A teenager accused of driving drunk when he crashed his father's red Ferrari and killed a friend pleaded not guilty Tuesday to vehicular manslaughter.
Steven Corsello, 18, of Skaneateles, is accused of driving with a blood alcohol level of more than the legal limit of 0.08 percent when the crash occurred in June after leaving a beer party. Matthew Angelillo was killed in the accident.
An Onondaga County grand jury indicted Corsello on Friday on seven criminal counts, including second-degree vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and second-degree vehicular assault.
Last month, Corsello went to court expecting to plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter in exchange for a sentence of five years of probation and six months in county jail. However, those negotiations ended when Judge Anthony Aloi said he would not support a deal unless it includes a state prison sentence, emphasizing that "someone is dead."
Second-degree vehicular manslaughter is punishable by up to 2 1/3 to seven years in state prison.