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Woman gets 18 months after feticide conviction overturned

  • FILE - In this March 30, 2015 file photo, Purvi Patel is taken into custody at the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Ind., after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent. Her sentence was overturned and she was re-sentenced to 18 months. A news release Wednesday Aug. 31, 2016 by the St. Joseph County prosecutor's office said it has notified the Indiana Department of Correction that Patel has served 525 days in prison and with credit for good behavior, she had served a total of 1,050 days, which means she has served her term. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

    FILE - In this March 30, 2015 file photo, Purvi Patel is taken into custody at the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Ind., after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent. Her sentence was overturned and she was re-sentenced to 18 months. A news release Wednesday Aug. 31, 2016 by the St. Joseph County prosecutor's office said it has notified the Indiana Department of Correction that Patel has served 525 days in prison and with credit for good behavior, she had served a total of 1,050 days, which means she has served her term. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 30, 2015 file photo, Purvi Patel is taken into custody at the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Ind., after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent. Her sentence was overturned and she was re-sentenced to 18 months. A news release Wednesday Aug. 31, 2016 by the St. Joseph County prosecutor's office said it has notified the Indiana Department of Correction that Patel has served 525 days in prison and with credit for good behavior, she had served a total of 1,050 days, which means she has served her term. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

    FILE - In this March 30, 2015 file photo, Purvi Patel is taken into custody at the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Ind., after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent. Her sentence was overturned and she was re-sentenced to 18 months. A news release Wednesday Aug. 31, 2016 by the St. Joseph County prosecutor's office said it has notified the Indiana Department of Correction that Patel has served 525 days in prison and with credit for good behavior, she had served a total of 1,050 days, which means she has served her term. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

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.