Woman sentenced in fatal hammer attack

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GRAY, Ga. (AP) -- A middle Georgia woman who said her alternate personality killed a businessman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. 

A jury took about half an hour to return a guilty verdict against 55-year-old Pamela Moss Thursday.

Investigators have said Moss bludgeoned 67-year-old Doug Coker in his head with a hammer and hid his body underneath her porch in March 2012. Moss also pleaded guilty to manslaughter in her mother's 1997 poisoning death.

A psychologist hired by Moss' attorney said she has dissociative identity disorder, and that he met one of her personalities named "Caroline."

Prosecutors said references to "Caroline" bludgeoning Coker didn't come to light until the third day of the trial, and another psychologist found no evidence of an identity disorder.

Associated Press

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