The victim's name was Dale Harrell. He was married for ten years and was soon to be a partner at his company as a successful mechanical engineer. He made 83, 000 a year and provided a safe home for his wife and three children in Gilbert, Arizona. At approximately 2;36 AM on January 14, 2009, his wife of ten years, Marissa DeVault, put a hammer in his husband's head five times while he was fast asleep, only hours after having sex. Her first 911 calls to the Gilbert Police Department claimed abuse and rape. The ensuing investigation revealed a story known only to a few and a life kept secret from a husband. There was a roommate with a gun. There was a secret life of a millionaire lover. And, from her days as an exotic dancer, Marissa attempted to hire her former lover and bouncer of a strip club. The killer was not a visitor to the club and she was not a bartender or server. Instead, she could be found on the stage as an entertainer. How did all these characters come together to result ...
Paul Sanders, Author: Brain Damage: A Juror's Tale - The Hammer Killing Trial