This video features two of the Jodi Arias jurors speaking about their experiences. Both Diane Swartz (juror No. 6) and Tara Kelley (juror No. 17) an alternate, discuss the case. Diane Swartz seems like a highly intelligent woman.
Highlights from the video include the fact that at least in the case of Diane, she didn’t buy Alyce LaViolette’s testimony. She saw her more as an advocate than an expert witness. Smart woman. In her opinion, Alyce was not qualified to be an expert witness. Guess she did not buy Alyce’s motto: “if you’re a’breathin, you’re a’busin.”
Diane also said that some of the death penalty hold outs couldn’t impose the ultimate punishment on Jodi because of mitigating factors. They thought that Jodi had experienced mental and verbal abuse, based on text messages from Travis. You can guarantee that Jodi’s lawyers love hearing this.
Tara Kelley was one of the jurors who asked great questions such as: “Jodi, after all the lies, why should we believe you now?”
She also discusses the fact that Jodi stared her down on a number of occasions. Apparently she wasn’t the only juror who was stared down by Jodi. Clear evidence that Jodi was attempting to manipulate the jury.
Tara Kelley has said on a number of occasions that she has a theory about how and why Jodi committed the murder. Hopefully she will reveal that theory soon. What are your thoughts about these two jurors?