COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a woman convicted of fatally poisoning her estranged husband to collect on an insurance policy.
Bartholomew County Prosecutor Bill Nash tells The Republic (http://www.therepublic.com/ ) the court's refusal last week her to hear 54-year-old Tami Duvall's appeal means her only recourse now is seeking post-conviction relief by arguing a new point, such as ineffective counsel.
A Bartholomew County jury convicted Duvall in April 2011 on murder, insurance fraud and obstruction of justice charges in the 2007 poisoning death of Alan Duvall. She's serving a 60 1/2-year sentence.
Prosecutors said Duvall purchased a $100,000 life insurance policy a month before her husband was found dead at their Jeffersonville home after eating food she had laced with morphine and muscle relaxants.
Information from: The Republic, http://www.therepublic.com/