Hiram Monserrate Trial Begins With Surprise Testimony By Building Super

11/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

On the first day of trial, the defense admitted state Sen. Hiram Monserrate slashed his girlfriend's face with a glass but insisted it was "a freak accident in no uncertain terms."

Defense lawyer Joe Tacopina said Monserrate had been fetching a glass of water for Karla Giraldo when he tripped in the small, darkened bedroom.

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