EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Jury deliberations continue in the aggravated murder trial of Angelica Swartout, the Springfield woman accused of killing and disposing of her newborn child in the trash.
The jury began deliberating Thursday afternoon, February 2nd, 2012, after closing arguments ended around 3 p.m.
Jurors deliberated all day Friday, February 3rd, 2012, but were unable to come to a verdict, calling it a night at 5 p.m.
The jury will reconvene for deliberations once again on Monday, February 6th, 2012. At this point, there is no word on how close the jury is to a verdict.
Swartout is facing an aggravated murder charge for alleged death of a newborn baby.
Prosecutors believe Swartout delivered a baby while working at a hotel in Springfield in October 2010. Prosecutors believe she smothered the child and put it in a hotel trash can.
Meanwhile, the defense argues that Swartout was never pregnant, never had a baby and lied about her pregnancy to continue to receive support from her family.
Both the defense and the prosecution agree that Swartout lied to her family about having a miscarriage in a local hospital.
The investigation into the case began after Swartout's family members called the hospital trying to recover the body for a funeral. They called police when local hospitals were unable to locate a body.
Springfield Police investigated the claim, eventually getting Swartout to confess to having a baby, smothering and disposing of the child's body.
Investigators searched the Lane County landfill but eventually gave up on the search, unable to find a body and believing it was unlikely they would find one due to the decomposition at the landfill.
Eventually, Swartout abandoned her confession and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Prosecutors are leaning on Swartout's changing stories about what happened and confession, also the testimony of family members who believe she was pregnant.
Defense attorneys are pointing to a lack of physical evidence in the case and conflicting testimony from doctors who performed medical surveys on Swartout, trying to determine whether or not she gave birth to a child.
Defense attorneys say if Swartout is acquitted, they'll ask for her immediate release and speak on her behalf about the case.
If convicted, Swartout faces life in prison or life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.