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Week 2 Begins In West Austin Hit And Run Trial
Week two of Gabrielle Nestande's trial began Monday with a former coworker and friend -- and the officer on the initial investigation.
Nestande's accused of hitting Courtney Griffin with her car in West Austin back in May 2010 and then leaving the scene. Griffin was found dead in the driveway of a home.
Sergeant Michael McCarter testified that he believed Nestande had been drinking and driving that night, but since officers did not find Nestande until many hours after the accident they did not find any alcohol in her system and it was months later when they charged her with intoxication manslaughter.
Nestande is expected to take the stand this week. She faces up to 50 years in prison if she's convicted on all three counts -- that includes vehicular manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid.
The judge hopes testimony wraps up on Tuesday and the jury will have the case by Tuesday afternoon.