Lake George man convicted in 2016 boating death of child wants new trial

Mark Mulholland
Updated: November 06, 2019 06:25 PM
Created: November 06, 2019 04:23 PM

QUEENSBURY - The Lake George man convicted of manslaughter in the boating death of an 8-year-old girl wants a new trial.

According to reporting by NewsChannel 13’s news partners at The Post-Star, Alex West has filed a motion from prison arguing that he received "ineffective counsel."


He was tried and convicted of causing a fatal July 2016 boat crash on Lake George that killed Charlotte McCue.

West is serving a 5 to 15 year sentence at Collins Correctional Facility in Western New York.

West was represented by well-known defense attorney Cheryl Coleman who told NewsChannel 13 that she doesn't take West's motion personally. "I don't blame Alex for trying everything he can to get out of prison."

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