Trial to begin for man accused of hitting and killing toddler

January 22, 2019 08:36 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – The trial of the man accused of hitting and killing a toddler in Rochester is set to begin Tuesday.

Frank Cassata of Mount Morris is facing several charges including second-degree murder.

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Investigators say Cassata was driving drunk and intentionally went off the road trying to hit another man, but instead hit three-year-old Amir Pallet on Lyell Avenue back in June. 

Police say Cassata left the scene but was arrested the next day.

His trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Hall of Justice.


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