Marissa Devault Cries In Court As She Begs Jury To Spare her the death penalty

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  Woman convicted of beating her husband to death with a hammer for insurance  money cries in court   Marissa Devault, 36, was convicted  earlier this month of first-degree murder in connection to her husband’s 2009  killing On Thursday, a tearful Devault begged the  jury to spare her the death sentence as they decide whether [...]

Marissa Devault qualifies for execution in hammer killing

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PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors decided on Monday that an Arizona woman convicted of killing her husband with a hammer is eligible for the death penalty after prosecutors argued that she carried out the brutal killing so she could collect life-insurance money.   The decision clears the way for jurors to now consider whether they will imprison [...]

Marissa Devault guilty of killing husband with hammer

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PHOENIX –  An Arizona woman was convicted of first-degree Tuesday for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer in what prosecutors said was a failed bid to collect on a life insurance policy to repay about $300,000 in loans from her boyfriend. The same jury that convicted Marissa Devault now will decide whether to [...]

Four Dead in Fort Hood Shooting

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ABC NEWS:  A gunman and at least three other people were killed in a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, according to senior U.S. officials and the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. The committee chairman, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, told CNN he had been briefed on today’s incident and that there were also [...]

Why Anderson Cooper Won’t Receive an Inheritance From Mom Gloria Vanderbilt

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ABC NEWS: Anderson Cooper  may come from a family with money, but he won’t be seeing a dime of it. Though his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, inherited a fortune before making her own millions, Cooper will not receive an inheritance. “My mom’s made clear to me that there’s no trust fund. There’s none of that,” he told [...]

Gilbert hammer-killing trial: Jury deliberations begin

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Jurors are scheduled to begin deliberations Monday at the trial of a Gilbert woman accused of fatally beating her husband with a hammer in 2009. Attorneys at the trial Marissa DeVault made their closing arguments on Thursday. DeVault said she killed her husband, Dale Harrell, in self-defense and told investigators that Harrell had physically and [...]

Oscar Pistorius Prosecution Rests After Blade Runner Cries

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ABC NEWS:  The murder prosecution of Oscar Pistorius rested today after more than three weeks of testimony, clearing the way for the Blade Runner to eventually take the stand. “My Lady, learned Assessors, this is the State’s case,” prosecutor Gerrie Nel announced to the judge, ending the case against Pistorius. The prosecution called 21 out [...]

Jodi Arias Penalty Phase Trial Date Set for September

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ABC NEWS:  Prosecutors will again try to convince a jury to sentence Jodi Arias to death in a second penalty phase that will begin in September. During a hearing Monday, which Arias did not attend, a judge set the new trial date with jury selection to begin Sept. 8. The 33-year-old former waitress was convicted [...]

Parents of George Zimmerman sue Roseanne Barr

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NEED TO KNOW Robert and Gladys Zimmerman have accused Roseanne Barr of causing them emotional distress The comedian tweeted out their address in 2012, before George Zimmerman was arrested for shooting Trayvon Martin From HLN NEWS:  George Zimmerman’s parents have filed a lawsuit against Roseanne Barr, alleging that the comedian caused them “severe emotional distress” [...]

Sandusky ‘was found guilty before trial,’ says ex-Penn State coach’s wife

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(CNN) — Jerry Sandusky’s wife still stands by him, insisting the former Penn State assistant football coach is innocent of sexually abusing young boys. Dottie Sandusky, in an interview with CNN’s Jason Carroll, blames the news media for the conviction that sent her husband, now 70, to prison on a 30- to 60-year sentence. “I [...]

Joran Van Der Sloot to Be Extradited to US in 2038

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Peru’s government says that once Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot completes his murder conviction in 2038, he will be extradited to the United States to face trial on charges he extorted and defrauded the mother of a young American woman for whose disappearance he is the chief suspect. A decree published Sunday in Peru’s [...]

Casey Anthony ordered to answer some questions in deposition

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TAMPA, Fla. — A judge ordered Casey Anthony to answer some questions under oath Tuesday. Attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez have asked a judge to force Anthony to answer questions in a deposition related to the defamation lawsuit against her. Anthony has refused to answer any questions about her daughter Caylee, but in court Tuesday, the [...]

Child porn found in home of Hailey Owen’s alleged killer

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NEED TO KNOW A binder containing images of child pornography was found in the home of the suspect in the Hailey Owens case, police said The 10-year-old girl was abducted while walking home from a friend’s house Craig Wood, 45, has been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal   FROM HLN NEWS/NANCY GRACE FEB. 27, [...]

Casey Anthony still says ‘Zanny the Nanny’ is a real person

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NEWS 13 ORLANDO –  Casey Anthony maintains that a baby sitter, ‘Zanny the Nanny,’ her attorney acknowledged was a fabrication during her 2011 murder trial, is a real person. Anthony was questioned in a Jan. 23 deposition related to bankruptcy proceedings and a defamation case brought against Anthony by Zenaida Gonzalez. A transcript of the [...]

Casey Anthony threatened to walk out of deposition

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TAMPA, Fla.  —Casey Anthony threatened to walk out of her deposition with attorneys of  Zenaida Gonzalez, according to a new court filing. In the contentious Jan. 23 deposition between Anthony’s attorney Cheney Mason  and Gonzalez’ lawyer Keith Mitnik, Anthony admitted she made up the story about  dropping her daughter Caylee off with a babysitter named [...]

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