Wendy's Finger

By: AP
By: AP

Opposing sides in the Wendy's finger case are due to meet with a judge today in San Jose, California, in a second effort to reach a plea deal.

Anna Ayala (eye-AH'-luh) and her husband Jaime Placencia (HY'-mee plah-SIHN'-see-yah) were both expected to enter pleas yesterday to charges they planted a finger in a bowl of chili at a Wendy's restaurant.

Instead, a prosecutor and attorney for the couple met with a judge to try to reach an agreement.

Placencia and Ayala are facing charges of conspiracy to file a false charge and attempted grand theft.

If convicted of all charges, Ayala could get more than nine years and Placencia about 13 years in state prison.

Both sides are due back in chambers to meet with a different judge this morning.

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