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The Latest: Closing arguments set for man accused of pushing wife off cliff in national park

The latest in the trial of a Colorado man charged with pushing his wife from a cliff (all times local):

8:50 a.m.

Closing arguments are scheduled Friday in the trial of a man accused of pushing his wife to her death in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park during a hike to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

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

Henthorn is 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 in 2012.

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

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.