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Closing Arguments Friday In Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park Death

DENVER (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled Friday in the case of a man accused of pushing his wife to her death.

in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park.

Jurors for 59-year-old Harold Henthorn rested their case Thursday without calling any witnesses during the trial in federal court in Denver.

Harold Henthorn, Toni Henthorn
Harold and Toni Henthorn (courtesy to CBS)

He's charged with first-degree murder in the death of his second wife, Mississippi native Toni Henthorn, who fell about 130 feet in a remote area where the couple had been hiking in 2012.

Harold Henthorn told investigators she had paused to take a photo and tumbled over a ledge.

Harold Henthorn
Harold Henthorn (credit: CBS)

Prosecutors say Henthorn stood to benefit from his wife's life insurance policies totaling $4.7 million, which she didn't know existed.

Defense attorney Craig Truman says the death was an accident.

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