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UPDATED: Deliberations to begin in Rose Chase Trial

Canandaigua, N.Y.- Jurors will return for deliberations Friday morning in the trial of an Ontario County woman charged with dismembering and burning her husbands body.

Rose Chase is charged with second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in connection with the death of her husband Adam Chase.

Police said she pushed him down the basement stairs during an argument at their home in Stanley in June 2012. He died from the fall.

Prosecutors said she hid his body in the basement then moved it to her mother's property in neighboring Yates County, where she burned the remains. They were discovered in December 2012.

Over the past week, jurors have heard from family and friends of Adam Chase, police and forensic experts. They also watched a three-hour video tape of her police interrogation.

The judge is allowing the jury to consider a lesser charge of manslaughter.

They are being asked to determine if she intended to cause her husbands death or acted recklessly to cause it or neither.

13WHAMs Jane Flasch is in the Ontario County courtroom waiting for a verdict. She will have live reports tonight on 13WHAM News at 5 & 6.

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