Hammer Killing

By: Kevin Stewart and Julia Bacci

The Case

Marissa Devault claims that her husband was raping her and she defended herself. Through blood spatter analysis experts determined that she murdered her husband.

The Evidence

Passive, projected and impact stains were used to show that she murdered her husband and did not act out of self defense. It was shown to be a premeditated because of the testimony given by her boyfriend. Eventually she confessed to killing her husband in a rage. We believe it was not self defense because she admitted to killing him in a rage. The blood spatter analysis also did not support self defense and her boyfriend testified that she tried to hire a hitman.