- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Juror deliberations will resume Monday at the trial of an Arizona woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis to get the state to pay for her late-term abortion.

The jury began deliberations Wednesday at the trial of Chalice Zeitner.

Zeitner is accused of presenting falsified medical records to support her claim that she had cancer and telling an obstetrician that her pregnancy put her life in danger.

The Arizona health care program in which Zeitner was enrolled covers the costs of abortions in limited circumstances, such as when a mother’s life is endangered.

Investigators say the scheme was discovered a year after the 2010 abortion.

Zeitner’s attorney says his client genuinely believed she was sick and didn’t set out to defraud anyone.

She has pleaded not guilty to the charges.


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