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Maine jury gets case of husband accused of hitting wife with rock and pushing her off cliff

A Maine jury is deliberating the fate of a man accused of bashing his wife's head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff.

Authorities say Charles Black hit 55-year-old Lisa Zahn with the rock before pushing her off Maiden Cliff in Camden in 2011. Both survived after tumbling 800 feet down the mountainside.

Prosecutors say Black and Zahn were having a dispute over how Black spent some of Zahn's inheritance.

But Black's attorney made the case Monday that the details surrounding their falls are too fuzzy to convict Black. Prosecutors say investigators found Zahn's blood on Black's jacket and shoes.

The 71-year-old Black is charged with attempted murder, two counts of elevated aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated assault.

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