Date set for oral arguments in Purvi Patel's appeal

Published: Apr. 4, 2016 at 9:45 AM EDT
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The appeal of a Granger woman convicted of feticide and neglect of a dependent will soon go to oral arguments.

In July 2013, Purvi Patel was about 25 weeks along in her pregnancy when she took abortion inducing pills. She placed the 20-inch long infant in a dumpster behind her parent's restaurant and went to the emergency room.

A jury found her guilty of feticide and neglect of a dependent resulting in death after experts testified the infant drew breath and claiming Patel failed to get the medical assistance.

Patel's attorneys argue in the appeal that the prosecution relied on insufficient evidence.

The case is on appeal to the Court of Appeals of Indiana, the state's intermediate level court. A webcast of the May 23 oral argument will be available for streaming online.