DENVER (AP) – Jurors have resumed deliberating in the trial of a man accused of shoving his wife to her death off a cliff in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park.
Harold Henthorn is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his second wife, a wealthy Mississippi native, in September 2012. Toni Henthorn died when she fell about 130 feet in a remote area where the couple was hiking on their 12th wedding anniversary. Henthorn told investigators she paused to take a photo and fell face-first over the ledge.READ MORE: Colorado Weather Experts Urge Drivers To 'Look Before You Lock' Man Shot, Killed After Entering Douglas County Home With Gun
Federal prosecutors say Henthorn staged his wife’s death to look like an accident so he could collect from her $4.7 million in life insurance policies. Attorney Craig Truman says the death was an accident.
Jurors deliberated about five hours Friday and reconvened Monday morning.MORE NEWS: Firefighters At Platte River Fire Working Through Tough Terrain, Gain 50% Containment
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