The Trial Divas have gotten our manicured hands on a 20 page copy of the transcript outlining a telephone call between Marissa Devault’s attorney’s and her oldest Daughter Rhiannon, dated February 7, 2014. The defense made an attempt to contact her regarding her testimony in her mother’s trial since Rhiannon had turned 18 and was no longer a minor. The issue of the telephone call was addressed in court when Judge Steinle reprimanded the defense for defying a specific court order ruling no direct or indirect contact with any of Marissa’s three daughters without submitting for permission from the court. The defense says they believed the order no longer pertained to Rhiannon since she had turned 18 and was no longer a minor. The judge pointed out the order had no expiration on age and the defense was not permitted to contact Rhiannon. Due to the defense violating the order, Judge Steinle has ruled the transcript of the phone call is not allowed in as evidence and if the defense wants to interview Rhiannon, they will have to subpoena her as a witness. They said in court that they do intend on calling her as a witness and she will be on the stand March 25, 2014. In court documents, the defense says “The state is not concerned with Rhiannon’s victim’s rights, this is very apparent in how the state has ignored the children’s love of their mother in their analysis of whether or not to pursue the death penalty.” Another note written in the document is the fact that Rhiannon has had contact with her mother only once since the incident on Jan 14, 2009. Reading through the transcripts, it is apparent Rhiannon’s recollection of events will be epic in this case and will be interesting to see how her testimony will resonate throughout the jury, possibly affecting the outcome of the verdict. The judge did rule in order to protect Rhiannon as a victim, her testimony will not be allowed on camera or audio recording of any kind. This mean Divas and Divos, you will have to rely on the Trial Divas as your exclusive source being live inside the courtroom of the Marissa Devault, hammer by murder, trial.