Jodi Arias Continuing Saga and News About Martin Mac Neill Murder Trial
What can ya say about the continuing crazy in the Jodi Arias case? It seems we are beginning to see a flurry of activity.
Dr. Kristina Randall posted Movement in the Jodi Arias Case? on her blog. She says a reporter for an Arizona newspaper noticed, “the Maricopa County Superior docket shows a settlement conference set for Jodi Arias at 10:30 am on October 24, 2013.” He went on to say that settlement conferences are used to reach a plea agreement.
Dr. Randall did not name the reporter or newspaper, so I went digging and this is what I found on the court calendar relating to Arias:
So, is Judge Stephens trying to force the two sides to reach an agreement? Oh, and just because the settlement conference is listed, doesn’t mean it will or has to happen.
It should also be noted, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office – Adult Criminal Trial Process,
In some cases, the trial Judge assigned to a case will order the parties to meet with another Judge to discuss possible resolutions to a case short of trial. At the conference there is an exchange of views, and the Court will typically suggest ideas to attempt a resolution. The victim has a right to be present and express his/her views whenever the defendant is present. The trial Judge can only participate in such discussions with the consent of both parties.
What it boils down to is, we don’t know what the hearing on the 27 is, we think we know what is supposed to happen on the 4th, and we can only guess about the settlement conference.
Will any of this be streamed? We can only hope!
Another huge trial is slated to begin October 15. This time from Provo Utah. Martin MacNeill is accused of drugging and killing his wife in April, 2007 because of an extramarital affair. MacNeill has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and obstruction of justice.
Michele MacNeill was found dead in a bathtub in the family’s Pleasant Grove, Utah, home on April 11, 2007. Medical examiners found a powerful cocktail of drugs — including Valium, Percocet, Phenergan, and Ambien — in her system.
Martin MacNeill talked Michele into getting a face lift. He is both an attorney and a doctor and had the knowledge and access to the prescription drugs. By the way, both of MacNeill’s degrees are bogus!
This is going to be a blockbuster!
For great background on the case go to After Wife’s Death, Dark Secrets of Utah Doctor Revealed Be sure to watch the included videos!