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Arizona woman gets life term for hammer killing
Associated Press ^
| Apr 30, 2014 6:18 PM EDT
| Jacques Billeaud
Posted on 04/30/2014 6:23:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A jury on Wednesday spared the life of an Arizona woman convicted of beating her husband to death with a hammer, sentencing her to life in prison instead of the death penalty.
The decision in the penalty phase of Marissa Devaults trial comes after the jury deliberated for about three days since April 22. Devault nodded when jurors were polled about their decision, and she hugged her attorneys before leaving the courtroom smiling.
Were happy with the decision they made, thank God, defense attorney Andrew Anderson Clemency said outside the courthouse. They made a decision to spare a life.
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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: arizona; deathpenalty; hammer; lifesentence; murder
Another one for the APs anti-death-penalty crusade. (And what a name for the attorney, yes?)
posted on 04/30/2014 6:23:33 PM PDT
Must have been an assault hammer. We need to ban those. "Blunt objects" kill more Americans than anything else.
posted on 04/30/2014 6:25:53 PM PDT
(Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
Wow. Life for killing a hammer. Tough judge.
They sure sound like a bunch of creeps. Stripper, sugar daddy, child pornography collector. . . .
Well, I guess the Arizona taxpayers will get to pay for her room and board for the next 25 years or more.
posted on 04/30/2014 6:30:45 PM PDT
Did she put the hammer back exactly where it belonged?
posted on 04/30/2014 6:47:50 PM PDT
(It will take blood.)
Was she a fan of Trini Lopez?
posted on 04/30/2014 6:48:41 PM PDT
("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
Didn’t an NBA team owner just commit a worse crime?
posted on 04/30/2014 6:49:30 PM PDT
posted on 04/30/2014 6:50:06 PM PDT
They made a decision to spare a life.
To bad she didn't feel the same about her husband. I wonder if they gave her style points for singing hammer time while she killed her husband?
posted on 04/30/2014 7:14:13 PM PDT
(I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
The key prosecution witness was Devault's former boyfriend, Allen Flores, a businessman who met Devault on a sugar-daddy dating website and loaned her $300,000 during their two-year relationship.
All that sugar couldn't make her sweet.
Flores testified that Devault wanted to either hire someone to kill Harrell, or kill him herself and tell police he tried to rape her after a night of drinking.
But she would still have been the real victim.
posted on 04/30/2014 8:12:58 PM PDT
(The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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