The Hammer Killer

By: Damon Flueck


Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Marissa DeVault, 36, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Dale Harrell, her husband. Prosecutors want to send her to death row for the 2009 killing. Harrell was beaten over the head with a hammer while he was sleeping in his Gilbert home. He later died from his injuries. DeVault does not deny the killing. She claims it was in self-defense. Prosecutors say she did it to collect on an insurance policy she had taken out on her husband.

What I think

I think she murder him and she knew what she was doing and that is was not self defense at all. She admitting to killing him and hitting him repeatedly and not stopping