Jodi Arias – Death Penalty Still An Option
Arias’ lawyers attempted to have the jury’s finding that Arias killed Travis Alexander in an “especially cruel” manner eleminated. That element of so-called aggravating factors allowed the jury to consider the death penalty.
Her attorneys argued that the definition of “especially cruel” is too vague for jurors to determine what makes one killing more cruel or heinous than another.
First, I don’t find “especially cruel” vague at all and second, that implies the jury is stupid!
Judge Sherry Stephens denied the motion in a ruling made public Wednesday.
A hearing is set for Aug. 26. Judge Stephens previously indicated she wanted to set a new trial date for September.