Jodi Arias’ attorney’s filed a motion to dismiss the death penalty. They tried to argue that it is cruel and unusual punishment and thus unconstitutional “because permitting a retrial after hung jury in the penalty phase… violates double jeopardy and is cruel and unusual punishment.” Cruel and unusual punishment is terminology that can be found… Read More »
True Detective, a new crime drama series that premiered on HBO in January 2014, is one of the best shows on television. Some reviewers predict that it will become as popular as Breaking Bad. If you haven’t seen it, you should. True Detective follows the lives of two Louisiana detectives in their hunt for a serial killer. The storyline… Read More »
The Jodi Arias sentencing trial is set to begin in mid-March 2014 but in the meantime, there is the Marissa DeVault trial. Marissa DeVault is accused of killing her husband Dale Harrell by beating him to death with a hammer while he slept. She said she snapped. She told detectives that he abused and raped… Read More »
It is believed that sentencing trial of Jodi Arias will begin on March 17, 2014. The sentencing trial will not be televised and it’s unclear if electronic devices will be permitted in the court room. It’s also been reported that Jodi Arias is currently selling wristbands to raise money for her appellate case. She continues to… Read More »
18-year-old Keith Vidal was shot and killed by a police officer Sunday when authorities responded to a call for help from family members. Keith was in the midst of a schizophrenic episode. According to early reports, Keith had picked up a small screwdriver and refused to put it down, an action which prompted the family… Read More »
Samantha Scheibe, George Zimmerman’s then-girlfriend, details the November 2013 incident in which she called the police on him in this leaked video by ZimmermanVerdict.net. The video first appeared online by Mother Jones and it describes the abusive behavior of George Zimmerman towards his girlfriend. Since the incident, Scheibe decided against pressing charges and said that the police… Read More »
I recently posted a short article, to keep my readers informed about the claims of Cassandra Collins (a former cellmate of Jodi Arias), stating that she had had long conversations with Ms. Arias and that Ms. Arias would arrange to have the throat of Juan Martinez cut by her supporters, if she was given the… Read More »
A former cellmate of Jodi Arias has spoken to the news. The two shared a cell before the trial began. She has made some interesting claims.
Recent reports have indicated that Jodi Arias’ sentencing retrial is scheduled “tentatively” to begin in early January 2014.
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Recently, Jodi Arias wrote and filed a motion to the Superior Court of the state of Arizona. In this document, Jodi Arias asks the judge to remove Kirk Nurmi as her primary attorney and replace him with another unspecified attorney.
He used to work for the CIA and he knows his stuff: Settlement Conference News In other news, there was no agreement reached today in the settlement conference. The parties will return to court November 1, 2013 for oral arguments relating to aspects of the expected retrial. Tanisha and Steven outside court after the settlement conference… Read More »
News sources are reporting two recent events with regard to Jodi Arias. The first story involves a hearing that was supposed to take place on October 18, 2013 but Judge Sherry Stephens delayed it until November 1, 2013.
These are the many stories I’ve followed. How about you?
Jodi Arias was back in court today. The lawyers argued over whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the retrial of her sentencing. The hearing was not open to the public.
Someone notified me about this post (thank you!). This message appears on the JAA is innocent website and is allegedly a post directly from Ms. Arias: “To My Friends (For this to be effective, you really must take a second or two to imagine each of the following.) “Imagine this for a moment: Someone publishes a… Read More »