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Prosecution, Defense Rests in Fatal Fairhaven Hit And Run Trial

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The prosecution and the defense have rested on the third day of the Renee Andrews trial.

Andrews is charged with motor vehicle homicide in the 2011 Fairhaven hit-and-run death of Katelyn Brienzo.

According to the Standard Times, Andrews took the stand today, saying she went to her brother’s house after driving away from the accident on Sconticut Neck Road because she “did not know exactly what happened.” Andrews says she called police from her brother’s home, alerting them to her involvement.

It was only after being questioned by police she says she learned she had hit Brienzo and her boyfriend, Ellery Reynolds.

In a video shown to jurors today, an emotional Andrews admitted to police during questioning that in the moments before the accident, she had been rubbing her eyes because her contact lenses were bothering her.

Andrews was the defense’s only witness.

Closing arguments will be heard Tuesday at 9am at Fall River Superior Court.

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