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Pamela Moss - Georgia

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I received a three page letter from Pamela Moss today. She had a lot to say. She apologized several times for the length of the letter, explaining that she has no family or friends save for one, an elderly gentleman, and was starving for someone to talk to.

Pamela is serving a life sentence for murdering a man she had a business relationship with, Doug Coker. The story goes that she owed him some hefty dough and didn't want to or couldn't pay. She met him at McDonalds for coffee. Somehow, she convinced him to meet her at her house and when he arrived she gave him a little blunt force trauma over the head and stowed him away under her porch.

She took off for a few days and authorities found his body after tracing his daily movements and seeing the video from McDonalds.

Her lawyer announced she would turn herself in but days passed without a trace of her. She was finally apprehended and indicted.

She spent seven years in prison previously in the manslaughter of her mother and h…

Marissa Suzanne Devault - Arizona

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Marissa Suzanne Devault has just finished the opening statements phase of her murder trial. She is accused of bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer as he slept five years ago. Marissa claims that her husband, Dale Harrell, was physically, mentally and emotionally abusive to her throughout the previous years. She claims self defense.

Authorities have investigated and come to a far different conclusion. They say the witnesses to the alleged abuse do not back these claims. They say Marissa has given conflicting stories of her husband's murder and that the murder was premeditated.

The death penalty is on the table.

Dale Harrell was 34 years old. Autopsy reports show he suffered multiple skull fractures and died a month later from the injuries.

Initially, Marissa told authorities that her husband, in a fit of rage, strangled her until she lost consciousness and when she awoke, saw her roommate beating her husband with a hammer. Investigators say evidence on the scene does not…