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News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press

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PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona woman convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer is making a tearful plea for mercy to the jury deciding whether she should live or die for the crime. Marissa Devault broke down in tears and repeatedly lost her composure today as she spoke to the jury in the penalty phase of her murder trial. She apologized to family members for the pain and suffering she has caused, and said several times that she is sorry.

PHOENIX (AP) - Prosecutors in the case against an Arizona mother charged with having her son killed in 1989 have won an appeal that will force the state's star witness to testify again at the woman's 2015 retrial. Authorities say Debra Milke had two men kill her 4-year-old son. But a federal appeals court last year overturned her murder conviction. She has since been free on bond. The state Court of Appeals today overturned a judge's ruling that allowed a retired officer to assert his Fifth Amendment right.

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show the 37-year-old McNabb served his time yesterday and was released this morning. McNabb was arrested Dec. 15 on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. He pleaded guilty on March 27 and nine days of his sentence was suspended. McNabb's lawyer Stephen Benedetto didn't immediately return a call today seeking comment.

PHOENIX (AP) - Gasoline prices around Arizona are higher again at the pump this week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona said today that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.46 a gallon. That's up by nearly 4 cents from last week. This week's national average is at $3.65 per gallon, an increase of nearly a nickel from last week. Triple-A analysts say Arizona currently has the nation's ninth-lowest fuel average.

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