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Judge: Devault to spend rest of natural life in prison


Marissa Devault, the woman convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer, was, will spend the rest of her life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Arizona woman to be sentenced in hammer killing


A judge is expected to formally impose a life sentence on an Arizona woman convicted of fatally beating her husband with a hammer. The purpose of Friday's hearing is to determine whether Marissa Devault

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Jodi Arias, Marissa Devault and the Baseline Killer are just a few of the many murder cases in Arizona that received national attention over the past decade.

Marissa Devault Trial: Prosecutors rest case in hammer killing Video included


Marissa Devault claims she killed her husband, Dale Harrell, in self-defense and told investigators that he had abused her in the past.


Man explains his loans to woman accused of murder

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Allen Flores had loaned Marissa Suzanne Devault $294,000 over the course of their two-year relationship.

RAW: Prosecution's opening statement in Marissa Devault Trial

During Opening statements on Feb. 6, Deputy County Attorney Michelle Arino told jurors they'll see a lot of evidence proving Marissa Devault, 36, had money troubles in 2009 and took out insurance policies on her husband, one totaling $1 million. (02/06/2014)

RAW: Defense's opening statement in Marissa Devault Trial

"The evidence will establish that Marissa was the victim of domestic violence by Dale," Devault's attorney Alan Tavassoli said during opening statements. (02/06/2014)


See the evidence in the case and details of Marissa Devault's interview with police in the death of her husband, Dale Harrell.

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The trial has begun for the Gilbert woman accused of killing her husband with a hammer while he was sleeping. Marissa Devault claims she killed Dale Harrell in self-defense.

Hammer killing trial ends for day, resumes Monday

The trial of an Arizona woman accused of fatally beating her husband with a hammer while he was sleeping has ended for the day. (02/06/2014)

Gilbert woman awaiting murder trial suing jail


A Gilbert woman awaiting trial in her husband's fatal hammer bludgeoning has filed a medical-malpractice lawsuit against Maricopa County Jail officials.

Trial begins for Arizona woman in hammer killing

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Five years ago, an Arizona woman was arrested on allegations that she fatally wounded her husband by bludgeoning him over the head with a hammer as he lay asleep in bed.

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See a day-by-day account of the witnesses and developments in the Jodi Arias murder trial. Arias was convicted in May 2013 in the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, at his Mesa home in 2008.

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Jodi Ann Arias stands accused of shooting, stabbing and slitting the throat of her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in June 2008.

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