COPY-Jury gets case of Ark. woman accused of conspiracy

Associated Press - December 2, 2009 5:24 PM ET

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Prosecutors argued Wednesday that the answer to whether Wanda Richart lied to federal investigators about her missing niece could be answered with question, "Where's Christina?"

Richart, who is 52, is accused of conspiring to lie to FBI agents about killing her 14-year-old niece, Christina Richart.

Richart was indicted with her husband, 55-year-old Charles "Bubba" Richart, who has pleaded guilty to the charges and testified against his wife. He testified that he, his wife, and two others buried the girl in a national forest 10 years ago.

In closing arguments, prosecutors went over testimony that they said showed Wanda Richart intentionally lied to FBI agents when they inquired about Christina. Wanda Richart's attorney pointed out that the girl's body has never been found.

Jurors began their deliberations Wednesday afternoon.

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