Jury finds Arizona woman guilty of first-degree murder in husband's 2009 hammer-beating death

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Marissa Devault looks at the jury as they are polled after finding her guilty of first degree murder, in Maricopa County Superior Court, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Phoenix. Devault was convicted 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. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle)

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Devault's attorneys attacked Flores' credibility, noting he was given an immunity agreement on child-pornography allegations in exchange for his testimony. The child pornography was found on Flores' computer during a search that was part of the murder investigation, authorities said.

Flores also testified that he once feared Devault would harm him, but he said that concern lifted after she was arrested. He said he went on to bail her out of jail, get her a lawyer and resume their intimate relationship.

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