As many of you know, the Jodi Arias sentencing trial is in full swing. I have been carefully following many of the very competent reporters who are live in the courtroom. I have not been writing about the case because I want to be able to watch it for myself after the verdict. At that… Read More »
According to the website “The Trial Diaries,” Jen Wood, who attended the most recent Jodi Arias hearing, learned some interesting, though not entirely surprising news: Jodi Arias is prepping to represent herself at her upcoming sentencing trial. Big shocker, I think not. Jodi Arias’ ego demands that she do this. She is, after all, in… Read More »
I have been writing about the Jodi Arias case since her trial last year. As someone who studies extreme abnormality and mental illness she is a fascinating subject. Her ego and desire to be heard are truly remarkable. It’s hard to fathom how an individual who nearly decapitated someone and who has been adjudicated as… Read More »
There are several recent news stories about Jodi Arias. The first is that she is claiming to have contracted hepatitis C through an infected needle when she was given a tuberculosis vaccine in Maricopa County jail. According to the CDC, hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that can range from mild to serious. The… Read More »
Jodi Arias’s defense team has been quite busy lately. In the span of just the last few weeks, they have filed multiple motions regarding the next phase of the trial including: attempting to ban cameras in the courtroom, requesting that they be allowed to read the Twitter and related social media accounts of jurors, allowing for the personal involvement… Read More »
I’ve written a great deal about the Jodi Arias case and my work continues. In my review of documents associated with the case I found an interesting defense motion.
Mr. Nurmi begins his newest motion to spare Jodi Arias from the death penalty, by asking Judge Sherry Stevens to “vacate the jury’s finding the aggravating factor that the murder of Mr. Alexander was “especially cruel…” After Jodi Arias was convicted of premeditated murder, the jury found that the “cruelty aggravator” was proven.
Jodi Arias’ defense attorneys recently filed a motion to push back the penalty phase of her trial until January 2014 due to scheduling conflicts. Mr. Nurmi will be out of the office quite a bit in July. Jennifer Willmott has five different trials set for the summer of 2013.
Jodi Arias has her supporters. You’ve probably read their comments and seen their avatars. Often the avatars are pictures of Travis Alexander with his throat cut or in a body bag. Often the pictures will include a tagline that says “pedophile.”
Many of you are familiar with Chris and Sky Hughes. They both testified in the Jodi Arias trial. An email of theirs was used by the defense team to suggest that Chris and Sky thought that Travis was abusive to women. They had the opportunity to share with the jury some of what they really felt… Read More »
I am writing this article in response to the many talking heads on TV, who are attempting to answer the question “why did Travis stay with Jodi?” and the question “what hold did Jodi have over Travis?”
Dr. Geffner was a likable but ineffective witness for the defense. He spilled his water twice while on the witness stand, and apologized for burping out loud. He also was a bit disingenuous, which is another way of saying he engaged in deception. I’ll go into that deception later in this article.
Detective Flores wrote a report after he was called to the death scene of Travis Alexander on June 9, 2008. In the report, which is 20 pages long, Detective Flores narrates his interactions with friends and family on the scene, and his subsequent interviews with individuals who knew both Jodi and Travis. This article highlights the references… Read More »
I am wondering if anyone else received a message like this: “Aloha, I am reaching out to as many people as possible to get out information I believe one day will lead to something called “The Travis Alexander Forensic Process.” Please provide an email to me to forward the pictures I’ve image-enhanced with very limited… Read More »