PHOENIX — The former boyfriend of an Arizona woman accused of fatally
bludgeoning her husband with a hammer is scheduled to resume his testimony
Allen Flores began testifying more than a week ago at the trial of Marissa
He testified that Devault told him a few weeks before the January 2009 attack
that she wanted to hire a hit man to kill her husband, Dale Harrell, at a casino
Prosecutors say Devault instead killed Harrell several weeks later in their
home in Gilbert in an attempt to get an insurance settlement to repay nearly
$300,000 in loans from Flores.
Devault claims her husband was physically abusive and maintains that she killed
Harrell in self-defense.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.