They had been «for the most part just enjoying the evening
Lake George crash survivor recalls young girl
In an instant, a sleepy and serene night on New canada goose coats on sale York’s Lake George last canada goose uk black friday summer turned into moment of horror when a boat piloted by a man prosecutors say was drunk and canada goose outlet online uk high crashed into a family’s 28 foot vessel, sending an 8 year canada goose clearance sale old girl bouncing around «like a rag doll,» her step grandmother testified.
Christine Knarr recalled canada goose outlet toronto factory the July 25 incident near her home by Cramer Point on Wednesday during the start of testimony in canada goose factory outlet the manslaughter trial of Alexander West, 25, of Queensbury. Prosecutors allege West was drunk canada goose uk outlet and high on cocaine and hashish when he plowed into the family’s boat, killing Charlotte McCue, of Carlsbad, Calif., and injuring her mother, Courtney, the Times Union reports.
An Canada Goose sale emotional Knarr told jurors that she and her husband, Bob, who was sailing the family’s wooden boat, had taken Charlotte’s father, Eric McCue, and her two younger siblings out on the lake to wind down and doze off after a big family meal. They had been «for the most part just enjoying the evening,» she testified, when her stepdaughter screamed.
«Courtney yelled, ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!» Knarr told jurors. ‘I looked canada goose outlet in usa up and there was a hull of a canada goose outlet sale boat over our heads.»
Knarr Canada Goose Coats On Sale testified canada goose outlet that the girl «just bounced around like a rag doll» in the boat before District Attorney Kate Hogan played the 911 call that captured the moment when Knarr realized her step granddaughter had died.
«Oh my God,» Knarr canada goose outlet told an operator. «She’s not OK please hurry! Please hurry!»
A witness who testified on behalf of prosecutors told jurors he was inside a vacation home next door the Knarr’s residence when he heard a speeding boat race by just before a crash and screams.
«It was absolutely bloodcurdling,» Gregory Guerrieri, 53, of Pennsylvania testified.
was a moment of horror. also testified he could hear children crying he told jurors, according to The Daily Gazette.
was a moment of horror,» he said.
During her opening goose outlet canada statement, Hogan told jurors that West who could face up to 22 years in prison if convicted on second degree manslaughter charges spent a «full day partying» prior to the crash and spent several hours at Log Bay Day, an annual festival on the lake that some critics have said should be canceled or downsized in the aftermath of the girl’s death.
Hogan said West drank booze, snorted cocaine and smoked hashish buy canada goose jacket over an eight hour span earlier that day and told an Albany woman who drove him home the next morning, «Don’t go in yet. Let’s see if the police are here,» the Times Union reports.
Cara Mia Canale initially told police West was innocent, canada goose outlet canada but has since worked out a deal with cheap canada goose uk prosecutors to testify on their behalf.
Defense attorney Kathryn Conklin, meanwhile, said canada goose outlet shop the case against West involved «smoke and some mirrors» to elicit an emotional reactions, claiming that Hogan painted West as a «bad https://www.ferienhaus-starnberger-see.de guy» and the McCue family as «good people» despite not being relevant to the case.
«What about the other boat?» Conklin asked jurors, questioning why Robert Knarr didn’t see West’s vessel approaching.
Knarr drank wine and took prescription drugs a day before the crash and agreed canada goose jacket outlet to submit to a blood test only after a warrant was canada goose black friday canada goose outlet sale issued, Conklin said.