BENTON, AR -- Deputies escort Marissa Wright out of the Saline County Courthouse after she sat quietly on a nearly two hour pre-trial hearing.
In that hearing, two different psychologists testified she understands the charges she faces. They told the court she understands what will happen if found guilty for the murders of Joe Lee Richards Jr. in 2010 and Randall Anderson in 2008.
Investigators found the men's bodies in her backyard last October.
"I've got my own suspicions but whatever happened is done. We've got to look to the future," said Joe Richards Sr., the victim's father.
Richards' father said this has taken a toll on his family -- and on Wright's.
"My life expectancy is not that long. I'm just trying to hang along, long enough to see that justice is done," he said.
Defense attorneys sought to have Judge Gary Arnold recused from the case because he served as prosecuting attorney when the court granted Wright immunity for providing testimony in a murder trial back in 1989. Arnold rejected the motion saying he doesn't remember the case, nor had any personal dealings with it.
He told attorneys he would be impartial and unbiased.
The victims' families are just ready to get the trial underway.
"We expect justice to come from our courtroom, whatever that is," Richards Sr. said.