- Associated Press - Thursday, May 4, 2017

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - The lawyer for an upstate New York man on trial for the death of an 8-year-old California girl in a boating accident last year says prosecutors haven’t presented enough evidence to convict her client.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports (https://bit.ly/2qElBAr ) reports defense attorney Cheryl Coleman said during her closing statement that there’s no proof 25-year-old Alexander West was impaired by alcohol and drugs when his motor boat collided with another boat on Lake George on the night of July 25. Killed in the crash was Charlotte McCue of Carlsbad, California, who was riding in her grandfather’s boat. Her mother was injured.

Prosecutors are giving their summation Thursday afternoon in Warren County Court in Queensbury.

The charges against West include manslaughter. Prosecutors say West had spent the day partying on his boat at the Adirondack lake’s annual Log Bay Day gathering.

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Information from: The Post-Star, https://www.poststar.com

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