Prosecutor Jennifer Norbert told jurors Tuesday that Robert LaPointe had been drinking all day before he sped his 32-foot boat equipped with twin 435-horsepower engines into a smaller boat on Long Lake in Harrison. The two occupants of the smaller boat were killed.
Defense lawyer J. Albert Johnson of Boston contends LaPointe was sober. He says the blood test was flawed because the sample sat in a warden’s hot car for more than 30 hours before being tested.
Killed on Aug. 11, 2007, were Terry Raye Trott of Naples and Suzanne Groetzinger of Berwick. LaPointe, who’s from Medway, Mass., faces two counts of manslaughter.