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 of Jodi Arias in the questioning of potential jurors, and asking the judge for a change of venue.
The most recent filing may be the most interesting. Jodi Arias’s defense attorneys have subpoenaed her phone call recordings from jail between the time period of January 1, 2013 and August 1, 2013.
No one is quite sure about the reason for the subpoena. Some have speculated that her defense team is majorly “dysfunctioning.”
Others believe that her lawyers want the phone records to try to determine if she has been attempting to contact other attorneys or media outlets.
It’s possible that it’s yet another attempt by her lawyers to delay the sentencing proceedings or possibly to get her a new trial.
Some others believe that Mr. Nurmi and Ms. Willmott are doing everything they can to get off the case. Mr. Nurmi has tried, at least five times, to be removed from the case.
Of course, we can only speculate about what the subpoena means.
Update: From the information I was able to gather there was no court hearing and still no information reported regarding the reason for the phone records request. The next court date is scheduled for September 16, 2013.