Thursday, August 12, 2010
In 2007, Alan Duvall was found dead in his Columbus, Indiana backyard, presumably from alcohol poisoning. His wife Tami had called 911 to report the incident, and police initially seemed to believe her story. But those beliefs would soon wither...
The couple had been having marital problems. Only a month before Alan's death, Tami had taken out a $100,000 life insurance policy on her husband. And police believe she was having an affair with the insurance agent who arranged it.
Moreover, Alan had been warning friends and neighbors of his own death. He told them that if he died, they should make sure it was investigated. Tami's ex-husband and her own daughter would also tell police that they thought she had whacked Alan.
The evidence would only get more damning. It would turn out that Alan didn't die of alcohol poisoning. He'd actually been fed morphine and muscle relaxer. His blood disclosed that it possessed both drugs at 80 time their recommended dosage. And to top it all off, those same drugs just happened to be missing from the nursing home where Tami worked.
It would take police three years to put their case together, but they've finally charged her with murdering Alan. They say she mixed the drugs into pudding she served him. She's now charged with murder, insurance fraud, and obstruction of justice.
April 21, 2011
Tami Duvall was accused of murdering her husband back in August of 2007 by poisoning his dessert with morphine and muscle relaxants. The jury in her trial began deliberating at about 9am yesterday morning, the 10th day of the trial, after hearing final instructions from the judge. Six hours later they had reached a decision.
According to The Republic, Duvall was found guilty on all counts; six counts of insurance fraud, three counts of obstruction of justice, and murder. All charges are felonies.
The 12-member jury, comprised of five men and seven women, believed the prosecutors, who alleged that Duvall poisoned a “dirt pudding” dessert that she served to her husband. Alan Duvall later died from a morphine overdose.
It is said that the reason for this murder was so she could collect on the $100,000 life insurance policy she bought for him a month before his death.