Trial scheduled for man accused of assault at Kid Rock concert
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on April 25, 2014 - 7:21am
The case of a Canadian man accused of seriously injuring an Alden native at Darien Lake with a single punch will head to trial.
Jury selection will begin for 34-year-old Craig Lawson of Ontario June 23. He’s charged with second-degree assault.
The deadline passed today for a plea deal. Although defense attorney Joel Daniels said in county court today that there was an offer, he said it was not accepted by the prosecution.
Lawson’s accused of punching Jason McNeil of Tuscaloosa, Ala., at a Kid Rock concert last July. McNeil was in a coma after the accident.
Daniels said he expects the trial to run a full week.