|Woman gets life for killing husband with hammer|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
PHOENIX — An Arizona woman convicted of fatally beating her husband with a hammer will spend the rest of her life in prison, a judge ruled Friday as he denied her request for a chance at parole after serving 25 years.
The jury that convicted Marissa Devault in the January 2009 killing of Dale Harrell had spared her the death penalty in late April and instead handed down a life sentence.
It was up to a judge to formally impose the sentence and decide whether Devault would have a chance at parole.
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