james bargnesi Man sentenced to 25 years for Cheektowaga Town Park killing By Chris Caya • Aug 26, 2013 Dontre Jones, 19, has been given 25 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed, for the 2011 shooting death of Ira Watkins, Jr. in Cheektowaga Town Park. Jury resumes deliberations in Corasanti trial: Prosecution, defense present closing arguments By Chris Caya • May 30, 2012 Pool photo Jury deliberations will resume at 9:30 Wednesday morning in the trial of Dr. James Corasanti of Amherst. Corasanti takes the witness stand By Chris Caya • May 18, 2012 Dr. James Corasanti was called to the witness stand Friday morning in his vehicular manslaughter for the fatal hit-and-run death of 18-year-old Alexandria Rice. Defense Attorney Joel Daniels called Corasanti to testify in day 14 of the trial in Erie County Court. The courtroom was packed in anticipation of Corasanti taking the stand.