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"Police arrested kamala hassle right away and charged her with open murder. German armie koya was arrested in georgia for murder and was held in jail pending trial at her arraignment. Ca maya pled not guilty and immediately begin mounting a defense stating. The police coerced her into a confession she was taken to trial. I which prosecutors new would be tricky because she she didn't actually pull the trigger. She certainly planned the murder with her lover but she didn't commit the actual. Killing could prosecutors get a first degree degree murder conviction. It would be difficult. The michigan prosecutors gave themselves an advantage by charging a maya with open murder. Open murder is a unique law in the state of michigan quote. Michigan law does not require a prosecutor to choose between first degree and second degree murder when issuing a complaint or even at trial a prosecutor may charge open murder which is a combination of first degree and second degree murder and the jury may determine the appropriate degree based on the proofs this allows a jury to decide if they think the murderer was qualified as either first first degree or second degree making the prosecutor's job much easier while prosecutors knew maya didn't pull the trigger they believe she was just as guilty as if she had and they wanted the jury to be convinced to however the at least wanted second degree murder on the table if if the jury wasn't convinced the trial for germany quasar is set for august two thousand nineteen but in the meantime he is being held on two point five have million dollars bond and will be tried for premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit murder. He will be extradited to michigan for his trial. The the trial for komiya hassle began on july fifteenth two thousand nineteen tyrone hassle junior was the first to testify and he began by talking about all all of his sons many accomplishments. His testimony was heartbreaking as he described seeing his son after the murder and how come i even stayed with with him. After she planned the murder they treated her like family and couldn't believe she would be involved in such a terrible act. He told the jury about about how on new year's eve where they live. There are always gunshots at midnight and he is always had a rule for his kids that they have to be home before midnight. He recalled telling his son to be back before midnight and said he checked his watch. When tyrone left to take a maya the food it was ten fifty seven pm and muss than half an hour later. His entire world was completely shattered. He couldn't move on and was struggling with his son's death. After after tyrone junior testified prosecutors called several police investigators to the stand and they testified to the forensic evidence and the actual investigation itself then the prosecution team had their bombshell witness army specialist hamilton specialist hamilton was in the same team squad as germany they were comrades brothers in arms and they had each other's back but he recalled back to a time when he was on leave with germany germany and how germany had confessed to him that he had planned to murder his girlfriend's husband. Germany was drinking at the time and this was a big no-no when on leaving even the army specialist hamilton chalk this conversation up to drinking and didn't really believe his friend would do such a thing however after he learned learned of the murder of sergeant hassell he was conflicted. This was one of his brothers and they were supposed to have each other's backs. Even if it meant breath in the army you had to be able to trust your squad with your life especially in times of war and every soldier took that seriously early he was concerned about turning in his brother but what if germany had actually murdered this man this was something he didn't think he could live with so call the police to give this case breaking tip when he testified specialists. Hamilton admitted he never really thought jeremy was capable of doing this. This prosecutor suggested that if it weren't for his tip germy an kamara would be living in georgia right now with chunk living off tyrone maroon hassles half a million dollar policy multiple witnesses testified about the relationship between germy and camara and how they flaunted it in front of everyone they made no effort to hide their affair and many co workers were uncomfortably aware of it cell phone expert detective heather wyatt why it justified at length about the cellphone ping's from germany's phone as well as to the snapchat evidence you see while tyrone was in south korea camara and germany had planned the murder via snapchat because the messages they sent back and forth would be deleted after they were initially viewed but because does she was concerned about something not truly being deleted kamai took it a step further and she did a google search on how to delete a snapchat account and how long after a snap chat account was deleted was everything literally gone for good google searches showed that after thirty days all account data would be deleted because police searched demise phone more than thirty days after she deleted her account. They weren't able to pull any data or messages from her snapchat account. Heather wyatt testified that even though khemayes data was deleted she still appeared as a one time user in chat conversations on both tyrone own and germany's apps. The contents of the conversations weren't visible but you could still see that was involved with the chat. She also testified defy that they had ping germany cell phone several times when he traveled from georgia to chicago illinois and to a walmart in benton harbor michigan back to illinois which corroborated the confession maya gave belise she explained that the phone was likely turned off at one point and there were no ping locations during that period during the time where there were no ping's germany had actually used an old school g._p._s. to route his trip to benton harbor and returned to georgia to wait for kamai. Why is to get back to him. Another google search komiya made on her phone was what to do when i pay off my house which didn't seem to be a normal search for grieving wife. Another detective brittany fleming testified about the search they conducted on germany guar chevy impala and how she located one nine millimeter kilometer bullet and the front passenger seat three bullets in the driver's seat and in nine millimeter magazine in the backseat she also located a chicago area walmart art received and divorce papers for himself and his wife other police detective testified to the search of quarks home. Were they located a brand new iphone temporary firearm registration people work bullets and magazines for a ruger nine millimeter and a glock twenty three semiautomatic pistol a fellow soldier testified about how germany purchased a glock twenty three in december but also said that he soldier me a nine millimeter handgun october the evidence stacked up against kamala which was difficult to ignore on the final day of the prosecution's case they played the most damning piece of evidence yet in in the open courtroom prosecutors played a recorded jailhouse call between kamala and her mother on the call kamai could be heard talking very softly to her or mom announcing. She was in jail when her mom asked her. Why kamara told her it was because she knew when she was further prodded by her mom. She explained that she knew that. Germany had planned to shoot tyrone. She says she knew and she helped him planet her mom. I started crying on the phone saying how horrible it was and that she couldn't believe her daughter was capable of such a thing. Her mom went on saying that tyrone roane was a good man and a good dad and didn't deserve to die. It was absolutely devastating and the entire hassle family that was present had to hear this young woman. They loved talk about how she planned to have their beloved tyrone killed kamara sat as still as a statue statue while this recording was played and it was one of the most powerful moments of the entire trial for the jury kamai admitted to police that tyrone was a a good man and there wasn't anything he did wrong. No one could find fault with tyrone. She was simply unhappy. Which was the absolute salute worst thing she could find to say about her husband and their relationship as soon as the prosecution rested its case so did the defense hence they presented no witnesses and cross examined almost no one the defense team admitted in their opening arguments that they weren't going to call witnesses unices and they weren't going to ask many questions of the prosecution witnesses. The reason they gave was because all of the prosecution witnesses were just fact witnesses but they couldn't provide any direct evidence. Their client was guilty of murder. They agreed a terrible tragedy had occurred and this death was horrible however they argued that no matter how terrible this whole thing was it didn't make kamai guilty the argued that to convict <unk> maya of this crime would be to commit yet another terrible tragedy. There was absolutely no doubt that that germany was solely responsible for the death of tyrone hassle and the only evidence that prosecutors had was a false confession that they they coerce komiya their defense. They said was pretty simple. Come i didn't pull the trigger and she didn't commit the act of murder. She wasn't culpable as the prosecution wanted to portray the defense claim that komiya wasn't even having an affair with germy nor did. She helped him murder her husband. It was their claim that camara had given a false confession to the police and even that was only after hours of interrogation and her lawyer said during their closing arguments that the police used a technique on maya called parenting where they would say what they wanted her to repeat and she did ed for example. They told her germy went back to georgia to wait for you and she would repeat back yeah yeah you in back to georgia jettou wait for me and so forth they stated the police put words in commodities mouth and used all sorts of tactics to coerce confession from her with one officer even telling her that he was willing to cosign the loan that you're a good person but that germany was already confessing and they wanted her side of the story. This wasn't even true as germy hadn't yet made any statements to police but they wanted commit to believe otherwise so she would confess her lawyers contended that the police tried both aggressive and passive tactics saying how they just need the truth from her and how the police kept her in an especially chilly long interrogation after the first interrogation her attorneys claim the police ask amaya to come to lansing for a longer interview but that she wasn't really the asked she was told the defense team did the best they could to attack the police interrogation in the hopes that it might be the reasonable doubt jurors needed for an acquittal. The trial for kamala lasted only a week wrapping up on friday july nineteenth two thousand nineteen.."