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Jodi Arias Murder Trial – Day Fifty-Seven, Discussion Continues, 2

05/06/2013

Y’all go for it!

Thnx

donchais

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  1. MMD
    05/06/2013 at 3:06 pm

    Donchais were you able to exchange the hip waders for the strait jackets that we’ll all require if this goes beyond today?????????

  2. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 3:07 pm

    MMD :
    For someone who is not allowed to have sharp objects, how has JA always managed to keep her eyebrows plucked perfectly?????? It’s bugged me since the start of trial

    Me too! And what about her nails? Think she just chews those off!

    • MMD
      05/06/2013 at 3:11 pm

      Yeah I think she chews the nails or maybe is allowed emery boards but the eyebrows – doubt if they’ll allow her to have tweezers or hot wax.

      • HJ Madison
        05/06/2013 at 3:15 pm

        My guess? Her BFF, Wilnot, “freshens” her up before the big show each day. Probably has those nifty wax strips in her handbag. (Puke!)

      • MMD
        05/06/2013 at 3:17 pm

        Go to the head of the class HJ – those wax strips didn’t even cross my mind. I wonder what her pits and legs looks like????

      • HJ Madison
        05/06/2013 at 3:20 pm

        Now I am going to PUKE!!! Arm pits? Really? We had to think about that?!

    • 05/06/2013 at 11:58 pm

      I wondered also. Do you think she gets her Brazilian wax there for her gf? Maybe she uses the tweezers that she uses on her eye brows? Omg…i just had a horrific flashback of the hooch canyon! Dear heavens. Actually judging by the pictures she has 2 canyons. Then again, her mouth is quite large. Did TA mean she was a 3 canyon wonder? Better correct Wormi.

  3. truejustice
    05/06/2013 at 3:07 pm

    Elizabeth Erwin ‏@elizabetherwin now
    12:30, the jury should officially be on lunch break but we we haven’t seen any movement from the jury room. #JodiArias
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    hmmmm… not getting hopes up or down .. am I ?

    • truejustice
      05/06/2013 at 3:10 pm

      mis tweet 12:03 … jury now going to lunch.

  4. 05/06/2013 at 3:15 pm

    uh Oh, BREAKING NEWS!!!! The jury has taken lunch.

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 3:17 pm

      Bubble … I am so glad you got here! Did you see my question for you way earlier?

      • 05/06/2013 at 3:21 pm

        Nah, Whaddya got HJ?

      • HJ Madison
        05/06/2013 at 3:26 pm

        The gesture JA made during JM’s rebuttal. The throat slash. CC posted a link earlier. I will go get it if needed. It is a split screen. JM is talking about premediation and JA, wearing that black sweater set, gestures as though slashing her throat. Did you see the clip? If not, since you recently watched the rebuttal, do you recall about when JM talks about premeditation? If you will answer, I will go get the link. Thanks!

      • HJ Madison
        05/06/2013 at 3:33 pm

        CC’s link to JA’s gesture. Is it for real?

  5. donchais
    05/06/2013 at 3:17 pm

    MMD :

    Donchais were you able to exchange the hip waders for the strait jackets that we’ll all require if this goes beyond today?????????

    Kinda non-functional as I usually become at times like these…

    • MMD
      05/06/2013 at 3:19 pm

      so in other words, we should order a strait jacket for you just in case 😉

      • donchais
        05/06/2013 at 3:20 pm

        Krect

    • 05/06/2013 at 3:22 pm

      maybe you need to bring your spade into the sandbox for a bit 😀

      • donchais
        05/06/2013 at 3:26 pm

        Have watched the good, bad and ugly in verdicts…this is always my worst time. Whatever happens, I’ll weep for days!

    • 05/06/2013 at 3:34 pm

      lol Donchais… smh…. here dahls ➡ *boxes of tissues* sounds like you gonna need a whole lotta these then!

  6. MMD
    05/06/2013 at 3:22 pm

    I wonder where the family is spending the day today???

    • truejustice
      05/06/2013 at 3:29 pm

      Hopefully in a quite place with a masseuse, a waiter, and a maid. (scratch the maid — ug) a Butler.

    • Crystal Harris
      05/06/2013 at 10:22 pm

      Since they are only giving a 30 min warning for the verdict, they are likely either AT the courthouse, or very near. I had to wait 2 1/2 days for a verdict in my husband’s trial. It was horrible waiting. I was at the courthouse the whole time. One thing I did to pass time was watch other trials. Remember the actor from the 40yr Old Virgin, the Indian guy? He was on trial in the courtroom next door for stabbing his girlfriend, Kendra Biebe, 25 times. She lived. He was found guilty and sentenced to life. Kendra and I are now friends.

  7. MMD
    05/06/2013 at 3:28 pm

    She certainly hasn’t aged well. Guess Sheriff A’s diet isn’t the best for anti-aging or for healthy hair.

  8. MMD
    05/06/2013 at 3:31 pm

    donchais :
    Have watched the good, bad and ugly in verdicts…this is always my worst time. Whatever happens, I’ll weep for days!

    I have no doubt of that because you have such a generous heart. There are no winners in this trial because nothing will ever bring Travis Alexander back. {{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}} darlin’ from all of us xoxo

    • donchais
      05/06/2013 at 3:33 pm

      Ta…

  9. 05/06/2013 at 3:31 pm

    HJ Madison :
    The gesture JA made during JM’s rebuttal. The throat slash. CC posted a link earlier. I will go get it if needed. It is a split screen. JM is talking about premediation and JA, wearing that black sweater set, gestures as though slashing her throat. Did you see the clip? If not, since you recently watched the rebuttal, do you recall about when JM talks about premeditation? If you will answer, I will go get the link. Thanks!

    No, I did’t notice that. Don’t dount it though. There was a a short clip with no sound, after courtroom clears, Nazi Grace is sitting there, and I guess Jodi had to let the bailiff know who was really in charge, and I guess she slipped some drawings to her Bullshit Mitigator…If you have it handy I’ll take a look. Right now I’m watching her Press Conference in Jail where she slams his family and promises no forgiveness whoever killed Travis.

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 3:35 pm

      Check upstairs because I somehow got it posted here!

    • 05/06/2013 at 3:37 pm

      anyone gone to see if that is a genuine clip? Was that his closing or final rebuttal? anyone know? guessing it was final rebuttal but not sure. I want to find it on the uploads

      • Kristi
        05/06/2013 at 3:56 pm

        It’s real!! I just found it. Croaker queen, day 56, part 4, at 53:51. When you get the context, watch like 1 minute before, it’s really obvious it’s not a scratch because its right after Juan talks about how she stuck it (the knife) in him and slashed his throat.

      • 05/06/2013 at 3:58 pm

        thanks Im on that part 4 now running through it

      • 05/07/2013 at 12:11 am

        OMG you have got to be kidding me! This beast is the epitome of trash! How dare she? She is def one of the most disgusting, disrespectful, cocky and selfish human beings ever known to man! I’m sick. I wish somehow, some way the judge and Juan could see this. She STILL thinks she’s innocent and that she is going to walk away from this without a scratch like Casey did. Between these despicable court room gestures and nasty tweets, she really has no clue. I wish the jury knew these things. What does everyone else think??

    • MMD
      05/06/2013 at 3:38 pm

      She’s definitely in an alternate reality. My mind can’t even fathom it.

      • 05/06/2013 at 3:43 pm

        oh she is in joditruth land

    • 05/07/2013 at 12:19 am

      Bubble- I watched that as well today. It’s sick how she talks as though there’s not a problem in the world..like Travis isn’t dead. Like she’s in jail on vacation. Putting her make up on. Laughing. Nothing but a fake liar! Her nonsense, random tidbits of information show she is lying…talk and talk..put the smoke screen up. We know her number.

  10. CC ...
    05/06/2013 at 3:33 pm

    No forgiveness for whoever killed Travis, eh? I agree with her.

  11. 05/06/2013 at 3:37 pm

    There’s a maniac, maniac in the court,
    and she’s lyin’ like she never lied before…

    Tralala, she LOVES the attention. Finally she can put makeup on. Oh, I’d love to be in a closet alone with her, I’d give her some battered woman’s syndrome…

    • Moon
      05/06/2013 at 4:09 pm

      We’d let ya , too!

  12. CC ...
    05/06/2013 at 3:38 pm

    MMD :
    Go to the head of the class HJ – those wax strips didn’t even cross my mind. I wonder what her pits and legs looks like????

    They have to be looking better than what that worn cavernous entrance to evil looks like these days.

    I think I’ll go puke now.

    • MMD
      05/06/2013 at 3:41 pm

      here darlin’ I’ll lend you my hurl bucket that I have kept handy throughout the trial.

      • CC ...
        05/06/2013 at 3:46 pm

        Much obliged, sweets. 😉

    • 05/06/2013 at 3:46 pm

      right that’s it from now on anyone who references her orifices is going to the naughty corner… cos me no laiks being reminded of said grand canyons!

      CC.. naughty corner ➡ NOW!

      • MMD
        05/06/2013 at 3:49 pm

        ROFL

      • CC ...
        05/06/2013 at 3:49 pm

        Yay!! My first naughty corner!!

        I am honored to be amongst such fab company.
        😉

      • 05/06/2013 at 3:51 pm

        .. and no you can’t share my tim tams!! 😛

  13. 05/06/2013 at 3:39 pm

    Hey, That clip is just upstairs, going to look now.

  14. 05/06/2013 at 3:40 pm

    MMD :
    She certainly hasn’t aged well. Guess Sheriff A’s diet isn’t the best for anti-aging or for healthy hair.

    I love her premature gray hair, cuz I know it must kill her not to be able to get a dye job!!!!!

    • 05/06/2013 at 3:43 pm

      I wonder if the gray carpet matches the drap….ugh! just threw up! Move over..just gonna squeeze into that naughty corner with ya!!

      • kristin
        05/06/2013 at 6:23 pm

        That’s it!!!! I am installing a soapy mouth washing station in the naughty corner! Y’all start lining up!!°°°°°°°°

      • 05/07/2013 at 12:24 am

        Yay! I think maybe my upper post qualifies me for the naughty corner. I know this is going to sound so shallow but , Can someone verify so I can make sure my makeup is on before I go.
        😉

  15. 05/06/2013 at 3:41 pm

    WOW, talk about muscle memory…Jesus!!!! Saw it HJ…Jesus

    • MMD
      05/06/2013 at 3:43 pm

      guess we know how she feels about JM!!!

      • 05/06/2013 at 3:45 pm

        Yeah, re-watching his close yesterday, I saw many examples of contempt, hatred, and rage. I think she still doesn’t accept what is happening.

      • 05/06/2013 at 3:50 pm

        I dont think its to JM I think its to do with what he is talking about

    • 05/06/2013 at 3:44 pm

      They should save that clip for her execution day….only she could appreciate the irony of her giving herself the kill signal!!

  16. MMD
    05/06/2013 at 3:47 pm

    I think this latest caller and newer attorney are nuts. Plus the prosecution does NOT have to prove a motive!!!!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    • Dewey
      05/06/2013 at 3:55 pm

      youre still watching it! bad for your health remember? lol

      • MMD
        05/06/2013 at 4:01 pm

        Deweyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy – do as I say, NOT as I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  17. CC ...
    05/06/2013 at 3:50 pm

    Oh geez, I am still HOURS away from being home glued to that trashy channel with glass of vino in hand. Boo hoo.

    • MMD
      05/06/2013 at 3:53 pm

      are you working and drinking vino???????????? good girl – way to multi-task ***claps***

      • CC ...
        05/06/2013 at 3:58 pm

        Hmm … I guess I should disabuse you of the notion that I am actually that adroit.

        but not today! Gonna savor it for a while… tee hee!

      • MMD
        05/06/2013 at 4:02 pm

        Damn, I had it all envisioned! 😦

      • CC ...
        05/06/2013 at 4:08 pm

        😉

        Fret not, my dear … if this jury is not back with a verdict by 430pm — I am quite sure I will be wielding a bottle of vino at work come tomorrow…

  18. MMD
    05/06/2013 at 3:51 pm

    I truly wish that HLN would stop playing this music to Breaking News – Verdict Watch cause I keep thinking it’s gonna be the real thing. 😯

  19. LindaLou
    05/06/2013 at 3:53 pm

    Good day All. Just waiting as the rest of you are and what he’ll it is!

    I don’t do Facebook or twitter but do check the various Justice4Travis sites. Apparently the family and friends held vigils for Travis yesterday.

    Someone on the Justice4TravisAlexander site posted this Travis Alexander Support Vigil video that I thought you all would enjoy. (hope the link works)

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?fb_source=message&v=fcvMfiQ7lVk&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfcvMfiQ7lVk%26fb_source%3Dmessage

    • LindaLou
      05/06/2013 at 3:54 pm

      Darn ipad, he’ll should be ‘hell’.

    • MMD
      05/06/2013 at 4:10 pm

      Aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, now that just makes me sob. A lot of those pictures were from the vigil that was held in Riverside yesterday. What this family has and continues to go through is absolutely heartbreaking and I wish I could wash away all their pain and suffering.

      • LindaLou
        05/06/2013 at 4:14 pm

        I’m right there with ya MMD. The photo of his sister & brother is so sad. It just tears at my heart.

    • njrose
      05/06/2013 at 5:11 pm

      Thank you so much for posting this, Linda. It was truly beautiful !!

    • SCK
      05/06/2013 at 5:42 pm

      This was heart wrenching. Please everyone – pray that the jury does the right thing.

      • Janna
        05/06/2013 at 8:11 pm

        Many prayers being offered up for Jury and Alexander family in the Heartland.

    • Janna
      05/06/2013 at 8:08 pm

      Linda Lou,

      I’m so glad to read that someone else doesn’t do Facebook or Twitter. That’s me to a T.

      Like you, I also visit and enjoy following Justice4TravisAlexander.

  20. 05/06/2013 at 3:54 pm

    ok its his final rebuttal cos he has the yellow tie on… so Im relistening to it to check

    • Kristi
      05/06/2013 at 3:58 pm

      I just posted to you above. It’s at 53:51

      • 05/06/2013 at 4:03 pm

        yep it’s there.. and she rolls her eyes not long after as well.

      • Family of Law
        05/06/2013 at 4:30 pm

        I wanted to wait and weigh in on this until I was sure the video had not been edited…Well, I agree, IT’S REAL!!!! You don’t need to be a body language expert to decipher this- if possible, I now want a GULITY verdict even more than I did 10 mins ago! She is The Devil.

  21. MMD
    05/06/2013 at 3:56 pm

    elizabetherwin The rest of the jurors are back from lunch. Here we go again! #deliberations #VerdictWatch #JodiArias

    elizabetherwin Jurors are coming back to the deliberation room with their food-looks like they’re working through lunch.

    • 05/06/2013 at 3:57 pm

      yay they are sick of the Judges crap and now they are in charge they are showing her how it should have been done! good on em!

      • Crystal Harris
        05/06/2013 at 11:05 pm

        What? No hour and a half long lunch? Poor babies. Always made me laugh in court. They act like they’re dying to get through with all the witnesses in one day, but they start 30 min late, take two 20 min breaks, 90 min lunch, etc. Doesn’t give you much confidence that anyone REALLY cares about accomplishing a lot in one day. They really care about their entitled breaks and schedule.

    • ringadingding
      05/06/2013 at 4:11 pm

      That’s a good sign.

  22. truejustice
    05/06/2013 at 3:59 pm

    No matter when the verdict comes the law of Nature as they apply to me will ensure I have just stepped in the shower, gone to pick up kids, ran to the store etc 🙂

    • Dewey
      05/06/2013 at 4:01 pm

      The way they re-run everything a million times, you really wont miss a thing!

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/06/2013 at 4:07 pm

      me too.I swear I’ll be at the play where the characters are waiting for Godot and I’ll be waiting to hear the jury.It’ll be torture. I guess I’ll really have the experience of the play 🙂

  23. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 4:04 pm

    Kristi :
    It’s real!! I just found it. Croaker queen, day 56, part 4, at 53:51. When you get the context, watch like 1 minute before, it’s really obvious it’s not a scratch because its right after Juan talks about how she stuck it (the knife) in him and slashed his throat.

    Found it too – I have it 53:27 – close enough. And it looks very real and deliberate and I hope, hope the Prosecutors office is monitoring this site because I view that as a threat to an Officer of the Court!

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 5:10 pm

      How could she be stupid enough to do that? Although its obvious that she was utterly enraged by Juan’s closing.

      • MMD
        05/06/2013 at 5:14 pm

        I bet she didn’t even realize she did it! it was probably an unconscious move, sadly.

  24. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/06/2013 at 4:04 pm

    Ok Jury lunch break, Wachten op de jury.
    A story for the sandbox:

    John & Mary decided to throw a party with the theme of “emotions” and everyone was to come as their favorite emotion.

    The night started well, Drinks being poured, piano music, The doorbell rings. John goes to open it. There are the neighbors Tom and Suzie. They are dressed all in red.

    Red is our color, the color of “passion”, they say.

    C’mon in! John says, join the party! More drinks served, more music, doorbell rings again. Mary goes to answer it.Standing there is Jack and Marcia, all in green.

    The green-eyed monster! we are “jealousy,” they say.

    C’mon in! Mary says. They join the others, Drinks are served,music plays, doorbell rings again. This time both John & Mary answer the door. There stands their friend Tony, naked! with a pear on the end of his erect penis! What the…Whoa there Tony what are you?

    I’m fuckin despair, says Tony.

    • Moon
      05/06/2013 at 4:14 pm

      lol

    • 05/06/2013 at 4:15 pm

      oh just peachy!

      • HJ Madison
        05/06/2013 at 4:18 pm

        Or “peary” … gotta love the fruit!

    • MMD
      05/06/2013 at 4:17 pm

      You’re on a roll today aren’t ya Robert 😆 Well keep em coming because we all need the distraction. 😀

    • Family of Law
      05/06/2013 at 4:37 pm

      Hahahaha! As usual, you offer the perfect (intelligent) distraction at the perfect time!

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 5:12 pm

      OMG that is so bad Robert!

  25. Dewey
    05/06/2013 at 4:06 pm

    Dont forget if your in your car driving, you can still listen to HLN on xm radio (if you have it).

  26. 05/06/2013 at 4:08 pm

    anyone watching the neck slice.. keep going cos at around 54 seconds there is a HUGE eye roll almost the eyes to the back of the head stuff

    • Dewey
      05/06/2013 at 4:09 pm

      For once i wish my mother was right when she always told me not to roll my eyes or they would get stuck like that!

      • HJ Madison
        05/06/2013 at 4:17 pm

        No kidding! Maybe that is what explains her bizzaro eye movement: She has rolled them so much that now they can work independently!

      • CC ...
        05/06/2013 at 4:18 pm

        Hahaha! My mom used to say that to me as well. 🙂

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 5:14 pm

      Gotta watch that again. I did see the part where she mouthed BS and when she took her glasses off and just glared. She literally couldn’t take what he was saying because it was the truth.

  27. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 4:12 pm

    Man she is a stupid wench! I think it, along with all the smirks and eye rolling in court, and the statement that “if I killed TA I should get the DP” … can come in to show lack of remorse and complete contempt! I am sure that is why JM snatched her jailhouse journals! Ooooo she makes my blood boil! I hope she and her cavernous hooha ROT IN HELL😡👿

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 5:16 pm

      They’ve been playing that Inside Edition interview again on HLN. The jury should just watch that interview again. I think they’d reach their verdict pretty quickly.

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 5:18 pm

      I know HJ. We all feel that way. She couldn’t even sit there calmly and gracefully during Juan’s closing yet she made Travis’ family sit through months of despicable, slanderous accusations against Travis. She sure can dish it out!

    • Janna
      05/06/2013 at 8:20 pm

      The skank has an evil soul.
      She oozes evil from every satanic pore of her body.
      Black Widow she is.

  28. MMD
    05/06/2013 at 4:23 pm

    Robert – were you able to play the link of the interview of Judge Perry on the Today show that I posted earlier? Even though I c&p the recap there were still a couple of things that weren’t included.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/06/2013 at 4:33 pm

      I liked reading about him on it. I will go back when things are stil,l to watch it. LOVED that he gave his opinion.

      • MMD
        05/06/2013 at 4:35 pm

        I just love him. He may be jolly but not a damn thing gets past him!!!

      • MMD
        05/06/2013 at 5:04 pm

        Here it is on YouTube just in case NBC wouldn’t play

  29. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/06/2013 at 4:31 pm

    That Daily News article about wobo selling t-shirts for’survivors’ has another comment. Looks like a reader of CFJ:

    KISSY FREEMAN1 hour ago

    This is THE most disgusting thing I have ever seen. Are you kidding me??? Does stabby Einstein think that anyone is buying all of this crap? How is she able to profit off of anything? If her family wants/needs to stay in town, then let them pay for it. Her father did tell the detective that she didn’t want them visiting her at her apartment because Jodi thought they would “look through her things.” Sure, that’s normal for a daughter to say to her parents. What an incredibly sick person. She needs to be put away so she cannot hurt anyone else, ever.
    ;

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 5:41 pm

      WOBO’s selling shirts for “survivors”? Seriously? I hadn’t heard that.

  30. Family of Law
    05/06/2013 at 4:34 pm

    Syntara
    05/06/2013 at 2:51 pm | #624 Quote
    I’ll do ritz and vegemite cos Im Aussie!! but ain’t got no ritz so eyeing of the tim tams.. you get tim tams over there??

    Ooh, I’ve never had Vegemite… But I’ve not met a Yank yet that liked it! I think it’s for you Aussies only! 😝. What are Tim Tams?

    • 05/06/2013 at 4:47 pm

      Tim Tams are super yummy what we call biscuits… but dont think they are what you lot over there call biscuits I have a packet of mint ones.. here’s link 😛

      http://www.arnotts.com.au/our-products/products/arnotts-tim-tam.aspx

      Not great pics but you will get the idea

      • CC ...
        05/06/2013 at 4:52 pm

        No wonder you did not want to share those! Hmph!!!!!

        😉

      • MMD
        05/06/2013 at 4:53 pm

        I like the look of the white chocolate ones 😀 well all of them but I have to stay away from dark chocolate. Milk choc is ok!

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 4:55 pm

        yum i want some!

      • HJ Madison
        05/06/2013 at 4:55 pm

        I think they look like Kit Kat’s … how about you CC? But KitKats don’t come in mint – or do they??

      • 05/06/2013 at 4:58 pm

        the original ones, the turkish delight and mint ones are my favs

      • 05/06/2013 at 5:00 pm

        we have kit kats these are way different than kit kats

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 5:05 pm

        used to play a lot of Backgammon with a wonderful lady, Lynda, from OZ. She sent me some of that Gawdawful vegimite. It just must be something only u ozzie’s can love. YUK!!

      • HJ Madison
        05/06/2013 at 5:05 pm

        So here is a question for you Syn (or other Brit/Canadian types) We have a fantastic international groccery and they stock cans of “Spotted Dick”. I have bought many cans as gifts, but never opened one. I am guessing it is like a rice pudding with raisins, what my Grandma used to call “Spotted Dog”. Thoughts?

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/06/2013 at 5:13 pm

        semi-off topic, but wth: Although I didn’t have the pleasure of visiting western Australia, I did spend about a week in Sydney. Loved, loved the harbor. Adored the Opera House. Enjoyed the people. My only “surprise” was the sense of “Britishness” that was all around. I think I thought of Assies as the “rebels” who were thrown out of England, Thought the place would be more like America than England. My sleeping was all screwed up though; the jet lag was pronounced.

      • Family of Law
        05/06/2013 at 5:15 pm

        Yum!!!! Me likey the looks of them!!! Mint? Yes, please! (the double coated look good too! You can never have too much chocolate)!

  31. MMD
    05/06/2013 at 4:34 pm

    Awe see the service dog on HLN that has a sign that says Justice for Napoleon!!! Exactly, who would leave a dog for 5 days without worrying about it?????????????

  32. Cindy Lou
    05/06/2013 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you so much Donchais, for your spot on trial observations, throughout the entire process. So appreciated.

  33. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 4:40 pm

    I feel like i need to post this again, I did on prior thread, can someone pls help? are they pointing to where in the photo that they think is her foot? I still say it’s a blood pool.

    I have looked and looked at that pic where the ho is dragging Travis, back to the bathroom.
    This is where she either just sliced his throat or in the process of it. The duhfense tried to say he was raising his head and shoulder.

    I have always had a problem with where they say it’s JA’s foot It looks to me like its a blood pool, and yes, it kind of looks like a foot the way the blood pooled. but in context, if it were a foot….. it must be a shadow . or else i am missing where they point to the foot. maybe they are pointing somewhere else and I only think they are pointing to what i think is a bloodpool….

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 4:48 pm

      I am with you Moon. I have never “seen” the foot. I don’t think I ever saw a decent copy of the pic., though.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/06/2013 at 4:48 pm

      frankly, I’ve looked at that many times and just can’t figure it out.

      • 05/06/2013 at 5:16 pm

        Robert you need to get different pics… ligther ones and such.. and there is one that shows where itis.. that is really important when you try to get a feel for what you might be looking at

    • Moon
      05/06/2013 at 4:53 pm

      thanks for replying you 2! If they are pointing to what i think they do. saying it’s a foot. I just don’t see it! even the size doesn’t lend itself to being a footprint. I keep thinking maybe they pointed else where but I sure can’t figure out where!

    • truejustice
      05/06/2013 at 4:58 pm

      If we are talking about the same one ??? I could “see” the foot ONLY after they talked about the stripe on her yoga pants. At the end of the stripe it looks like a black/blood soaked sock.

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 5:06 pm

        i will go relook yet again … if it’s beside his body i might buy that. If it’s up by his shoulder, it couldn’t possibly be a foot!

      • truejustice
        05/06/2013 at 5:29 pm

        Here is the picture I saw it the best in alot of them cut off the strip or as syn said are too dark to make it out. . Follow the light blue strip till you see the hem line. The bottom of the pant is wide yoga style and her foot is to the rfar right side of the pant leg. Her foot appears to be pointed with only her toes touching the floor – like she is straining to move him.

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/jodi-arias-crime-scene-photos_n_2412031.html#slide=1985286

    • 05/06/2013 at 5:13 pm

      Moon there is a blood pool on that photo.. not sure wht you are looking at but there is a blood pool.. I actually think she has just or in the process of slitting his throat the blood is actually running down his shoulder.. Im in the process of getting a web page up about that pic

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 5:18 pm

        ty…. yes, i thought i saw Juan point to what i see is a blood pool (even tho it does look like perhaps a shadow of a bare foot) I am trying to find the pic again, Maybe Juan pointed elsewhere.

  34. njrose
    05/06/2013 at 4:40 pm

    I just got home from work ….. ran outta there so fast, I almost knocked my boss over. I’m so hoping that the right verdict comes in, and comes in soon !!

    • Dewey
      05/06/2013 at 4:43 pm

      nj? as in new jersey?

      • njrose
        05/06/2013 at 4:44 pm

        Yes, in NJ here …. you too ?

    • Dewey
      05/06/2013 at 4:45 pm

      mount laurel

      • njrose
        05/06/2013 at 4:52 pm

        I’m in Tinton Falls (Monmouth County), nice to meet you.

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 6:33 pm

      Me too! But it looks like it may go until tomorrow. 😣

      • njrose
        05/06/2013 at 7:27 pm

        Yeah, it does look that way, Lisa. (damn!)

  35. njrose
    05/06/2013 at 5:00 pm

    Oh, Vinnie Politan (HLN) just read a poem written by Travis in APRIL 2008, entitled “the best year of my life”. It was beautiful but incredibly sad !

  36. 05/06/2013 at 5:03 pm

    I;m back.

  37. 05/06/2013 at 5:05 pm

    Hey Jersey folks. I’m formerly from Philly.

    • njrose
      05/06/2013 at 5:14 pm

      Hey Bubble — it’s nice to meet a former “neighbor” !

  38. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 5:07 pm

    Hey … did you guys just see that JVM segment? With the lady’s comments on a yellow card board? We need that lady here! She had some great ideas!

  39. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 5:11 pm

    Moon :
    used to play a lot of Backgammon with a wonderful lady, Lynda, from OZ. She sent me some of that Gawdawful vegimite. It just must be something only u ozzie’s can love. YUK!!

    Was your friend really from OZ? Did you mean NZ? If not, where is OZ?

    • Moon
      05/06/2013 at 5:13 pm

      lol… i mean Aus. dontcha all call that oz, syn? Lynda did!

    • Moon
      05/06/2013 at 5:14 pm

      orrrr….. yeah oz! The wicked witch is a relative of mine!

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 5:20 pm

        and I certainly DO NOT mean the EVIL BIOTCH HODI!
        wonder how many of the beasts relatives no longer ‘claim’ her!

      • HJ Madison
        05/06/2013 at 5:34 pm

        No kidding … I have a Jodi. OMG she has done wretched things! Not murder, not yet anyway. It is so difficult! When Syn was talking earlier about being in the abyss — it is a different abyss, but still this horror of a mind warping place. It is so hard to believe someone you have known and loved all your life can actually be this way. Just devastating! At long last she has been abandoned by the entire family, though that has not stopped her behavior. At least we are protected from her unrelenting twisted venomous barrage.

  40. Family of Law
    05/06/2013 at 5:22 pm

    Wouldn’t it be delightfully ironic , if the jury came in with Felony Murder!!?!! The thought of her being convicted using her own lie about Travis having a gun, gives me sick satisfaction.

    • 05/06/2013 at 5:24 pm

      oh that would be my utmost pleasure if they did!!

    • 05/06/2013 at 5:34 pm

      Oh yes what great Karma that would be 👳

  41. 05/06/2013 at 5:22 pm

    Moon :
    ty…. yes, i thought i saw Juan point to what i see is a blood pool (even tho it does look like perhaps a shadow of a bare foot) I am trying to find the pic again, Maybe Juan pointed elsewhere.

    her foot is in it.. and the leg of her pants.. it looks like a blue stripe in the lightened pics but apparently in court it is white.

    • 05/06/2013 at 5:23 pm

      wish I had completed my page on this .. it steps through all what is there and where it is exactly

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 5:27 pm

        pls lemme know when u have that page done on this! and, do you have quick access to the pic you can post? toooooo much stuff to dig throught on this case. (bet the jurors are saying the same thing!)

      • 05/06/2013 at 5:32 pm

        Moon I will quickly try to get something up

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 5:33 pm

        ty 🙂

  42. MMD
    05/06/2013 at 5:28 pm

    Ok folks I think I’ll take a nap. I’m driving myself crazy so I’m truly doing this for all of us cause because it’s guaranteed that if I take a nap, the verdict will come in!!!! So, I’m gonna do this for the School of Donchais 😉 and Marilyn if ya believe that, then I have a diamond mine in my backyard (we do have diamond mines in Canada that are NOT blood diamonds). 😀

    • Marilyn N
      05/06/2013 at 5:34 pm

      😘

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 5:39 pm

      Sounds like a good idea MMD but a warning: I took a nap and when I woke up and found there wasn’t a verdict it made me very grumpy!

      • Marilyn N
        05/06/2013 at 7:28 pm

        Maybe try another little “short” one!

  43. 05/06/2013 at 5:28 pm

    Does the jury have all the paperwork, texts, journals, receipts, their notes etc In the deliberation room with them? What happens if there is 1or 2 people against 1st degree and they can’t agree? Does that mean hung jury? Does it mean she is acquitted?

    I have no nails left, snacks long gone, and the alcohol is next to go lol! I cancelled a doctor appointment today and need to run to the store but I’m afraid to miss a thing! Anyone Know Dr. Demarte’s phone number ? I’m going to need it once this trial is over 😦

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 5:35 pm

      If they can’t agree it’s a hung jury, not an acquittal. If the jury tells the judge theyre having a hard time reaching a verdict she will most likely encourage them to go back and work hard to agree on a verdict. But if they absolutely can’t agree it’s a hung jury.

      • Crystal Harris
        05/06/2013 at 10:13 pm

        Hung jury means re-trial.
        Acquittal means she’s free and can never be tried for these crimes in AZ again.
        Conviction rates on re-trials are nearly 100%.

    • truejustice
      05/06/2013 at 5:47 pm

      The article I read on azcentral (I think) explained it like this .

      To get an acquittal they all must agree there is reasonable doubt of guilt or agree on self defense.
      If some think doubt / defense but others say guilty… a hung jury.
      If the agree that she is guilty – they must go down the list to find the suitable charge, premed m1 then felony M, then , M2, then manslaughter.

      Does anyone know – if felony murder conviction will still result in penalty phase for Death ??

      • Lisa M
        05/06/2013 at 6:35 pm

        I don’t see why it wouldn’t.

      • Crystal Harris
        05/06/2013 at 10:11 pm

        It does

    • Jay
      05/06/2013 at 6:46 pm

      Jurors only allowed to bring their notes. If they want to see other evidence they have to request it. From the judge.

  44. 05/06/2013 at 5:30 pm

    Morning all, I see I haven’t missed anything. HJ we are Aussies from OZ who love our Vegemite and Tim Tams BUT not together. Gotta get up for work now hope I don’t miss anything. Will have to take my iPad to work to keep checking in.

    • 05/06/2013 at 5:32 pm

      OMG vegemite on tim tams!!! 😯

      • 05/06/2013 at 5:36 pm

        Ha yes thought you may have confused peeps using those two in the same post 😉

      • Lisa M
        05/06/2013 at 5:37 pm

        Please inform as to what Vegemite is. 😊 Thanks!

      • 05/06/2013 at 5:50 pm

        Hi Lisa, it’s a yeast extract spread like Marmite, Promite which are yuk to us! Ha breakfast radio talking to Julie Andrews and telling her to try Vegemite when she is in OZ ☺

      • Lisa M
        05/06/2013 at 6:36 pm

        No offense but Vegemite doesn’t sound very appetizing!

      • 05/06/2013 at 6:42 pm

        Lisa we love it, you aint Aussie if you don’t like ya vegemite!

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you for that clarity! It is what I thought … but not knowing what any of it is, one being mint flavored, I was pretty clueless! Like I said earlier, I pretty well gave up years ago with “Spotted Dick” — but I do love the name!

  45. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 5:32 pm

    whyyyyy does that woman on HLN keep saying the jury can say NOT GUILTY. THEY CAN NOT!! They were told they had to go with PREMED 1st degree or 2nd degree or manslaughter NOT GUILTY is not option! How could this host even say that? The ho confessed. This host is misleading the public. Maybe someone should have this woman watch the jury instructions again! yikes

    • 05/06/2013 at 5:33 pm

      Moon why are you watching stuff that is driving you nutzz???

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 5:37 pm

        ahhh geez ……. i’ve got it something on this trial on in one room and lots of stuff open on the pc. don’t want to risk hearing “the jury has reached a verdict”

    • Family of Law
      05/06/2013 at 5:50 pm

      Moon, tune out HLN! I have it on (muted) in the background, just in case the jury comes back. The only one worth their salt, is Beth Karas IMO. And brace yourself, because the jury CAN acquit her, if they find she acted in self defense. I really don’t think that will happen, but it is a horrendous possibility.

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 5:58 pm

        that is not what i heard. guess i will go listen to judge’s instructions again. My understanding is IF for some UNGODLY reason they think self defense then it’s still manslaguther. The freaking ho admitted to this.

  46. 05/06/2013 at 5:33 pm

    I’m not all caught up, but in the picture of her leg and her foot, I’m pretty sure Travis’ foot is in the middle right of the frame, you can see his big toe, etc. Is that what the hubub is about?

  47. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 5:40 pm

    HJ Madison :No kidding … I have a Jodi. OMG she has done wretched things! Not murder, not yet anyway. It is so difficult! When Syn was talking earlier about being in the abyss — it is a different abyss, but still this horror of a mind warping place. It is so hard to believe someone you have known and loved all your life can actually be this way. Just devastating! At long last she has been abandoned by the entire family, though that has not stopped her behavior. At least we are protected from her unrelenting twisted venomous barrage.

    crazy

    sure plays games with one’s mind, doesn’t it?

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 5:53 pm

      Completely. It is like truly living in a twilight zone. Ultimately we came out ahead (I say with fingers crossed) because the remaining family grew MUCH closer. Our silver lining. 😊

    • 05/06/2013 at 6:13 pm

      ya that’s why it’s colloquially called “gaslighting” after the movie.. and “crazy making” cos it makes you crazy. When someone deliberately tries to warp your perception of reality, tries to tell you something you know happened didn’t. It’s a form of mind control.

  48. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 5:41 pm

    gosh i wish i could change into a fly on the deliberation room wall!

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 5:46 pm

      Me too. I’d buzz in the ear of anyone considering a lesser charge!

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 5:47 pm

        lol g1

    • ringadingding
      05/06/2013 at 6:01 pm

      Here’s what I think is happening now: They’ve agreed to first degree with pre-meditation. Now they are working through if it’s also felony murder…in which case they’d have to believe JA’s testimony that the gun belonged to Travis or that she took a knife of his. I’m choosing to believe that this jury is going to make sure she’s charged with everything possible. If I’m wrong, at least I can imagine that’s what they’re doing and be able to get through this.

      • ringadingding
        05/06/2013 at 6:02 pm

        Sorry…obvi not an attorney. Didn’t mean “charged” but found guilty of.

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 6:16 pm

        i hope you are right!

  49. 05/06/2013 at 5:50 pm

    I am surprised that it is taking so long…how can it be anything but…her intent was to kill him and if they have their doubts about that, they were not paying attention

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 5:53 pm

      I feel the same way, Melanie. Argh. I guess we just have to be patient. I have a knot in my stomach. I don’t want this to go past today.

  50. Lisa M
    05/06/2013 at 5:51 pm

    I’m learning that its one thing to say I just hope the verdict comes back by the end of the second day, like I did, and to sit and wait for a verdict. Now I’m just wondering what’s taking so long!! Do juries really have to be made up of 12 people? Who decided on that number and why?!

  51. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 5:55 pm

    well by george i think i finally see what Juan was pointing to! I’m sorry I pestered ev1 with this. At one time, I thought Juan was pointing to what is a pool of blood right by his shoulder! ty for the link, tj. i will now shut up loudly on this issue. ty

  52. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 5:59 pm

    Moon :that is not what i heard. guess i will go listen to judge’s instructions again. My understanding is IF for some UNGODLY reason they think self defense then it’s still manslaguther. The freaking ho admitted to this.

    lol new word!
    manslaughter too

    • truejustice
      05/06/2013 at 6:18 pm

      Not guilty is always an option at a trial. In order to get a trial she had to enter a plea of not guilty.

      She can be found not guilty on the following grounds.
      * They believe she was defending herself
      * They believe she was acting as a “battered women”
      * They know she killed him but just cannot rule out the possibility of self defense or battered women syndrome. (this is often the biggest issue in long trial like this one .. the jury has so much information/ evidence and theories thrown at them … they basically get information overload and just say who the heck really knows what happened)

      • Crystal Harris
        05/06/2013 at 10:05 pm

        Or they can find her “not guilty” because the state just didn’t prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. That’s what happened with Casey Anthony. Jurors said that it wasn’t that they thought she was innocent, it’s just that there wasn’t enough proof.
        Of course, that won’t happen in this case. But it’s always an option. Juries can do whatever they want!!!

    • 05/06/2013 at 6:29 pm

      they better not come back with manslaguther!!

      • Family of Law
        05/06/2013 at 9:44 pm

        ****snort****

    • Family of Law
      05/06/2013 at 9:46 pm

      Lol Moon! We’ll add to “conversate” and” de-edify”, etc!!!

      • Moon
        05/07/2013 at 12:46 am

        ***raspberry***

  53. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 6:01 pm

    Just a little reminder …. it is a capital case and the jury knows this. It seems obvious to us, but I bet they just want to be certain. I would not be surprised to see them quit a bit early today and sleep on it. I wish we would get a jury question! Oh…. here comes Beth Karas.

  54. 05/06/2013 at 6:01 pm

    Moon.. here ya go.. not finished but put up just for you I started this before closing based on how JW had ended the defense case.

    http://wickedscruples.com/travis-alexander-throat-slash/

    • Moon
      05/06/2013 at 6:18 pm

      ty daaaarlin!

    • truejustice
      05/06/2013 at 6:20 pm

      The courtroom pic is the best version so far !! Love your site. 🙂

    • CC ...
      05/06/2013 at 6:24 pm

      Ty, Syn … I had not seen that lightened pic and can now see the dreaded foot … Among other disturbing depictions of poor Travis … how he must have suffered at the hands of this evil bitch.

    • truejustice
      05/06/2013 at 6:32 pm

      Syn or anyone else – got a question. Under her toes , it looks like she is stepping on something — am I just seeing things or is there something there ? Looks like a ruler-shaped sticking out from under ta’s shoulder, and a stick like something sticking out from under her foot ?

      I may have officially lost my mind

      • 05/06/2013 at 6:44 pm

        just see the tiles under her foot and would assume the tiles would be covered in blood running out of his chest wound she’d be standing in that

      • truejustice
        05/06/2013 at 6:52 pm

        Syn– your right ! lol – see crazy

  55. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 6:11 pm

    Beth Karas is SO GOOD! I am sorry she is leaving HLN. Anyway, she said the she was not surprised we had not had a question. The jurors have all the evidence, over 600 pieces. And they have the instructions. And they have their notes, she speculates that if there is a controversy over testimony they may resolve it with their notes. She added that on Friday tye judge said she would respond in writing to any questions and she could confer with the lawyers over the phone. So, there may have been a question but the reporters are not aware of it.

  56. Jill
    05/06/2013 at 6:16 pm

    Does anyone know if the 911 call was part of evidence?

    • 05/06/2013 at 6:46 pm

      what 911 call?

      • Jill
        05/06/2013 at 6:47 pm

        Oh sorry…the original one when his friends found his body and they mentioned jodi as the person they suspected.

  57. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 6:20 pm

    well thinks FOL and TJ…. i guess i just don’t want to believe we could possibly have another CA jury.

    • truejustice
      05/06/2013 at 6:25 pm

      Me Either …. That and the OJ verdict still leave me baffled.
      I ‘m keeping the faith … this time it will be different!

  58. CC ...
    05/06/2013 at 6:22 pm

    I heard that too, HJ. She made me feel better. I grabbed my glass of wine and my iPad and headed to my terrace/balcony. The reason I’m giving this background is I’m anticipating getting sillier and sillier as the wine flows…so, I am apologizing in advance for possible incoherent ruminations and posts, though I am willing myself not to do so in order to spare everyone. 🙂
    I hope I’m wrong but I’m getting the feeling this verdict will not come in today. And it is ok … as long as the PROPER verdict of murder 1 comes in. As it should.

  59. 05/06/2013 at 6:22 pm

    One hour left, I don’t see it happening today folks…

  60. Family of Law
    05/06/2013 at 6:23 pm

    Moon :
    that is not what i heard. guess i will go listen to judge’s instructions again. My understanding is IF for some UNGODLY reason they think self defense then it’s still manslaguther. The freaking ho admitted to this.

    Hi Moon- Before you read any of the following, know this- I FIRMLY believe she is guilty of either 1st degree, Premeditated Murder, or Felony Murder.

    Yes, she admitted to killing him, but she claimed it was in Self Defense. If the jury decides (not likely) that it was SD, they can acquit her, ie: she had the “right” to save her life- and she would walk free. Manslaughter with included two lesser charges of “Heat of Passion” and “Sudden Quarrel”.

    The #1 reason (IMO) that the DT made a big mistake in claiming self defense is that a person can ONLY cause enough harm to a person to save their life- clearly JA could have escaped a naked, wet from the shower man after one stab wound, or one gun shot to the head. That is why Wurm made the “switcharoo” to “Heat of Passion” in his closing arguments, “She didn’t know when to stop! It was a chaotic scene”! I call BULLSHIT! He knew there was no saving her life with a claim of SD.

    • Moon
      05/06/2013 at 6:29 pm

      TY TY (((FOL)))

      • Family of Law
        05/06/2013 at 6:44 pm

        I was rocked hard by the CA verdict, NEVER saw it coming! This is such a different case, CA’s was all circumstantial evidence- WOBO, being a full blown “genius”, mangaged to provide a wealth of evidence for Juan to work with- all pointing glaringly at premeditation. Then, she made the ultimate mistake by taking the stand, and lied to the jury for 18 days! CA was at least smart enough to NOT do that! Even if there is a JA sympathizer on the jury (as some suspect), Juan, being an actual genius… Covered that by including “Felony Murder”, she said “I took Travis’s gun”, and shot him in the head.

        This wait is making us all anxious, so I’m sending you BIG ((((((HUGs))))) and a Blood Orange Martini, they’re delicious!!!!

      • HJ Madison
        05/06/2013 at 6:55 pm

        Mmmm FOL that sounds delicious! Ty for sharing (at least I know what a blood orange martini is as opposed to Vegemite??😉). When I think about the number of convictions based on far, far less I just know they are going to get this right. They must!

      • Family of Law
        05/06/2013 at 7:12 pm

        HJ 🙂 I think Vegemite may be an acquired taste, where as Blood Orange Martinis are love at 1st sip!!! Cheers!!!

        I completely agree, there is SO much evidence pointing to premeditation. And Juan did an amazing job laying it all out- and let the jury know, “they” were lied to, again and again. If the jury understands their instructions, and they understand the term “beyond reasonable doubt”, it should then only be a matter of time the JA is found GULITY of 1st degree. I (((HOPE)))

  61. brightgirl58
    05/06/2013 at 6:34 pm

    Hi everyone. I’ve been around but been trying to get work done. Why oh why didn’t the sheriff or police officer person stay right by wobo’s side and monitor her? She’s on trial for the ultimate: First Degree Murder!!! Maybe it was too prejudicial to have her viewed and filmed as though she’s guilty?

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 7:01 pm

      Hum? Explain a bit?

      • 05/06/2013 at 9:57 pm

        Sorry if I wasn’t clear. Was thinking the deputy should be sitting right beside WOBO watching her movements, right?She’s on trial. If that is proper protocol, then did she get a buy? For what reason? Could it be that would be too prejudicial when the jury would see her?

  62. 05/06/2013 at 6:39 pm

    The Jury in the OJ case deliberated for two hours. It didn’t take that long to deliberate, they stayed on for one last meal on the state. Their bags were packed and ready to go. First vote was 10 for acquittal, 2 for conviction; the two white ladies on the jury. After many dirty looks and alot of pressure, the jury came back with their infamous verdict. Jo Ellen Demitrious, jury consultant for the defense, told the defense, A: Black women hated Marcia Clarke, and B: Black, female, uneducated, those who would be not missed at work for a long sequestered case, would be the most favorable jury for OJ. Then the defense started in with serious misconduct to disqualify all jurors detrimental to their case. Travesty.

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 6:48 pm

      Yeah complete travesty. But Mark Furhman (sp?) didn’t help. Once he was caught in a lie it fed right into the defense’s tactic of playing the race card and mistrust of the police. Two bad those two jurors gave in. There could have been a hung jury and a chance at another trial.

  63. Irie Girl
    05/06/2013 at 6:46 pm

    Donchais,
    If the jury finds her guilty do they still have to avoid media about the case until sentencing? Or can they research everything on the web?

    • donchais
      05/06/2013 at 7:13 pm

      NO, we have aggravators, mitagators to go thru…they are under oath still

      • Irie Girl
        05/06/2013 at 8:02 pm

        Thank you

  64. CC ...
    05/06/2013 at 6:47 pm

    That little clip made hln … I know, I know…. But I am glad they made a mention of it and also mentioned it was all over the twitterverse.

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 6:59 pm

      Yeah … and then the body language lady got cut off. I wish I had it in me to go look for more footage of that gesture, at other times. Just can not take it.

  65. 05/06/2013 at 7:01 pm

    Jill :
    Oh sorry…the original one when his friends found his body and they mentioned jodi as the person they suspected.

    I think it is in there. Not 100% sure tho I heard it but not sure if it was in trial or out I think it was in trial

  66. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 7:03 pm

    I wonder where in CO did Travis do his mission trip?? anyone know?

    • commerce1
      05/06/2013 at 8:10 pm

      Denver

  67. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 7:04 pm

    Ok gang …. here is Dr. Drews # if you have questions for Chris or Sky Hughes tonight.1-855-373-7395. They are on again, 9 pm eastern.

  68. TerryP
    05/06/2013 at 7:05 pm

    Donchais, will you be covering the George Thomas re-trial?

    • donchais
      05/06/2013 at 7:06 pm

      Hopefully!

      • 05/06/2013 at 7:26 pm

        My God!! I was just reading the wiki account of this crime. What those two people must have gone through, even worse what she must have gone through considering she may have suffocated slowly either in that bin or before being placed in it with the plastic bag on her head.

        Were those four out of their freakin minds on drugs????

      • donchais
        05/06/2013 at 7:33 pm

        Just evil in my mind…forget the drugs…they were and are evil…those kids were tortured beyond imagination and death probably became a relief for them…this was beyond the extreme to me!

      • 05/06/2013 at 7:40 pm

        I know.. I know.. group mentality at it’s very worst. That doesn’t even come close to describing it. I read the article you posted when you said you were emotionally entangled with it… but then I didn’t realise this was also a reference to it.

        Oh Donchais. it’s just horrendous!!! will it also be streamed?

      • donchais
        05/06/2013 at 7:54 pm

        Yes. The only one in federal court, Eric Boyd who hid Davidson out, was not streamed because cameras aren’t allowed in federal courtrooms. The 4 original trials were streamed and the 1st retrial was streamed. This one will be streamed also and family members have been in court over 300 times for hearings and trials. Keep in mind, per autopsy, Channon’s vagina was so mutilated, it is believed by many, the female perp repeatedly, kicked her!

        WBIR and WATE steam.

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:00 pm

        omg I literally just got shivers all over my body! and they are continuing as I type this! Oh I have to follow that trial…. if for no other reason than to pay homage to those two poor poor people. 300 times for family members to court… that’s unthinkably cruel. Those poor poor people. Oh I see why you have to cover it Donchais. OH Lord I do see. What she went though.. omg omg!! and then left to suffocate slowly? That’s sadism on a whole whole new level.

      • donchais
        05/06/2013 at 8:04 pm

        I’ve done so many sad, sad murders, but this took sick to a whole new level.

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:13 pm

        just plse keep me posted cos I need to follow this, but I can see myself needing to walk away during some of it .. how will you do the summaries? How will you be able to sit through it all? Not much to laugh at in that trial. How will you get relief? all rhetorical.. no need to answer.. Donchais.. plse plse be careful .. look out for yourself!

      • donchais
        05/06/2013 at 8:29 pm

        Been here on this one for years and yes, never humor, ever. It is what it is. The kids and their families grabbed hold of my heart long ago and hard as it may be, will see it through!

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:32 pm

        I know you will.. I KNOW you will.. that’s what bothers me!! Don’t make me have to send YOU to the naughty corner for not looking after yourself girlie… and yes.. that IS with MMD’s stance!! *waves finger pointedly*

      • donchais
        05/06/2013 at 8:37 pm

        LOL, after all these years, it still hurts…hearing it over and over again, kinda numbs it down. Hey, just which finger are ya waving? 🙂

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:40 pm

        lol just the index just the index I promise!!! 😳

  69. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 7:07 pm

    Family of Law :I This wait is making us all anxious, so I’m sending you BIG ((((((HUGs))))) and a Blood Orange Martini, they’re delicious!!!!

    ty! yummy! one more of those and I will pass out!

  70. 05/06/2013 at 7:10 pm

    truejustice :
    Syn– your right ! lol – see crazy

    TJ I could be wrong b ut think Juan is using a pointer to point to her foot…. if not.. then that could be what you are seeing and if not his pointer I dont know what it is either

  71. LindaLou
    05/06/2013 at 7:12 pm

    JA made that same throat slash gesture back in March when she was on the stand. See video below. I may be wrong but it appears there is actually a tear on her chin that she is wiping off.

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=aha9dTQymFQ&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Daha9dTQymFQ

    • Moon
      05/06/2013 at 7:22 pm

      that was her wiping a tear.
      it was completely different on closing arguements, the one that was posted on earlier thread.

      • 05/06/2013 at 7:29 pm

        pfft tear my arse.. I see no tear! she’s probably wiping the shite she dribbled.

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 7:34 pm

        lol no doubt!

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 7:36 pm

      I am trying to figure out if Juan is cross-examining her as she seems to start shaking while she waits for the judge’s ruling. As I look at stills from that same YouTube contibutor, JA does touch her face and her neck ALOT. But, it is odd that both times was when JM was up — if it is a itch, why not when LaLa was talking … just don’t know.

  72. 05/06/2013 at 7:13 pm

    No sleep tonight

  73. Lisa M
    05/06/2013 at 7:18 pm

    When you think about it it really isn’t that strange that the jury would be out longer than a couple of hours. These people have spent the last four months listening to evidence without being able to discuss it. I would imagine they’d have a lot to say to each other.

  74. 05/06/2013 at 7:22 pm

    Hello all. Peeking in while at work so I have to be quick before I get caught.

    Will someone explain how/why the Hughes were able to access Travis’ private accounts? I read through quickly so I’m not sure I understand it correctly. Did they hack his accounts after he died? If so, I would think that would make them undesirable witnesses. I would think all of that stuff would have been uncovered by the police during the investigation and by the Hughes accessing the accounts, they tainted that evidence. It actually bothers me that they took it upon themselves to check his accounts. I’m hoping I just misunderstood their actions.

    As far as the verdict goes, I sort of wonder if the jury will convict her of 2nd degree murder and hope that the judge gives her a maximum sentence just so they can go home and not have to deal with this mess anymore. If they give her first degree, they will have to sit through the penality phase and lord knows this Judge has no control over her court so they could be there another 3 months. Plus, they could decide life sentence even at that point. So if they are already thinking 1st degree but not death, then why not go for 2nd degree and put the rest in the Judge’s hands and go home? Just a thought or rather, a worry.
    Honestly, even knowing what I know about this trial, if I was on the jury, my decision would be 1st degree murder but I don’t know that I would give her the death penalty. I see this as more of a premeditated crime of obsession/passion. I doubt she would kill again, but I wouldn’t want to give her the chance either because she obviously has some sort of personality disorder. I’m not sure I agree that she is a sociopath though.

    Anyway, if Travis was as good of a person as those who knew him say he was, then I doubt he would want Jodi to be put to death. However, he wouldn’t want her to be able to harm herself or anyone else either so I’m guessing he would go with life in prison. I guess the only way to know that would be to talk to those closest to him to see if he ever voiced whether or not he was someone who believed in the death penalty or not.

    Just my thoughts….now back to work.

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 7:29 pm

      I brought this over as my post from earlier today

      So I listened to most of Chris Hughes and I have a theory why neither he nor Sky testified. Chris said he got Travis’ password to his blog after Travis was killed from their shared webmaster. Then, by chance, Chris and Sky entered the same password into TA’s email and it worked — they got in. They read every email and google instant message. Now imagine, when so much of JA’s case is based on emails and instant messages, if Hughes’ were on the stand and asked about their access to TA’s google accounts?

      DO NOT misunderstand! I am NOT saying Hughes’ did anything to alter the messages. I am saying that had they been called, Nurmi would have used it to attempt to totally discredit their testimony AND, most importantly, cast reasonable doubt on the reliability of the messages.

      • ringadingding
        05/06/2013 at 7:39 pm

        Right, and the only reason they accessed those accounts was because the police said they were looking at a couple people (I guess its SOP not to say who they’re really honing in on). In their minds, they were running against a clock. They felt she would get away and/or come after them next.

      • Jay
        05/06/2013 at 7:44 pm

        You have a good memory, HJ – I heard Chris talk about the password on Dr Drew last week, but the shared webmaster part slipped my recall. BTW, I just herd it announced the Hughes are on Dr Drew again 2nite

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:33 pm

        HJ…I wasn’t thinking that they altered anything either and you are absolutely right that the defense would have implied tampering. They’ve implied everything else in this case. Good thing Jodi was dumb enought to admit she did it because I could totally see the defense claiming someone else did it and raise “reasonable doubt” for Jodi.

      • Crystal Harris
        05/06/2013 at 9:44 pm

        You’re probably right about the reason the Hughes didn’t testify. However, I think that Juan should not have left that hanging out there. In rebuttal, had Juan called Sky Hughes to testify and basically impeach all testimony regarding the nature of the emails Alyce LaViolette discussed et al, it would have been powerful. And though the Hughes may have been open to some scrutiny, I think the value of their testimony was more important. The prosecution should not have left that hanging out there, IMO.

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 7:39 pm

      Omg I just can’t imagine a jury giving second degree because they want to go home. That would be a severe dereliction of their civic duty. I mean I’m not saying its possible but after investing four months of their lives on this trial I think they’d be motivated to get it right. My thought was that if they’re all leaning towards first degree they’d want to reach a quick verdict just to get on with the next phase as soon as possible.

    • Kristi
      05/06/2013 at 7:41 pm

      Chris Hughes and Travis had the same computer guy. Following the murder, police told the Hughes they did not suspect Jodi (they did but were keeping it to themselves while they investigated. Chris knew Jodi did it, so he obtained Travis’s password and logged into his email, then reported to the police the emails in there that implicated Jodi Arias. The Hughes didn’t hack anything and were always honest with police.

      Chris told this story last night on the Tricia’s True Crime radio show.

      • Jay
        05/06/2013 at 7:47 pm

        Their heart was in the right place, but they lacked the legal right to do that.. Family yes, friends no.

      • 05/06/2013 at 7:48 pm

        excellent summation Kristi!

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:24 pm

        Okay, I understand. I’m in agreement with Jay that their hearts were in the right place.

    • Schaeffer
      05/06/2013 at 7:45 pm

      Chris Hughes did not “hack” Travis’s accounts in the same manner. WOBO did. They knew she had done it, and were looking for proof. Even though everyone told Flores they knew who was responsible, he kept telling them “No, we’ve looked at her, it wasn’t her, we have several other people we are looking at.” Flores was following police protocol, to give WOBO a false sense of security. However, he failed to communicate that info to Travis’s friends, and so they were becoming more and more frantic to find the proof to convince Flores they were right. It was an unfortunate circumstance, but part of police procedure. Chris did say that in retrospect, the defense would have played the “they tampered with evidence” card, thus making them ineligible for being effective witnesses and opening up yet another “They were out to get me” can of worms for WOBO to use.

      • 05/06/2013 at 7:50 pm

        and I cannot blame them, under the circumstances I would have done the same thing.. but I would have copied the text of every email I thought was relevant and saved it to a txt doc.

        I wish they had have! Cos they could ever get in again!

      • 05/06/2013 at 7:51 pm

        they could *never get into it again that should read.

      • 05/06/2013 at 9:37 pm

        Syn I don’t understand ur suggestion that they should have coped emails as a text or doc file. Wouldn’t that have still showed they got into TA’s account?

      • Kristi
        05/06/2013 at 10:08 pm

        Actually, gmail tracks the IP address of all login sessions. That is how Travis would have known Jodi was in his email. So it would have been easy to determine what actions were done by whom in each login. I wish they would have printed everything out too.

      • 05/06/2013 at 11:17 pm

        Couldn’t they still print out now,is the acct still active? We’re u saying for Flores or just generally speaking?

  75. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 7:28 pm

    30 more min to go for the day! maybe they will decide to go home and sleep on it. hmmmmm

  76. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 7:32 pm

    yikes my bad again! guess they are going home now….

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 7:41 pm

      Oh great! Another day of this. 😞

  77. 05/06/2013 at 7:35 pm

    Family of Law :
    HJ ” I think Vegemite may be an acquired taste, where as Blood Orange Martinis are love at 1st sip!!! Cheers!!!

    exactly.. only the truly blessed can understand the nuance and subtle charisma of a heavenly start to the day with a precisely measured slice of toast, butter and vegemite.

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 7:45 pm

      Are there actual vegetables in this Vegemite of yours? 😊

    • Family of Law
      05/06/2013 at 8:30 pm

      My dear Syn, you almost had me convinced with “heavenly” and “precisely measured”, but alas, I will stick with my peanut butter and Ritz 🙂 (we will always have popcorn and Vodka in common tho!)

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:39 pm

        I’ll do brie and ritz how’s that?

  78. Katie
    05/06/2013 at 7:40 pm

    Jurors won’t meet until 10 tomorrow….. BK says maybe they have a verdict that they were sleeping on, and that they confirmed that there were no jury questions today 🙂

    Feeling good 🙂

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 7:44 pm

      Is that good that there were no jury questions today?

      • Katie
        05/06/2013 at 7:48 pm

        I think so, tho I guess I could be completely wrong. I would see a heavy influx of questions as a sign the jury was not quite confident on either the laws, their roles, or the evidence. The fact they do not have questions gives me confidence that they themselves are well informed, confident, and ready to deliver a verdict…..

        Buuuuuttttttt I could b wrong lol

      • 05/06/2013 at 7:55 pm

        could mean they have good notes on whatever they are needing to remember. Which could be a good sign. Could also indicate they are listening to each other which may also be a good sign. Could also mean there are no stand out arguers that any differences they are finding common ground after discussing amongst themselves.. which would be a really good sign.

        So yeah.. overall it is more likely a good sign than a bad IF they are on the side that she’s a cold blooded killer… but if all this is leading to consensus on a different verdict.. then obviously BAD.

      • ringadingding
        05/06/2013 at 7:58 pm

        I think so, too. Questions might indicate that jurors were in disagreement on something. And their short lunch makes me hope they were having a fluid discussion/deliberation and were basically working on common ground.

      • ringadingding
        05/06/2013 at 8:03 pm

        Ah…I see Syn’s comment. We were typing about the same time. So my comment should read, “What Syn said.”

  79. 05/06/2013 at 7:55 pm

    HJ Madison :
    I think they look like Kit Kat’s … how about you CC? But KitKats don’t come in mint – or do they??

    They do look like kit kats …
    I’m going to need some chocolate tonight … the wine is not definitely not enough. 🙂

    • 05/06/2013 at 8:07 pm

      pffft not kit kats!! about 5cm long,1cm deep and 2 cm across and 12 biscuits in a packet.. packet about 20 cm long. (approx 2.5cm to an inch) and taste nothing like kit kats!

      • Katie
        05/06/2013 at 8:10 pm

        Syn,
        My brother in law lives in Australia, and he sent me boxes and boxes of Tim tams for Xmas…..

        Delish!

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:24 pm

        😀 yup they is suuuuure yummy!!!

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:15 pm

        Well then send some over, darling. 😉

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:26 pm

        Donchais can start handing them out with the tin foil hats! 😆 and FOL can add in her blood orange martini mix. We will have a Verdict watch survival pack!

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:28 pm

        oh and of course barf bag included.. in case unfavourable verdict comes down!

  80. 05/06/2013 at 8:05 pm

    Jenkasauraus is so annoying! She just said she saw the jurors leave the courtroom with stern, agitated looks on their faces!!! Why does she do that? Gosh, so sorry I tuned into this annoying channel! Should be watching Dancing with the (Z-list)Stars!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Katie
      05/06/2013 at 8:09 pm

      Yup…… Now I’m terrified all over again……..

      • 05/07/2013 at 12:50 am

        Lol..Katie my reactions and thoughts are exactly like yours! When Jean said that I was back to thinking the jurors aren’t agreeing and everything is going all wrong…I need to have wine out tomorrow to calm my nerves and tune the defense lovers out.

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 8:14 pm

      Who’s Jenkasauras?
      I don’t think stern looks are necessarily bad… Well I guess they’re not good either.

      • Lisa M
        05/06/2013 at 8:15 pm

        Oh Jean Casares! Never mind!

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:24 pm

        I know…but they have to sensationalize everything to get a reaction from the public….my immediate reaction is to start to get worried…that’s what so annoying. I was fine until I heard her say that!

  81. 05/06/2013 at 8:09 pm

    Nancy Grace is going to blow a gasket….bcuz JA tweeted that she didn’t get her commissary goods this week! According to NG, she orders brownies, pork rinds, and grape juice….and of course a writing pad!!! Don’t you get it NG….she doesn’t give a crap!!!

  82. 05/06/2013 at 8:12 pm

    Nancy Grace’s producer, Matt Zarrell, just mentioned the JA throat slashing incident! Now it’s news!…..morons!

  83. 05/06/2013 at 8:20 pm

    Oh no … blowhard Trump is on NG. Time to turn the channel. Barf!

    • 05/06/2013 at 8:26 pm

      hehe…I changed the channel too! Their really scrapping the bottom of the barrel here!

      • 05/06/2013 at 8:28 pm

        And that Jean Casaurez is REALLY pissing me off. What a poseur. Pfffft

    • 05/07/2013 at 12:56 am

      Why why why is Donald Trump giving Hodi any attention at all!!!! She is loving this! Everyone (incl NG) needs to STOP giving her this extra attention.I bet she’s gloating because celebs are talking about her now. This is feeding her evil, sick, big headed ego. It’s never going to end. 😦

  84. 05/06/2013 at 8:32 pm

    Syntara :
    oh and of course barf bag included.. in case unfavourable verdict comes down!

    Let’s cancel/clear this thought from the universe.
    Shudder!!!
    However, I am looking forward to the chocolate and martinis . 🙂

  85. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 8:35 pm

    Nancy Grace … how does Beth take her! But I LOVED the commissary list! Pretty good! And, all that stuff about the copied artwork. Sure as hell glad I didn’t blow $1000 on some tracing of a magazine ad! I just can hardly take it!!

    • 05/06/2013 at 8:41 pm

      Copyright infringement!

      • HJ Madison
        05/06/2013 at 8:46 pm

        Yes … and Pork Rinds, Chapstick, Colored Pencils, Diet Cola, Fruit drink powder, Twixs, Pickles … it was quite a list! Good thing she is stealing artwork to pay for it all! HA!😜

    • 05/06/2013 at 8:44 pm

      Total copyright infringement! I told my husband that her artwork looked traced!!

    • 05/06/2013 at 9:10 pm

      I smell class action lawsuit. Ha ha. Hmm what would be the punishment??

    • Family of Law
      05/06/2013 at 9:34 pm

      Well, on the bright side, her Mom is finally encouraging her daughter’s artwork! Lol!

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 10:13 pm

        hahahahaha

  86. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 8:37 pm

    Jay :
    …… , I just herd it announced the Hughes are on Dr Drew again 2nite

    I posted the phone number to Dr. Drew upstairs, in case you need it!😉😉

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 8:44 pm

      Personally, I am good on that account. The conversation last night (2 hours or so, without commercial interruption- Trisha’s True Crime Radio blog) I think I heard what I needed. I am going to watch recorded Mad Men.

  87. 05/06/2013 at 8:38 pm

    I stopped watching HLN. They make mountains out of molehills.

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 9:06 pm

      Really! And all that “Breaking News”. What will they say when it really is? “Breaking News, no kidding this time!”

  88. 05/06/2013 at 8:38 pm

    Hey all, I was in a store today, went into a fog, came to driving down the road and I had a backseat full of stolen merchandise. Damn PTSD

    • 05/06/2013 at 9:04 pm

      I know a fine attorney and his sidekick

    • mysillybone
      05/06/2013 at 9:32 pm

      Did you go to Walmart? I am sure you could have a case for PTSD just by going to Walmart? (Joking)

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:00 am

      bubblebutts :
      Hey all, I was in a store today, went into a fog, came to driving down the road and I had a backseat full of stolen merchandise. Damn PTSD

      Hahahahahahaha!!! That’s funny. Did you happen to steal any gas cans?

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:29 am

      ROFLMAO!!!!!! Love it when you come out with this stuff Bubble!!!

  89. 05/06/2013 at 8:39 pm

    MMD… I just turned on (reluctantly) NG. She just mentioned the case you referenced earlier that took a mere 15 minutes for a DP guilty verdict , n 2011. It was the woman, last name Adriano, , that killed her husband who was dying of cancer .
    One one of the only times tuning in to NG paid off. Waiting for the Hughes on Doc Drew.
    Hope you have a decent night. Maybe tomorrow will be the day for Justice.

  90. 05/06/2013 at 8:47 pm

    Casey Jordan said on NG that she isn’t worried about there not being a verdict yet….she did say that she will get worried about the 3 1/2 – 4 day mark though! Opinions on this legal-eagles??

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 8:59 pm

      Not worried. And what Jenkasaurus saw as “disagreement” could well have been “I have just decided I may be very near 1/12 a decision to take someone’s life”. I would hope they are taking this seriously. For me, if we don’t hear by the end of the week I would worry they are hung on 1st degree and not willing to compromise down to 2nd degree or manslaughter. IMHO.

      • 05/06/2013 at 9:34 pm

        Or maybe they were annoyed at Jenkasaurus!!!! Now I can definitely relate to that emotion!

  91. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 8:50 pm

    okok…. anyone that could possibly have one iota of ‘compassion’ or ‘sympathy’ should really hear Michael Hughes! He told NG just now that when the horrible horrible pics of TA were shown the Arias family giggled and snickered. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

    • Moon
      05/06/2013 at 10:47 pm

      gosh i was so ticked when i heard that i forgot to type ….sympathy as far as the Arias family is concerned…should really hear….

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:09 am

      Omg I heard that too!! Guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Imagine how that poor Alexander family must have felt if they heard them? This is a serious issue that should have been brought to the attention of the judge by someone working for the court or media person who saw it happen. (I hope the jury witnessed it) That’s a very disturbing, disrespectful thing to do in a court room. The shenanigans that have gone on during this trial are unbelievable. No other Judge would have allowed any of it!

  92. 05/06/2013 at 8:54 pm

    WTJ….Surely not a legal eagle , but today doesn’t worry me. After 4 months of not communicating I think today was one to vent, share and discuss. If no verdict by end of day tomorrow,I’ll be concerned.

  93. Anna
    05/06/2013 at 9:09 pm

    [oh my, just got here and found the words “strait jacket”…..c’mon guys! We gotta hold fast here….okay here’s anna]

    G’day to everyone who cares to receive well-wishes from little ole’ me. 🙂 Hope yous guys are doing as good as can be expected during these massively trying times. I sense so many souls in my town are down. Crazy trial begets crazy gone crazy-wild on roids. You know that old stress test you could take to check off major events that have happened to you in the last year? Don’t recall all the questions but just within the last month I imagine I could check off half the page….in one month….yeppo nutso worldo…stupid is still extremely unreasonable and i suspect always will be! So there!!! That’s my stupid (oops) opinion!!!

    The day I’ve been waiting for 4 months, Sir Juan Martinez (i knighted him while i was gone, btw…lol…MMD, don’t let it go to his sweet, cute head mmmkay!?) [go back and restart the sentence now if you need to…i’m movin’ on…]and his beautiful closing story, so well weaved, ‘with. out. notes.’, from the heart, True and clogging holes where stupid reasonable doubt might try to bleed thru some stupid heart. (sorry, did i say that out loud….i’m really a nice person once ya get to know me. i swear. come on over for a bbq sometime and you tell me eye to eye…written word hard sometimes {{{beats chest-ouch}}} ooga booga hence emoji and stuff like that there… Okay, come back…here i am. So about an hour 1/2 into the most amazing closing story i’ve ever heard in my 50 years playing a justice freak, my internet when down. A big chunk of me threatened to die that day until i said, ‘wait, someday it will be on youtube, i just know it!’ So, off i went to deal with the giant mud slides in my den, elephants in the living room (still, i might add and pewy), and there’s a hurricane in one room so we’re all just waiting for it to move the hell on already but it looks really cozy, unfortunately….we shall see…hehehe! Anyhoo, y’all get catch my drift (sorry…i need shower, too)

    I’ll check back later to see who’s around, that is, unless something like a plane crashes into my overflowing abode…but don’t worry ‘bout me folks…Texas don’t breed too many sissies. just sayin’ my ‘pinion fwiw I love my state and my people. mine. And btw, our economy here really isn’t doing well at all so don’t listen to news reports and move here. they lie…………. 🙂

    I know, I know…you thought it was fiiiiiinally over, right? not

    Good gosh…I just stupidly turned on hln to c what’s goin on….someone asked NG if she was surprised this jury is taking longer than one day. Yes, that sounds like justice to me…a trial lasting months longer than it should’ve , with a rocky mountain of icky evidence to dissect, yes, we should wrap this up in about 25 minutes….but, and however, the jury don’t know all we know and that’s the point here. i don’t try to read tea leaves like tv people….in fact, i’m gonna assume she gets casey anthony-ied and eagerly await the euphoria when I’m found wrong and Travis is found right! Justice Rocks Big Time!!! I love the Alexander family!!! You have all, including Sir Eddie Snell, given me inspiration that will never leave my rabbit hole. You were forced to be shown for who you really are, for all the world to see…. Lovable. 🙂 Eternally thankful to people like yourselves. I mean, it ain’t just “fat-bottomed girls” i do know that much. gaw

    me: humor, humor, good music, good music, rinse, repeat as needed…. 😯

    • Family of Law
      05/06/2013 at 9:27 pm

      Anna is in the house! A breadth of fresh air just rolled in!!!! Lawdie I love the way you write! I hope you are doing okay? You’ve been missed around here!

      • Family of Law
        05/06/2013 at 9:28 pm

        *breath

    • 05/06/2013 at 9:42 pm

      Hello Anna!!

    • Anna
      05/06/2013 at 11:02 pm

      to FOL i know, right….breathe….breathe… and smile despite it all damn it! 🙂
      Hi wherestheju!!!(u cut in half…what up with that?) :: LMAO seriously tho…with reflectionandcontemplationandstuff…ack…hang in there donchais! If ever people like me needed needed people like you in life it would now. Thanks again.
      alrighty then…back to our yoga class teehee we wish, right? Maui???

      • Anna
        05/06/2013 at 11:03 pm

        oops, “fruedianna” slip of the slip with the double “needed” there….love it!!!! perfecto

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:33 am

      LMAO Anna… do you have any idea how I’d cope inside your head?? cos I don’t!! 😛

  94. 05/06/2013 at 9:13 pm

    wheresthejustice :
    Jenkasauraus is so annoying! She just said she saw the jurors leave the courtroom with stern, agitated looks on their faces!!! Why does she do that? Gosh, so sorry I tuned into this
    annoying channel! Should be watching Dancing with the (Z-list)Stars!!!!!!!!!!!

    She is a drama queen and blows with the wind. She’s the one who caused all the problems with JM and the autographs. She really likes to hear herself regrardless of whether the comments r meaningful. She knows this will generate response.

    • Crystal Harris
      05/06/2013 at 9:28 pm

      I remember when Jean Casarez was on CourtTV years ago. She looked like a bookish old lady. Starting about the time of Casey Anthony, she had a MAJOR makeover. Beth Karas did, too.

      • Lisa M
        05/06/2013 at 11:34 pm

        Yeah Jean’s had major work done. She looks younger now than she did ten years ago. In fact she had something new done recently because I swear she looks even younger that she did last year.

    • 05/06/2013 at 9:36 pm

      I’m still fuming about how she set in motion what eventually led to juror #5 being dismissed! I stopped watching HLN’s daily coverage of the trial that day bcuz of her!

    • njrose
      05/06/2013 at 10:02 pm

      Jenkasauraus, LOL !! I heard her that comment she made about the jurors looking agitated, and I shouted an obscenity at her (which rang throughout my house). But, just now Dr. Drew’s jurors said they saw the jurors and they appeared as a cohesive group. So, take that Jean …….. you buzz kill !

  95. Family of Law
    05/06/2013 at 9:20 pm

    Syntara :
    Donchais can start handing them out with the tin foil hats! and FOL can add in her blood orange martini mix. We will have a Verdict watch survival pack!

    Hey Syn, you’re really onto something here! MMD would surely like a straight jacket added to the “survival kit” 😜

  96. Crystal Harris
    05/06/2013 at 9:24 pm

    So I got some very encouraging insider info today from a friend of mine that lives in Phoenix. He said his friend & co-worker is one of the Arias jurors. So I asked him what kind of person he is. He said he is a conservative Republican Christian moral person who has very good judgment. If I were the prosecutor, that is the description of someone I would definitely want on the jury. Just thought you might like to know…

    • Family of Law
      05/06/2013 at 9:30 pm

      Whoa! That is great intel!!! Thanks for this encouraging tidbit!!!

    • mysillybone
      05/06/2013 at 9:38 pm

      Let’s just hope all the jurors have good judgment. I don’t care about their politics or religion.

    • 05/06/2013 at 9:40 pm

      Wowzer CH!!! Hope they made him foreperson!!!!!

    • Kristi
      05/06/2013 at 10:18 pm

      That is great news Crystal! And I’ve been meaning to say that I admire you so much. I was doing some legal research a few years ago and found your case, then I saw your story last summer on ID. You go girl! So impressed that you stuck in there and fought!

      • Crystal Harris
        05/06/2013 at 10:28 pm

        Thank you, Kristi. I appreciate that very much. 🙂

    • Kristy
      05/06/2013 at 11:07 pm

      I would think that description matches most in Arizona, it’s a very conservative state. I hope that is reflective of how the jury will vote. One never knows, and I’m nervous until I hear a guilty verdict of pre-med. jodi needs to be accountable here on earth before she tries to lie her way out of things to whoever her god happens to be on that given day.

      • Crystal Harris
        05/06/2013 at 11:24 pm

        You can’t trick God. God knows your heart. I’m comforted by that when I see all these criminals who “find God” suddenly after they commit heinous crimes and find themselves behind bars. My husband, who refused to attend church with our family, now pretends to be a Super Christian. My feelings about it are: if he really has, then great. God knows the truth of his heart as to whether he really has become a Christian. If he’s pretending, which I believe he is, God knows that, too. Shawn is not getting away with anything.

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 11:36 pm

      Good to know Crystal. Thanks for sharing.

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:36 am

      well I’m the antithesis of that… and believe me you would want me on the trial. So not sure that’s doing much to convince me!

  97. 05/06/2013 at 9:39 pm

    Oh wow! Listening to Travis’s voice talking about Chris Hughes!! I can’t stop crying. What a beautiful soul she destroyed! Such a heartbreaking moment!

    • 05/06/2013 at 9:46 pm

      When he said Chris Hughes was his salvation, and that they were meant to meet and become best friends! And that thing took Travis away from Chris!!! Pure evil!!! She didn’t just want to make sure another woman couldn’t have him, she wanted to make sure that Travis and Chris couldn’t be soul brothers either!!!!

      • 05/07/2013 at 1:37 am

        yep and she says all this in Jodispeak to Det Flores in the interrogation video 2. I’ve already written about it. It was so clear.

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 11:27 pm

      She didn’t destroy his soul. She took his body not his soul.

  98. 05/06/2013 at 9:44 pm

    wheresthejustice :
    I’m still fuming about how she set in motion what eventually led to juror #5 being dismissed! I stopped watching HLN’s daily coverage of the trial that day bcuz of her!

    Hi WTJ- I was pretty disgusted with her behavior and I change the channel when I see her or at least turn the volume down. I don’t even know that she learned anything from this experience and that her need to “know” and blurt out outlandish comments at times is really irresponsible IMHO .

    • 05/06/2013 at 9:51 pm

      LOL! Lisa it’s like we’re on the same wavelength! I change the channel immediately when JC comes on. She works really hard at trying to be relevant! Maybe it’s the pressure of having been around literally since the dinosaurs roamed the earth, so she has to come up with something compelling and memorable to say…or they might give her the boot(wishful thinking!)

  99. 05/06/2013 at 9:47 pm

    I wish I were more articulate.. My comments ar rar and far between . However I need to comment on something I just heard on Dr Drew. His female co- host, just asked if travis would want the death penalty to be applied to Jodi. For sure I believe they read this blog. That question was posed her upstairs hours ago. Dr. drew seemed astounded .. Wonderful question !!
    I think these talking heads troll these blogs for pertinent comments and questions. I am disgusted with HLN and their talking heads. “What would Travis want.”

    • 05/06/2013 at 9:53 pm

      Deco….I think your comments are quite articulate! I agree….what would Travis want?? To be here, and have us talking about all the good work he had hoped to do…that’s what!! sheesh!

      • 05/06/2013 at 9:57 pm

        Thanks WTJ.. Means alot coming from you… 🙂

    • Jay
      05/06/2013 at 10:17 pm

      A google search shows strong differences of opinion for the death penalty in the LDS Church, some in favor, some against.

      And though we don’t know for sure what Travis thought, if he was against it that information would likely have been passed on to the prosecutor, and he wouldn’t have pushed for the death penalty, and would have accepted the earlier plea bargain from the defense.

      • Crystal Harris
        05/06/2013 at 10:26 pm

        Jay is correct. The prosecutor works very closely with the victim’s family and would take into consideration not only Travis’ view of the death penalty, but also Travis’ family’s views of the death penalty.

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 11:50 pm

        Sky Hughes mentioned tonite that the earthly Travis was all for Justice and felt that people should BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!! Sky and Chris both said that couldn’t say how the heavenly Travis would feel about it.
        for me, I don’t think he will be able to really reach his final resting place until he knows she’s been held accountable.

  100. 05/06/2013 at 9:57 pm

    Does anyone think there is a significance to the 10am start time? Dr. Drew and the talking heads say that they think tomorrow will be the day for the verdict, and that the jurors seemed like a cohesive group, and that possibly they have already come to a decision, and decided to sleep on it tonight, before they render their decision! I sure hope that’s right!

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 11:25 pm

      How could HLN know anything? It’s pure speculation!

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 11:37 pm

      Not trying to rain on your parade. Just don’t know if we should get our hopes up.

  101. CC ...
    05/06/2013 at 10:02 pm

    When I heard Beth Karas say that earlier, I felt better an am cautiously optimistic about a guilty verdict tomorrow. Virtual clink!

  102. 05/06/2013 at 10:04 pm

    wheresthejustice :
    LOL! Lisa it’s like we’re on the same wavelength! I change the channel immediately when JC comes on. She works really hard at trying to be relevant! Maybe it’s the pressure of
    having been around literally since the dinosaurs roamed the earth, so she has to come up with something compelling and memorable to say…or they might give her the boot(wishful thinking!)

    Yes, we are on the same wavelength! Beth Karas is excellent and my understanding is she will be laid off soon. There was a petition circulating a while back but I don’t know the outcome.

  103. Janna
    05/06/2013 at 10:36 pm

    I hope it’s ok to post this link from ~The State vs Jodi Arias Facebook Page~

    In addition to the hand-written letter from Arias, there’s also a letter to Judge Duncan from Sandi Arias (JA’s mom). To read the letter from Mrs. Arias you’ll need to go to the Bottom of Page 5. Below the TwitterDoc box on the RIGHT side click NEXT.

    2011 hand-written letter from Arias to Judge Duncan, concerning the ‘precarious circumstances of her legal defense’…

    http://twitdoc.com/view.asp?id=94223&sid=20PB&ext=PDF&lcl=JA-Letter-from-Jodi-to-Judge-re-Nurmi-Motion-to-Withdraw.pdf&usr=zou2&doc=139833553&key=key-2gxotllz9sge8erm21fo

    • Moon
      05/06/2013 at 11:00 pm

      ty so much, Janna! very interesting..
      I bet the hodi was the first to point out all her mother’s typos! lol

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 11:01 pm

      Holy Cow!! Janna these are great! “Hope it’s ok …” you kidding …. got to go read them ASAP!!! Thanks!

    • Family of Law
      05/07/2013 at 1:17 am

      Janna! Thank you for bringing those over here! I read both letters, and the temptation to go through, line by line, with a red pen and edit the extraordinarily bad grammar was almost too much to bear!!!! Ugh!!!! I’d say 8th grade level at best! From what I have read elsewhere, Nurmi fought tooth and nail to be released, he couldn’t wait to get into private practice and rake in the big bucks from sex offenders!

  104. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 11:03 pm

    Are the guns in CA supposed to be registered, or is CA like AZ in that regard? I thought it was interesting that wurm the perv pointed out that Hodi’s dad’s guns are not registered.

    • Kristi
      05/06/2013 at 11:11 pm

      CA has required use of a federal firearms dealer and registration for around 20 years, but its pretty common for people to have guns bought before then that aren’t registered. The law doesn’t require people to come forward and register existing guns.

      • Moon
        05/06/2013 at 11:22 pm

        thanks, Kristi… sounds like the old man musta been ‘grandfathered’ in.

    • Crystal Harris
      05/06/2013 at 11:27 pm

      Exactly…there is a “grandfather” exclusion on older firearms.

  105. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 11:04 pm

    That reminds me, I forgot to list JA purchased a Thesaurus from the commissary — why would she need that, Miss StabbyEinstein?? HAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Moon
      05/06/2013 at 11:23 pm

      right! she’s prob looking up a new word for her twitter fans!

  106. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 11:12 pm
    • Schaeffer
      05/07/2013 at 12:11 am

      WOBO composed the majority of that letter. For anyone to suggest their life be spared because their “singing, drawing and poems” are beneficial to other inmates is so beyond ludicrous, only WOBO would be that egocentric. The mother may have added a sentence or two at the beginning, but the rest is pure WOBO.

      • Moon
        05/07/2013 at 12:16 am

        well she sure made several errors!! lol

      • Family of Law
        05/07/2013 at 1:22 am

        Absolutely agree! (after all, the Mamma had zero interest in JA’s artistic endeavors until they started making her some blood money).

  107. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 11:29 pm

    in reading the hodi’s mail to the judge, does anyone besides me feel that the sinister side of the ho is already thinking… If I go down, he’s going down with me.

    also, i can’t get over the ho’s mom saying how wurmi has he entire life to build his career, but her daughter is looking at death blah blah blah.. cripes with the way DP works, and if the wurm keeps up all that eating, well, ok that’s besides the point. lol. just can’t believe the audacity of that family. makes me wonder if the old man was hen-pecked or just like the rest of ’em?? speaking of the dad, he owned restaurants her entire life. no DOUBT he had lotsssssssss of sharp knives available!

    • truejustice
      05/06/2013 at 11:32 pm

      right there with you !! Well said

  108. HJ Madison
    05/06/2013 at 11:30 pm

    What a fascinating read! No wonder WOBO acts so entitled! This makes it sound like Nurmi had nothing to do at the PD’s office. And when he decided to leave (or was he going to be laid off? Just askin’) he was able to make the State pay him the going rate for a private attorney. Gosh I wish I knew exactly when the WOBO changed her story …..

    Here is the link again …. and thanks Jana.

    http://twitdoc.com/view.asp?id=94223&sid=20PB&ext=PDF&lcl=JA-Letter-from-Jodi-to-Judge-re-Nurmi-Motion-to-Withdraw.pdf&usr=zou2&doc=139833553&key=key-2gxotllz9sge8erm21fo

    • 05/06/2013 at 11:51 pm

      I only see page 1 of wobo’s letter and mom’s letter. How do I get to page 2 forward?

      • HJ Madison
        05/06/2013 at 11:54 pm

        On the left side, I downloaded the pdf for Jodi’s letter. There may have been little arrows at the bottom “previous” and “next” — try “next” and see if that gets to the next page.

      • 05/06/2013 at 11:56 pm

        Got it, tx!

    • Jay
      05/07/2013 at 12:03 am

      Nurmi had decided to start his own practice. Two years had passed since he was assigned to represent Arias – delay after delay, and no firm trial date in sight. He tried to resign two times, but the court refused to let him. As a partial accommodation they let him quit the public defenders office and hired him as an independent council at the $225 an hour standard rate. Though that’s a lot of money he probably could have made more in private practice. He was honest when he said he didn’t like her most days – she and her mom proselytized the judge to keep him as her lawyer, manipulating him into staying on the defense team…

      Here’s a fuller timetable of Arias’s lawyer history:

      http://www.webanswers.com/current-events/has-defense-attorney-kirk-nurmi-attempted-to-withdraw-from-the-jodi-arias-murder-trial-036290

      • HJ Madison
        05/07/2013 at 12:15 am

        Jay: Did you read the letter from JA? She goes on and on about how Nurmi was only working on her case — for months! You know me – I try to support the Nurm and Wilnot – but this, coupled with the mom’s letter really makes me wonder.

  109. truejustice
    05/06/2013 at 11:31 pm

    WOW … Found together :
    Amanda Berry – missing 10 yrs
    Gina DeJesus – missing apz 9 yrs
    Michelle Knight – missing apx 13 yrs

    Arrested 52-year-old Ariel Castro , City school bus driver

    • Lisa M
      05/06/2013 at 11:40 pm

      Amazing huh? Can’t imagine what they’ve been through.

  110. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 11:40 pm

    o lawdy… ho’s tweeting again and she is onnnnnnnn a rolllll:

    Jodi Arias ‏@Jodiannarias 16m I would have signed a plea years ago to avoid this disaster, but I was refused a plea as the State and the family refused to settle.

    I wanted so much to avoid trial but the State forced it. My only other option was suicide and,well…

    Jodi Arias ‏@Jodiannarias 5m Re: commissary,many of the items I didn’t receive were for indigent girls less fortunate than me. I,thankfully,have a mini surplus of food.

    *************

    yep, she’s reallllllllllll remorseful! I’m surprised she just doesn’t tweet that we should all thank her, for setting him free. 👿 😈

    • HJ Madison
      05/06/2013 at 11:52 pm

      “indigent girls less fortunate than me …. ” Really? Jodi Ann YOU ARE INDIGENT! I hardly think the taxpayers of AZ take to kindly to your “altruism”. How can the Sheriff permit this? I can not believe there is not a way to shut her up — unless it is all coming from Donoman.

    • truejustice
      05/06/2013 at 11:55 pm

      Once again .. all this is NOT your fault . That girl is so dumb in some respects… she had better pray her as* there isn’t a hung jury cause how is she gonna look like a victim when she bashed the prosecutor , the state etc during her trial.

      aaawwww buying for the less fortunate …. truly generous/kind people don’t walk around tweeting to the world their good deeds. I am not moved

    • GATEWAY
      05/07/2013 at 12:05 am

      Here again, nothing is HER fault. I can just picture St. Jodi of Arias doling out treats to the poor girls. What a friggin’ saint. The needle can’t come soon enough. It’s a shame it can’t be by sundown the next day after the DP verdict.

    • Jay
      05/07/2013 at 12:10 am

      The ‘disaster’ she wanted to avoid is the death penalty.. Which now is staring her in the face

    • Janna
      05/07/2013 at 12:18 am

      GRRRRR! Scream!!!! Pulling my hair now. Owch … dang it. That really hurts. No more hair pulling. Only screaming from the depth of my lungs and growling like “tigers & bears.”

      This Twitter thing that Arias is being allowed to do by proxy Donovan really gets under my skin. In the near future (as in post-Arias Trial) I truly expect to see legislation prohibiting the use of social media by inmates.

      The girl has gutts!

    • Janna
      05/07/2013 at 12:22 am

      What’s the real scoop on Change.org ????

      Is it an effective change agent ?

      Maybe I can start a Change.org petition to stop the use of social media by the Ari – asses of the world.

      • HJ Madison
        05/07/2013 at 12:27 am

        I don’t know. Have they ever been successful in any of those petitions? Frankly, I hope she just keeps at it and then Juandrful USES them in the penalty phase. It just shows complete and utter lack of remorse or respect!

    • CC ...
      05/07/2013 at 12:23 am

      I don’t get how the admonishment the judge has demanded of others does not pertain to her. Juan reminded her (judge Stephens) of that at the hearing for prosecutorial misconduct — the bogus charge for autograph signing, etc .. He brought up her tweets. And the judge??? Crickets!! Grrrrrrrrr

      • Janna
        05/07/2013 at 12:57 am

        HJ and CC … I like the way you think.

        Penalty Phase. Hmmmmm. Interesting thought.

        Judge SS. Hmmmmm. Who’s on first? What’s on second? Peanuts and popcorn anyone?

    • Family of Law
      05/07/2013 at 1:59 am

      I wonder if her tweets will be used during the mitigation phase?

    • 05/07/2013 at 7:30 am

      Plz you POS! If you wanted to kill yourself you would have done it long ago!!

  111. Anna
    05/06/2013 at 11:40 pm

    Syntara :

    Family of Law :
    HJ ” I think Vegemite may be an acquired taste, where as Blood Orange Martinis are love at 1st sip!!! Cheers!!!

    exactly.. only the truly blessed can understand the nuance and subtle charisma of a heavenly start to the day with a precisely measured slice of toast, butter and vegemite.

    hey! don’t forget my grits girlie!!!!!!!! and non-Tennessee homemade biscuits with red-eye gravy…oh yes…you will succumb way faster to THAT than any sandwich called vegemite…how mighty is it, actually??? {{{hands on hips}}} 😎

  112. 05/06/2013 at 11:49 pm

    I I absolutely love coming here! You are all so funny and make me laugh. I wanna visit the naughty corner too…sounds like a fun place. Popcorn & vodka.

    Syn- Yes,it was me who asked about the interps of unforseen scenerio. As for the email question, i wanted to know what story Jodi told and I’d love to hear your interp of the story as well. Syn & MMD , thank you very much for your definitions of “adjustment.” I know what you mean now but I never heard that word used to describe it. I prefer the blunt naughty way. Will this get me in the naughty corner? Please? 😉 (I’m only kidding Donchias. I’m a good girl)

    Kdesimon- Thanks for easing my mind about the gun theory. I feel much better now. My husband and I are sooo into this trial (even though he teases me and says I’m obsessed with it, he is too). Anyways, he has a female co-worker who will argue her innocence to the ends of the earth! She is 100% into the whole “there’s no actual evidence she stole the gun, brought the knife, used the gas cans, yatta yatta..” These are the things that start my worrying.

    I think Juan said it best when he said yea she left a paper trail everywhere… but Arizona. If the jury doesn’t think the cell phone dying/being off only in AZ a huge clue as well, idk what is! The evidence is overwhelming.

    • HJ Madison
      05/07/2013 at 12:11 am

      Hey Bailey … love that name. Tell your hubby to remind the co-worker (if he can stand to talk to her) it is not “absolute certainty”. When 15 pieces of circumstantial evidence all point toward one direction “reasonable doubt” is a reasonable conclusion! And what about her little messages concealed in the magazines? That is what completely sealed the deal for me! Donchais has provided a really terrific sand box — it is great to just get in here and throw ideas around. 😃 I am glad I found this spot too!

    • Moon
      05/07/2013 at 12:25 am

      please also have hubby point out all the conciousness of guilt! the glaring factor of shoving that poor man in the shower like a sardine to ROT while she went on with her evil life. calling him after she “knew she had done something wrong”, emailing him after she knew what she had done, taunting him in that same email on how she was going to come and sleep in his bed and eat his oatmeal while he was in Cancun.

      this co worker must have a dark heart. just saying…

      how forceful is a naked guy with stab wounds gonna be??

      • HJ Madison
        05/07/2013 at 12:33 am

        And what happened to the floor mats? And how did she get out of that house without leaving a single speck of blood anywhere but in the bed/bath where it all took place – only to emerge from her fog “with blood on her hands”.

      • 05/07/2013 at 12:37 am

        Thank you guys! Lots of good ammo for my hub. He gets SOOOO pissed when these clueless people have such stupid answers for things that they really have no idea about..I don’t think this woman watched the complete trial because all the evidence presented is undoubtedly solid…beyond a reasonable doubt!! She either didn’t watch or she def as moon said, has a dark heart.

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:03 am

      theres always going to be those types.. if I met one I’d simply laugh @ them say “yeah right” and walk away. No point arguing with an idiot, not going to get you anywhere.

      Biggest concern .. there’s a clone of her on the jury. but evidence shows ie in trial juror questions and no questions coming out yesterday.. there isn’t. That’s all that matters. So fingers crossed there’s not one in those 12 or any of the alternates if they happen to be needed.

  113. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 11:55 pm

    Crystal Harris :You can’t trick God. God knows your heart.

    Touche’

    • truejustice
      05/06/2013 at 11:57 pm

      Well Said

  114. Anna
    05/06/2013 at 11:56 pm

    Hey Bailey good!!! Thank you for having the same sense of naughty humor as I…i luv u man!!! nice to meet you 🙂

  115. Moon
    05/06/2013 at 11:59 pm

    lol hodi is still on a tweeting roll::::

    Jodi Arias ‏@Jodiannarias 11m N. DisGrace has set back the cause of all women who have survived domestic violence. Her circus makes a mockery of something very serious.

    • Crystal Harris
      05/07/2013 at 1:02 am

      Oh my God! I seriously cannot believe Jodi had the balls to tweet this. Of all things! This is the very reason so many women are invested in this trial…cuz of how insulting it is for Jodi to use this as a defense. What a bitch!

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:13 am

      hmm when MMD asked me last thread what would jodi be thinking today. I usgeested she’d be tweeting if she could and sketching…. maybe I was right on.

      • 05/07/2013 at 1:16 am

        usgeested?? try suggested!!!

  116. Moon
    05/07/2013 at 12:11 am

    i should add: the ONLY reason she tweets that, imo,is just so NG will mention her, once again, on her national televised show. she knows exactly what she’s doing. would be great greatttttttt if NG would just ignore it.. DON”T TAKE THE BAIT, NG!

    • truejustice
      05/07/2013 at 12:20 am

      Exactly… they don’t get HLN in jail so she is asking for this information ! I can hear it … what did NG say about me tonight ?

      Her tweet is Pot calling the Kettle …

    • HJ Madison
      05/07/2013 at 12:22 am

      Nancy Grace has nothing better to talk about! So disgusting – sad really. Wonder how her daytime court show went?

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:19 am

      Mon wanna know why she tweets??? Her need to convince herself she is in control. It’s a pathological need and the only thing that keeps her from breaking down, weeping for herself in the corner.

      That’s why she needs DP… to finally have NO control. No for the needle itself.. to be in 23 hours of solitary a day. That’s the ONLY real punishment she will ever feel because she has a pathological need to feel in control.

      THat’s why she said to Det Flores.. “I feel so powerless here”, right when he came nearest to breaking her… a video or so before she comes out with the ninja story.

      • Family of Law
        05/07/2013 at 2:06 am

        When you give insights like that, I feel palpable CHILLS!

  117. Moon
    05/07/2013 at 12:13 am

    Maybe some of the HLN folks should join this blog! I bet the Ho’s and the Ho’s mom’s letters will show up on HLN within the next day or so! They would get it MUCH faster from here!

    • 05/07/2013 at 2:15 am

      oh plse… dont wish for that Moon.. do you want to go to the naughty corner..! please no! I couldn’t stand it!

  118. 05/07/2013 at 12:27 am

    Bailey good :
    I wondered also. Do you think she gets her Brazilian wax there for her gf? Maybe she uses the tweezers that she uses on her eye brows? Omg…i just had a horrific flashback of the hooch canyon! Dear heavens. Actually judging by the pictures she has 2 canyons. Then again, her mouth is quite large. Did TA mean she was a 3 canyon wonder? Better correct Wormi.

    This is the post I’m referring to. Am I in?

    • 05/07/2013 at 12:52 am

      Bailey

      Here ya go to the mirror image interpretation and where it lead me

      Non scientific but very haunting I am still affected by where it lead me, was total surprise it started my scenarios going way beyond just the attack.

      http://wickedscruples.com/mirror-images-travis-alexander/

      • Moon
        05/07/2013 at 1:03 am

        hellooo syn! I can’t see the pics on ur screen? prob just dumb ol me, but they’re all bunched up on the left side of your page. that was the same for me earlier today with the exception of the lighter exposed print showing the ho’s foot. sorry…

      • 05/07/2013 at 1:08 am

        hmm strange fine 4 me what browser you using?

  119. nyccowgirl
    05/07/2013 at 12:29 am

    someone had posted earlier: She would do it again and I firmly believe somewhere, somehow she has killed prior to TA. Can’t explain it but I just KNOW it in my gut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *****

    I always had a feeling that the boyfriend that supposedly committed suicide was somehow attributed to her. Does anyone know if there was any evidence of an actual suicide, etc.?

    • Kristy
      05/07/2013 at 12:33 am

      When she said on the stand that she hadn’t killed anyone before, I got a chilly feeling that she killed someone else.

    • HJ Madison
      05/07/2013 at 12:47 am

      I just don’t know. There was so much about this killing that seemed like “practice”. It was such an unintentional mess! She may have encouraged the suicide, and liked it? I think she is a serial killer in the making and had she gotten away with this, look out.

    • Moon
      05/07/2013 at 12:53 am

      it was the ho, testifying that Bobby (BF/LOVER #!) attempted suicide. the said attempt was attributed to hodi, is what i got out of it.

      • HJ Madison
        05/07/2013 at 12:56 am

        As in “he tried to kill himself because I left him” or as “he tried to kill himself and I came by to watch … errr I mean save him”?

      • 05/07/2013 at 1:26 am

        This is probably when she realised how really realy good at manipulating she was and honed her skills. oh Im good I can drive one of these week humans to suicide.

    • Janna
      05/07/2013 at 1:03 am

      The Bobby Juarez boyfriend from her teen years is alive, well & thriving. He didn’t commit suicide. May have threatened to take his life when he was with Ho-die, but he’s very much alive. Google his name and you’re likely to locate pics and intel that he may write a book or play about Ho-die.

      • 05/07/2013 at 1:41 am

        ya but she did drive him to rehab!

  120. Kristy
    05/07/2013 at 12:31 am

    I think David Letterman is mocking Jodi Arias by putting up a picture of Einstein! There was no reason for it. Of course I could be reading to much into it.

  121. Anna
    05/07/2013 at 12:33 am

    [sorry, ’bout to call it a nite here, but plz….is there some sort of issue going on for like tons of upstairs playgrounds or somethin’ ? me stuck on stupid member. im dumb as the 21st of June here. adversity sucks. deal with it and don’t harm others in the process (myself i’m buyin’ a punchin’ bag with multiple images to hit ((all evil)) and my shoulders are so weak from the constant attempt to carry said world on my stupid shoulders that it will add to my attempt at regaining strength….i sincerely apologize to the innocent, but hey-ya guilty(etc) is as guilty does. and life ain’t a box of everlasting gobstoppers. grow an extra pair. life is hard. and people are crazier than ever…find your inner empathy & unconditional love NOW….okay…getting off said soapbox and moving on….sweet dreams only okay? okay. luv ya guys & justice everywhere would be so Juanderful, no?] whatever…

    • HJ Madison
      05/07/2013 at 12:58 am

      Goodnight Anna ~~ justice everywhere, yes!

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:44 am

      night Anna and I hear you.. to much freaky crap in the sandbox lately. Some deliberate division tactics. Some serious inner issues on display.

  122. HJ Madison
    05/07/2013 at 1:01 am

    I am fading out too …. see you all tomorrow 😲

  123. Moon
    05/07/2013 at 1:07 am

    nite HJ sweet dreamz 🙂

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:48 am

      Moon asked upstairs re rendering probs on wicked…. what browser you use? I use google and safari on imac and ipad and both load the pages perfectly so need to know which browser you are using?

      • Moon
        05/07/2013 at 2:20 am

        IE

      • 05/07/2013 at 2:27 am

        thx

  124. 05/07/2013 at 1:27 am

    I’m sorry…another question. I feel like I never stop posting. Just ignore me if I start to annoy you lol. Anywways, a few of you were talking about Jenkasauras being responsible for the Juan issue/juror #5 issue. Can someone tell me what happened? I know #5 got the boot and Juan signed a cane..Wormi wanted mistrial. Are they all related? How is Jean involved? Thanks again guys for your answers!!

    Xoxo

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:49 am

      she was called to testify about Juan being mobbed.. and the final outcome of it all seemed to be juror 5 being ousted. But when reasons emerged for why juror 5 was ousted it was hard to see the connection. so need to wait til she can speak freely after trial.

    • Crystal Harris
      05/07/2013 at 2:07 am

      A local AZ news station did a report on “Rock Star” Juan Martinez. HLN picked it up and played it, too. Jean Casarez commented on it and said she’d be worried about any jurors who might possibly see Juan being treated so well. The Defense team used all of this as an excuse for a motion for a mistrial and prosecutorial misconduct. In their efforts, DT called Jean Casarez to the witness stand to testify under oath. She stated that she never actually saw any jurors witnessing Juan Martinez, the Rock Star. She testified that she said she was only worried that a juror might see the behavior.
      The motion was denied. Juror 5 was dismissed around this same time, but unless my memory is failing me, we still don’t know for sure why #5 was dismissed. Last I heard it was due to that juror’s own inappropriate comments.

  125. 05/07/2013 at 1:47 am

    Night night everyone! Rest up for tomorrow. This may be it…i hope.
    xoxo

  126. Family of Law
    05/07/2013 at 1:51 am

    Moon :
    o lawdy… ho’s tweeting again and she is onnnnnnnn a rolllll:
    Jodi Arias ‏@Jodiannarias 16m I would have signed a plea years ago to avoid this disaster, but I was refused a plea as the State and the family refused to settle.
    I wanted so much to avoid trial but the State forced it. My only other option was suicide and,well…
    Jodi Arias ‏@Jodiannarias 5m Re: commissary,many of the items I didn’t receive were for indigent girls less fortunate than me. I,thankfully,have a mini surplus of food.
    *************
    yep, she’s reallllllllllll remorseful! I’m surprised she just doesn’t tweet that we should all thank her, for setting him free.

    Hey Moon- did you ever see this? Here’s a link to the plea she filed. Filled with (thinly) veiled threats.
    http://grahamwinch.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/jodiariasngfile.pdf

  127. Schaeffer
    05/07/2013 at 1:52 am

    When will The WOBO be allowed to speak in her own defense during the upcoming phases of the trial? Is there a legal ruling the judge can invoke to limit the amount of time she will have? Or, if she starts rambling, can the judge stop her? When she is executed, they should not ask her if she has “any last words” until the first phenobarb lever has been tripped. She’d drag that opportunity out forever.

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:56 am

      thats why when someone said she could my raction was Oh NOOOOOO can you imagine the crap she will spill and how hard it will be for the family to listen to.. a bunch of self righteous crap, oh poor me the battered woman (thanks for that one la violette you evil witch!)

      • 05/07/2013 at 2:05 am

        a la was it one of the Menedez brothers???.. who went on and on and ON.. pages and pages of prepared speech delivered like a religious/political/legal deposition?

      • Schaeffer
        05/07/2013 at 3:00 am

        When BTK rose up to speak, every single member of the victims’ families stood up and exited the courtroom; the majority of the other spectators did the same as a show of support. About the only people left in the gallery were the press and the lookie loos. I hope the Alexanders, Travis’s friends, and any other of their supporters do the same, if they feel it is appropriate for them to do so.

      • 05/07/2013 at 3:05 am

        yes! That is EXACTLY what they need to do. They don’t need to hear it they have been hurt enough, and it takes her power over them away. I do hope they get this advice and act on it. It would shake her to the core and be hard for her to keep the facade

  128. Janna
    05/07/2013 at 1:55 am

    Syntara :
    ya but she did drive him to rehab!

    You win Syn.
    I bow to your professional expertise and ocean of knowledge.
    (wink, wink)

    • 05/07/2013 at 1:58 am

      every since i heard he was in rehab I’ve thought.. yeah that was sure contributed to or caused directly by Jodi. She would drive anyone to drugs or thoughts of suicide let alone someone very young and enamored with her.

      • Janna
        05/07/2013 at 2:21 am

        Syn … My imagination runs wild after the stroke of midnight so please bear with me. Remember when Sandy Arias tried to sell those fake/forged letters to the National Enquirer? Wouldn’t that be a crime and something she could be prosecuted for? Your thoughts??

  129. Family of Law
    05/07/2013 at 2:23 am

    Oops! Sorry Donchais!!! I’m in moderation!!! I posted a link that has me in the “Naughty Corner”!!!! ****hanging head in shame****

    • 05/07/2013 at 2:32 am

      ***Shaking my head***

      you know the drill ➡ ➡ ➡ GO!!!

      • Family of Law
        05/07/2013 at 2:47 am

        Um…no offer of popcorn? Vodka? Pfft! Not so much as a Tim Tam?

      • 05/07/2013 at 2:50 am

        🙄

  130. 05/07/2013 at 2:30 am

    Janna :
    Syn … My imagination runs wild after the stroke of midnight so please bear with me. Remember when Sandy Arias tried to sell those fake/forged letters to the National Enquirer? Wouldn’t that be a crime and something she could be prosecuted for? Your thoughts??

    outside my scope Janna.. way outside.. Schaeffer may be able to help you out here or someone else legally versed.

    I know Juan bristles over this whole subject so instinct tells me if there was something he could do he would have. Maybe thats why the enquirer stayed away from the whole thing.. maybe they wanted to avoid any legal entanglements that might have lead to financial penalties.

    • Janna
      05/07/2013 at 2:48 am

      The whole issue of those fakey forged letters about pedophilia accusation bugs the crapola out of me. I keep trying to figulate a legal way that charges can be brought against someone and I don’t particularly care if the charges come against Sandy Arias, MM or Skankstein.

      There’s a place in my head that keeps wanting closure and/or consequences.

      The same goes for LaViolette. I know Juan has bigger fish to fry and other cases on his plate, but I’m keeping fingers crossed that she’ll pay dearly for her shenanigans.

      Shame on me!

      • 05/07/2013 at 2:54 am

        She is the worst of all because she gave Jodistein validation for her heinous act. She should be held accountable for that.

        But then so is the whole DT team for going there and allowing it, they all knew it was a load of crap and from the standpoint of validating justification of it to Jodistein, morally unacceptable. What is says about this defense team is scary.

        It’s all very well to justify it and say.. well she needs a defense.. but where does it stop? We all know where the ‘just following orders’ leads.

      • Janna
        05/07/2013 at 3:04 am

        Very eloquently stated Syn. I agree with you 110%. I think Juan aka Prosecution is the only party who can file charges against Violette though. It’s his battle.

  131. Tracey A
    05/07/2013 at 3:26 am

    Hello??? Is anybody here.????

    • Schaeffer
      05/07/2013 at 3:31 am

      WHERE have you BEEN? I have been leaving you messages! Are you alright?

      • Tracey A
        05/07/2013 at 3:35 am

        Hey Schaeffer! I am here! Thank you so MUCH for for your concern! I value this…big TIME! TY!

    • 05/07/2013 at 4:05 am

      Hi Trace.. scared to ask.. but are you ok???? 😥

  132. Schaeffer
    05/07/2013 at 3:29 am

    Syntara :
    yes! That is EXACTLY what they need to do. They don’t need to hear it they have been hurt enough, and it takes her power over them away. I do hope they get this advice and act on it. It would shake her to the core and be hard for her to keep the facade

    You are so right. Showing him he had NO power over them was even more important than simply not listening. Some of them had been waiting over 30 years for him to be caught, but they were not going to give him one more minute of their lives.

  133. jad
    05/07/2013 at 3:34 am

    The [July 15, 2008] fourth interview tape at the David Lohr You Tube site of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k29w7HjsVM contained a version of events spoken of by Jodi Arias. She described the actions of Darryl Brewer and how they affected her. She told Detective Flores “I had a nervous breakdown once. I had a nervous breakdown when my boyfriend and I were arguing once, and, ahhm. And, he, he began to argue with me in a way that was totally different from how we-we had ever argued before. And, he was just like, every time I’d say something, he was like yyyahhah, yyyahhah, you know. It was kind of weird like every time I tried to formulate a thought, and I was just sad. And, I was crying. And, every time I’d bring him back, he would interject in and-and then twist it. And, it was like the weirdest psychological thing that I have ever happened. And, the way I reacted was it was that I went into my room. It was kind of with our house. Uhhm. I went into my room and shut the door. We had separate bedrooms. And I was in his room, and I went down the hall into my room and shut the door. And, I just remember hyperventilating. And, that’s all. And then I was crying. And then, uhhmm. I went to get something out of my car. And, when he saw that, he, uhmm, maybe thought that I was going to leave and asked me for the key to his truck. And, he pulled behind my car because he thought he that because I was so upset I shouldn’t be driving anywhere. That’s, I mean that’s. I have no arguments. No anger issues. Not that I can remember”.

    Before that interview and prior to Jodi Arias breaking off her live-in relationship with Daryl Brewer, she had reached a bit of nirvana. It was thought that he had too. She and he were enjoying themselves, living in the way she had chosen. Darryl Brewer and his five-year old son had become roommates of Jodi Arias, after she convinced him that they could become business partners with the purchase of a home. Darryl Brewer and Jodi Arias had dated on-and-off, and they would meet on occasion for a hook-up. They never lived together before they bought a home. For what it’s worth, the record evidence never revealed who Jodi Arias was living with or others she was dating [during that period of time] after she had broken off with Matt McCartney in 2001 (and she moved into that home in Palm Desert with Darryl Brewer in 2005). Darryl Brewer had first dated Jodi Arias, in late 2002, when they both lived in staff housing (on the property of the Ventana Inn), and they dated on-and-off when he lived in Monterey. He had been married and upon a divorce decree entered, his former wife was awarded the primary custody of their son, Jack.

    When Darryl Brewer’s son became 5-years old, Jodi Arias showed interest in the young boy, and Darryl Brewer must have believed she would be a real help to his relationship with his young son. He immediately became impressed with her when she [altruistically] offered to purchase a house with him over four hundred miles away in Palm Desert, where his former wife was moving with the little boy. They bought the house so that the little boy would have his own bedroom. On the tenth day of Trial testimony, Darryl Brewer described this bond his son had with his roommate, a woman who had cozied up to them. He also mentioned the fact that Jodi Arias got breast implants in May of 2006 after the prosecutor asked about (a coincidence of his former wife receiving) breast implants. [Although not brought up at Trial, the word was that Jodi Arias also purchased a vehicle that was similar to the former wife and mother of the young boy.]

    Jodi Arias spoke of the purchase of their home and their close relationship on the fourteenth day of Trial testimony. In 2005, Darryl Brewer’s former wife was moving to La Quinto in Riverside County, and he wanted to be close to her new residence so he could continue to see his son. So, they had made a purchase [above their means], in June of 2005, paying $350,000 (for a 3/2) in a working class neighborhood. The purchase of this home was with 100% financing, interest only payments, in which there was no money down. Then again, they must have come up with what had been billed in the financing plan [for costs and miscellaneous expenses for the loan]. The day before they signed on the house, it was related that the broker switched the terms. The mortgage would index after the first year. The payment went from $2200 – $2800. This was at a time that Jodi Arias was allegedly working two jobs (and had just joined Pre-Paid Legal). Her part of the monthly mortgage payment would have also adjusted [to $1,400].

    Darryl Brewer’s son, Jack, had his own bedroom. Jack was there over the weekend, 2 – 3 days per week. Jack had a good relationship with Jodi Arias who looked at him as though he were a little brother. [Although she had mimicked some of his mother’s characteristics,] she did not hold a role as a mother. These three family members grew closer together at their newly purchased home. However, the relationship between Jodi Arias and the little boy would be broken because Darryl Brewer’s former wife announced she would be moving back to Monterey, where he would be attending school, starting in the fall of 2006. The Monterey Peninsula was definitely out of their reach when thinking about getting a home to share. Jodi Arias was stuck in Palm Desert without the little boy they had moved to be with.

    Jodi Arias definitely did not like any of the relationships she had with the men she shacked up with (with two of them philanderers and her current an alcoholic and abusive), but she enjoyed the time she spent with the little five-year old boy who celebrated his six year birthday with her. She must have taken a lot of pictures of the little boy during the year she lived with him and his alcoholic father. So, she must have known what a little five or six year old boy looked like in a photo. Actually, she should not have had any problem when answering a question about the age of the little boy in the picture she saw in Travis’ bedroom, that wafted through the air to land in a manner where the image of a little boy (clad only in underwear) stared up at her. Nevertheless, for some reason, this did not strike a chord with her, and she never said the image would have reminded her of Darryl Brewer’s son, who was the same exact age and who would have been caught in the lens of her camera over-and-over again during the relationship she had with him.

    Not only did she possess photos of Darryl Brewer’s five or six year old son, but she had the opportunity to snap pictures of the little boy’s playmates. So, whether the little boy knew the identity of his playmates or not, it would not have seemed out of place to see a clean-cut young woman taking pictures [as keepsakes] of a young boy who had accompanied her to the park, the beach, the hiking path, the mall, the school yard, or wherever little boys are prone to congregate. Then, on the other hand, she might have chosen to keep him all to herself. This comment is not meant to put into a person’s mind a degrading experience. Showing Jodi Arias had opportunity to be around young boys should not bother her, because she has tried to infer what she has done onto others. She would not be the first female with a fetish to be around young boys.

    For example, Vili Fualaau, who met his sexual abuser, Mary Katherine Letourneau, at the age of 8 did not enter into a sexual relationship with her until he was again with her, at the age of 12. By that time, he had been sufficiently groomed under her tutelage (as a teacher at the young boy’s Elementary School). The State of Arizona would have probably been aware of this particular matter [that happened in Washington State] after the fact, since both she and her husband had attended Arizona State University. (She attended after graduating High School in Anaheim, California. Her father’s identity as a California State Representative and member of the Congress who ran for the Presidency of the United States would have given more recognition to this sexual predator, because of the familial status.)

    Other women who abused the young boys in their charge are Debra Jean Lafave, and Pamela Rogers Turner. When making accusations that men can be interested in young children, it should also be mentioned that women can also be interested in young children. Although this predilection is known to affect both genders, the genders are not treated equally. When women sexually abuse the young boys in their charge, they get off with a much lighter sentence. In the same way that men can be abused in the system by a woman making a false claim of domestic violence (when it is the man who has suffered the domestic violence), a man can be abused by a system that will operate to convict a man accused of pedophilia while diminishing such a charge when it involves a woman charged with sexual abuse of young boys.

  134. Tracey A
    05/07/2013 at 3:40 am

    Hey Shaeffer So glad you are here!

  135. Schaeffer
    05/07/2013 at 3:40 am

    Tracey A :
    Hey Schaeffer! I am here! Thank you so MUCH for for your concern! I value this…big TIME! TY!

    Is there anything I can do for you? Need a shoulder or an ear? Off site, maybe?

    • Tracey A
      05/07/2013 at 3:47 am

      No Angel. Just need to read some more of your posts!

  136. Tracey A
    05/07/2013 at 3:43 am

    Been reading your posts Schaeffer! Damn! Glad to be back and reading your posts! You go Girl! Right on topic! The rest doesn’t matter anymore…..

    • Schaeffer
      05/07/2013 at 3:47 am

      Thanks, I needed that.

      • Tracey A
        05/07/2013 at 3:51 am

        Me too, Girl! Me too! Ty for everything! You are right on topic! TG for you!

  137. Schaeffer
    05/07/2013 at 3:57 am

    Someone asked yesterday about Judge Stephens being on the case. She was assigned 10 June 2011.

  138. Tracey A
    05/07/2013 at 3:58 am

    Schaeffer…are you on the Twit???? Otherwise donchais can put us is touch via email. Donchais…you can release my email to Schaeffer…ty oh Oh Fearless Leader! Just sayin’…

    • Schaeffer
      05/07/2013 at 4:17 am

      No, not ON twit, just AM a twit. There is a way for me to give you my e-mail on here, let me remember how. Syn & I did it once before. Stay tuned (but don’t stay up if it is your bedtime.)

      • Tracey A
        05/07/2013 at 4:30 am

        You NOT a Twit at all. You keep it going Girl. Luv it! Keep it all going!! Don’t stop!!!!

  139. Schaeffer
    05/07/2013 at 4:12 am

    The WOBO was so worried about Wurmi remaining on her case for purposes of continuity and preparation, she specifically referenced the “upcoming evidentiary hearing on 10 June.” However, when said evidentiary hearing finally happened on 8 August, she announced she was going to represent herself!

    • 05/07/2013 at 4:14 am

      where you getting this from Schaeffer.. all the knowledge in your head or you re-reading something?

      • Schaeffer
        05/07/2013 at 4:15 am

        How do you know I’m not just making it up?

      • 05/07/2013 at 4:17 am

        cos I know bit of that stuff!! so I know you re speaking from some kind of knowledge base!

      • Schaeffer
        05/07/2013 at 4:18 am

        The letter someone posted in the link above jogged a date in my memory, so I went back and read the minutes.

      • 05/07/2013 at 4:19 am

        you are my go to person for time lines and dates… I’m an epic failure at those and I know you are great in that area.

  140. Tracey A
    05/07/2013 at 4:20 am

    You talking about the letters Schaeffer? To keep me in the know????? Just curious….

    • 05/07/2013 at 4:23 am

      Trace you at home or still away?

      • Tracey A
        05/07/2013 at 4:27 am

        Just jumping back in. But some very weird shit going on here. Sill tryin’ to make sense of stuff……but very strange goings on here.

    • Schaeffer
      05/07/2013 at 4:45 am

      Upstairs, Janna posted a link to a two letters WOBO wrote to the judge; she signed her name to the handwritten one, and had her mother sign the typewritten one as if she wrote it herself.

  141. Tracey A
    05/07/2013 at 4:25 am

    Wow! There Schaeffer! Again, some weird shit going on.!

    • 05/07/2013 at 4:28 am

      yep!! I agree big time!!

      • Tracey A
        05/07/2013 at 4:41 am

        What do you mean Syn? I don’t understand??? Schaeffer was pretty clear….

      • 05/07/2013 at 4:45 am

        my bad thought you were refencing something else.

  142. 05/07/2013 at 4:48 am

    This is a bummer

    On 5/22/09, the defendant, Jodi Ann Arias, requested a change of counsel. (Unfortunately details of her “grievances” were not available.) ”

    Wish we knew her ‘grievances” can only imagine.

    • Schaeffer
      05/07/2013 at 5:06 am

      This is typical jailhouse bullshit. She probably couldn’t “seduce” her assigned counsel, so she requested a change; same reason she wanted to keep Wurmi once she had him hooked. The prisoners are more than willing to share all the tricks they know with each other.

      • 05/07/2013 at 5:09 am

        yep my thoughts exactly Schaeffer. He is a sleazeball willing to go where others wouldn’t and she knew it esp having been through some already. That’s what I think it was anyway.

  143. Tracey A
    05/07/2013 at 4:51 am

    OK. Just jumping in here, But Shaeffer is making really good points.. . I’m really liking her points.

  144. 05/07/2013 at 5:00 am

    ok I completely missed these links to the letters.

    wtf is with the?

    “Jodi does not deserve the death penalty. The evidence against her will show that.”

    Freudian slip by the mother? The evidecen AGAINST her shows she DOES deserve it.

    (may not be direct quote because unable to cut and paste but it’s close enough)

    • Schaeffer
      05/07/2013 at 5:15 am

      The letter actually says “Jodi doesn’t deserve to be tried for the death penalty” which makes no sense if taken literally, but the gist is there.

      First, remember WOBO wrote the bulk of that letter and mama just added the part about “we are so poor and her daddy is so sick” shit. WOBO just put her up to it to make the judge order Wurmi to remain on the case. “Where do his moral and legal obligations lie?” Another case of WOBO fearing abandonment; by God, he was assigned to her case and she will NOT let him leave her.
      .

      • 05/07/2013 at 5:27 am

        ya see that’s why it’s so weird… she doesnt deserve to be tried for the death penalty and the evidence AGAINST her will prove it.

        That sounds like the mother making all kinds of freudian slips because she knows damn well Jodistein DOES deserve the DP and the evidence against her will prove it.

        Quite interesting to me.

        I will have to get a copy of these..

        Janna I am sorry I missed your comment initially.. thankfully Schaeffer posted her thoughts about it and alerted me to it.

        Thanks both of you!

    • 05/07/2013 at 8:35 am

      Hi Trace 🙂 I thought the most laughable sentence in Sandy’s letter was “As you know, Jodi had some issues with Maria and wasn’t able to communicate with her”. Now that sounds like Maria wasn’t buying her crap and had other ideas not as “smart” as Jodi’s. And in Jodi’s letter, she is so full of herself, “.. a capital case as complex as mine …” It was only complex because she kept changing her story and then couldn’t keep track of her lies because her mouth wouldn’t stay shut (like her other orifices). The simple answer was, “I killed him, I planned it, I meant everything I did”. Ding Dong – time up – take her down. God I hope there is a verdict tomorrow. I know the jury haven’t had the time we have had to analyse, research, discuss amongst themselves like we have been doing for 4 months, so they do need to at least all voice their thoughts, so giving 12 people that opportunity and to discuss those thoughts, must take more than a day. Here’s hoping though.

  145. 05/07/2013 at 5:17 am

    Syn- read your lik

    Nk axso shissdd

  146. Schaeffer
    05/07/2013 at 5:34 am

    Syn — I think her parents are GLAD she is incarcerated, and are probably hoping she gets LWOP, at a minimum. Their lives will be a lot easier with her gone, and she will be far enough away they won’t have to worry about visiting her at all. They also have no money to give her and she knows it; she’ll have plenty of other people supporting her.

    I’ve been meaning to ask for a long time — her mother told Flores that since the murder (she actually used the words “since she came back from Utah”) “our relationship is better than it has ever been.” Was it the equivalent of the “cooling off period” a serial killer feels right after a murder?

    • 05/07/2013 at 5:43 am

      ya Schaeffer.. I think it was…exactly that… she is sated, she has no reason to spar with her mother.. so kind of a revived “honeymoon” period.

      Additionally, it was in her interests to keep her mother ‘on side’ at that time too. All fingers were pointing at her and she would have felt very isolated. Jodistein would have been marshaling the troops as it were. Lucky she did because she had very little time to try to mend bridges before they arrested her.

  147. Dewey
    05/07/2013 at 5:53 am

    Good morning everyone. JA is using her mother right now for her own selfish needs, just like she uses everyone. If she ever gets out of jail, Im sure the relationship would eventually sour again.

    • 05/07/2013 at 6:05 am

      Hi Dewey! **waves**

      • Dewey
        05/07/2013 at 6:21 am

        🙂

    • Lisa M
      05/07/2013 at 6:15 am

      Reminds me of how Casey used her mother although that woman IMO was almost as bad as Casey. She lied on the stand, manipulated evidence, obstructed justice etc and she was never prosecuted, although I think she should have been.

  148. Schaeffer
    05/07/2013 at 6:07 am

    One conversation I wish we had been privy to was the one in March(?) when Travis told the WOBO she HAD to leave Mesa. (This is the conversation where she said he hit her because she told him she had decided to move back to Yreka — yeah right, to all of that.) However, I heard one of his friends say Travis told her she had to leave town, period. Chris Hughes said WOBO was ALWAYS broke because she never worked. Very early in the trial, I thought “When did either one of them have time to work, going on all these trips and having these all night encounters?” Now we know Travis was having financial problems, too, primarily because he was always having to cover her bills, feed her, etc. Do you think he told her the money was ending, she wasn’t going to be allowed to stay at his house, he wasn’t going to be taking her on any more trips — what do you think finally gave him the backbone to tell her to LEAVE? Do you think it was one thing that broke the camel’s back, or just a culmination of everything? He must have been extremely forceful and very convincing, because she would NEVER have left of her own volition.

    • 05/07/2013 at 6:23 am

      Schaeffer.. I think this is one of those times…. I think what she wanted was for Travis to say “Oh no Jodi you can’t leave, move in with me if you can’t afford to stay here. I can’t cope with you going to Mesa.

      Instead he said.. oh ok then.. when are you going type thing.

      I think THIS is when his first nail went into his coffin. Or at least her first real rage was ignited I think from here on it burned and fed inside her.He didn’t beg her to stay.. which is why she then turned that day against him in her abuse claims He dared hurt her so she made up the abuse for the day she remembered so vividly as one where she was so ‘hurt’ by him.

      I think each of those 4 abuse claims can be tied to something like this. Which underlines how pathetic she is..4 times she didn’t get her way.. only 4 times and she kills him again for it. Making it her grounds for the abuse claims to assassinate him in court.

      Another glaring example.. the day they took the make up out of her bag… again.. she turns it into an abuse claim… he dared to hurt her by saying “Jodi you have got way to much shit in your bag and we don’t want to have to carry it for you”.

      Don’t stand up to Jodistein.. or you pay with your life 10 times over!

      • 05/07/2013 at 6:24 am

        😳 ooopsies ” I can’t cope with you going back to Yreka” that should be.. sorry!

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/07/2013 at 6:54 am

      I’m with you on this and btw–hope you saw a post I left yesterday for you regarding ‘snipers’

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/07/2013 at 6:56 am

        this was for Schaeffer. sorry.

  149. Dewey
    05/07/2013 at 6:27 am

    One of the first questions the jury asked her was who paid for all of the trips and i believe she said they each paid their own way. Another lie. I believe it was a culmination of things. By then his friends had already expressed their concerns about her to him and maybe he was finally seeing the light.

    • 05/07/2013 at 6:32 am

      I think likely she made token efforts but wound him around her little finger and when it was all said and done her contribution would have been absolutely minimum. Just enough to feign an effort.

  150. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/07/2013 at 6:43 am

    from today’s NY Times, headlined: “Psychiatry’s Guide is ot of touch with science, experts say”

    Just weeks before the long-awaited publication of a new edition of the so-called bible of mental disorders, the federal government’s most prominent psychiatric expert has said the book suffers from a scientific “lack of validity.”

    The expert, Dr. Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, said in an interview Monday that his goal was to reshape the direction of psychiatric research to focus on biology,genetics and neuroscience so that scientists can define disorders by their causes, rather than their symptoms.

    As long as the research community takes the D.S.M. to be a bible, we’ll never make progress,” Dr. Insel said, adding, “People think that everything has to match D.S.M. criteria, but you know what? Biology never read that book.”

    The revision, known as the D.S.M.-5 and the first since 1994, has stirred unprecedented questioning from the public, patient groups and, most fundamentally, senior figures in psychiatry who have challenged not only decisions about specific diagnoses but the scientific basis of the entire enterprise. Basic research into the biology of mental disorders and treatment has stalled, they say, confounded by the labyrinth of the brain

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/07/2013 at 6:45 am

      maybe , in the future, cases will be determined on what the defendant DID, rather than on why the defendant did it.

    • 05/07/2013 at 6:48 am

      YAY!!!!!!! glad I’m not the only one!!! Thanks Rhoberrrr!!! luvs ya!!!! (no no its ok tell your wife as a mate… 😀 )

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/07/2013 at 6:59 am

        “Dr. Insel is one of a growing number of scientists who think that the field needs an entirely new paradigm for understanding mental disorders, though neither he nor anyone else knows exactly what it will look like”.

        They need you Syntara! get them moving onto a “new paradigm”

      • 05/07/2013 at 7:02 am

        yep… s I have said in here many times.. the cutting edge research is far beyond the DSM. Just because others are not aware of it does not mean it is not there.

  151. 05/07/2013 at 6:44 am

    Syn- That was supposed to say…I read your link and that is some creepy, interesting stuff. I always thought each of Travis’s eyes were different in that picture. To see it flipped and explained…wow! That’s awesome you picked up on all that. Thanks for sharing.

    When I was typing above I hit post by accident then literally fell asleep right then. Lol.

    • 05/07/2013 at 6:46 am

      oh gret the page rendered for you ok? cos it does on the two browsers I use but Moon said it crapped out on her and she uses IE. Thanks for the feedback too.. appreciated.

  152. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/07/2013 at 6:47 am

    btw–HELLO! Just popped in and posted. Will be out during the first half of the jurors day; hope I can concentrate.

  153. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/07/2013 at 6:50 am

    Thank you for posting the letter from wobo and her mom. I can’t believe how entitled she thinks she is with the use of State resources.

  154. 05/07/2013 at 6:59 am

    YES!!!!!

    “As long as the research community takes the D.S.M. to be a bible, we’ll never make progress,” Dr. Insel said, adding, “People think that everything has to match D.S.M. criteria, but you know what? Biology never read that book.”

    Thankyou Dr Insel. On this I wholeheartedly concur!!!

    Robherr thanks for posting this!

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/07/2013 at 7:08 am

      I wonder if DocDodgy will buy the new edition?Nah. he figures its over for him; save the bucks, keep using the old standby till he croaks.

      • 05/07/2013 at 7:14 am

        seriously Robherr.. and I know this sounds my usual facetious comment regards that idjit….. but I am seriously doubful Dr Dodgy would have a clue what Dr Insel is talking about, not for that matter would That geffney guy despite all his ridiculous claims to having the latest technology. Also darn sure LaLa would be going “huh???” and pulling a bugs.

        To my knowledge he did not have an MRI scanner and that’s about the only thing the latest technology research needs at the moment there is so much going on in that area, it’s where my interests lay. It’s the most exciting area to be in. IMO

  155. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/07/2013 at 7:18 am

    There is always the fear that MRI’s will discover a biological gap that is turned into an excuse for actions. Finding the balance in biology and justice is a chore of the 21 century.

    • 05/07/2013 at 7:22 am

      breaking through the prejudice and ignorance is the first chore, that includes those inside and outside the relevant fields.

  156. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/07/2013 at 7:20 am

    I still love love that Juan went after RaViorette like he did. As bad as Samuels was – and he was bad – I didn’t think I’d see someone worse in the same trial.Boy did he make fun of her in the closing. Just recalling it gives me pleasure.

    • 05/07/2013 at 7:24 am

      I think if there is any way he can go after her… in a legitimate and measured way.. ie al la typical Juan style… he would and will. He was outraged by her and rightly so.

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/07/2013 at 7:26 am

        well we have to rely on our “sources” inside to tell us whatthe hell that hearing was about when she tried to get the Judge to rearrange court hours to handle her ‘tests” at the doctor!

      • 05/07/2013 at 7:31 am

        has she done any ‘seminars’ since?

  157. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/07/2013 at 7:23 am

    And regarding the toupe Doc–I ‘d bet a lunch that he wasn’t offered tenure at the Univ of Texas and so he went out to “found” his own college.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/07/2013 at 7:25 am

      I meean what doctor with any brains would be a cohort of LaToilette? What a racket that guys got going. His “institute” and his ‘distinguished professorship” Geez.

      • 05/07/2013 at 7:35 am

        zegactly!!!!

    • 05/07/2013 at 7:26 am

      robheer can we also have the college in quotation marks too! Cos Im thinking any institution founded by him could only very loosely be termed a ‘college’

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/07/2013 at 7:27 am

        from now on. I promise.

  158. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/07/2013 at 7:32 am

    also–off topic, but its slow–Syntara did you see my post on visiting Aussie Land?

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/07/2013 at 7:33 am

      I think I wondered if the rest of the country was as “British” as Sydney.

      • 05/07/2013 at 7:39 am

        hmmm no didn’t see it… never thought of sydney as being british but it was the original so maybe it would be more british than the rest.. Melbourne could be deemed british too but then Iv never been to britain so how would I know! 😀

  159. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/07/2013 at 7:37 am

    Syntara :
    has she done any ‘seminars’ since?

    Yeah! Didn’t you hear? She’s claiming Pocahontas was dragged to the alter as part of the neo-colonial patriarchal domination of the ‘white man.’ She’s also associated with the place selling ‘survivor’ tee-shirts for wobo.What a flimflam rooster headed gasbag.

    • 05/07/2013 at 7:42 am

      LOLOL!! ok aside from the long list you compiled… 😀 watch it you will be off to the naughty corner! Is she definitely associated with those tshirt plse tell me not! surely not.

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/07/2013 at 7:44 am

        the story said it was for the DV place in San Diego and guess who is the bigshot there?

      • 05/07/2013 at 7:46 am

        oh no!!! how does this get worse? HOW?

  160. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/07/2013 at 7:46 am

    Syntara :
    hmmm no didn’t see it… never thought of sydney as being british but it was the original so maybe it would be more british than the rest.. Melbourne could be deemed british too but then Iv never been to britain so how would I know!

    I snuck it in amidst all the talk of Kitkats and Tim tins or Tum tims

  161. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/07/2013 at 7:50 am

    Syntara :
    oh no!!! how does this get worse? HOW?

    Well, wobo as a keynote speaker at one of her ‘seminars’ would be a starter

    • 05/07/2013 at 7:52 am

      I was joking about Jodistein being lala’s new poster child for DV but if it turns out to be true I am going down the rabbit hole permanently!!!!!

  162. 05/07/2013 at 7:58 am

    Good Morning all. I hope Travis’s family is doing okay. They were on my mind all night. I really want this to be over for them soon! I am really glad I found this website, because you absolutely amazing folks, have made getting through this trial, and this wait for the verdict, so much more bearable! Thank you so much! Especially Donchais…God Bless You(All)

  163. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/07/2013 at 8:01 am

    G’day WTJ

  164. MMD
    05/07/2013 at 8:37 am

    Morning all – ********waves*********** I pushed my nap into all night! well I woke up a couple of times and checked the tv and saw no verdict so went back to sleep. I figured that I had missed enough sleep throughout this trial that I was due. I missed Dr. Drew so I hope that someone posts it.

    So all my friendly peeps, how are you??????????????? Did anyone get any sleep last night or are we still all looking our freaking minds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 05/07/2013 at 8:48 am

      Good Morning Darlin’! I tossed and turned too, but I kept thinking about Travis’ family, and how they must be wide awake in Phoenix and anxious! I hope this is over today for them. It’s been 5 years too long!

      • MMD
        05/07/2013 at 8:59 am

        Morning darlin’ sorry you tossed and turned but I imagine what we are going through is nothing compared to the Alexanders. I truly hope this is over soon for their sake. As you say, it’s been 5 years too long for all of them.

  165. MMD
    05/07/2013 at 8:38 am

    correction – losing

  166. MMD
    05/07/2013 at 9:00 am

    wtj – did you watch Dr. Drew last night?

    • 05/07/2013 at 9:08 am

      Yes I did! Chris and Sky were on, as you know, and they said some of the same things they mentioned on Trish’s radio show, but they also played a recording of Travis’ voice that was so overwhelming to hear! He was talking about the first time he met CH, and at one point he became so emotional….I just started crying! Then Sky started crying too! It was pretty emotional! I hope you get a chance to see it.

      • MMD
        05/07/2013 at 9:10 am

        I’m so sorry I missed it cause I usually watch Dr. Drew, depending on who is on. I hope that someone posts it.

  167. MMD
    05/07/2013 at 9:01 am

    I also see that Tracey is back – is she ok? I’m not caught up yet upstairs.

  168. MMD
    05/07/2013 at 9:12 am

    wtj – it looks like just the 2 of us here in the sandbox today……. everybody else must be still tossing and turning.

  169. 05/07/2013 at 9:16 am

    MMD that’s okay! Let’s see what mischief we can get up to!

    • MMD
      05/07/2013 at 9:18 am

      😈 I like the way you think

  170. MMD
    05/07/2013 at 9:19 am

    Where are you, if you don’t mind saying? just being nosy 😉

    • 05/07/2013 at 9:30 am

      I live in Milford, Connecticut. I am originally from Reading, England, but moved here many, many years ago with the rest of my family! How about you MMD? I know your in Canada, but that’s all I know.

      • MMD
        05/07/2013 at 9:32 am

        Prince Edward Island – you’ve probably never heard of it 😀

      • 05/07/2013 at 9:34 am

        Yes I have actually….ha! I get it! LOL!!!!!

      • MMD
        05/07/2013 at 9:47 am

        You’re one of the few unless you’re a golfer, love lobster,potatoes, sandy beaches and bright red soil. 😀

  171. 05/07/2013 at 9:21 am

    My husband decided to stay home today, and I told him that that is a good sign…means that he was meant to be home today, because they will come back with a verdict! He was home sick from work when the jury came back on the CA trial! Crazy I know, but I need to have something to hold onto for sanity’s sake!!!

    • MMD
      05/07/2013 at 9:27 am

      Sorry that your hubby is sick but it does sound like a sign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gawd knows though we don’t want the same verdict that CA got 😦

      • 05/07/2013 at 9:31 am

        I know…we can’t do that again!

      • MMD
        05/07/2013 at 9:35 am

        Even Judge Perry thought she was guilty. I think he must be getting close to retirement and that is why he gave the interview. I posted a link early in the trial to an interview, nothing about CA, that he did and he mentioned being very close to retirement but I hope not. He’s a really good judge but you can only work 7 days a week plus evening for so long.

      • 05/07/2013 at 9:47 am

        Yup! That’s what I thought too! He must be getting ready to retire, because he has become very vocal….and is doing all the rounds of the ‘right’ shows…wink, wink!

    • Lisa M
      05/07/2013 at 10:28 am

      Lets just hope it’s a different verdict than in the CA trial!

  172. Dewey
    05/07/2013 at 9:25 am

    katie wick said yesterday on dr drew’s show that she feels that the jury has reached a verdict and was sleeping on it last night before announcing today… based it on her observations of the jury coming off or getting on elevator after deliberating. hope she’s right,that could be a good sign for our side.

  173. MMD
    05/07/2013 at 9:28 am

    Morning darlin’ how’d ya sleep? *****waves******* I soooooo hope that she’s right!

  174. Dewey
    05/07/2013 at 9:30 am

    I never sleep well anyway so im used to being restless 🙂

  175. MMD
    05/07/2013 at 9:30 am

    How much to do ya want to bet that any of the jurors that have spouses/partners, etc, have said you had better not come home unless you give the “just” verdict or words to that effect? I know if I had a hubby on that trial and they gave a CA verdict, well let’s just say it would not be in his best interest to come home that first night!!!! 😉

  176. 05/07/2013 at 9:33 am

    Morning Dewey. Gosh I hope they have…for the sake of Travis’ family….and everyone else!

  177. Wendy
    05/07/2013 at 9:33 am

    Good morning!! 😀 I have a question. When I was a small child I remember watching my dad beat my mom. They divorced when I was 5 or 6 and my mom still loved him for years. Mom never went back to dad. If you are finally away from an abuser, would you go back? Why would you drive all that way (like jodi did) if you were abused?

    • MMD
      05/07/2013 at 9:37 am

      Morning darlin’ how’s your mum? No I would NEVER go back EVER, EVER, EVER, even though in your mind ya always think they will change. The won’t and they don’t!!! JA was NOT abused she was the abuser and poor Travis paid for it with his life!

    • Dewey
      05/07/2013 at 9:38 am

      The defense conveniently didnt address that issue in their closing.

    • 05/07/2013 at 9:40 am

      Good Morning Wendy. Sorry to hear about what your dad did to your mom, and that you had to witness it! Speaking from my own personal experience with abuse, I have to say that once I got away from my abuser, I made every effort to make sure that I never went anywhere near him again! I know true victims of DV do go back to the abuser, because they are convinced that they can’t live without that person, so that’s how I know JA is lying. Not only did she move hundreds of miles away from her so-called ‘abuser’, she had NO reason to go back to him at all on that day. NONE! It’s total BS! And an insult to true victims, like your mom, who had the courage to get away from you dad….and even more courage to stay away!!

      • Wendy
        05/07/2013 at 9:47 am

        Mom is doing good, MMD. She called me twice yesterday. 🙂 I don’t want anyone to think I am bashing my dad, I was just stating facts. I know he doesn’t hit anymore. Mom has been married to a wonderful man for 15 years and shes happy. To me that’s all that matters. I know everything that comes out of hodi’s mouth is a lie but she needs to think them through a little better, cause most of them make no sense.

      • MMD
        05/07/2013 at 9:50 am

        Glad to hear that your mum is on the mend. 😀 Nobody is trashing your dad or thinking that you are, we’re just answering in terms of our experiences and from what we’ve learned over the years.

    • 05/07/2013 at 9:52 am

      Sorry Wendy….I wasn’t trying to say anything bad about your dad. Just commending your mom for being strong…that’s all.

      • Wendy
        05/07/2013 at 9:55 am

        I didn’t think you guys were. I just didn’t want you to think I was. It’s a guilt thing I guess. Anyway I think you guys are great!!!!! {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}

    • Kristi
      05/07/2013 at 10:15 am

      With real domestic violence, the abuser and victim are typically domiciled (living) together, hence the name. It’s often circumstances: financial dependency, small children, marriage, joint ownership of homes, cars etc that make it difficult to separate. In real DV cases Wendy, you are so right. Once a real victim extricated herself and got 1000 miles away, she wouldn’t go back. Jodi made up their “relationship” in her head after meeting him at PPL events a handful of times. They were never engaged, never lived together, had no kids, no joint bank accounts, Jodi’s parents said they never met him and knew nothing about him……it’s totally ridiculous and an insult to real families involved in DV to claim the WOBO was a victim! Sorry, I get so angry with this defense and WOBO. We need a verdict!

      • MMD
        05/07/2013 at 10:30 am

        Here here!!!!!

  178. Dewey
    05/07/2013 at 9:34 am

    Fortunately, Juan and JA, in my opinion have made it easy for them to find her guilty of 1st degree.

    • MMD
      05/07/2013 at 9:38 am

      I agree but we know so much more than they do!

      • MMD
        05/07/2013 at 9:45 am

        plus that clouds my judgement. I can’t remember exactly what is and what isn’t in evidence. 🙄

      • Dewey
        05/07/2013 at 9:50 am

        if you base your opinion on solely on what Juan said in closing and rebuttal, i think he laid it out for them clearly,and logically.

      • MMD
        05/07/2013 at 9:51 am

        Now that I agree with Dewey. I am however biased because I think that JM can do no wrong and the def can do no right!!!

  179. Jay
    05/07/2013 at 9:37 am
    • 05/07/2013 at 9:45 am

      Great! Didn’t need to hear that today! At least let’s hope she does get a dp conviction, because she still has to live on death row throughout all her appeals….right Jay??

    • Wendy
      05/07/2013 at 9:49 am

      I just heard about this one yesterday. Anyone know the details?

      • Nienna
        05/07/2013 at 10:03 am

        They’re just making room for JA. Debra Milke was the one who’s boyfriend and friend killed her 4 year old son. They say she put them up to it.

      • Nienna
        05/07/2013 at 10:04 am

        You can read about it here…

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debra_Milke

  180. Dewey
    05/07/2013 at 9:47 am

    Jay, how does the appeals system work in regard to LWOP? Would that be a better sentence to ensure she never sees the light of day again?

  181. 05/07/2013 at 9:57 am

    wheresthejustice :
    Right back at you….(((((HUG)))))

    Oops! That was for Wendy!

  182. Grace
    05/07/2013 at 10:03 am

    Hello fellow travelers and thank you Donchais.

    I’ve been keeping up with all the great posts – here in spirit. There’s so much to comment on, but my neurons aren’t firing all that well.

    So I just have a couple thoughts to share.
    As some of you have written re: jury being out – imagine being on this jury and not able to talk about the case with anyone. Think of all the insanity they need to process – they’re probably doing some group therapy because they’re all traumatized.

    Thanks for bringing the “validity” of the DSM V into the discussion Robert. Sadly, most of the criticisms of this unscientific mumbo jumbo do not reach the public. Thankfully, there are people like Dr. Insel who are willing to risk possible professional suicide by challenging the field of psychiatry.

    One of the first major criticisms came from the British Psychological Society in June 2011. You can Google the full response – it’s 26 pages long. But here are a few comments.

    “The Society is concerned that clients and the general public are negatively affected by the continued and continuous medicalisation of their natural and normal responses to their experiences; responses which undoubtedly have distressing consequences which demand helping responses, but which do not reflect illnesses so much as normal individual variation.”

    “The putative diagnoses presented in DSM-V are clearly based largely on social norms, with ‘symptoms’ that all rely on subjective judgments, with little confirmatory physical ‘signs’ or evidence of biological causation. The criteria are not value-free, but rather reflect current normative social expectations. Many researchers have pointed out that psychiatric diagnoses are plagued by problems of reliability, validity, prognostic value, and co-morbidity.”

    “The Society recommends a revision of the way mental distress is thought about, starting with recognition of the overwhelming evidence that it is on a spectrum with ‘normal’ experience, and that psychosocial factors such as poverty, unemployment and trauma are the most strongly-evidenced causal factors. Rather than applying preordained diagnostic categories to clinical populations, we believe that any classification system should begin from the bottom up – starting with specific experiences, problems or ‘symptoms’ or ‘complaints’. Statistical analyses of problems from community samples show that they do not map onto past or current categories (Mirowsky, 1990, Mirowsky & Ross, 2003). We would like to see the base unit of measurement as specific problems (e.g. hearing voices, feelings of anxiety etc)? These would be more helpful too in terms of epidemiology.”

    Syntara has mentioned the movie “I am fishhead” – it’s an excellent film. I would also suggest watching the film “The Marketing of Madness”.

    At the risk of sounding like the conspiracy junky I am, the ‘relationship’ between the American Psychiatric Association and the Pharmaceutical companies should not be ignored. The APA would have burned Thomas Szasz at the stake if they could have. Fortunately, he didn’t go away.

    Hey WTJ – we’re neighbors!

    See you all soon
    waves

  183. Grace
    05/07/2013 at 10:18 am

    Southington at the moment

  184. Wendy
    05/07/2013 at 10:19 am

    Thanks Nienna!

  185. MMD
    05/07/2013 at 10:28 am

    Nienna darlin’ – where were you yesterday??????????????????? You were missed!!!!!! You didn’t call, write, email, text, comment, courier pigeon, nuthin!!!!! Glad you’re back though 😀

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