating crash on Lake George continued on Tuesday.
A number of witnesses testified who said they were on Alex West’s boat at Log Bay Day. One said she did drugs with West, and others said they saw him drinking a beer.
But confusion remains if West had one or two alcoholic drinks known as Moscow Mules not long before the crash.
Paccione says he saw a blanket covering Charlotte in the wooden boat. An EMT arrived and Paccione said he was calling it – the 8-year old was pronounced dead.
During cross examination of Paccione, the defense pointed out that the accident reconstruction report did not conduct some of the same examination tasks it conducted for West’s boat.
“Their report is completely one sided, and I think that’s a huge issue for the jury to evaluate that they walked into that reconstruction with their minds already set,” West’s co-attorney Katie Conklin said.
McCue’s mother was in the courtroom Tuesday watching the trial. It’s scheduled to begin again Wednesday morning.