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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