LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury could soon begin deliberating in the civil wrongful death trial of a Las Vegas doctor who found the body of LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg after she committed suicide three years ago.

Closings could come Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by Blasberg’s divorced parents, Mel and Debra Blasberg, against Dr. Thomas Hess.

The Blasbergs accuse Hess of pursuing a romantic relationship with their daughter, and putting that ahead of her medical treatment.

Erica Blasberg died in May 2010 at age 25. She was in her sixth year on the pro tour.

Her parents seek unspecified damages from Hess, who was convicted of a misdemeanor obstruction charge for removing a suicide note and some medications after finding Blasberg’s body in her Henderson home.

Hess denies the two had a romantic relationship.


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