A gun, a hammer, and death
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MARANA, Ariz (KGUN9-TV) - A chilling night of violence and death plays out in investigators reports of a murder case in Marana.
Now, we're getting a closer look at what detectives say they found in the house where Jerry Mayfield died.
In the pages of a search warrant report, we see what Marana Police found when they searched the Mayfield house. They found an ugly, very violent scene.
Toni Marie Mayfield looked dazed in her first court appearance. Neighbors say she is the nice lady next door---so hard to imagine facing a murder charge.
Alex Diana says, "She was such a nice woman and it just amazes me that suddenly this would happen."
Gladys Pope can't claim to know Toni Mayfield well but she knows she had a business caring for dogs, and seemed to be someone who cared about the people around her too.
"She's always been very friendly as I went to the mailbox down there to drop something off."
But reports of what Marana Police found in the house show Toni Mayfield was caught up in a night of violence and fear that ended with the blow of a hammer.
The report obtained by KGUN9 shows detectives found a phone smashed to bits, blood in at least seven rooms around the house, including blood on the door to the master bedroom. That door had a hole broken into it big enough to let an adult rush through.
Inside the bedroom, they found 59 year old Jerry Dean Mayfield---touching his hand was a 9mm pistol. Around his head, there was a large pool of blood, nearby in the bedroom, a bloody hammer.
Toni Mayfield told police her husband Mayfield threatened her with a gun and in her fear, she had probably killed him.
Now she waits for the next move in her case, while her neighbors wonder exactly what happened that night---and why.
Toni Mayfield is still in the Pima County Jail. She'll need to post a quarter million in cash to get out on bond.