Updated 03/07/2013 06:20 PM
Closing arguments wrap up in Annie George trial
Jurors spent a few hours deliberating the fate of Annie George after closing arguments wrapped just after noon Thursday, but with no verdict, they'll re-convene Friday morning. Our Madeleine Rivera has more on the woman prosecutors say knowingly hid an illegal immigrant in her home.
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The fate of Annie George is in the hands of a jury. She is the woman accused of hiding an illegal alien and forcing her to work for free between 2005 and 2011.
Closing arguments wrapped up Thursday afternoon.
George is accused of forcing Valsamma Matthai to work for free at the Llenroc Castle in Rexford. The prosecution says George knew Mattahi was an illegal alien but kept her in the 20,000 square foot mansion to clean the house and perform other chores on the 12.5 acre property.
The defense argues George was unaware of Matthai's status and say George assumed she had U.S. citizenship and did not question her status.
The prosecution also presented a recorded phone call as evidence which they say depicts George talking about Matthai's status. However, George says the woman on the phone call is not her.
George faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.