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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ind. Decisions - "Purvi Patel could walk free by September in feticide case"

Christian Sheckler of the South Bend Tribune reports today in a story that begins:

Purvi Patel, the Granger woman whose feticide conviction was overturned by the Indiana Court of Appeals last month, may soon walk free after the state chose not to seek an opinion from the Indiana Supreme Court, her lawyer said.

Sentencing guidelines suggest Patel could be released by the end of September. The latest news brings closer the conclusion of a case that drew national headlines and sparked an intense reaction among both anti-abortion activists and those who feared authorities could use the state's feticide law to punish women for their own abortions.

Monday's deadline passed without either side asking the high court to take up the case, Patel's lead attorney, Stanford University law professor Lawrence Marshall, told The Tribune by phone Tuesday morning.

Here are earlier ILB entries on the Patel case.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 23, 2016 12:24 PM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions