Marissa DeVault Trial: Does 'Self Defense' Justify Murder?
Marissa DeVault's Strange Behavior
The woman seen in this vdeo is Marissa DeVault. As you can see, she is laughing and smiling just hours after murdering her sleeping husband with a hammer. In the courtroom, Marissa DeVault admits to killing her husband, but argues that she did it in 'self defense.'
The time and date stamp on the interrogation tapes indicate that police questioned Marissa DeVault approximately 15 hours after she called 9-1-1. At the time of the interrogation, her husband, Dale Harrell, was fighting for his life in the hospital.
He died from his injuries hours later.
Self-Defense? Not Likely
Why would a woman need to defend herself against a sleeping man? If Dale Harell was as abusive as DeVault claims, she should've hit the road as soon as he fell asleep.
But she didn't leave. Instead, she murdered her husband, Dale Harrell.
Prosecutors argue that Marissa DeVault did not murder Dale Harell in self defense, but rather that she murdered him to collect his life insurance policy.
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