Woman gets 18 months after feticide conviction overturned

FILE - In this March 30, 2015 file photo, Purvi Patel is taken into custody after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent on at the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman whose feticide conviction for a self-induced abortion was overturned has been re-sentenced to 18 months in prison.

A news release Wednesday by the St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office said it has notified the Indiana Department of Correction that Purvi Patel has already served 525 days in prison. It said with credit for good behavior, she had served a total of 1,050 days, which means she has served her prison term. A Department of Correction spokesman said he did not know when she will be released.

The statement said no hearing was held for the resentencing on the neglect of a dependent charge because neither side had new issues.

Patel had appealed her 2015 feticide and child neglect convictions that resulted in a 20-year prison sentence.

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