Where was this claim during the trial? It would seem that this would have supported her other unsubstantiated claim about TA's interest in little boys. But just like the rest of her "stories", there is not evidence other than her word, which doesn't amount to much. Since she has been adamant that she would rather have the death penalty, could this hurt her appeals or be used against her during the appeals process. I know the appeals are automatic, but would a judge look at the inital trial and say: There is no strong grounds with which to grant an appeal, and the defendant has repeatedly stated that she wishes to have the death penalty for her punishment. It seems defendants are afforded every other right and protection, would their right to choose their punshiment be honored, especially when they repeatedly verbalize what they want.