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Jodi Arias Murder Trial – Penalty Phase

05/09/2013

It was a win-win yesterday.  Travis, family and friends got their 1st degree murder verdict.  Juan Martinez and Esteban Flores proved their case!

Juan only need put Dr. Horn on the stand.

In one of her infamous TV interviews, Jodi claimed she would rather a death sentence than life in prison.  She repeated that last evening on Fox10.

So, if Jodi really feels that way, she will direct her defense not to put on a mitigation case.  Or is she such a maniac she will again take the stand and plead for mercy?

Will be interesting!

No court today. Reconvene May 15th at 10am.

Beth Karas suggested Jodi is getting evaluated…defense doing an end-run.

Holy crap, she’s still running the show!

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  1. MMD
    05/09/2013 at 4:59 pm

    JA does what JA wants when JA wants. She’s still running the show and sadly, they are letting her run the entire show.

  2. HJ Madison
    05/09/2013 at 4:59 pm

    Chrissie A
    05/09/2013 at 4:54 pm | #406 Quote
    From a reliable source on the Twit:
    Defense WANTS TO LIMIT Travis family emotional impact on jury
    “NOTE: DEFENDANT’S REQUEST THAT VICTIM IMPACT EVIDENCE BE PRESENTED VIA VIDEOTAPE” ( Court doc should be available soon)

    Brought over from Chrissie

    But that is penalty phase, right?

    • Family of Law
      05/09/2013 at 5:03 pm

      HJ- read NancyB’s original post with this info on previous page- WIS gave a thorough explanation.

      • HJ Madison
        05/09/2013 at 5:08 pm

        Will do😉

    • Midnight Rider
      05/09/2013 at 7:33 pm

      Am I reading this right??? WOBO wants the Alexander family to do their victims impact statements on video tape? Why? Doesn’t she want to face them? It’s perfectly fine for her and the scumbags on her team to spend all this time TRASHING Travis, and NOW she wants to deprive them of their right to tell her what they think of her and what she’s done to them??? What’s the matter, WOBO, can’t take the TRUTH??? Good God, I hope the “judge” doesn’t okay this!!!

  3. 05/09/2013 at 5:00 pm

    Is there anything definitive yet or all just conjecture and speculation?

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:02 pm

      Not yet

  4. MMD
    05/09/2013 at 5:00 pm

    Just watched Tameka and Steven Arias talk about finding out about Travis. They have had such a long, long haul. They really need this to be over.

    I can’t figure out why the attorneys are in chambers but yet the Alexander family is not in there with them???? Any thoughts?????

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:03 pm

      You mean Alexander … yes?

      • MMD
        05/09/2013 at 5:08 pm

        OMG yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my deepest apologies to Tameka Sorensen and Steven Alexander!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for pointing that out to me HJ 😳

    • Carolyn
      05/10/2013 at 2:47 pm

      Just to be respectful to TAs family and not being critical, sister’s name is “Tanisha” (Sorenson) not “Tameka”.

    • Carolyn
      05/10/2013 at 2:48 pm

      Where did you watch this information about Tanisha and Steven?

  5. HJ Madison
    05/09/2013 at 5:01 pm

    She probably did not like her outfit. Or did not sleep well on the psych ward. I am sick of her!

  6. 05/09/2013 at 5:02 pm

    HLN just said attorneys in chambers- families in court room as well as jurors..I thought the families left already

  7. 05/09/2013 at 5:04 pm

    Uniform deputies (4) went into court room

  8. 05/09/2013 at 5:05 pm

    She possibly wants the evaluation so that she gets more attention. She will get a psych evaluation if that seems necessary and the good doc may be a man who she can manipulate even more. What else does she have to do. She is selfish and horrendous. She doesn’t care about the jury, the family, the attorney or anyone but Jodistein. I hope they give her the death penalty. what would happen if she can convince some minion that she is bonkers? Does she get any reprieve?

  9. 05/09/2013 at 5:07 pm

    Someone needs to sit down to these people in charge .. and explain to them what this “thing” is really like.. and STOP letting her get away with all this crap. Why do so many people seem to bend over backwards for her when it’s so obvious she is a lying manipulative shell of a person? I don’t get it.

    OK assuming there is no other explanation for this delay crap. but someone else sick doesn’t seem like it should cause this delay so I can’t believe it’s that. Her “sick” oh yeah I CAN believe that one!

    • Carolyn
      05/10/2013 at 2:51 pm

      Probably the delay this week is due to JA’s insanity. The ME was not available to testify Monday or Tuesday of next week and so aggravating factor portion of the case will be postponed until Wednesday, 10 am Arizona time.

  10. Family of Law
    05/09/2013 at 5:08 pm

    On a lighter note for some needed levity… My best friend just texted this, “meet me for coffee in 15- and don’t tell me you’re busy, cuz I KNOW the “Jodi Areola” trial was CANCELLED today”!
    So, I’m apparently heading for coffee… I will see you all later 🙂
    *Syn, get some needed sleep, yes, go… Shooo…

    • MMD
      05/09/2013 at 5:10 pm

      ROFL – JA would probably love that name since you’re referring to her boobage, albeit store bought! 😆

      • Carolyn
        05/10/2013 at 2:52 pm

        Everything about JA is phony, even down to her chest parts.

    • 05/09/2013 at 5:11 pm

      LMAO!!!!!! @ your friend and shoo-ing me! pffft to you!!!! but yes I should! Just wanted something definitive!

    • kristin
      05/09/2013 at 8:47 pm

      She knows u all to well! This is hilarious:)

  11. 05/09/2013 at 5:10 pm

    She wasn’t crazy when she killed hiim…So what if she is now ..How can she have so much power??? what with the interview and now this… The rules don’t apply to her

    • 05/09/2013 at 5:12 pm

      she’s not crazy.. she is too deliberate in every action to be crazy.

      • 05/09/2013 at 5:16 pm

        yes , you are right …she is so evil..

      • MMD
        05/09/2013 at 5:17 pm

        Exactly Syn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:18 pm

      Legally crazy and medically crazy are 2 different things. Even if she has to be medicated to calm her down, she knows right from wrong. Look at that interview last night! I wonder if they feared an ugly outburst from her that could taint the proceedings.

      • Kristi
        05/09/2013 at 5:49 pm

        You are so right. My son is bipolar and in his severe manic episodes he is so delusional that he taps on the walls sending messages to unknown people, comes up with fantastical plans any number of crazy things, will dress in bizarre clothing and can’t remember what he did the day before (real fog) but he would never hurt anyone and is still kind and funny. The other thing that happens when he is delusional is that he really can’t lie or cover anything up because his organizational skills fly out the window. Luckily those episodes don’t last long, but my point is that most people with real, organic mental illness are not dangerous or criminal and far more likely to be victimized than to victimize. Jodi Arias on the other hand is just plain evil.

  12. Moon
    05/09/2013 at 5:11 pm

    This Judge must ABSOLUTELY DENY any kind of motion that prohibits the victims family from providing impact statements! That is a legal nightmare in and of itself, yes?

    And now still hearing that the judge, the ho, the duhfense, Juanderful, families and jurors still inside… did they somehow pull the wool over ev1’s eyes and are doing this phase with cams, public, etc.. can they leagally do this at this stage?

    What’s the real deal???

    I feel like with the ho… i can take a trip and never leave the farm! crazy 😈

    • 05/09/2013 at 5:15 pm

      oh with her you can take a trip and never leave the farm!! These people are never ending trips to all kinds of freaky places.. most of which, unfortunately…. you don’t wanna go!!!!

      • Moon
        05/09/2013 at 5:23 pm

        EEEKS I was just reminded of the movie “Nothing but Trouble”

      • Anna
        05/09/2013 at 5:26 pm

        thank you…i needed that…night all until like 6 daze from now or something….good gosh almighty….stay strong people!!!

      • 05/09/2013 at 5:27 pm

        cya Anna!!! take care

  13. MMD
    05/09/2013 at 5:12 pm

    It annoys me to no end that HLN keeps referring to the def attorney as Nurmi. Don’t they realize his name is WURMI?????????????

    • 05/09/2013 at 5:18 pm

      Lol

    • TexiBelle
      05/09/2013 at 7:18 pm

      Every time Vinnie Politan says “Kirk Nurmi” it half sounds like “Bert and Ernie.” Makes me think of Sesame Street every time.

  14. Moon
    05/09/2013 at 5:12 pm

    ***without cams… not with pffft

  15. MMD
    05/09/2013 at 5:16 pm

    I’m sure Dr. Cuteone is pissed as well. He’s already annoyed by Gidget and he has more important things to do than be a puppet on JA’s string. And also bear in mind, since he did the autopsy, he’s probably doubly pissed!!!

    • Moon
      05/09/2013 at 5:19 pm

      Exactly!!

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:21 pm

      Yes, but he is so Dr. Cute-one. And this is his job. It does bother me someone so handsome is around dead bodies all day – such a waste! Like they can appreciate him!

    • TexiBelle
      05/09/2013 at 7:19 pm

      Maybe the extra days will give him time to grow that sexy stubble. Are you listening, sexy ME? Clean shaven is not your look!

      • kristin
        05/09/2013 at 8:50 pm

        If he winks into the camera its a sign to u lol!

  16. Jay
    05/09/2013 at 5:16 pm

    The big stupidly is the view of suicide.

    If a prisoner facing life without parole or the death penalty wants to kill themselves, let them! Save the State costs of incarceration, and give the victim’s family quick closure.

    • Midnight Rider
      05/09/2013 at 7:41 pm

      Amen, Jay! Especially when it’s such an OBVIOUS ploy and an OBVIOUSLY CORRECT VERDICT!!!

  17. Moon
    05/09/2013 at 5:18 pm

    They need to make doubly sure the new physc evaluator is FEMALE

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:19 pm

      And unattractive! Of course, look at Donoman 😁

    • Jay
      05/09/2013 at 5:19 pm

      Hopefully a Dominitrix

  18. Jill
    05/09/2013 at 5:19 pm

    They can’t do that, because it’s not what wobo would want..

  19. 05/09/2013 at 5:20 pm

    Latest I heard is families r present. Attorneys r meeting with judge in chambers. ME showed up but has since left

  20. NancyB
    05/09/2013 at 5:20 pm

    So sorry – every link that I’ve posted today hasn’t worked! Never has happened to me before, so I don’t know what’s up with me today! Here is the correct link for the suicide smock. I just wish that someone would photoshop JA’s & La La’s heads onto this pic!

    http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2013/02/01/prison-suicide-safety-smocks/

    • 05/09/2013 at 5:22 pm

      ROFLMAO!!!!!!!! oh no wonder she is sick! they made her wear that right after 12 people told her they think she’s a lying biatch!!!!

    • Jay
      05/09/2013 at 5:24 pm

      Un-magic Underwear?

    • MMD
      05/09/2013 at 5:24 pm

      Not to worry Nancy – we all got there eventually plus we all have those days!!!

      Ya need Chrissie to do the photoshop work because she is so good!!! Very stunning outfits I must say! 😉

    • LindaLou
      05/09/2013 at 5:27 pm

      Already looks like Wobo & LaLa to me.

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:28 pm

      OMG I just pray that is what they made her wear last night! No wonder she is a mess now!😃 Gee little Jodi … not so fun to wish for death!!

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/09/2013 at 6:20 pm

      If there is a friend in heaven, please, please arrange it that wobo wears this next time we see her in court. No lipgloss either!

    • TexiBelle
      05/09/2013 at 7:22 pm

      I watch Beyond Scared Straight a lot (great show, I love seeing those punk-a$$ kids cry like little b!tches) and sometimes they show a papery smock as the suicide watch attire, like what you might put on in the doctors office. It’s some papery material that would just tear if you tried to put any weight on it.

  21. MMD
    05/09/2013 at 5:20 pm

    JA is literally holding 1,000’s of people hostage and she is loving it.

  22. 05/09/2013 at 5:21 pm

    anything substantiated yet???

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:22 pm

      Nope ….

    • Jill
      05/09/2013 at 5:23 pm

      Nope, except that wobo is a horrible person.

      • 05/09/2013 at 5:24 pm

        no Jill.. sorry.. don’t think it’s substantiated she’s a person tbh

      • HJ Madison
        05/09/2013 at 5:24 pm

        Good one!

      • Jill
        05/09/2013 at 5:25 pm

        Sorry, that is true…she is not human.

  23. Jill
    05/09/2013 at 5:24 pm

    If they r really going to test wobo for competency, can her guilty verdict be overturned if they diagnose her as incompetent?

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:25 pm

      NO!!!!!! The interview proved that!!!!! She answered questions with clarity!!! And, she ahs said before she wants death!

  24. ringadingding
    05/09/2013 at 5:26 pm

    I just realized that this is called the Aggravation Phase because it’s that point in the process when Jodi gets to aggravate the crap out of everyone more than ever before.

    • SCK
      05/09/2013 at 5:27 pm

      🙂

    • MMD
      05/09/2013 at 5:28 pm

      I didn’t think that was possible but I’m starting to think she can 😈

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:28 pm

      Very good!! HAAHAHAHAHA

    • 05/09/2013 at 5:30 pm

      more so than usual??? I dunno… are you sure about that one? I thought this was pretty much par for the course and indicative of the hell she put Travis through!

      • ringadingding
        05/09/2013 at 5:32 pm

        Well…I kind of thought the interview was an extra flourish to the usual aggravation.

      • 05/09/2013 at 5:33 pm

        did you watch the original 48 hours doco ages ago?

      • ringadingding
        05/09/2013 at 5:33 pm

        But it is hard to top herself. She’s a real piece of work.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/09/2013 at 6:18 pm

      LOL!

  25. 05/09/2013 at 5:28 pm

    “Citing migraine, America’s Sweetheart, Jodi Arias, canceled court for the next week so she can figure out other ways to cancel court and prolong the ordeal indefinitley…Stay Tuned…”

    • ringadingding
      05/09/2013 at 5:30 pm

      heh heh When approachin’ and objectin’ just doesn’t work the way it used to.

  26. Moon
    05/09/2013 at 5:29 pm

    shiiiiiiiiiiiiit…. with those smocks….the Ho prob wished she would have had one of these to help her in her clean-up of her deadly deed.

  27. 05/09/2013 at 5:29 pm

    Wish there was a way we could all play Rummy together, or a real quick game like RISK.

  28. 05/09/2013 at 5:31 pm

    She’s going to pull this shit until She dies of natural causes in county jail.

    • 05/09/2013 at 5:34 pm

      I believe it I believe it!!!!!! short game of risk… LOL

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:38 pm

      What gets me is life in Prison is sooo much better than jail! According to reports I have heard!

      • Lisa M
        05/09/2013 at 5:44 pm

        I don’t think so, HJ. Jail sucks, I don’t care if you’re on death row, in general population, maximum security, county jail, etc. It sucks. You have no control. You’re behind bars. Maybe you get somewhat acclimated but when you’re a lifer, you see other prisoners coming and going but you’re never leaving! So maybe that’s why she wants the death penalty; nobody there (except for the guards) will be in a better position than she is. For her it’s all about having something on other people; she’s been a celebrity but she’ll be an aging lifer once this is over. People will move onto the next thing eventually. Remember with Casey Anthony, it was the be all, end all trial; she was the be-all, end-all psychopath. And then here comes along Jodi. Eventually, unfortunately, HLN will find another Jodi and she’ll fade into the cement of her prison walls.

  29. GN5020
    05/09/2013 at 5:34 pm

    My money is on JA having fired her defense attorneys after they drilled her a new one for arranging that TV interview behind their backs. A six-day delay sounds more like the judge providing enough time for her to get new counsel, rather than a mental competency evaluation, because that could be done in a few hours.

    • 05/09/2013 at 5:37 pm

      how could she get new attorneys in 6 days? wouldnt they have to become familisr with her case.. and lord knows how long they could drag that out. Im no expert.. quite the opposite in these matters… but 6 days to get new attorneys at this stage of a DP Trial sounds a little strange to me.

      • kristin
        05/09/2013 at 8:53 pm

        2 words. Jose Baez. Smug son of a bitch! (I don’t she is getting new attorneys lol)

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:40 pm

      But the Judge could literally force them all to proceed (as she has done in the past) Whether WOBO wants death or not, Nurmi will do what he can to spare her. My guess, she has her calendar out and think next week is day 10, when they like each other!

      • 05/09/2013 at 6:01 pm

        LOLOLOL day 10 when they like each other… but thought that had to be day 9?? 😛

    • LadyinRed
      05/09/2013 at 6:42 pm

      Hi, GN! You may be onto something that makes the most sense out of today’s chaos. GRRR for sealed proceedings!! Pfffft!

  30. ringadingding
    05/09/2013 at 5:34 pm

    Syntara :
    did you watch the original 48 hours doco ages ago?

    I hadn’t been able to bring myself to watch that prior to a verdict. I will now that she’s been convicted.

    • 05/09/2013 at 5:38 pm

      oh you should have watched it ages ago.. then tht interview would in no way surpirse you… that 48 hour doco shows you EXACTLY what she is like in front of a camera… you’d just go.. yeah same old same old.. obviously jail didn’t change ya.

      • ringadingding
        05/09/2013 at 5:45 pm

        I will definitely watch. I have to confess, though, that she frightens me because I keep trying to make sense of her, which I think gives her more power. Not sure if that makes any sense…

      • 05/09/2013 at 5:58 pm

        noo making sense of her gives her less power.. in fact it takes her power away completely because you then understand her and she becomes null and void.. just an acceptance of who she is .. knowledge is power.. never forget that.

    • MMD
      05/09/2013 at 5:38 pm

      Now that you know how psycho she is, that 48 hours doco is really going to creep you out!!!

      • HJ Madison
        05/09/2013 at 5:42 pm

        I indulged last night …. it was creepy…. but she was still saying ninjas😒. I was hoping for the FOG.

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 9:37 am

        Awe sorry HJ – maybe the next interview 😉

  31. truejustice
    05/09/2013 at 5:37 pm

    Chris Stark ‏@stark3923 7m
    #JodiArias PROS just left down elevators says he say anything. Det. Estaban Flores is with him = claims they don’t know whats going on

  32. truejustice
    05/09/2013 at 5:38 pm

    Chris Stark ‏@stark3923 8m
    The Alexander family just went back into the witness room. Deanna Reid is with them. #jodiarias

  33. Lisa M
    05/09/2013 at 5:39 pm

    I know this delay is frustrating– believe me, I feel the same way, arghhh!- but maybe it’s a good thing. It gives time for JA to get whatever “help” she needs so that by the time next Wednesday comes around, she’ll be sure about what she wants to do, either ask for the death penalty or fight for her life, and then the procedure will go on as planned. That should be happening today, of course, but obviously everything is delayed when a psychopath’s involved. Just remember, the most important thing is this conviction. She’s done. LWOL or death, we can’t let her jerk us around like this. She is a liar, and everything she said on that interview was a lie. She’s not resigned to the verdict like she made it sound nor does she really want the death penalty. She’s just trying to make it seem like she’s in control, but she’s not and she won’t be again. The judge is probably just trying to avoid an appeal. We should be angry at Fox and at the jail for allowing that interview to take place. She’s a manipulative psychopath who’s going to pull whatever strings she’s allowed to pull. The media and the weak sheriff who’s supposedly so strong on criminals deserve the blame. I just hope the family shuts out all media so they aren’t affected by that interview or by her bs anymore than completely necessary.

  34. ringadingding
    05/09/2013 at 5:40 pm

    Maybe the delay is because the DT needs to get their meds adjusted. I’m sure this is taking its toll on them (not that I forgive them for the way they behaved during the guilt phase).

    • MMD
      05/09/2013 at 5:51 pm

      Love your comment 😀 and I don’t forgive them either 😦

  35. truejustice
    05/09/2013 at 5:42 pm

    Chris Stark ‏@stark3923 6m
    EXCLUSIVE MUST SEE http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/140465751?access_key=key-199xeuczi6sh9ag41bvp … HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM #jodiarias to RYAN BURNS CALLING HIM A WHORE

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:47 pm

      OMG Thank You!!! I am off to read!!!!!

    • MMD
      05/09/2013 at 6:02 pm

      Wow, she really likes to write long, long letters to people she hardly knows. Odd! Very, very odd!!

      • HJ Madison
        05/09/2013 at 6:09 pm

        Hardly knows … she was “grinding” on him! That deserves at least a 4 pager! I could not tell if she was trying to lure him back or saying “f…u”. Where is our PUKE emoticon!

      • 05/09/2013 at 10:22 pm

        Let’s not forget, she also “Adjusted” him LOL! 😉

      • truejustice
        05/09/2013 at 10:36 pm

        We totally need a PUKE icon.. I would be using that all the time !! (puke):&:-&:=&

    • Ken
      05/09/2013 at 10:58 pm

      The letter was quite a nice one to burns. She didn’t call him a whore. She said her attorney called him a whore for the state, but she didn’t agree. I’m no fan of Arias, but the above comment said arias called him a whore is just not true. Read the letter.

      • WhereIsSHE
        05/10/2013 at 12:13 pm

        Ken is correct.
        But I respectfully disagree about the letter being a “nice one”.
        Rather, it is nothing but an obvious attempt to USE/MANIPULATE Ryan Burns (once again).
        I highly doubt that her female lawyer–at that time, who was fortunate enough to escape contnued representation of Jodi– called Ryan a “whore for the State”, just as I highly doubt that etective Flores told Ryna Burns any lies.
        This is Jodi trying to manipulate a witness with flattery and not-so-thinly veiled attempts to blame OTHERS for HER own actions and/or words.
        It is so flagrant that it is pathetic.
        As has been stated here many times over, Jodi Ann Arias is
        She now sees her “star” fading –and fast– and connot bear to not be the inmate the others NOWHERE NEAR as intelligent as she likes to believe that she is.

      • WhereIsSHE
        05/10/2013 at 12:20 pm

        OK. I give up with this comment box! My words literally just got “scrambled” at the end of my last comment.
        But back to Jodi…She only uses “nice” sounding words to Ryan because she DOESNT know him well enough to RAGE at him.
        When she feels comfortable, she gets VERY NASTY and in a hurry.
        Rememer how she “spoke” to Matt via the magazines? “You fucked up.” “Get done here ASAP.”
        THAT is the REAL Jodi Ann Arias.
        The one who writes flowery letters and journal entries and speaks with that soft voice? That is nothing but a mask she wears to trick people into believing that she is “swet” and “kind” and “thoughtful”… and pious.

      • Carolyn
        05/10/2013 at 4:32 pm

        JA write in “codes” and “underlying meanings”. The statement “My lawyer called you a “whore for the state.”” was only included to hurt Ryan Burns. The letter is self-serving. I do not believe she was writing “quite a nice one to Burns”, on the contrary it was to point out that she was superior in her faith, her ability to point the blame to others and the underlying rage she has against anyone who crosses her.

  36. 05/09/2013 at 5:43 pm

    Why couldn’t she fire new council every couple of weeks and start again. I’ve heard of defendants being strapped down, muzzled, and absent, but court goes on, no?

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:45 pm

      Exactly! This DT will be forced to continue.

    • GN5020
      05/09/2013 at 5:47 pm

      I believe over the last 4 years,she fired a few attorneys and several quit on her, but each time the judge had to approve it, and that’s why Nurmi had to stick it out at the end. The judge would not let him off the case.

      • Carolyn
        05/10/2013 at 4:44 pm

        There were 2 letters, one written by JA and one by her mother begging judge to deny Nurmi’s petition to withdraw from being JA’s attorney.

  37. 05/09/2013 at 5:44 pm

    HJ Madison :
    I indulged last night …. it was creepy…. but she was still saying ninjas😒. I was hoping for the FOG.

    No that’s the weirdest part about it.. I had only seen that vid.. and when the Trial opened.. when I looked at the opening that is….. I was like.. HUH??? what happened to the ninjas?/???

  38. Mckealty
    05/09/2013 at 5:50 pm

    What I fail to understand is how someone that was just
    A) convicted of a crime
    B) is under arrest
    C) and in custody
    walks out of a courtroom and is talking to news cameras.

    I mean, what, she tells the cops, “Hey, wait…I need to talk to some people”.

    Who’s running the show?

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/09/2013 at 6:11 pm

      when you find an answer, pass it on.

    • kristin
      05/09/2013 at 8:58 pm

      Ya where was the deputy and why wasn’t she taken into custody immediately?!

    • 05/09/2013 at 10:37 pm

      They also said she is able to do as many interviews with whoever she wants while being in prison. I’m surprised there aren’t more prisoners doing interviews…then again, a lot of those datleline or 20/20 etc specials do interviews. I’m curious if she has any others lines up. ?

      • truejustice
        05/09/2013 at 11:50 pm

        ADC strictly prohibits on-camera interviews of inmates (with few exceptions – even a serial killer didn’t get one) . Phone interviews can only be done with approval from the ADC. The reason she can give these interviews now is because she is a county jail inmate. Once she is sentence she will be a state inmate.

    • WhereIsSHE
      05/10/2013 at 12:36 pm

      The reporter who interviewed her appeared on Greta Van Susteran’s show. He said that he has connections in the SHERRIFF’s office. It is up to the SHERRIFF to refuse or allow a post-conviction interview.
      The sherriff allowed it.
      Bad for Jodi, because she all but confessed to murder, IMO.
      Why would anyone who was allegedly in fear for her own life, and who allegedly only killed in “justified self defense” EVER say that she wanted the DEATH PENALTY???
      NO! That does NOT happen in cases of REAL INNOCENCE!
      In cases of REAL innocence, the wrongfully convicted person cannot begin to grasp the INJUSTICE they have suffered, and they look forward to LIVING so that maybe, just maybe, the injustice can be UNDONE.
      Sure they have moments of feeling totally defeated and deflated…when their hopes for a favorable decision during the appellate process are dashed…
      but they don’t EVER just go, “OK. Give me the DEATH PENALTY” for a crime they did NOT commit!
      She can’t even “get” how badly she misses the mark (of how a truly innocent person would react), because she truly did commit a PREMEDITATED and VISCIOUSLY CRUEL MURDER.

  39. truejustice
    05/09/2013 at 5:54 pm

    Letter to Ryan Burns from Ja: (link above)

    “the only ”danger” Travis was ever in because of me was ”spiritual danger” “

    • 05/09/2013 at 5:56 pm

      OMG was going to post that isn’t it truly unbelievable.. I think soon as Ryan read that he was like.. wow and that’s your definition of not being in danger from you??? OMG I was in more danger than I thought!!!!

      • truejustice
        05/09/2013 at 6:04 pm

        Syn do you think that could tie into the ritual theory ? I didn’t agree with the ritual thing .. but that line really has me wondering.

        Is there anyway she could be a bigger psychopath that we even know?

      • 05/09/2013 at 10:09 pm

        Bigger psychopath… No such thing… Psychopath = no conscience = no boundaries

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/09/2013 at 6:16 pm

        also interesting to see her write the word “psycopath” about what “people” are saying about her

      • 05/09/2013 at 10:10 pm

        More interesting… She said she has had worse said about her. How is being called less yhan human, someone totally devoid of conscience not the worst you could be called?????

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 5:56 pm

      Oh Ssoooooo creepy! That girl needs to be put away. Thanks for the link, I was wondering about that letter.

      • truejustice
        05/09/2013 at 6:05 pm

        yw … I know … like shivers

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/09/2013 at 6:07 pm

      yeah she also praises him for his “integrity” since he didn’t jump on the bandwagon and bad mouth her. See, it was her lawyer–not her–that called him a “whore of the State” Of course, once he was under oath on the stand, then he was “full of crap.”

      • 05/10/2013 at 4:58 am

        LOL ya!!! think we can disregard literal content of letter and safely translate to Jodispeak

      • Carolyn
        05/10/2013 at 4:53 pm

        Even tho’ that statement from JAs lawyer (whore) did not originate from JAs lips, she re-quoted it only to hurt Ryan. She has hidden and underlying meanings in everything that comes out of her mouth or from her head into her writings. She has seething anger and hatred against anyone who tries to cross her. If she was a free “woman” she would eventually get to the point of losing control again and murdering someone else. It is a psychological fact about ppl like JA.

    • ringadingding
      05/09/2013 at 7:05 pm

      I’m pretty sure her intent was to dominate and destroy Travis emotionally, mentally and spiritually…the physical act was just to seal the deal. So yeah, “a spiritual danger” is one way to put it. I’ll give her that one.

  40. truejustice
    05/09/2013 at 6:01 pm

    still some chatter about her defense team being fired or quitting.
    Lawyers cannot just quit a case – they have to get approval from a judge. (as we know from Numri stuff) . Can she fire them now or will they require her to continue ??

    • WhereIsSHE
      05/10/2013 at 1:45 pm

      A defendant must show good cause, and the court has discretion to weigh the defendant’s reasons against other considerations, such as timeliness, in deciding whether to grant the defendant’s request. A criminal defendant has the right to discharge counsel, whether appointed or hired, and elect to defend himself or herself if the court determines that the defendant’s decision is voluntary and that he or she understands the disadvantages of self-representation.

  41. HJ Madison
    05/09/2013 at 6:05 pm

    Oh good … she has that good looking suicide suit on.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/09/2013 at 6:10 pm

      HJM- from previous post:I still live parttime in the US, so I’ve never really “left”

      • HJ Madison
        05/09/2013 at 6:12 pm

        Oh.. thank you! I was wondering. 😊

  42. 05/09/2013 at 6:11 pm

    Was Nurmi even in the court room yesterday? I don’t understand why we saw JW and both sides of families. He was not shown at all, I don’t understand why. Anyone know?

    • MMD
      05/09/2013 at 6:15 pm

      He was there. When court was adjourned and the judge called the attorneys to the bench ya couldn’t miss him lumbering up there. I think the cameras were more focused on JA and the family’s reactions cause he was definitely there. You barely saw JM until he approached as well.

      • HJ Madison
        05/09/2013 at 6:16 pm

        JINX

      • 05/09/2013 at 8:12 pm

        Still on that honeymoon ? How’s you know he was there ? We didn’t see him…. MMD, you may claim,to be spending time with the shitzus but I think you’re still with Juanderful I am so jealous. And if that was ‘him’ that was barely visible approaching the bench why was he in flannel?

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 6:15 pm

      He was seen lumbering past the camera on his way to the bench, at the end of court yesterday.

      • MMD
        05/09/2013 at 6:25 pm

        lol

      • 05/09/2013 at 10:59 pm

        Either way, i would have loved to see his expression. JW was emotionless and didn’t even seem to care about what the verdict was. JW knew it was gonna be 1st. She once tapped her back but no looks of sympathy or compassion. Good! I am by no means saying its a bad thing she didn’t do these things..just saying..I think JW knows damn well she is guilty and had no choice except to defend her best she can. Wormi knows it too! The 3 muskateers!!!!

  43. truejustice
    05/09/2013 at 6:11 pm

    no disrespect here .. I know suicide is a very serious issue. If easily offended SKIP.

    Chris Stark ‏@stark3923 3m
    #jodiarias suicide watch pic.twitter.com/fdDrtK7Pd3
    View photo

  44. HJ Madison
    05/09/2013 at 6:21 pm

    Well kids ….. We should arrange a meeting time. Any suggestions?

  45. 05/09/2013 at 6:23 pm

    Syntara :
    she’s not crazy.. she is too deliberate in every action to be crazy.

    Not crazy at all. JA scheduled this post verdict interview on Sunday. . She knew exactly what she would say regarsless of verdict rendered. And I’d bet my ass that she researched over time cases that were similar to hers and applied tactics used. Casey Anthony’s lawyers almost delayed trial for a psych eval when she flipped in holding cell.
    She has been and is totally manipulating one and all. Except for those in the sandbox. 😉
    No way this freak of nature would kill herself. She loves herself too much. If not a suicide watch she may have made a phony attempt simply for attention and sympathy. Uh uh..
    She’s too narciscisstic to end her life. Her end game is attention and manipulation.
    I’m certain she’s loving this, the chaos she’s created. Jurors must be resenting her big tme.
    Her DT didn’t know about the interview before hand and I wonder what they’re thinking now.. Are they attempting to withdraw? Or looking to capitalize on her statements .?
    Right now, all I know is I’m irate. It’s is the most F-d up trial I’ve ever seen or read about.
    Sorry, ranting. Maybe I should feed the husband. Try cooking for a change at a decent hour.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/09/2013 at 6:25 pm

      all I can say is ditto ditto ditto

    • Mckealty
      05/09/2013 at 6:28 pm

      I don’t think she’s loving it at all.

      She is realizing there’s no more cons to pull.

    • GN5020
      05/09/2013 at 6:39 pm

      You are SO right, and she’s loving all the attention she is getting in the psych ward.

  46. GN5020
    05/09/2013 at 6:27 pm

    The news have played, and replayed the soundbites out of JA’s interview about asking for the death penalty, but I finally listened to all of it on YouTube. How infuriating that b*tch is! Even after realizing she had not fooled the jury, and showing absolutely no remorse, she took another opportunity to call Travis a pedophile (mentioning that he had said he wanted to have sex with a 12 year old girl on the tape — which he did not say — as the definition of pedophilia) and a hypocrite, and that she did not look at the Alexander family in the courtroom because “they looked so much like the man who abused me.” Snarky and ugly to the bitter end. If I could, I would strap her down and push the needle myself.

    • kristin
      05/09/2013 at 8:41 pm

      Ya whatever happened to according to her journal writings that she loved Travis so completely that she didn’t know any other way to be. Please kill yourself already. Sorry its harsh. My own dad committed suicide and I still feel comfortable saying this to JA.

    • Kathy A.
      05/09/2013 at 8:42 pm

      She is determined to keep victimizing his family, because I’m sure this is “all their fault.”

    • 05/09/2013 at 11:08 pm

      She also had the chance to say something to Travis’s family and look what the b*tch chose to say! Really? They did absolutely nothing to her personally…they hurt for their loss and the traumatic way he was murdered…for the innocent life she took from them! And she doesn’t have the balls to say “I’m sorry?” 2 simple words. Not that she means them. II feel more and more aggravated as the hours go by…

      • nsdragonfly
        05/10/2013 at 4:01 pm

        if she says she is sorry, than thats admitting to what she has done. She has only admitted to killing him in self defence…saying i’m sorry would mean she killed him….where in her mind she didn’t..

    • Irie Gurl
      05/10/2013 at 10:17 am

      GN5020 :
      If I could, I would strap her down and push the needle myself.

      I have never felt so strongly about a stranger before in my life, but in this case I agree GN5020.

  47. 05/09/2013 at 6:45 pm

    Well maybe uncle Joe will think trice about approving interviews in the future! Apparently he is the one who made the decision to put her on watch based on the comments in the interview. If this has already been stated, my apologies. I haven’t been able to review recent posts.

  48. LadyinRed
    05/09/2013 at 6:48 pm

    I’ve seen some Twitter comments suggesting that victim impact statements may have been made behind the closed court doors, and no one exiting would speak to reporters. Wonder if Inmate A. has fired her attys, wants to waive agg phase, and rep herself for sentencing? Ideas welcome from one and all in our lovely sandbox!?

  49. ringadingding
    05/09/2013 at 6:48 pm

    Syntara :
    noo making sense of her gives her less power.. in fact it takes her power away completely because you then understand her and she becomes null and void.. just an acceptance of who she is .. knowledge is power.. never forget that.

    Okay. I just finished the 48 hours bit, along with the Inside Edition snippet where she says no jury will ever convict her. Phew. Watching her makes my head hurt. I just can’t get over how self-assured she is with her lies. It scares me because I know there are others like her out there. Every day liars are easy to spot, so I don’t worry about them. It’s these…almost non-human…types that are so alarming. When I saw her interview last night, I couldn’t tell if she knew she was lying (about not having planned the murder) or if she believed herself.

  50. 05/09/2013 at 6:49 pm

    Perhaps the Judge decided to have this phase of the trial in chambers and away from the media since she can’t trust them not to be a bunch of stupid greedy morons hoping like flies on a pile of dung to get an exclusive interview with Jodi.

  51. Janna
    05/09/2013 at 6:50 pm

    Syntara :
    more so than usual??? I dunno… are you sure about that one? I thought this was pretty much par for the course and indicative of the hell she put Travis through!

    Travis was in over his head with this black widow and it cost him his life. Makes me very sad.

    • Lisa M
      05/10/2013 at 12:03 am

      Travis’ words that she is pure evil have been completely borne out by her latest stunt. It’s amazing and sad how right he truly was. She will never take any responsibility for her behavior and that’s why I don’t think her lawyers will be able to save her from the death penalty.

  52. 05/09/2013 at 7:07 pm

    Can the state charge Jodi with perjury since Juan busted her on new lies while she was on the stand?

  53. ritanita
    05/09/2013 at 7:08 pm

    When she was on the stand giving her testiphony, I recall that she said that she told Inside Edition that she said no jury would convict her because she was innocent. She then said that she couldn’t say no jury would convict her due to innocence when she was really contemplating suicide. Then, she explained that there was a deputy present and if she mentioned suicide, she would be put on suicide watch.

    So, here we go, moments after her conviction she says she wants the death penalty. Arpaio decided not to take any chances and shipped her off to the psycho ward! What did she expect after all the discussion of how much she thought about suicide!

    Did she want to go to the psych ward? Is she so upset about it that she threw a fit about appearing in court?

    Actually, there are so many guesses out there! I sure hope we learn what happened soon.

    In the meantime, I’ll just have to finish as many garden chores as possible before next Wednesday.

    Oh, Beth Karas just explained why next Wednesday. Court is normally dark on Fridays and Dr. Horn is not available to testify until next Wednesday.

    Still, no explanation as to why, what was supposed to be a shortish hearing was cancelled.

  54. 05/09/2013 at 7:10 pm

    Night all. I’m gonna watch Abraham Lincoln Vampire hunter…For no other reason than to get away from this case, and camp won tonight…

  55. nsdragonfly
    05/09/2013 at 7:12 pm

    defence filed a motion to have the witness inpact statements via video tape….

  56. TexiBelle
    05/09/2013 at 7:25 pm

    Margie, from the last comment thread:

    “The whole time Samuels was getting grilled by Juan, I was picturing Wallace Shawn (google it, you’ll recognize him), but I don’t think he’d fly in a Lifetime movie.”

    I think Wallace Shawn should put on a wig and play LaToilette. That way every time she’s asked by “The Prosecutor” or a jury question if it’s possible that Jodi lied, Jodi is the abuser, Jodi is the stalker, etc., he can respond with “INCONCEIVABLE!”

    • Lisa M
      05/10/2013 at 12:00 am

      Lol Texibelle!

  57. 05/09/2013 at 7:31 pm

    Omg..here we go again! Really? A video taped victim impact statement? She is unreal. Sorry but she needs to hear and see the horrific pain she has put the poor Alexander family through. Live! Right in her face!!

    • Midnight Rider
      05/09/2013 at 8:08 pm

      Ditto, Bailey! Look upstairs … Our oppinions are the same!

  58. TerryP
    05/09/2013 at 8:00 pm

    In the Christian/Newsom murder trials the victim’s impact statements had to be written in advance, approved by the court & read to the jury. They went so far as to ask Channon Christian’s dad not to make a statement in case he lost it! Also, were not allowed to cry or show emotion while reading their statements. Them the defense put on mitigating witnesses who cried, were emotional begging for their brother ti be spared. It was sickening! You can watch them on YouTube.

    • kristin
      05/09/2013 at 8:35 pm

      This turns my stomach reading this:( Their case is the most heartbreaking reality ever. Their murders arent fit to scrub Satan’s toilet bowl. That’s how low they are. I would spit on them and I’ve never spat on anyone.

  59. Yerkes
    05/09/2013 at 8:02 pm

    I think that Jodi is having a huge fight with her defense attorneys for the little Interview Stunt she pulled. And I wonder if they either are a) asking to be removed because she will not take their counsel or b) she has fired them. If a) they have to find a new attorney to represent her in the next phase or if b) if she fired them, I’ll bet a bar of really good chocolate that she is going to represent herself. If b) represent herself – I’ll bet that they are now doing a psychological evaluation to make sure she is competent to represent herself. I think she wants to go out in a Blaze O Glory.

  60. 05/09/2013 at 8:04 pm

    I think they should roll Jodi into court next Wednesday strapped to a dolly in a straight jacket with a mask on….sorta Hannibel Lector style.

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

      ROFL…..:-)

    • Janna
      05/09/2013 at 11:05 pm

      How debasing! I LIKE it.

      • 05/09/2013 at 11:13 pm

        HAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!!! That was awesone Janna. I love it! 🙂

  61. truejustice
    05/09/2013 at 8:07 pm

    havn’t had a chance to catch up so this may have been posted above.

    The motion for video victim impact statement IS for the Alexander Family. The def claiming there have other cases where the victim impact statements where so emotional etc that they influence the jury.

    I swear if this Judge allows this .. I am going to go bald !

    • 05/09/2013 at 8:11 pm

      Isn’t that the whole point of allowing the victim’s family to make statements?

  62. Shannon
    05/09/2013 at 8:14 pm

    I just watched a story about how the reporter got the story. He said he talked to her back in Jan! She said if he kept her comments off the record, she would give him the interview. They actually had the voicemail she left him on Sunday. She said if it was second degree or less–ha ha- she would wait until after sentencing, but if 1st degree he should get down there ASAP. He also had already let the jail officials hear the voicemail so everything was already in place. I think her lawyers knew nothing about it a head of time.

  63. 05/09/2013 at 8:22 pm

    BREAKING NEWS: America’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio bested by America’s Sweetheart Jodi Arias
    (Arizona)
    The Maricopa County Sheriff known for his tough tactics with inmates surrendered all authority today to convicted killer, and etiquette maven Jodi Arias, and offered a tearful apology for the suffering and injustice she has endured.

    “To miss Arias, and ALL victims of domestic violence, I beg for forgiveness…” A somber Arpaio told throngs of Arias fans from all over the world.

    A muted prosecutor Juan Martinez remained silent in the stocks since the newly named Minister of Propaganda, DonoMan Bering, had him placed there immediately after the Whole State of Arizona surrendered all their rights and common sense.

    Miss Arias is soon expected to jettison her Minister of Proaganda for a better looking upwardly mobile human of either sex, just as soon as she convenes her first cabinet of makeup.

    • Mckealty
      05/09/2013 at 8:43 pm

      LOL!!!!!!!!

      A++

      So perfect.

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 9:48 am

      Bubble – ya outdid yourself with this one!!!!!!!!! 😆

  64. kristin
    05/09/2013 at 8:30 pm

    I hope you all with a psych background can help answer my question best. Is JA performing this charade because she doesn’t want to face Travis’s beautiful family or is it because she doesn’t want her true self to be revealed by them( which I learned from syn!). Or is it that she doesn’t want her true self revealed AND doesn’t want to let the defense say she’s crazy or something to save her life?

    • 05/09/2013 at 10:22 pm

      Kristin.. its purely about control. She gets to control where they say what they have to say and she once again wins against the family. She doesnt have to lisen to their words cos the whole time in her head she is just thinking.. “still beat ya” “still beat ya” “still beat ya” “still beat ya”

      • Janna
        05/09/2013 at 11:01 pm

        Really Syn. The mind of Wobo gives me a migraine. She might as well be from another planet.

        I greatly admire your ability to decipher her behaviors and mentality.

      • kristin
        05/09/2013 at 11:11 pm

        Thanks syn! You have foretold her behavior from day 1 one this rollercoaster. I appreciate ya!

    • Lisa M
      05/09/2013 at 11:58 pm

      Kristin, I think it’s all of the above.

  65. 05/09/2013 at 8:31 pm

    truejustice :
    havn’t had a chance to catch up so this may have been posted above.
    The motion for video victim impact statement IS for the Alexander Family. The def claiming there have other cases where the victim impact statements where so emotional etc that they influence the jury.
    I swear if this Judge allows this .. I am going to go bald !

    I heard a talking head say that if that’sthe case they think JA request that. It seems she was “upset” yesterday when travis’ sister had an “emotional,outburst”in court when verdict was announced. Al I remember is a loud Gasp. We don’t want JA upset now. The THs opinion was the DT submitted the motion to appease her and prevent any appeals based on ineffectual counsel.
    She plays games. She manipulates. I very rarely use the word Hate, but I’ve come close to hating her. Eh… Maybe I do but don’t want to accept it. I guess I’m the delusional one.

    • Chrissie A
      05/09/2013 at 8:39 pm

      😛 Special Edition:

      • Lisa M
        05/09/2013 at 11:56 pm

        LOL Chrissie!!!

      • truejustice
        05/10/2013 at 12:25 am

        LOL .. LOL also need a knee slapper emoticon.

      • 05/10/2013 at 1:46 pm

        Oh so good Chrissie 😝

    • Jay
      05/09/2013 at 8:48 pm

      I believe the motion was made before the jury verdict. It may have been posted here, early in the day, before the trial started.

      It’s a standard defense maneuver, and I doubt Arias had anything to do with initiating it.

      Although Arizona law allows victim impact statements, they can be problematic. There are numerous Supreme Court cases for murder cases overturned by lower courts, with mixed, contradictory results. A lot of prosecutors discourage them, worried about reversals.

  66. 05/09/2013 at 8:42 pm

    I’ve had no life lately, rest of family ignores me, and gained weight bc of wobo. husband interested at first but now totally disgusted with JA. So he tore me away today and as we’re driving with Sirius on HLN (sorry), a commercial came on re trial for George Zimmerman. He looked at me, I looked at him and I knew.. No I said I’m exhausted. (Didn’t tell him, at least for now!)

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 9:52 am

      Oh Darlin’ that just set my off into gales of laughter because I can so relate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

      • 05/10/2013 at 2:44 pm

        What has happened to us?

  67. Mckealty
    05/09/2013 at 8:46 pm

    Ok, I’m usually very good with figuring out acronyms and I’ve put off asking this for far too long.

    What’s wobo stand for?

    • 05/09/2013 at 8:49 pm

      I had to ask too. Lol. Whore Of Babble On. I tried for days to figure it out.

    • Kathy A.
      05/09/2013 at 8:49 pm

      Whore of Babble-on and on and on. 🙂

    • NancyB
      05/09/2013 at 8:55 pm

      Months ago Schaeffer came up with it! It stands for whore of babble on and on and on…
      From the time period when she was on the stand for 18 days and in her glory!

  68. Kathy A.
    05/09/2013 at 8:49 pm

    Since JA is now going to be issued an inmate number when she gets to prison, I think I’ll be preemptive and start referring to her as “Inmate #666.”.

    • kristin
      05/09/2013 at 9:05 pm

      How fitting!

    • 05/10/2013 at 7:10 am

      Kathy as long as she doesn’t hear it from a New Zealander because it will sound like “sex sex sex” 😉

  69. hottopic08
    05/09/2013 at 9:00 pm

    One of the guest lawyers (can’t remember name, ?Lamb?) that appears on HLN tweeted this afternoon that TA’s family’s wrongful death suit would be barred by the state of AZ because of statute of limitations.

    Found this on a legal website but if someone can verify or has other information please post. It would be awful if they are not able to follow through with their suit.

    “As in other personal injury cases, there are strict time frames and laws that apply to filing a wrongful death claim. In Arizona, the typical statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit is two years from the date of the person’s death. Some exceptions under the law may apply to your case to either extend the two-year period or require additional steps. If you do not closely follow the rules laid out in Arizona law, you may be legally prevented from filing a wrongful death claim.”

    Thanks!

    • kristin
      05/09/2013 at 9:06 pm

      Please let there be an exception for this case! Great find BTW!

  70. CC ...
    05/09/2013 at 9:03 pm

    Un-fecking-believable! That this heinous, evil, succubus skank is STILL running this show.
    When is SOMEBODY going to grow some stones and put this creature in her place?? When is this going to end for this family? And why is EVERYONE acquiescing to her EVERY demand and ploy? If she is in a psychiatric ward WHERE are the mental health professionals who CAN explain what she is doing to the court system???? WTF????

    Sorry, had to get that off my chest.
    Rant over.

    • kristin
      05/09/2013 at 9:08 pm

      Rant on!! Was she hoping people would be all ooooh no jodi don’t kill yourself. We care about u:(. Boo hoo bitch! I’ll gladly kick the step out from under your feet.

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 9:55 am

      Now ya know how I feel about rants 😯 ya have to get them out of your system and not let it fester. Ya don’t need JA to give ya an ulcer. Truly !!! Besides, rants are most appreciated here 😀

  71. hottopic08
    05/09/2013 at 9:26 pm

    Voice mail to reporter Troy Hayden from JA on 5/5/13 regarding her post verdict interview. Her evil planning has NO limits !!

    Published on May 9, 2013 zapptv02155
    “This is the sound of a calculating psychopath planning her rehearsed verdict reactions and plans. Listen carefully as she talks about what the verdict may be. Keep in mind this voice mail was was recorded on or around May 5 – three days before the verdict. Troy Hayden is the reporter from FOX that got the interview with Arias right after the verdict was read.”

    • CC ...
      05/09/2013 at 9:29 pm

      And yet … He decided to go ahead with it and gave “the calculating psychopath” a platform to spew her bile. Shameful.m

      • hottopic08
        05/09/2013 at 9:32 pm

        Absolutely! He should have turned her down until sentencing at least. She is peeling off her layers of crazy right before our eyes! Glad she’s going to locked up!

    • kristin
      05/09/2013 at 9:34 pm

      Chilled to the bone. She sounds as carefree as someone making last minute catering arrangements.

      • 05/09/2013 at 11:29 pm

        I love how she says “if for some reason it’s 1st degree…” acting all positive sounding…and as though she’s leaving a message for a friend to meet for lunch. Your going through a death penalty trial and you sound like that??? If that’s not sick, twisted and evil, i don’t know what is!

    • 05/09/2013 at 10:32 pm

      amazing.. isten to this.. then listen to her phone call left to poor dead Travis..and aside from the words themselves… it’s listening to the same call. If Travis’ after death voicemail was totally contrived and practiced then this is too. Seriously.. if you could not make out the actual words of either… and just got the intonation and ummms …. it could be the same call.

      • ringadingding
        05/09/2013 at 10:37 pm

        You’re right! It’s the same practiced cadence and carefree lunch order voice mail…hey hon, just to let you know in case I get first degree, we’ll have to move that interview up a smidge.

      • 05/09/2013 at 10:39 pm

        wanna come see Othello????

      • 05/09/2013 at 11:41 pm

        Don’t forget the lip gloss, i prefer the clear plumping gloss but if they don’t have it get me something light hon. In high school i preferred the red but for tv the clear is probably better, i don’t know though, clear may look boring and the red too slutty. Travis liked the pink gloss but that will remind me of the beatings so I better not do pink. Oh, whatever hon, get what ya can. See ya after the verdict doll! (This is A WOBO call at her finest to the tv guy).

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 4:17 am

        absofreakinlutely. My jaw hasn’t come up from my chest since hearing this.

    • ringadingding
      05/09/2013 at 10:34 pm

      Wow oh wow…I should not be surprised by this, but I am.

    • 05/10/2013 at 12:48 am

      Wow, oh my dear Sweet Lord.

  72. Jay
    05/09/2013 at 9:42 pm

    Katie Wick on Dr Drew: courthouse rumor ( unsubstantiated) Arias may have fired her lawyers.

    • hottopic08
      05/09/2013 at 9:53 pm

      Very well could be. There were reports from ABC Phoenix that camera mics picked up JA’s family saying after court was canceled something like “I hope none of the jurors saw that” “Yep” replies one and “Wow” replies the other. This may be why the jury was held for a little while after court was cancelled this afternoon so they could be questioned if they saw anything in the hallways?

      • 05/09/2013 at 9:59 pm

        And what would have happened had the jury seen/heard something like that and it being beyond their control at JA’s doing?

      • SeniorMoments
        05/09/2013 at 10:14 pm

        Is there a possibility that the jury verdict could be overturned if there is a proven allegation of juror misconduct after the verdict is announced? Only speculation, I know, but if a juror heard the supposed argument between Jodi and her team, would that disqualify them?

      • truejustice
        05/10/2013 at 12:31 am

        Shucks I wanna know more .

    • hottopic08
      05/09/2013 at 10:24 pm

      SeniorMome, this happened today and since a verdict was already rendered yesterday on the charge, I would say no this would have nothing to do with verdict of M1.

  73. 05/09/2013 at 9:45 pm

    hottopic08 :
    One of the guest lawyers (can’t remember name, ?Lamb?) that appears on HLN tweeted this afternoon that TA’s family’s wrongful death suit would be barred by the state of AZ because of statute of limitations.
    Found this on a legal website but if someone can verify or has other information please post. It would be awful if they are not able to follow through with their suit.
    “As in other personal injury cases, there are strict time frames and laws that apply to filing a wrongful death claim. In Arizona, the typical statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit is two years from the date of the person’s death. Some exceptions under the law may apply to your case to either extend the two-year period or require additional steps. If you do not closely follow the rules laid out in Arizona law, you may be legally prevented from filing a wrongful death claim.”
    Thanks!

    This law firm representing the Alexander siblngs cm not be so ill informed thattheynwould file suit 3 years too late. Ther has to be a reason they are filing now and believe they can perceiver. I can’t believe they would put the family through a civil suit with no precedent.

    • hottopic08
      05/09/2013 at 9:49 pm

      Hope you are right!

    • 05/09/2013 at 9:54 pm

      I am not illiterate but I do hate my iPad. Please excuse typos above. As MMD had told me ya’ll are fluent in typo-ese. .
      Why won’t this post?

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 4:54 am

        We are 😀

    • truejustice
      05/09/2013 at 11:08 pm

      There have been lawyers tweeting/messaging many media outlets saying the same. Probably not AZ wrongful death Attorneys.

      In Arizona there is a two year statute of limitations for “Most” wrongful death . Most is key here. Some are actually less, some are extended via certain provisions.

      I think the statute is : ARS 12 – CHAPTER 5 12-5111 –

      A. Notwithstanding sections 12-505 and 12-542, if a defendant is charged by a criminal complaint or indictment the statute of limitations for any civil cause of action that is brought by a victim against the defendant for criminal conduct against the victim is extended for one year from the final disposition of the criminal proceedings, regardless of whether the defendant is convicted of criminal conduct against the victim.

      link if you want to read more :

      http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/12/00511.htm&Title=12&DocType=ARS

      • HJ Madison
        05/09/2013 at 11:25 pm

        Thank you. I have to think that the Alexander’s were well aware of this long ago and were advised to just endure all the crap JA was pulling because THEY will be benefactors of her ill-gotten notoriety and gains!

      • hottopic08
        05/09/2013 at 11:31 pm

        Thank you truejustice for this info!

    • Jim
      05/10/2013 at 3:10 pm

      The “clock”, as it relates to a particular statute of limitation, does not begin to “tick” until the cause of action accrues. In this case, JA was a criminal defendant, and the State of Arizona is in possession of the evidence related to the case.

      JA has now been convicted of murdering him (establishing that as a known fact), and thus the cause for the civil matter has now accrued….

  74. 05/09/2013 at 9:55 pm

    Who is Katie Cool Lady?

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 10:55 pm

      A Family supporter, she has been in the court and tweeting. She has also reported on trisha’s True Crime Radio Station, done fund raising for the Alexander family, just an all around wonderful friend! I also believe she went thru something similar and so believes strongly in victim support. I don’t know the details. She also works full-time, in addition to all this extra support.

      • 05/09/2013 at 11:43 pm

        Katie Cool and Wonderful Lady

  75. Jill
    05/09/2013 at 10:04 pm

    Ha ha…”if for some reason, the jury comes back with 1st degree…” Lol
    Omg. She is absolutely insane….”if for some strange reason the jury comes back with 1st degree…..” “I mean that would be really strange if they did cuz all I did was butcher some innocent man in cold blood”.
    I can’t believe my ears…..
    She really thought she was going to get off, didn’t she?

    • Jill
      05/09/2013 at 10:06 pm

      Oops, sorry I posted in the wrong place.
      This reply was in regards to that insane phone call wobo made to the newsman…..

    • 05/10/2013 at 12:17 am

      Lol, I just wrote the same thing upstairs! I was in shock. She said it with such confidence and acted like nothing in the world was happening. Is that part of the laws of attraction? Freaking wack-O!

  76. 05/09/2013 at 10:07 pm

    Another ABC Phoenix story where they have a story with pic showing JA appearing to be giving the jury the finger.

    http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/local_news/water_cooler/jodi-ariasverdict-did-she-flip-off-jurors

  77. Debra
    05/09/2013 at 10:16 pm

    Never posted before, have always read this site though and seems to have the best info! So now that I can breathe that the verdict was right!…… I am nervous and have a few questions… 1. If jodi is in physcho (however u spell it) ward can the verdict be overturned in any way due to convicted being “mentally ill”? I mean like immediately? 2. Does she HAVE to be present during penalty phase or can they do it without her? 3. If she has to be there, can they push it along, basically tell her to deal and just do it? 4. This crap about victim impact statements being taped, what are the chances? If she has been found guilty come on, can they say “too bad! You have got to listen!” I mean, how does that taint the jury? Isn’t that a frigging right to speak that is owed to the victims family? And/or if it is allowed, once she is sentenced do they then get the opportunity to speak to her in court? I am just so frustrated! I understand that anybody that was just found guilty would be suicidal or whatever, but when do you draw the line, tell the guilty to put on their big girl panties, shut the f up and take the punishment??!!!! Thank you all for helping me out through this trial, even though I was silent I found a lot of comfort from this site!

    • Debra
      05/09/2013 at 10:32 pm

      I meant if not allowed to speak during penalty, can they speak after sentencing?

    • 05/10/2013 at 8:58 am

      Debra… all interesting questions… soz I can’t help you but I am sure HJ or others here will have some ideas on this. Welcome by the way ! 😀

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 9:36 am

      Hi Debra, I have a lot of those same questions. I especially wonder about #1.
      Glad u found some comfort on this site. I did too. It really helped keep me sane when I felt myself losing it!

  78. 05/09/2013 at 10:24 pm

    Chrissie A :
    Special Edition:

    photo/1

    Awesome Chrissie!

  79. Allison
    05/09/2013 at 10:44 pm

    In JA interview with the Phoenix Tv station dude – he asked her something about “Nancy” and then I couldn’t understand the next question – does anyone out there know what these two questions were about???

    • HJ Madison
      05/09/2013 at 10:51 pm

      Hi Allison, it confused me too until I got help …. Nancy Grace is Nancy .. and I recall they just move on to Juan Martinez (whom she calls Juan) the prosecutor.

  80. ringadingding
    05/09/2013 at 10:49 pm

    Oh my gawd…I’m watching more of that interview from last night where she’s basically saying all this damage to Travis’ lurid secret life could have been avoided if they had accepted her plea. Unlike the state, she had tried to avoid this awful outcome for Travis.

  81. Jay
    05/09/2013 at 10:51 pm

    Nancy Grace.
    Wanted to know if they were going to have a fight to the death match.
    If it comes off I don’t know who I’d root for

    • Jay
      05/09/2013 at 10:52 pm

      That’s for Allison’s question

      • HJ Madison
        05/09/2013 at 10:58 pm

        Hi Jay: So I have been wondering, are you a writer? Living out there in LaLa land (not LaViolet….Hollywood) and having read your many cogent posts, I have just wondered. Ignore me if you prefer! 😉

      • Jay
        05/09/2013 at 11:12 pm

        Was, in my younger days, in ancient times, when I could still think clearly 😊

      • HJ Madison
        05/09/2013 at 11:28 pm

        C’mon …. you think pretty clearly from what I have read and enjoyed.

  82. Wendy
    05/09/2013 at 10:58 pm

    Donchais
    Thanks so much for allowing us the privilege of playing in your sandbox. You are awesome and I just want to say it again, THANK YOU!! Great job!

  83. Anna
    05/09/2013 at 10:59 pm

    can’t even think about sleep right now & can’t stop with the country music….this time Zac Brown…lo siento mucho…plz don’t hate me; just move on past here if need be mmmkay??? but here’s a salute to the lighter side of life: 🙂

  84. Jay
    05/09/2013 at 11:03 pm

    WSVN 7News in Miami is reporting a huge man with a bulging belly and stooped posture has arrived at Miami International Airport, dressed in Bermuds shorts, Haiiwan shirt, aviator sunglasses, and a wide smile of relief on his face.

    • truejustice
      05/09/2013 at 11:13 pm

      LOL

  85. ringadingding
    05/09/2013 at 11:15 pm

    Syntara :
    wanna come see Othello????

    She sure is one sick chick.

    • 05/09/2013 at 11:32 pm

      Oh Troy… ummm I stabbed Travis 27 times and slit his throat fun! fun! fun! ummm think they will give me manslaughter or ummmm murder 2 but umm if it’s 1st please ummmm get down here asap for something…ummm by the way jail is putting on Othello…ummm I’m starring as Iago..ummmmmm would love you to come with ummmm anyhow call me back ummm talk soon.

  86. Janna
    05/09/2013 at 11:42 pm

    Arias family members caught on audio (per ABC15 news crew at courthouse today …

    “Hope none of the jurors saw that.” “Yup”

    http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/jodi-arias-sentencing-update-court-canceled-thursday

  87. Kristy
    05/09/2013 at 11:58 pm

    Jodi is doing everything she can to derail this trial, and her days are winding down. She’s such a sicko. AZ is doing everything in their power to give her a fair trial, and she’s working every angle possible. Who’d have thought she had a pre planned rebuttal to the decision. Why was she allowed to have a interview post conviction. I’m sure laws will be changed regarding this across the country after this trial.

    • Janna
      05/10/2013 at 12:22 am

      If I was an Arizona tax payer, I’d be making furious inquiries about these matters. Just sayin’

      Seems like the public has a right to know and be informed about some of these “sealed” deals.

  88. Allison
    05/10/2013 at 12:03 am

    So – after everything has been completed – sentence and all – will the sealed decisions and arguments be UN-sealed for us to know about???

    • truejustice
      05/10/2013 at 12:50 am

      Much of it will be unsealed after the trial. Some automatically – some media will petition for. There be some stuff that stays sealed due to appeals process – but an appeal does not allow new info.

  89. Lisa M
    05/10/2013 at 12:09 am

    There are people constitutionally unable to take responsibility for their behavior and who will always believe they are victimized. It’s called sociopathy and that’s what she was displaying last night in that interview. She can’t be helped by a psych ward. She’s a black hole. Who was it that said that staring too deeply into the abyss can pull you in? I think the hardest thing to accept is that she really isn’t human like the rest of us or most of us are. She has nothing inside of her except for pity for herself. It’s hard to imagine how her mind works. I think maybe she’s convinced herself Travis really did abuse her but she really just wants everyone else to hurt like she does so that’s why she lashed out at everyone last night.

    • 05/10/2013 at 12:38 am

      Nietzsche said it .. and I dont find it hard to I read her clearly. No she hasnt convinced herself of anything.. she just thinks if she convinces everyone else, skews their perception, she wins.. we are all just potential pawns to her… don’t fall into the trap of allowing her to dupe you. or you allow her to beat you too.

      • Kristy
        05/10/2013 at 12:41 am

        I think there are only a small subset of folks that buy into her story. Sad to say, it appears as if they’ve decided to take a underground approach to continuing the support. To each his own, but sad to see the buy in to Jodi’s lies and brutality to Travis. Fortunately, the jurors were smarter and didn’t buy into her lies.

      • Lisa M
        05/10/2013 at 9:20 am

        She’s not duping me. I just find it hard to comprehend the depth of her evil.

      • Lisa M
        05/10/2013 at 9:24 am

        I think Mikee D explained it best when he showed the two cereal boxes- one empty except for a few cornflakes (sociopaths) and one mostly or all full (normal people) and explained how there’s nothing inside of the sociopath– she’s just a shell- and the few flakes in there are feelings she has for herself.

  90. Janna
    05/10/2013 at 12:37 am

    Troy explains how he got the JA exclusive interview. Wow!! I’d sure be interested in knowing what information he was holding in confidence all these months. Hmmmmm …

    http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/22211896/2013/05/09/troy-explains-how-he-got-the-jodi-arias-exclusive#.UYxqgOpF2vA.twitter

    • 05/10/2013 at 12:43 am

      just more of her game playing crap #so over it.

    • Kristy
      05/10/2013 at 12:44 am

      Most likely some BS crapola that JA put out herself.

    • Janna
      05/10/2013 at 1:06 am

      If I was a member of the Alexander family, I’d be fuming about this Troy reporter. Very insensitive to do the interview within minutes of the verdict and how about having the human decency to put the victim’s family ahead of greedy news reporting.

      • 05/10/2013 at 1:10 am

        100% agree with you on that Janna.

      • Janna
        05/10/2013 at 2:08 am

        Thank you Syn. I’m not a crime expert or psychology aficionado; just a person who’s become passionate about the State of Arizona v. Jodi Arias Trial for reasons I don’t always understand.

        Watching the Alexander family and desperately wanting to see justice has consumed more hours than I care to count. On a personal level, it troubles me that a news reporter in Arizona fell prey to the games of a psychopath at the expense of the Travis Alexander family. I say this because it seems that words spoken by Arias in the Fox interview have directly contributed to another substantial delay in court proceedings.

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 2:03 am

      I wonder what he’s not revealing. And why is he being loyal to this cold hearted killer?

  91. truejustice
    05/10/2013 at 12:54 am

    do they have the whole interview yet — tried to watch the snippets on the fox site but it’s the same 2 or three snippets over and over and over ug. Someone said youtube but I couldnt find it

  92. 05/10/2013 at 12:55 am

    LIR hasn’t had a chance to read posts since about 8pm EST, but today’s events remind me that Justice4Travis may have to dodge wobbles, but we don’t fall down. Keep the Faith!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq0OQBdIhsc

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 1:58 am

      Very cute! And such a good saying to remember throughout this game of life.

      Ty for that video!

    • Anna
      05/10/2013 at 2:33 pm

      LOL awesome reminder…used to say this all the time…Thanks LIR! 🙂

  93. MAGLD
    05/10/2013 at 3:12 am

    GUILTY-PREMED MURDER 1——–Defendant’s response????——-Can’t see this behavoir coming from anyone who is/has been suffering from DV/PTSD or even ‘the fog’!!! She certainly DOES NOT suffer from low self esteem. PLUS, she seems to remember things from her past and presents herself as a self assured individual with a motive and a plan!! She articulates as having given much thought to her answers. She is stoic and careful with her emotions. That aside, she looks into the camera and CHOOSES to remind the world of HER agenda which is to disparage Travis’s name yet again. I doubt she has sold her soul to the devil. This woman has no soul,no respect for Travis or his family and further proves her feelings towards Travis to be pure ‘hatred’….. Why does she hate Travis so much ????perhaps because she just couldn’t manipulate him?????So, there goes her journey to project her selfish and vindictive onto him by taking advantage of him.! We cannot understand her because we cannot imagine ourselves
    behaving with such hatred and violence against someone who is the complete opposite.She is skillful in the manner in which she manipulates. Now she wants to manipulate us, the justice system and the world for that matter. She is challenging us all!!
    Do we really know how to handle evil when it visits itself upon us?

    • 05/10/2013 at 5:17 am

      Do we really know how to handle evil when it visits itself upon us?

      No. Very few do because very few can truly accept it walk amoung us in the guise of banality. Some may believe it exists, but expect it in a very easily recognisable form.

      True evil will always disguise itself in a chameleon, changeling form or by definition it would not be evil. The bible warns us of this but nobody is paying attention (and no I am not by any means espousing a structured religious ideology just pointing out the facts.)

      • ringadingding
        05/10/2013 at 10:08 am

        Evil walks among us “…in the guise of banality.” Syn, in case I haven’t said it already, I appreciate your posts soooo much.

      • Anna
        05/10/2013 at 2:37 pm

        [[[wow Syn…a bible ref? didn’t think you did for some reason…. 🙂 wonder how many of us peeps here do…the croc man had some nice things to say along this line in my very humble opinion….]]]

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 9:12 am

      Really well said!

  94. Bethany
    05/10/2013 at 3:46 am

    I don’t know whether this is actually jodi or not…probably not though since she’s in a prison psych ward but its interesting nonetheless from @Justice4TravisA: The convicted Murderer is tweeting once again. I wonder who the “tweet manager” is this time around? http://t.co/lsyGlqJnqf
    If it is really her she is completely narcissistic and needs to be put on death row or solitary confinement now!!

    • truejustice
      05/10/2013 at 11:44 am

      it’s most likely not . Posting stuff like Donovan Beiring is my Baby daddy .

  95. MMD
    05/10/2013 at 4:58 am

    Don’t know if this was posted earlier but couldn’t sleep.

    Court is CANCELLED UNTIL WED because of DR. HORN’s schedule. Apparently it was the first time he was available. Said yesterday, JA’s is putting 1,000’s of peoples’ lives on hold and all have more important thing to be doing.!!!!

    • 05/10/2013 at 5:25 am

      I hope this is accurate. Would be a far better reason than Jodistein having any part in it at all. Still not convinced, seems Dr Horn could find others to stand in for him in most other things, can’t imagine he would be spending a prolonged period on the stand. But …. definitely could be true …. other MEs may have heavy case loads too or he may have other court appearances sheduled.

    • Janna
      05/10/2013 at 5:32 am

      Dr. Horn was in the courthouse today for the Aggravation phase fully prepared to testify. Things happened. Court was cancelled. JA is under suicide watch for 72 hours. The good-looking Dr. is not available again until Wednesday.

      • 05/10/2013 at 5:35 am

        ok now that makes sense.. so still left with Jodistein likely having a hand in initial cancellation ..until proven otherwise.

      • Janna
        05/10/2013 at 5:44 am

        Sherriff Joe put her in a psych unit because of the words she used in the Fox interview about wanting the Death Penalty …. and death is the ultimate freedom (don’t ya know).

  96. Janna
    05/10/2013 at 5:20 am

    Was Jodi Arias lying in the post-conviction interview? This CIA Deception Expert gives his opinion.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2369021279001/was-jodi-arias-lying-in-post-conviction-interview/?playlist_id=921261890001

    • 05/10/2013 at 5:33 am

      yup all about manipulating (controlling) perception.

      • Janna
        05/10/2013 at 6:01 am

        Syn – sent you a reply above. Last time I checked it was #251

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 9:22 am

      Ty for that Janna! That was very interesting to hear from a top expert!

  97. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 5:51 am

    comment from today’s NY Daily news:

    NOSFERATU7 hours ago
    Throw her in the cell with a length of rope, razor blades, rat poison, a gun with one bullet loaded and the book “Russian Roulette for Beginners”.

    • 05/10/2013 at 6:02 am

      yeah.. then we’d have proof the wanting to die is total crap.. cos none of it would be used.

    • Anna
      05/10/2013 at 2:38 pm

      ROTFLMAO yet again…tanks Roberto!!!

    • Lisa M
      05/10/2013 at 6:15 pm

      Lol!

  98. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 6:04 am

    Az is lining them up! Also from today’s paper:

    Bruce McCullough, 66, was tracked down and detained in San Diego last Thursday after he started using his real identity again.
    His 20-year-old lover, Donna Smith, was found dead in March 1976 at the home they shared in Tuscon, Ariz Arrested last week, McCullough is now in custody awaiting extradition to Arizona where he faces a charge of first-degree murder,

    • 05/10/2013 at 6:11 am

      Juan????

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 6:15 am

        I dont know if Tuscon is same jurisdiction you know what I’m saying. The killer you know what I’m saying..she went down you know what I’m saying and she ugh you know aht I’m saying

      • 05/10/2013 at 6:29 am

        NO!!! I don’t know what your are friggin saying!!! Can you string a freakin sentence together??? Just one would be good!!!! Just ONE!!!!

      • renae
        05/10/2013 at 4:09 pm

        Tuscon is not in Maricopa county. Not same juristiction

  99. 05/10/2013 at 6:10 am

    Janna :
    Syn – sent you a reply above. Last time I checked it was #251

    Janna just went up and squizzed… you dont have to be an expert in behaviour or psychology. Just need to know a few things to watch out for and then you put that with your common sense. logic and life experiences… and all kinds of doors suddenly fling open and the insights flood in. 😀 The key being…. recognise the cues and dare to voice “something rotten this way comes”. Identifying the rot is the first step..without it no progression can follow 😉

  100. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 6:13 am

    Monsters among us, indeed. This poor girl. The horror sh’e seen of life.

    “Michelle Knight went through hell even before she was kidnapped off a Cleveland street and imprisoned as a sex slave for nearly 11 harrowing years.

    A year before her August 2002 disappearance, Knight was gang-raped while in junior high school and bore a child as a result of the ordeal,….Then, when Knight was at her lowest, Ariel Castro slithered into her life, police say”.

    • 05/10/2013 at 6:31 am

      is this one of the 3 girls found???

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 6:33 am

        yes

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 6:35 am

        Doc Janeen!!!! That ROR test again!!!

    • 05/10/2013 at 6:39 am

      shaking my head! how we all seem to let insignificant things dominate our lives… when others are truly living a life of hell through no fault of their own. Really makes me appreciate what I have.

      The trial Donchais will cover next… this poor girl, what Travis endured those last 106 seconds. Truly beyond words… literally beyond words!!

      • ringadingding
        05/10/2013 at 10:22 am

        Yes, and I go back and forth all the time as to whether or not to follow these horrors…until I realize that we have to bear witness for the sake of the victims. If it were someone I loved, I wouldn’t want others to turn away just because it ruins their day to know what happened.

  101. 05/10/2013 at 6:57 am

    Syn if you’re still here, half time and Bombers 4 points down 😫

    • 05/10/2013 at 7:04 am

      omg I need to go watch… good call ….. cos I’m seething after hearing post below. Thanks Essem!!

  102. 05/10/2013 at 7:03 am

    OT… but I just listened to the Amanda Berry 911 call and what the heck was up with that despatcher???? He needs to go back for training or sacked! Here she is telling him she has just escaped after 10 years being kidnapped and he’s like “Well the cops are on there way talk to them when they get there.. cya”

    I’ve seen a bunch of 911 shows real call, real despatchers.. and they HELP the caller… this girl just escaped from 10 years captivity, desperate to get help.. and gets a cold collours despatcher like that who lacked any empathy whatsoever????? Even if he didn’t believe her… he should have ACTed like he did until the police arrived and could verify one way or the other. Outrageous!!

    You’ve probably all heard it before. but I hadn’t… here it is anyway.. sorry it’s totally OT I know.. but needed to vent!

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/05/listen_to_amanda_berrys_franti.html

    • 05/10/2013 at 7:28 am

      We had one in Philly, the kids name was Eddie Pollack 911 operator hung up on callers because they were too frantic. My hood.

      • Dewey
        05/10/2013 at 7:42 am

        OMG bubble, I remember that.

      • Dewey
        05/10/2013 at 7:44 am

        the kid on the church steps right?

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 8:25 am

      I remember saying to my wife, thank god that person wasn’t on the 911 calsl during the 9/11 attacks when people were so desperate. There were some real pros at work that day.

      • ringadingding
        05/10/2013 at 10:25 am

        The man who helped Amanda escape also called 9-1-1 and said he got a “moron” on the other end, too. I can’t help but think that they are treated this way because of their zip code…an automatic discount by operators when their calls come in. I doubt that a caller from an affluent neighborhood would have been treated this poorly.

    • kristin
      05/10/2013 at 5:19 pm

      That dispatcher acted like a real asshole. A 911 dispatcher is a very serious and important job that requires compassion. I’ve seen several murder mysteries where a 911 dispatcher has completely drop the ball which led to people dying. He needs to be fired and w the same callousness he treated Amanda Berry.

  103. 05/10/2013 at 7:30 am

    BREAKING NEWS: America’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio bested by America’s Sweetheart Jodi Arias
    (Arizona)
    The Maricopa County Sheriff known for his tough tactics with inmates surrendered all authority today to convicted killer, and etiquette maven Jodi Arias, and offered a tearful apology for the suffering and injustice she has endured.

    “To miss Arias, and ALL victims of domestic violence, I beg for forgiveness…” A somber Arpaio told throngs of Arias fans from all over the world.

    A muted prosecutor Juan Martinez remained silent in the stocks since the newly named Minister of Propaganda, DonoMan Bering, had him placed there immediately after the Whole State of Arizona surrendered all their rights and common sense.

    Miss Arias is soon expected to jettison her Minister of Proaganda for a better looking upwardly mobile human of either sex, just as soon as she convenes her first cabinet of makeup.

    • 05/10/2013 at 7:36 am

      Bubble… I love the Minister of Propaganda!!!! well I love it all but that in particular!!

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 8:28 am

      LOL!!!!

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 10:23 am

      Told ya upstairs that you had outdone yourself with this one bubble! 😀

  104. Dewey
    05/10/2013 at 7:44 am

    morning all

    • 05/10/2013 at 7:58 am

      evening/morning Dewey! ***waves*** 😀

      • Dewey
        05/10/2013 at 7:59 am

        sorry syn, forgot its not morning for everyone 🙂

      • 05/10/2013 at 8:01 am

        no worries!! I understand!!

  105. 05/10/2013 at 7:45 am

    Thanks Syn, did you catch this one? Or these two?

    pic.twitter.com/23SSm2qJap

    http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/starwars/pages/jabba-the-hutt.shtml

    • 05/10/2013 at 8:00 am

      LOL Bubble… seriously.. have you ever seen anything like that donoman?

      As for the pic of the Nurm… it’s quite possible he posed for the template for Jabba! Uncanny!!

      • Dewey
        05/10/2013 at 8:04 am

        google a picture of the character of Newman from the Jerry Seinfeld show…Its donoman!

      • 05/10/2013 at 8:06 am

        hahaha no need to google.. I know who Neuman is… lol!!!! they’d certainly make a great couple.. I wonder if when Donoman got arrested they had to check her gender physically before knowing which section of the jail to send it too.

  106. Dewey
    05/10/2013 at 8:08 am

    Its like Pat from saturday Night Live! Do you know that character played by Julia Sweeney?

    • 05/10/2013 at 8:09 am

      No.. that I would have to google.

    • 05/10/2013 at 8:18 am

      LOL I just looked.. now I think you re being mean to Pat… at least she is kinda endearing.. well by the pics I found anyhow.. can’t really say there’s much endearing about D’man

    • Lisa M
      05/10/2013 at 6:13 pm

      Yes I remember Pat! And I have to agree with Syn, that’s more of an insult to Pat!

  107. 05/10/2013 at 8:12 am

    @Dewey I met one of my best friends for life when we both showed up for a gangfight. Why? A wrong look. From a guy across the street in Cheltenham, to a bunch of guys in Fox Chase. They had beaten a buddy of ours unconscious. Two or three years later Eddie happened. On the same spot we showed up for the gangfight.

  108. Allison
    05/10/2013 at 8:13 am

    truejustice :
    Much of it will be unsealed after the trial. Some automatically – some media will petition for. There be some stuff that stays sealed due to appeals process – but an appeal does not allow new info.

    I just LOVE this site. You guys are so knowledgeable and explain things that a “simple” person like me can understand. THANKS sooooooo much.

  109. Dewey
    05/10/2013 at 8:15 am

    So sad what has happened to northeast philly over the years Bubble.

    • 05/10/2013 at 8:23 am

      Tell me about it. I was driven out by The Element. Kids with kids. I called them the N word. And they were white.

  110. 05/10/2013 at 8:28 am

    bubble if you can… possible 2 send me a link on this Eddie call you are talking about? ant info would do… you have me interested

    • 05/10/2013 at 8:29 am

      *any info that should be, soz

  111. 05/10/2013 at 8:34 am

    Essem… cats looked pretty awesome. Good to see a fast paced game too!

  112. 05/10/2013 at 8:39 am

    Syn, Eddie Polec, Philly…I couldn’t find the actual 911 calls. But there is a buttload of info on the case. Happened in ’94. We used to fight them in ’86.

    • 05/10/2013 at 8:43 am

      thanks Bubble sorry forgot you put his surname earlier.. thank you

    • 05/10/2013 at 9:00 am

      Bubble found a good article re the 911 calls. just shaking my head.. just shaking my head!!!!

  113. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 8:39 am

    The call wobo made to the reporter is still rolling around my head. As she “is a person of her word” she says.The cadences as Syntara said are the SAME as the call she made to Travis after she killed him. My lordy lord what a creature.

    • 05/10/2013 at 8:54 am

      Rhobherr what I wonder is how many times did she practice it.. shows how important it was to her, to get it just right. You have to wonder.. ok.. why was it so important she practiced it?

      That in itself is telling.

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 8:58 am

        yes yes yes I think it was practiced in her head many times..both calls..she had to get it “right’ without pausing for reflection or creation..it had to sound “normal”

      • 05/10/2013 at 9:01 am

        so why.. why was it so important to her?

      • ringadingding
        05/10/2013 at 10:35 am

        Hmmmm….I’m wondering if she practiced it so that she could be sure to come across as an equal or better to the reporter–a media colleague offering a professional courtesy. She couldn’t allow herself to sound like a common defendant about to learn her fate, filled with uncertainty and groveling for attention. Just a thought…

  114. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 8:45 am

    btw-a newcomer post 226 above has some questions but I didn’t really know the answers except maybe the first one. If anyone can help her, she’s up there.

  115. Dewey
    05/10/2013 at 8:52 am

    Hi Debra from above. Cant answer your questions but hopefully someone else can as I would like to know as well.

  116. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 8:55 am

    A Juanarism from January:

    “She rewarded that love from Travis Alexander by sticking a knife in his chest,” Martinez said in his opening statement. “And you know he was a good man, according to her. And with regard to being a good man, well, she slit his throat as a reward for being a good man. And in terms of these blessings, well, she knocked the blessings out of him by putting a bullet in his head.”.

    • 05/10/2013 at 8:59 am

      oh no.. she rewarded him by sending him to salvation by slitting his neck open.

      • Anna
        05/10/2013 at 2:43 pm

        oh, man………….gee gollickers………..i had not gone here yet (obviously i haven’t been able to pay close attention lately, but i think Syn is right…goodgoshallmighty)

  117. 05/10/2013 at 9:11 am

    Robert in Rotterdam :
    yes yes yes I think it was practiced in her head many times..both calls..she had to get it “right’ without pausing for reflection or creation..it had to sound “normal”

    Syntara: so why.. why was it so important to her?

    I think the key is in this line

    “If it’s first degree for some reason come down straight away”

    for some reason

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 9:14 am

      oh I thought you meant why the “tone” of each call. I think she may have guessed that they would put her in a different place if she “talked” suicide. But it could be something she found out about the system or the process and she went into action. Im dying to know frankly.

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 9:16 am

        I also hope we get an accounting of how she got to sit and give an interview after being convicted of first degree murder.Poor old Dr. Murray got dragged in cuffs out of the courtroom and she sits and chats with a favorite reporter? wtf?

      • 05/10/2013 at 9:18 am

        yeah.. considering Ritanita’s post… it seems that reference was deliberate. Did you see Rita’s post??

    • Kristi
      05/10/2013 at 10:12 am

      I believe Jodi is firmly convinced that she is brilliant, beautiful, sophisticated and unique on a level far above most humans. The tone on the voice mail strikes me as just another way she is trying to demonstrate her self perceived control and intelligence. Like her misuse of words like edify, everyone else knows its not right but she believes it demonstrates her superior intellect. Doesn’t it seem like whatever situation she finds herself in, she casts herself in a role far different that she really is? She was a slut, but she portrays herself as a religious person who only had 4 boyfriends. She is a HS dropout waitress, but self identifies as a photographer, entrepreneur and artist. Until recently, I’m sure no one bought any “art” from her. She is a prisoner, but in her mind, she is a high powered lawyer and PR manager so the voice mail fits the role.. Remember in the mom’s letter to Judge Duncan, when she said that Jodi helps the other prisoners by teaching them and singing to them? Again, she is a prisoner but views herself as some benevolent teacher. She cast Travis as her co-star, counterpart to the photographer entrepreneur character, but when he didn’t want the role, he had to be punished. He was already dead to her because he wasn’t in her production, so her motivation was to punish, hence the 29 stab wounds. I think it’s far more deeply psychopathic that the run of the mill girl gets jealous, doesn’t want anyone else to have him. Jealousy is an emotion……I don’t think she has those. What do you guys think?

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 10:27 am

        well I’m with you all the way, although somewhere in her need to dominate and control is a capacity for jealousy. I think she hates and feels jealous.Two pretty strong emotions.

      • Jill
        05/10/2013 at 12:05 pm

        Well said kristi! I agree …,u put into words what my mind was thinking but I couldn’t articulate. She thinks she is high and mighty above all else (her attorneys, the judge, the reporter, the jury, the media, and the world in general)

      • Lisa M
        05/10/2013 at 6:10 pm

        I agree with what you said about her belief of herself as more sophisticated, intelligent, talented , etc than everyone else. Definitely. That’s why it was so laughable when her DT said she had low self-esteem.

  118. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 9:11 am

    Syntara :
    so why.. why was it so important to her?

    so that she doesnt sound like shes making it up as she goes along? So that she sounds confident and on top of things?

  119. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 9:22 am

    Time magazine is listing the 5 most shocking moments of the trial and abc is listing the 9 most shocking. Ok soon we’ll have the 6 thru 8 most shocking from someone else….

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 10:29 am

      😆

  120. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 9:24 am

    Syntara :
    yeah.. considering Ritanita’s post… it seems that reference was deliberate. Did you see Rita’s post??

    probably what put it in my head

  121. 05/10/2013 at 9:33 am

    Lisa M :
    She’s not duping me. I just find it hard to comprehend the depth of her evil.

    LisaM the process you are following.. believe it or not.. is exactly the steps many people take when coming to terms with these people. I so often read your posts and I think.. “wow LisaM you don’t know how amazing it is to see you trying to process this.”

    Where you are now.. with thinking she might actually believe it… is EXACTLY where so many people trying to come to terms with a disordered mind such as Jodi’s get “stuck’ too. It is a legitimate question that naturally arises from an enquiring mind needing to understand it.

    I too went there. So do not think for a moment I do not know where you are in the process i DO!!!! I have since found out it’s an important piece of the puzzle for many many others as well.

  122. 05/10/2013 at 9:41 am

    @Syn why i’m outraged at the 911 operator who fielded the call from Berry in Ohio. How is it I know more than her?

  123. Jay
    05/10/2013 at 9:42 am

    This may be the reason court was suddenly stopped yesterday:

    By Chris Cole and Yihyun Jeong
    The Arizona Republic-12 News Breaking News Team
    Thu May 9, 2013 4:32 PM
    A Phoenix man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of tweeting a bomb threat Wednesday during the Jodi Arias trial, authorities said.

    Laquint H. Cherry, 18, was booked into jail on suspicion of acts related to terrorism, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

    The Sheriff’s Office began investigating after the tweet said a bomb would denote in the courthouse at 1 p.m. Thursday during hearings for Arias, and that cops would be killed.

    http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20130509mcso-investigating-potential-phoenix-bomb-threat-abrk.html

    • 05/10/2013 at 9:47 am

      but wouldn’t they have evacuated the building rather than the attorneys et al be kept in there if that was the reason? From what I gleaned (perhaps erroneously) the most important people in the case were kept inside the court. Not sure that makes sense to me.. but maybe they have different reactions to a bomb threat than I would have anticipated.

  124. Anonymous
    05/10/2013 at 10:08 am

    Don’t know if this has been answered yet, I need to catch up on posts from this morning …last night fox or HLN played the message she made to the reporter. She spoke very quickly. It was placed right before she was to go into the courtroom to hear the verdict. She told him that if it was 1st degree, she wanted the interview that day. If it was 2nd degree, she would wait for the interview after the sentencing phase. She already had it all planned out. How in the world did she get access to a cell phone or any phone to make that call if she was waiting for her sentencing. There must be big bucks involved here, In Florida, if you are in jail, you need to have the receipient of the call signed up and pay to be able to receive calls from the jail. How did she commander this? Just asking…

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 10:30 am

      you are not the only one asking and I hope some reporter in AZ gets on the ball

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 10:36 am

      If you see the link above, the call was made on May 5th and left on the reporter’s voicemail. That was a Sunday night so it was prior to her receiving the verdict. She probably found out how less restrictive the psych ward was and wanted to go there. It was all cleared through the sheriff and court.

      We are still a bit away from the sentencing. Still have to get through the agravator stage yet………………. and at the rate we’re going, could be a while! 😦 Hope that helps. Here’s the link explaining it all.

      http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/22211896/2013/05/09/troy-explains-how-he-got-the-jodi-arias-exclusive#.UYxqgOpF2vA.twitter

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 10:50 am

        something still stinks with this story. A convict can summon a reporter and through use of code words, arrange a different setting for themselve? Why aren’t all the prisoners claiming they are suicidal if the accomodations are so much better in the suicide watch corner?

    • Jay
      05/10/2013 at 10:41 am

      Until she was declared guilty she had phone rights, like other defendants. Murder defendants are allocated a certain number of hours a week — that was how she was able to pass comments to be tweeted to Donovan. Now, presumably, she has no direct access to the outside world, except through her attorneys.

  125. chloe1011
    05/10/2013 at 10:33 am

    Never mind……sorry for taking up so much space.

  126. MMD
    05/10/2013 at 10:38 am

    Morning all – ****waves********* and {{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}} to all. Anyone around????

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 10:39 am

      hello MMD!!!!!!! welcome to the frustrated crowd

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 10:46 am

        I even posted a comment during the night cause I woke up thinking about this damn case. Totally pissed me off!!!! I should just be pleased that she got 1st degree but noooooooooooooooo I’m gonna drive myself nuts until she gets the DP and I don’t even believe in it, except for her!!!! 😯

  127. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 10:38 am

    from today’s Los Angeles Times:

    “In a major case of academic poaching involving crosstown rivals, USC has lured away two prominent neuroscientists from UCLA with a promise to expand their internationally renowned lab that uses brain imaging techniques to study Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, autism and other disorders.
    .
    Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson will move to the USC Keck School of Medicine campus next fall, along with scores of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staffers who now work at UCLA’s Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, known as LONI…”

    maybe they will expand to include a “looney” for the wobos of the world

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 10:40 am

      Morning darlin’ – how are things in windmill and tulip land?????????

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 10:44 am

        lovely as I’m sure PEI is at this time of year

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 10:49 am

        yes it is and so far, not a crappy raining spring like last year. Grass is green, property is all cleaned up, trees are in bud and lobster season is on!!!!!! 😀

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 10:44 am

      So glad that you spelled looney correctly and didn’t confuse it with our $1 coin (loonie)

    • Jay
      05/10/2013 at 10:54 am

      Good luck to them in their new digs — in Boyle Heights. Hopefully we don’t see them listed in a future LA Times articles as victims of a violent crime..Over the last three months, Boyle Heights averaged 7.6 violent crimes and 33.2 property crimes per week.

      Also let’s hope we don’t see those faces on the witness stand as experts in a hokum criminal defense trial.

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 11:12 am

        I was thinking ..WHY would someone want to go from Westwood to Boyle Hts? Or from UCLA to USC? I guess these brainiacs muct know a lot more than me.

  128. Anonymous
    05/10/2013 at 10:42 am

    Head hanging in shame…..should have read posts before asking questions…thank you for the answer. She is such a conniving biatch. She already had it figured out….her plan B. She doesn’t do anything that is not calculated out ahead of time.

  129. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 10:52 am

    the idea of wobo “arranging” with the reporter ahead of time, I mean whats with that? If she had “arranged” a steak dinner out would they have allowed that also since “it was arranged’?

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 10:58 am

      wtf knows. It seems as if what JA wants, she gets and it sickens me!!!! I really didn’t want to have to use my hurl bucket this early 😦

    • Anna
      05/10/2013 at 2:48 pm

      she’s realizing her “15 minutes” (we all wish) is nearly up and will grab at anything to be heard and seen until she has to stay all by her lonesome in a small room for 23 hours a day playing with her navel fuzz. Psychyward much funner right now…maybe even druuuuugs.

  130. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 10:54 am

    Someone posted that the Sheriff throws FOX TV a bone now and again, but has no one jumped on him for this if its him? No one in AZ?

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 10:56 am

      Apparently more than a bone – seems he is quite tight with Faux News. 😉

    • Jay
      05/10/2013 at 11:01 am

      The someone was me, and no, don’t expect the media there to upset the applecart, because to do so they’d have to point out their own complicity in that arrangement, or a can of worms for previous quid pro quos.

      And there’s no way a TV news team with cameras and technicians and assistants gets into that jail for an interview without approval higher up — and the Sheriff was on site at the jailhouse that day, according to HLN commentary — he was expected to have a news conference after the verdict, but I don’t know if that happened or not.

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 11:05 am

        Sorry I didn’t give you credit Jay! Presser didn’t take place and he was also supposed to appear on NG and didn’t.

  131. MMD
    05/10/2013 at 10:55 am

    Robert – Have you read Wendy Murphy’s book yet? I still can’t get beyond the fact that Bill O’Reilly wrote the foreword. Apparently though, after I read it, I’m gonna be transformed. 😯

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 11:05 am

      Yes. I’m a slow reader. It took me an hour and a half.

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 11:07 am

        😆 Well, it’s certainly not what I expected. I figured it would be something of substance. Obviously I was wrong!!! 😉

  132. CC ...
    05/10/2013 at 10:59 am

    Robert in Rotterdam :
    I also hope we get an accounting of how she got to sit and give an interview after being convicted of first degree murder.Poor old Dr. Murray got dragged in cuffs out of the courtroom and she sits and chats with a favorite reporter? wtf?

    WTF indeed! And it was permitted by the “tough” sheriff — something is rotten in Denmark … there may be something in the background to all of this we are not privy to. I have my own opinions of the good sheriff and since it is not the predominant one on here I will keep them to myself but I absolutely blame him and his office for permitting this interview in the first place. And I wish someone would ask him, on the record, why he permitted this of a CONVICTED criminal. I don’t care if she arranged the voicemail before — fine, she was not convicted then but after the verdict? Uh uh … that was BS.

    Off soapbox now, sorry.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 11:04 am

      hey! whats a sandbox without a soapbox? Up top I just put that “something stinks” with this interview and I’m with you hoping we get a good clean accounting of it.

      • CC ...
        05/10/2013 at 11:06 am

        Thank you, doll. 🙂

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 11:11 am

      Judge Michael Pastor pretty much sums it up. He would never have put up with any of these shenanigans!!! Judge Stephens is pathetic and a wuss!!!

  133. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 11:02 am

    ringadingding :
    The man who helped Amanda escape also called 9-1-1 and said he got a “moron” on the other end, too. I can’t help but think that they are treated this way because of their zicode…an automatic discount by operators when their calls come in. I doubt that a caller from an affluent neighborhood would have been treated this poorly.

    Wouldn’t surprise me. I remember years ago being in south central Los Angeles in a house that was on a street being “watched over” by the police because of some business going on. We heard 2 gun shots and ran outside. Apparently one of the neighbor’s dogs ‘came towards’ the officer.Now I didnt see it. Could have been dangerous etc etc.But I remember thinking at that moment that it would never have happened that way in Beverly Hills or Pacific Palisades or Bel Air. Shooting to kill would not have been the first response.

    • Jay
      05/10/2013 at 11:21 am

      Ya gets what ya pays for —
      The average yearly salary for 911 Operator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is $29,064. Max salary is 34,193.

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 11:25 am

        I know more than one recent college grad, and 2 recent law school grads that would grab it; thats how bad it is.; The people hiring have the same mentality as th people they hire is my guess.

  134. Jay
    05/10/2013 at 11:12 am

    Dismissed Juror #8 not surprised by verdict:
    (you gotta get past the ad first… but some interesting stuff)

    http://www.azcentral.com/video/2366976303001

    Oh yeah, he’s getting together with Mikee Daniels later for celebration drinks.. (## devilish wink ##)

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 11:19 am

      “I knew what was coming”….guess there were a few wink winks going on when no one was “talking” to each other

      • ringadingding
        05/10/2013 at 12:21 pm

        Oh boy…I can just see it now. A motion for mistrial. Inappropriate and prejudicial eyebrow movements between jurors. It was good to hear from him, but I sort of wish he wouldn’t have spoken until after sentencing.

  135. Margie
    05/10/2013 at 11:16 am

    Has there been any speculation what the “off the record” information was that the reporter says he had to keep secret in order to get the after verdict interview? He was also supposed to keep secret the letter that was written to him from jail. Then he revealed it after he did the interview. I’m guessing the “off the record” stuff is some ticking time bomb that she has planted to have detonate only if she needs some information to “leak” to help her cause. I can’t help but think that it’s yet some other way to sully Travis’ reputation.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 11:22 am

      she probably duped the reporter; he’s Samuels and LaLa redux. There is nothing she could possibly say about anything that would have any credibility anywhere, so maybe she gave the reporter one of her specials.

    • Jay
      05/10/2013 at 11:26 am

      A copy of her new as yet UN-patented formula for scented Jodi-Jell KY jelly?
      (sorry.. couldn’t resist)

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 11:29 am

        now you’re on the right track!

    • HJ Madison
      05/10/2013 at 11:43 am

      It was all her way of ingratiating herself into his world … she stroked his “integrity”. “I am a woman of my word (ie… so are you and you better not fail me now). She had to get out all that shite she spewed because time is limited now. Further, did you notice how she rattled off ALL the evidence her crappy state-paid lawyers refused to use? Photo’s of bruises, of TA doing naughty things. She is such a whore on so many levels!

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 12:01 pm

        Maybe the jurors needed a couple of days to think about wobo’s latest move (assume cruelty): DP or LWOP? Well she “says” she wants this, but we know she wants “that” and she’s “trying” to piss us off so that we’ll “really” go for what she “doesn’t” want
        Maybe “they” said, hell gimme a few days.:).

        I mean her rush to the microphone and her malicious and delusional spittle is her latest and – hopefully last – time to “beat ya” – as Syntara says.

      • Margie
        05/10/2013 at 1:50 pm

        I must have missed the part where she talked about evidence her lawyers refused to use. Off to Google…

  136. MMD
    05/10/2013 at 11:29 am

    JA – there’s someone I would like you to meet and get to know REALLY well 😈 Maybe ya can compare your knife skills!

    O.J. Simpson Looks For Second Chance, Asking For New Trial In Las Vegas
    Posted on May 10, 2013 @ 7:23AM

    From the Dream Team to the Hack Pack?

    That’s what O.J. Simpson claims: The former football great — who wants a new trial or amended plea deal — is slated to attend a five-day hearing next week in Las Vegas County District Court, in which he’ll testify how his former lawyer Yale Galanter gave him poor legal advice regarding his 2007 run-in with two men in Las Vegas, as well as the trial stemming from the incident.

    He said Galanter’s repeated mistakes in the case ultimately led to his armed robbery and kidnapping conviction the following year.

    The NFL hall-of-famer claims the Florida lawyer, who he paid $700,000 for his services, told him prior to the confrontation that as long as he didn’t trespass or touch anyone, he wasn’t breaking the law. Galanter also failed to tell him testifying on his own behalf could help his case — Simpson never took the stand in the trial — and that prosecutors were offering him a plea deal at one point in the trial, Simpson said in a 94-page request.

    “Had I understood that there was an actual chance of conviction, I would have accepted such an offer,” said Simpson.

    Galanter also bungled the football great’s 2010 appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, Simpson said. The 65-year-old remains locked up in Sin City on a nine-to-33-year sentence, and isn’t eligible for parole for another five years.

    Chief deputy district attorney H. Leon Simon said the evidence in the 2007 case was more than sufficient to garner a conviction, and that Simpson shouldn’t get a new trial.

    Simpson, who was acquitted in 1995 in the double murder of ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, shopped a book called If I Did It — a hypothetical walk-through of the gruesome crime he claimed he “absolutely, 100 percent” didn’t commit — in 2006, just a year before the latest arrest.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 11:33 am

      another one who can’t stand being out of the limelight. I remember my day at his trial. When jury was in slumped shoulders, head down. When they left he was Mr Grgarious, with big smile, and literally took over the court space and loved every second of it

      They are out there;they do exist;beware

  137. Susanne Fischer
    05/10/2013 at 11:36 am

    Hi All,

    Firstly, thank you donchais, for your perfection in reporting the daily court proceedings.
    I have been lurkng for quite awhile now and have never posted before but would like to say a few things regarding JA and her inevitable guilty verdict.

    I think we need to drop this *subject*, she is a has-been. She has (Thank God) been found guilty of her crimes and will undoubtedly pay the ultimate price. Yet, she so feebly tries to manipulate her punishment by doing the Fox 10 interview. I did read that had she been a confirmed state prisoner, the interview would not have been allowed.

    I believe the less attention we pay to JA, the more belittled she will feel. She is now grasping at straws to remain in the limelight – JA lives for this attention and we are unfortunately providing that to her. Let her go – she is evil, and she is a done deal. Travis Alexander and his family have won, and doesn’t the little lady well realize that now. She will continue to spread her venom to anyone that will pay attention to her. This is her total focus in life now , she has nothing else left.

    Let’s not continue to be victms of JA.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 3:09 pm

      Hello Susanne, welcome to the sandbox where you feel the sand, not just look at it from the sidewalk!

      So lets get this straight–your FIRST comment is to tell US not to comment anymore? Us? Been here months, appointments missed, relationships shakened up, meals and obligations and projects out the window, to be here. But, you have decided that we should quit – today – because otherwise we will “continue to be vistims” of wobo?

      Hahhahahahahahahahah Know what Im saying?Hahahaha Know what I’m saying? yeah, becaus…. hahaha ..know what I’m saying?

      • Moon
        05/10/2013 at 4:03 pm

        i know i know!! g1 robert!!

    • kristin
      05/10/2013 at 5:30 pm

      I’ll go cold turkey after penalty phase!

  138. HJ Madison
    05/10/2013 at 11:36 am

    ~~~~Greetings All!~~~~

    In the voicemail WOBO tells the reporter to meet her at the jail, not the courthouse, even tells him what time they get back (6:00- 6:30). I think Sheriff Joe showed up to help orchestrate that interview and had to make up a reason for being there — Nancy Grace took the bait saying he was going to give a presser and she was going to interview him. Never happened. Her lawyers went into a tirade learning of the interview, no doubt adding another infuriating episode to their (lawyers and WOBO) long list. My guess, she fires them, does the interview, then begs for them to come back. The Judge only cares about preventing reversal, so she puts it all on hold and tells them all to work it out. My guess, we carry on with the same cast of characters next week. IMHO ….

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 11:42 am

      well you’re on the case! Its also consistent with what Jay said. The Sheriff and Fox in bed together. Hope SOME national news does its job. Not holding my breath.

      • 05/10/2013 at 11:46 am

        Good!! Don’t want you turning blue and passing out at the computer you might get banned by “she who must be obeyed” 😛

    • Jay
      05/10/2013 at 11:45 am

      HJ – her new defense team just announced!

      Here they are, getting ready for their first meeting with Arias:

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 11:51 am

        Hahaha Put a wig on one of them, and we’d have a short called “Experts on the way”

      • HJ Madison
        05/10/2013 at 11:53 am

        How you make me laugh! I hope the WOBO has success manipulating this team!

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 11:49 am

      also -legal beagles correct me -its not so easy to “fire” your lawyer or “quit” the case. Its a whole process of submission, in support reasons etc and then a court appearance before the Judge. Somehow, its wobo acting like Leona Helmsley at her prime and pulling something. We’ve seen that Judge Stephens is not one to push aside even the whisper of words like “sidebar” or “approach,” So somehow, I bet words like “suicide” and “fire” would light the Judge up the same.

  139. 05/10/2013 at 11:50 am

    Wow, I just watched some of her post-conviction interview and she’s a real piece of work. Atta girl, Jodi–stick to your guns and refuse to take responsibility for anything–it’s always everybody else’s fault. However, Jodi, dear, you did get one thing absolutely wrong–society doesn’t persecute people like you, society PROSECUTES people like you.

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 11:59 am

      Good one and hopefully executes!!!

  140. truejustice
    05/10/2013 at 11:51 am

    Anyone have a link to the Full post conviction interview w/ fox ?

    • 05/10/2013 at 11:57 am

      http://www.myfoxphoenix.com. It’s a 9-part interview or so. I only got through 4–I was too nauseated to finish

      • truejustice
        05/10/2013 at 11:59 am

        thx 🙂

    • GN5020
      05/10/2013 at 12:09 pm

      Also on YouTube — almost complete (36 minutes when Hayden said he interviewed her for 45)

      • truejustice
        05/10/2013 at 12:11 pm

        Thanks! !!!!!

      • Jill
        05/10/2013 at 12:55 pm

        It seems like they keep repeating the same couple interviews over and over.

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 7:15 pm

        As far as I’m concerned, she wants the DP, let’s give her what she wants. After all she has said it for 5 years so JA – say no to any appeals and just die!

  141. 05/10/2013 at 11:52 am

    One thing good about these days off.. might give Juan time to go over this interview and have it all ready for the mitigation phase. Assuming after this fiasco everything does return to as planned on Wednesday.

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 12:00 pm

      Darlin’ pay attention – he’s on his HONEYMOON!!!!! 😯

      • 05/10/2013 at 12:01 pm

        well obviously without YOU!

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 12:02 pm

      Plus he was already prepared 5 minutes after the interview was aired. Have you ever seen him when he is not over prepared?????? Truly????? He is so good at what he does I hope he never leaves the prosecutors office.

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 12:33 pm

        It’s one of the reasons I don’t like those “for governor” or “for president” signs that the “original” boob tube reported on people doing. A lot of lawyers–and most of the talking heads on TV- pass through the DA office for the “experience” and then go and make big bucks. Some stay of course as a career, and a very few stay as top notch prosecutors for quite awhile. Juan strikes me as the kind of guy who likes what he’s doing.
        (.A very good prosecutor,, Mary Jo White who served in NYC is now a commish on the SEC).

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 12:44 pm

        I hope he retires from there. He sure as hell isn’t doing it for the money, just the love of justice and doing the right thing. If he hasn’t moved after 25+ years, I don’t see him doing it unless he simply burns out or wants to slow down.

        He’s truly the American dream. A kid born in Mexico, grew up in the States and now is doing what he loves. We all should be so lucky!!!

    • HJ Madison
      05/10/2013 at 12:02 pm

      You know … I bet he does not use it. He doesn’t need it, refering to it gives it “authenticity” and may be seen (not by us, but a panel of less involved judges) as a way of inflaming the jury. All of their hard work and diligence and this is how she responds?

      • 05/10/2013 at 12:04 pm

        He may use the twits regarding the trial. Proving to the jury how little respect they have for them and the process.

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 12:06 pm

        I bet he doesn’t either but I agree with Syn about the twits.

      • HJ Madison
        05/10/2013 at 12:10 pm

        Totally! If he can actually connect her to them! Anything she said at anytime post “miranda warnings” (which was just before Flores talked to her, July of 2008). He needs to show the contempt she has for the process.

    • Anna
      05/10/2013 at 2:53 pm

      wow….ditto to MMD…Juan is a winner in every way, but he is salt of this here earth and I am thankful for him!!!!

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 6:35 pm

        I think we all are Anna! 😀 especially the family’s of the victims he has and will represent. Simply no one better!!!

  142. truejustice
    05/10/2013 at 11:54 am

    did they/ are they having a private hearing today ?? or an error ??

    5/10/2013 012 – ME: Trial – Party (001) 5/10/2013

    • HJ Madison
      05/10/2013 at 12:06 pm

      Could be to deal with that motion to video tape impact statements.

  143. MMD
    05/10/2013 at 12:03 pm

    Syntara :
    well obviously without YOU!

    He’s in the bathroom. Ya know men, reading material and bathrooms 😉

    • 05/10/2013 at 12:06 pm

      surrrre .. can’t squirm out of it now .. we’ve heard that kind of stuff before!

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 12:07 pm

        WTH am I trying to squirm out of darlin’ – enlighten me please 🙂

      • 05/10/2013 at 12:08 pm

        oh… you pulling a jodi??? claiming fog???

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 12:11 pm

        No I’m not claiming a fog, I’m just stating the truth. He IS a man after all. Besides you saw the pictures. And did I tell ya, he just loves my kids 🙂 Definitely a keeper :grin

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 12:12 pm

        I’m laughing so hard and my dogs are just looking at me with WTF is wrong with her looks!!!! Truly funny to see their faces.

  144. 05/10/2013 at 12:14 pm

    MMD :
    I’m laughing so hard and my dogs are just looking at me with WTF is wrong with her looks!!!! Truly funny to see their faces.

    Ohhhhhhhh so your dogs are there on your honeymoon too????? of course how silly of me.. everyone takes their dogs on honeymoon don’t they???

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 12:18 pm

      Hey darlin’, love me, love my dogs!!! End of story!!! They NEVER let me down and I got my first one as a husband replacement. Best thing I ever did!!! FACT!!!!! 😀

      • 05/10/2013 at 12:19 pm

        you got your first one as a husband REPLACEMENT… again.. might I remind you.. honeymoon = husband replacing juan already????

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 12:26 pm

        Darlin’ pay attention!!! 🙄 I replaced my ex with my first ever dog. Best thing I ever did! Now my first born has long since gone to wait for me above, I have since gotten numerous other dogs. Anyone and everyone who knows me, knows that “love me, love my dogs”. And they always do. Plus if they can’t go, I don’t go. Really very simple dear. You have been so busy educating us, that you have lost the grasp of the simple things like MMD + kids + JM = sheer heaven and bliss, especially on JM’s part!!!! He’s never had it so good!!!!

      • 05/10/2013 at 12:30 pm

        yes dear… not been taking your pills lately I see.

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 12:32 pm

        Well darlin’ it’s been fun but must run – a late nooner 😀

      • Family of Law
        05/10/2013 at 12:52 pm

        You two are giving me the giggles….

  145. 05/10/2013 at 12:23 pm

    HJ Madison :
    Totally! If he can actually connect her to them! Anything she said at anytime post “miranda warnings” (which was just before Flores talked to her, July of 2008). He needs to show the contempt she has for the process.

    Well in that interview there is things like that.. that is what I would be expect him to consider using. If he can use anything like that he will.. and this gives him a good amount of time to deem it relevant or dismiss it.

  146. ringadingding
    05/10/2013 at 12:29 pm

    Maybe the interview was allowed because they (the state and law enforcement) knew it would provide more evidence later on, if needed, to show what she’s really about (no remorse, intent to destroy Travis’ reputation, a cold calculating mind). You know, give her enough rope….

    • ringadingding
      05/10/2013 at 12:30 pm

      Okay…I see comments above that say the same thing. Sorry for the duplicate.

  147. 05/10/2013 at 12:30 pm

    chloe1011 :
    Never mind……sorry for taking up so much space.

    Chloe…
    B the avatar I think you fuirst posted as anonymous,? If I’m right no need to apologize for taking up room. :)!!
    And youre absolutely right. Calls from inmates have to be collect. They can’t just pick up and dial… I’d like to know who accepted charges on voice mail

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 12:33 pm

      me too, since he said specifically that she left it on his voice mail, not that he taped her call!!!

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 12:37 pm

        there are better reporters in this sandbox than in Maricopa County

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 12:36 pm

      Deco – don’t they also have an approved call list? Whoa – that might explain it. That’s what OJ used to do. Call his secretary and she would forward his call on to whomever he wanted to talk to. Betcha that’s exactly what happened 😯 She probably went through DonoMan!

      • 05/10/2013 at 1:28 pm

        MMD, .. Yup , people have to be on an. approved call list. And 3 way calls are not allowed. But that can be the only way she could have gotten through to his voicemail, Maybe she had the station’s number on her list and whoever answers the phone transferred her call to reporter’s VM? But would the jail,approve a news outlet? The whole thing stinks.
        Please say Hi to Juan for me and enjoy your sunshiny spring weekend.give the kids an extra treat too. Thanks. 🙂

    • HJ Madison
      05/10/2013 at 12:36 pm

      Hey Deco … jail is a little different in every county. Here, jail inmates can make calls on a pre-paid calling card. Or, they do a crazy bounce around where they get someone to collect the charge and then 3-way conference to a 3rd number.

      • 05/10/2013 at 1:32 pm

        HJ. INn Florida, in the recent past, it was always a collect call. The 3 way was a no-no but I guess you could get around it. ( Knowing this information from personal experience isn’t something Im happy about. Ugh. )

  148. Jill
    05/10/2013 at 12:35 pm

    I am so angry! I just watched wobo’s after verdict interview for like the third time..and, WHY is she allowed access to the daily newspaper?

    Omg, that is so wrong! So, she has been able to read comments and news stories about her case all throughout the trial? Can someone please tell me why that is allowed?

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 12:37 pm

      probably because she hadn’t been convicted yet. Probably a different story now!!!

    • HJ Madison
      05/10/2013 at 12:39 pm

      Because she is in jail — not prison. Lots of folks in jail are there for minor things. Or, are innocent. So, the jail is a totally different place than prison, where only convicted people are housed.

  149. Family of Law
    05/10/2013 at 12:40 pm

    Debra :
    Never posted before, have always read this site though and seems to have the best info! So now that I can breathe that the verdict was right!…… I am nervous and have a few questions… 1. If jodi is in physcho (however u spell it) ward can the verdict be overturned in any way due to convicted being “mentally ill”? I mean like immediately? 2. Does she HAVE to be present during penalty phase or can they do it without her? 3. If she has to be there, can they push it along, basically tell her to deal and just do it? 4. This crap about victim impact statements being taped, what are the chances? If she has been found guilty come on, can they say “too bad! You have got to listen!” I mean, how does that taint the jury? Isn’t that a frigging right to speak that is owed to the victims family? And/or if it is allowed, once she is sentenced do they then get the opportunity to speak to her in court? I am just so frustrated! I understand that anybody that was just found guilty would be suicidal or whatever, but when do you draw the line, tell the guilty to put on their big girl panties, shut the f up and take the punishment??!!!! Thank you all for helping me out through this trial, even though I was silent I found a lot of comfort from this site!

    Welcome! You’ve asked a lot of great Q’s! I’m not sure about the answers to all of them, but here’s what I understand.
    1. There is a big difference in being diagnosed with a mental disorder (such as BPD, ASPD, etc) and being “legally insane”. An “Insanity plea”, means the defendant has been found incompetant to stand trial- JA has NOT met any criteria that proves she was or is mentally incompetent. She has proven quite the opposite. The guilty verdict stands regardless.
    2. The defendant must be present in the courtroom for the penalty phase.
    3. My guess is that she wanted this reaction and consequence to her interview, she wanted the psych evaluation, it’s only a delay “sympathy tactic”, very premeditated, IMO. They’ll wheel her into that courtroom if necessary.
    4. The DT has the right to file as many bogus motions as they want, but it is highly likely the judge will not grant it. My guess is, JA told her her attorneys to file it.

    I hope this helps, and if I’m incorrect on these answers, or unclear… We have a lot of smart peeps here that can add or correct.

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 1:03 pm

      Hi, I understand all the answers you gave. Ty. I just disagree (I’m being facetious here) with the part where u say they’ll just wheel her into the courtroom if they have to. We all know the judge wouldn’t allow that. It’d b too prejudicial.

      Seriously, though, Ty for your answers. Especially to number one, it makes me feel better.

      • Family of Law
        05/10/2013 at 1:06 pm

        Hey Jill- lol! I like the idea of her being wheeled in “Hannibal Lector” style! Oh ya, that really would be “prejudicial”! Fingers crossed, that Wednesday goes through without any more of her sick ploys!

      • Jill
        05/10/2013 at 1:54 pm

        Thats funny! I like that idea too! We should b so lucky to see that!

  150. 05/10/2013 at 12:43 pm

    Heloooooooo FOL!! soo glad you answered this for Debra been hoping someone would.

    • Family of Law
      05/10/2013 at 12:51 pm

      Good EVENING Syn!!!!! I’m just now catching up! You’ve all been busy, and I spent for coffee time watching the vids of her voicemail, and reading that letter to Ryan Burns!!! OMG!

      • 05/10/2013 at 12:55 pm

        OMG is right.. particularly the ‘Travis was never in danger from me” mind boggling does she really think by saying this rubbish connections aren’t made? Amazing how these people think words mean more than actions.

        But they all do. It’s another trait they share. Very odd.. but it’s because they believe more in lies than truth and don’t realise the rest of us look to actions behind the words not just the words. Well the thinkers amoungst us do.

      • Family of Law
        05/10/2013 at 1:03 pm

        You should know, I read the letter doing my best “Syn impression”- tried to just do as you do, reading it from an analytical point of view… EPIC FAIL, on my part! Gaaaaawd! I was so freaked out!!! Yes, that line really gave me chills about Travis only being in spiritual danger with her! Jaysus!

      • Moon
        05/10/2013 at 1:50 pm

        that line is so haunting, and so chilling! he was in danger of her in every way possilbe

  151. HJ Madison
    05/10/2013 at 12:53 pm

    I just want to say, I have never ever been in jail (well, unless you call this obsession-worthy trial “jail”). I did once do a bunch of research on the penal system in the US. I even met and interviewed a woman who murdered who husband as a “crime of passion”. Just sayin’ because I would hate for you all to think something else!

  152. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 12:54 pm

    Damn! DamnDamn. WHY did I look at the fuckin FOX interview?????????Why? I read the posts. I read the news. But nooooooooooooooooooooI had to LOOK. Well, this is like the “photos” of wobo in the raw. Same sort of skanky feel.

    I lasted up to the 5 min mark when she said shit about Juan.I’m out of there. As Bert Lahr said in Wizard of Oz–the nerrrrrrvvvvvveeeeee!

    Also Fox announced that this guy was the “only reporter in the world”: that talked to her. So, when she asked for death, you’d think–you’d hope?-that the only reporter in the world would have pinned her down to passing on appeals etc etc. Gilmore stuff. But nooooooooooooooooo! He asked HER what SHE wishes for Travis’s family?????????????????????????

    FOX splices it up all night and gives out snippets! They sell more ads! Sheriff Joe is running for reelection aint he? Needs dough from us! Holycow

    . Where are the wanna be national reporters? Oh yeah Sitting next to each other on chairs in the street, and acting like they were thousands of miles apart.Probably grateful the Sheriff lets them sit in the street and validates their parking bills.

    • 05/10/2013 at 12:59 pm

      LOLOL Robherr.. are you turning blue???? BREATHE!!!!!!!!!!

      It’s faux news dear.. don’t go getting delusional on me now!!!! You must know what they are like! Murdoch.. and yes I do apologise for him being one of my fellow countrymen and I do apologise that we seem to have unwittingly unleashed him onto the world at large.

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 1:04 pm

        I know, I am outta here now. Wife expects dinner! Its 7pm. WTH. Part of the gig. See you all later. Breathe breathe breathe…..

      • 05/10/2013 at 1:05 pm

        yes breathe!!! and enjoy and nice relaxing meal with your wife! 😀

      • Beans
        05/10/2013 at 1:34 pm

        yeah, you so owe us for murdoch that i’m sending you bieber. enjoy and there’s no need to thank me.

  153. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 1:02 pm

    MMD :
    I
    He’s truly the American dream. A kid born in Mexico, grew up in the States and now is doing what he loves. We all should be so lucky!!!

    This is the only meaning I have ever thought meant anything about the “american dream” and he sure seems to fit that meaning.

  154. Anonymous
    05/10/2013 at 1:08 pm

    actress!!!!! IF you really wanted to kill yourself, you would tell the “psychologists” I’m fine, I was just sad for a moment, I’m not going to kill myself & then you would QUITLY carry it out! people that WANT to kill themselves DONT talk about it because they don’t want anyone to get in their way…she’s faking & controlling everyone once again

  155. 05/10/2013 at 1:14 pm

    Did anybody notice Grandma Arias or whatever her name is sprinting around the jail parking lot after the verdict came down? She reminds me of an elderly mob boss on trial trying to gain sympathy by coming into the courtroom in a wheelchair and lugging an oxygen tank. It appears as if Stabby comes from a long line of manipulators.

    • Dewey
      05/10/2013 at 1:35 pm

      manipulators with longevity!

      • 05/10/2013 at 1:38 pm

        lol

  156. 05/10/2013 at 1:15 pm

    Family of Law :
    You should know, I read the letter doing my best “Syn impression”- tried to just do as you do, reading it from an analytical point of view… EPIC FAIL, on my part! Gaaaaawd! I was so freaked out!!! Yes, that line really gave me chills about Travis only being in spiritual danger with her! Jaysus!

    LOL it is very very very hard to do with her stuff. I have to say I’ve had a LOT of practice prior to this trial (as you might imagine) and Jodstein still manages to occasionally jolt me out of analytical mode and I find myself having to digest something.. before I am able to once again consciously re-enter the necessary “zone”.

    So I fully understand your epic fail and please do not feel it negatively reflects on you in ANY way That you tried but were incapable of overlooking her evil is testament to your good character!! I applaud it.. (for what that’s worth).

    • Family of Law
      05/10/2013 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks Syn- I REALLY did try! Having your years of study and practice is the only way anyone could begin to unravel that unholy she-devil! I’m in utter awe of your abilities to help us try to understand.
      What did you think of the CIA analysts take on her FOX interview? I think you and he would have a really fascinating convo over martinis!

      • 05/10/2013 at 1:31 pm

        Well if you noticed my earlier posts to questions re “dupers delight” once I knew what they meant.. I explained it is colloquial for controlling perception. Which is exactly what that ex FBI guy explained. So I felt he reached the same conclusion as I but he from analysing her lies.. me by analysing her behaviour and mind set.

  157. MMD
    05/10/2013 at 1:16 pm

    OT but everyone knows how I feel about John Goodman :devil: Goodman and Black deserved each other!!!

    Attorney Roy Black withdraws from polo mogul John Goodman case

    By Daphne Duret

    Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

    Famed attorney Roy Black has filed a motion to withdraw from the John Goodman case, according to paperwork filed with the Palm Beach County clerk’s office this morning.

    Black and Mark A.J. Shapiro, who both helped the polo mogul get a new trial in the death of Scott Patrick Wilson, stated in court records in Palm Beach County Court they have concluded their representation of Goodman.

    In addition to Black and Shapiro, attorney and jury consultant Joshua Dubin, who worked with Goodman’s defense team through most of his first trial in March 2012, has also stepped down from the case. His request to withdraw also came this morning.

    According to the court records, two other members of Goodman’s legal team, West Palm Beach attorneys Guy Fronstin and Doug Duncan, are still representing him.

    Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath on Friday vacated Goodman’s 2012 conviction and 16-year prison sentence in the death of Wilson, the University of Central Florida grad who drowned after Goodman’s Bentley crashed into Wilson’s Hyundai and flipped it into a Wellington canal.

    Colbath overturned the conviction based on charges of juror misconduct against Dennis DeMartin, who, among other things, held back during jury selection the fact that his ex-wife had once been arrested for DUI.

    A hint of the split between Black and Goodman’s camp came with the announcement of the new trial, as Black issued his own statement regarding the decision Friday separately from a Goodman family spokesperson, who followed with another statement later in the evening.

    Although Colbath’s decision has cleared the way for a new trial for the Texas heir, there’s still some paperwork and legal maneuvering standing between him and more relaxed pre-trial release conditions.

    • Moon
      05/10/2013 at 2:00 pm

      That John Goodman is such a POMPUS ASS! He thinks his money can buy him responsibility/accountability. I watched the tru-tv coverage of this trial … he is disgusting!

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 6:28 pm

        I think that’s the problem. He’s running out of money since the adoption of his g/f was rejected. He now has no access to that $300M plus he’s been paying sheriff deputies to guard him $2,000/day since he was convicted. His brother and sister had to come up with his bond cause he couldn’t do it plus he paid a crap load in legal fees already. I seem to remember he was way behind on child support payments as well. Also his insurance would have skyrocketed since they had to pay out $45M to the Wilson family. All in all, I think life is going downhill for Goodman. Ain’t it grand!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  158. 05/10/2013 at 1:36 pm

    Beans :
    yeah, you so owe us for murdoch that i’m sending you bieber. enjoy and there’s no need to thank me.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Beans
      05/10/2013 at 1:48 pm

      i’m jamming him in a box and securing it with duct tape as we speak. kudos to me: multi-tasker extraordinaire.

      • 05/10/2013 at 1:49 pm

        lol good seal it really well!!!!

  159. Moon
    05/10/2013 at 1:38 pm

    ***********good day ev1***********

    No leaks yet on yesterday’s fiasco??

    Just seems to me that it is so much more than her being on suicide watch.

    Why were there 8 security guards in there?
    Why did the families, attys. judge. jury, convicted murderer stay while ev1 else was thrown out?
    Why were the families given an admonishment not to speak about what happened?
    Why were the Alexander’s escorted out by security but the Arias family wasn’t?
    Why were the Arias’ overheard saying “oh i hope the jury didn’t hear that” “yep” “wow”?
    Why all the secrets? and why at this stage?
    Why is a CONVICTED CRUEL MURDERER still in charge?
    Why don’t they just make her show up in shackles and a straight jacket? Would that make the jury have more sympathy, since that’s what she’s going for?
    Why why why is she getting away with all of this?

    • Dewey
      05/10/2013 at 1:40 pm

      8 security guards and security escort? possibly a threat against the alexander’s?

    • 05/10/2013 at 1:43 pm

      yes well Moon.. anyone can come up with the darn questions…. 😛

      but can you give us the answers now????? cos we all wanna know!!!

      • Moon
        05/10/2013 at 1:56 pm

        wish i could!
        I would have loved to have watched her act out after the verdict, yelling at her attys! Then observe her after that stupid interview! I keep thinking (ok hoping) that maybe someone from the Arias side will speak out on what happened in court room. I hope the cameras were rolling and we are allowed to see that some day!

      • 05/10/2013 at 1:59 pm

        she didn’t need to act out.. remember she was thinking.. ” ha! you think you beat me… well I’m going to my interview now… how good am I? ” screw you!

    • Beans
      05/10/2013 at 2:02 pm

      we all want answer to these questions – sigh – my mighty heart is breaking.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 2:47 pm

      THIS is what I’m saying. On the case Moon on the case! Where are the nat’l reporters????(ps its all a scam)

    • Lisa M
      05/10/2013 at 4:07 pm

      Maybe the Arias family was talking about the Fox interview when they said “I hope the jury didn’t hear that?” Meaning they hoped the jurors didn’t hear what she said about wanting the death penalty?

  160. Moon
    05/10/2013 at 2:02 pm

    Is the evil one so feeble minded that she thinks this latest stunt will make the jury change their minds? evil, feeble, give her the needle!

  161. Dewey
    05/10/2013 at 2:05 pm

    She did her best to drag out the trial and eventually the verdict still came. She’s doing her best to drag out the sentencing, but eventually that will come too. Juan is a very patient man.

    • 05/10/2013 at 2:11 pm

      he may be.. but I ain’t!

  162. Beans
    05/10/2013 at 2:11 pm

    i’m packing it in for the day. have beers, BLT’s and a movie lined up. later Moon, g’day Syn, and everyone else. love this community.

    • 05/10/2013 at 2:12 pm

      cya beans.. I will be off for snooooooozin soon to so you have a good day!! 😀

    • Moon
      05/10/2013 at 2:18 pm

      enjoy, beans!

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 6:19 pm

      Sorry I missed ya Beans 😦

  163. Jill
    05/10/2013 at 2:15 pm

    Was just watching HLN and they are talking about the new movie that lifetime is making about jodi. Unfortunately, it is just going to feed into her narcissism all the more! And, they got a pretty actress to play her, so wobo will love that! The actress was interviewed and said jodi was intriguing to her, blah, blah, blah. Jodi is going to just love this! Which makes me all the angrier.

    • Dewey
      05/10/2013 at 2:17 pm

      and they think she’d really kill herself and miss all of this attention?

    • 05/10/2013 at 2:19 pm

      so long as she is locked in solitary 23 hours a day.. who cares.. it’s if she is out building her little minion army in LWOP section that it will really be annoying.. I think those 7 felony + premeds are DP votes in the bag.. but the other 5… well one or more might not want to give DP

      • Jill
        05/10/2013 at 2:26 pm

        Don’t those jailhouse women hate her? I don’t get how she gets such a jailhouse following?

      • 05/10/2013 at 2:30 pm

        did you see inside that jail.. with those two manipulators one sexual one more ‘intellectusl’… Jodi can convince lesser intellects she is very smart.. plus she is a sexual predator… she would have those women eating out of her hand.. and after a few years have such loyal minions around her nobody would be able to stand up to her.. lets hope if it is LWOP she gets somewhere that transfers her when they see this happening in her “pod”

      • Jill
        05/10/2013 at 2:34 pm

        Absolutely baffles me that none of the prisoners have caught on to her b.s.!

      • Lisa M
        05/10/2013 at 6:00 pm

        Syntara I’m kind of confused by the felony vs premeditated murder convictions.. Was there another way the jurors could vote for felony murder besides believing that she took the gun or knife? I thought they had to think she took his gun if they voted for felony murder and therefore maybe the five who only voted for premeditated murder just don’t think she stole anything from the house, ie the gun? Maybe I missed something? Did entering the home unlawfully or some other type of felony come into play re: the felony murder conviction?

  164. Moon
    05/10/2013 at 2:16 pm

    During the course of this trial… I have rescheduled the Dr. Appt in late March, 2x, the Dr. resched. it 1x. My updated appt? lol, May 15th!!! Do I dare call and reschedule this one

    • Dewey
      05/10/2013 at 2:22 pm

      depends on the time, court always starts late lol!

    • 05/10/2013 at 2:22 pm

      lol… just tell em you can’t be sitting waiting.. you gotta get in and out!

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 2:24 pm

      Oh no…u poor thing!
      Don’t let wobo win….u need to take care of yourself! keep your appt and watch it later on you tube!

    • Moon
      05/10/2013 at 2:31 pm

      Maybe I will have to get an ipad! maybe they will be at lunch break! i know there’s always you tube.. but that’s not the same!

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 6:16 pm

      Depends on the time. Remember it is going to be short and full of graphic testimony and they figured that yesterday they would be able to get to and even complete deliberations about the agravators and it was only starting at 1 AZ time. If it was me, hell no I wouldn’t miss it – dr would have to wait. :grin”

      But if it is about something important, then Moon of course you should go. Your health is more important than JA!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😯

  165. Jill
    05/10/2013 at 2:21 pm

    Within minutes of receiving a verdict of first degree, premeditated murder, it’s wonderful that wobo felt good enough to fix her makeup, put on lipgloss and conduct an interview. She is void of all human emotion. She is an absolute monster!

    • Dewey
      05/10/2013 at 2:25 pm

      not surprising at all. she’ll probably do a headstand before she gets the needle since there will be witnesses there.

      • Jill
        05/10/2013 at 2:27 pm

        Lol…
        .a headstand with lipstick on!

    • ringadingding
      05/10/2013 at 4:40 pm

      Well, to be honest, she was only convicted because of the way the law was written. You know, that technical mumbo jumbo about felony murder.

      • Jill
        05/10/2013 at 7:06 pm

        Oh, yes. I forgot about that. That’s right…who wrote that silly little law?

  166. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 2:41 pm

    “According to NBCNews.com, which obtained an early version of the script, the film will focus heavily on the riotous relationship between Arias and Travis Alexander which infamously ended in a day of sex, nude photos, and Alexander’s death.”

    One of the many shames of this forthcoming film on TV is that it buys wobos version of what happened that day. As far as the “legend” goes, they had sex that day. I still don’t believe they did. Makes it a very different film. I hope reruns of “Fatal Attraction” outplay it

    also, just saw in todays paper:

    “The daughter of Ariel Castro, the main suspect in the kidnapping and decade-long imprisonment of three Cleveland women, is serving 25 years in jail for slashing her baby daughter’s throat. Emily Castro was convicted in Indiana in February 2008 of trying to kill her 11-month-old daughter Janyla (who survived).”

    So this vermin who raped and sired a child with one of the girls and who punched one of the other kidnapped girls in the stomach to cause a miscarriage, was the father of a girl who tried to cut the throat of her new baby a few years ago. Now there is a young woman who does not deserve to be in prison, but in some kind of mental health care.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 2:44 pm

      ps: rushed through dinner;nothing of interest happened there

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 2:51 pm

      I hope their ratings will b bad. I, for one, will not watch that trash!

      That ‘vermin’ should b tortured to death. That’s strange about the daughter cuz I just saw his daughter on hln and she is disgusted by her dad and said she will never speak to him again and called him a monster. Maybe he has a few daughters.

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 2:56 pm

        yeah. imagine. poor things. a death of a thousand cuts would be too good for him

      • Jay
        05/10/2013 at 3:07 pm

        More then one daughter

    • Jay
      05/10/2013 at 3:06 pm

      It would be worth while to organize a letter writing & email campaign to the film producers threatening a sponsor boycott if they proceed

      On Dr Drew show he said, first prefacing his observation by stating he was in no way defending Castro, that it was reported Castro was abused as a child, and that kind of behavior tends to replicate itself, often producing monsters who do horrible things. Castro certainly abused the daughter, he is known to have beaten and assaulted the mother (dead now, not sure of the causes). Self perpetuating cycles of violence.

      • Jill
        05/10/2013 at 3:18 pm

        Yes, jay, I would happily sign it! Unfortunately, I think a lot of people are going to watch that movie….even like-minded people like us on this site…
        They already began filming if u can believe that!

        I’m still in shock over the whole Castro tragedy!

    • Lisa M
      05/10/2013 at 3:47 pm

      I agree with you, Robert, in that she was probably abused by her father too. But there are so many in prison who should be in mental health facilities or getting more than the minimal care they get in prison. And when people do heinous things like what she did society gets really angry when they’re given a break due to mental health reasons. I think the fact that she got 25 years at least gives her some possibility of a life after prison. One can only imagine the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father, but he may also have been abused as a child (as I believe he claims) and where do you draw the line? His other daughters seem relatively normal, so why did she do what she did? I guess it’s hard to speculate as we really don’t know any of the details, but it seems to me that these kids all had tough lives. I believe Castro’s ex-wife (who was beaten savagely by him and died last year) remarried a guy who was then convicted of abusing two of her children! So wow, could have been they went from the fire into the frying pan.

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 5:13 pm

        The issue has baffled many far longer than I’ll ever know, But in that case, my first thought was that she had been raped by her father and the baby was born as a result and she tried to kill her,It seemed like she was more sinned agianst than sinning

      • Lisa M
        05/10/2013 at 5:53 pm

        I thought of that too Robert. It seems that everything connected to that guy is just tragic and horrifying

  167. md_6953@hotmail.com
    05/10/2013 at 2:47 pm

    Hello all….has anyone heard what’s happening to Alyce LaToillette and Dr. Dum Dum….wonder what they’re up to and if they’ll be visiting the evil thing and bring gifts. Just wondering.
    ~~~~hugs and waves~~~~ from md in Massachusetts. Best.

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 2:54 pm

      go above to post 415.Short clip of them placed by Jay LaLa lost some weight but the rooster hair still works; Doc, a mess as always.

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 2:55 pm

      No, I’m curious about them, too.
      I hope their careers have been negatively affected!

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 2:58 pm

        well, we’re a mixed group. On a rating scale. I’d put curiosity about either of them at about 5001 of things I’m curious about right now.

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 3:09 pm

      Really, u don’t wonder how people reacted to them after their testimony? I really had a hatred for lala and would b interested to know if people around her believe she lost her integrity and turned their backs on her or not.

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 3:18 pm

        I think so too! I’ll devour written stuff in a few months about them when things settle down With them, the story doesn’t end with the sentencing like with wobo. Real impact will take a bit of time with them. I don’t think they are encountering the “norm” for them rught now.

  168. Nienna
  169. Nienna
    05/10/2013 at 2:48 pm
    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 2:59 pm

      helpfull; but dated. good effort.

    • Nienna
      05/10/2013 at 3:05 pm

      Sorry. Hadn’t read anything since yesterday afternoon. Still catching up! 🙂

      • Robert in Rotterdam
        05/10/2013 at 3:20 pm

        Hey! you came in the front door before you searched upstairs; nothing wrong with that.just nudging ya 🙂

    • 05/10/2013 at 4:15 pm

      I have nothing noteworthy to add.
      However I am going to spend some time on the phone trying to figure out how JA made that call to Fox.news reporter to arrange the interview.
      I am royally pissed off. I just asked someone about 3 way calls from jail/ prison. I was told they have a way of determining if that happens.
      “&My brain is scrambled”

  170. Nienna
    05/10/2013 at 3:05 pm

    BrightGirl and anyone else who’s interested in Katie Coolady – Kathy Monkman.

    Her sister was murdered, here are some links about it and a pic from Katie’s tweeter. Must read her impact statement from the second link! Phenomenal!!! Bless her and her work! May her sister rest in peace!

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1994-12-08/news/when-underwriters-become-undertakers-despite-glaring-warning-signs-the-insurers-approved-the-hefty-life-insurance-policy-and-gave-two-con-men-a-reason-to-kill/full/

    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2009/07/retarded_german_killer_rudi_ap.php

    Kathy Monkman‏@katiecoolady9 May
    I’m remembering my sister Cindy today. I have felt her near me this entire #jodiarias trial. One of many blessings. pic.twitter.com/GWvehDz5G1

    Sorry so many links Donchais!

  171. Robert in Rotterdam
    05/10/2013 at 3:12 pm

    Robert in Rotterdam :
    Hello Susanne, welcome to the sandbox where you feel the sand, not just look at it from the sidewalk!
    So lets get this straight–your FIRST comment is to tell US not to comment anymore? Us? Been here months, appointments missed, relationships shakened up, meals and obligations and projects out the window, to be here. But, you have decided that we should quit – today – because otherwise we will “continue to be vistims” of wobo?
    Hahhahahahahahahahah Know what Im saying?Hahahaha Know what I’m saying? yeah, becaus…. hahaha ..know what I’m saying?

    Posting because it was left many hours ago at #415,

  172. Anna
    05/10/2013 at 3:17 pm

    MMD :
    Darlin’ pay attention!!! I replaced my ex with my first ever dog. Best thing I ever did! Now my first born has long since gone to wait for me above, I have since gotten numerous other dogs. Anyone and everyone who knows me, knows that “love me, love my dogs”. And they always do. Plus if they can’t go, I don’t go. Really very simple dear. You have been so busy educating us, that you have lost the grasp of the simple things like MMD + kids + JM = sheer heaven and bliss, especially on JM’s part!!!! He’s never had it so good!!!!

    Oh, MMD, I did not know you lost your first born. I’m crying as I’ve just realized I know very little about everyone here cuz I haven’t paid enough attention. I just pop in and drop. lo siento. I just have a real sense (that my family here has been trying to understand, but I think now do) of something akin to kinship in this most marvelous sand pit. Maybe we’d all fight at a ‘family reunion’ but maybe not!?! We’ll prob never know (too bad the demon seed isn’t rich beyond her wildest so we could all sue her and go to Maui). I’m guessing that Rascal song Forever was good for you? By the way, did you know the Queen knighted Juan? He’s probably way too modest and humble to tell you until after the honeymoon….you know him 😉 {{{heart felt sympathy, always}}}

  173. SeniorMoments
    05/10/2013 at 3:20 pm

    A couple of things here…..Has anyone here commented on the part of the Fox interview where she is asked if she is aware of how involved the public is and what they think about her and the trial? She says she gets newspapers and to her it appears that the support is pretty even! I’m sure she also gets fed info from jodiariasisinnocent.com as well. Another feeding of her delusions!

    On a completely different topic…I cannot stand what I’ve seen of Nurmi, and can’t see that I would choose him as either a lawyer or a friend, but as someone who has fought weight issues all my life, I would not make his weight a factor in those choices. In recent years, I’ve had a lot of hair loss which is beyond my control, so I get uncomfortable with criticisms of Willmott’s bald spot as I spray fiber to cover mine! (I have no problem at all with ripping apart her lousy cross examinations or her girlfriend attitude with her client and twins-y dressing!)Most people, I believe, who wear glasses part time wear them for reading like I do. However, many younger folks do wear them for distance only! That MAY be the case for Arias. On the other hand, she may well be wearing them as “costume” to appear plain or “intelligent” (See basketball stars Chris Paul, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade!! ) Personally, that’s what I think, but I don’t know for sure! Because I am a senior with a very bad back, I use a shiny red scooter when I know I will either have to walk a distance of more than a block or will have to stand in a line to wait for something. Arias’ grandma may be faking it for sympathy…likely is, but given my situation, I tend to cut her some slack thinking that as a senior, she may have my same issues.

    All that paragraph is about is to celebrate this site, unlike others I have visited, for keeping comments pertinent to the case and not sliding into personal criticisms. Donchais, thank you for that, and for making this overweight, balding, near-sighted, back-stooping senior comfortable reading and occasionally posting here! And for the rest of you posters, thank you for listening and answering my questions even if I was late coming to this site! You are all so appreciated!

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 3:29 pm

      Well said!

      • SCK
        05/10/2013 at 5:28 pm

        Willmot didn’t have a bald spot — it was her grey roots showing. When someone would make mention of it, she’d color the roots.

  174. 05/10/2013 at 3:43 pm

    I missed all of the trial last week from tuesday thru friday. I am getting caught up on closing arguments today via youtube. Did anything happen on tuesday or wednesday that I should go back and watch?
    Oh what the hell….I will probably watch anyway ’cause that is how addicted I am
    😛

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 3:45 pm

      Exactly…lol

  175. 05/10/2013 at 3:50 pm

    I suffered thru all of Wormi’s closing and still never got the point he was trying to make. Maybe I just zoned out and missed it.

    • Jill
      05/10/2013 at 3:57 pm

      No, u were right the first time. He had no point…

    • Robert in Rotterdam
      05/10/2013 at 5:20 pm

      absolute torture. I posted but I’ll say it again–he sat there like a slob for 4 months and then said “ladies and gentlemen” about 48 times in his closing. For months he talked like someone coming out of a coma and in his closing he zipped about like an unartfull dodger. He not only doesnt know the meaning of the terms; he exemplifiesdthat lack by saying what they dont need or like to be called by someone who never acted like one himself.

  176. Lisa M
    05/10/2013 at 3:57 pm

    I have a couple of points to make. First, now that I’ve heard the recording of JA setting up her post-verdict interview it’s obvious she planned to do what she did so she could be taken out of general population and gum up the works of the penalty phase. So therefore everything she said was planned out, meaning she deliberately planned to lash out at the family, Juan, etc. (I know this is nothing you guys don’t already know!! 🙂 ) Which goes to show, as if we didn’t already know, how truly twisted she is. Her biggest concern was to make sure that she had a plan in place to let everyone know that she was still in charge and in control of her life and that they hadn’t won, to hurt the family and make false accusations against Juan, to insult Travis again, because don’t you know, it’s his fault that she’s in this mess? She was more concerned about “winning” than she was in the verdict itself.
    Secondly, karma’s a bitch. There was a psychologist on HLN who said that her days in the psych ward won’t be a picnic. She’ll be checked on every 15 minutes and can’t wear clothes. I honestly don’t think it’s going to be the happy place she’s expecting it to be. And he also said that this won’t go on indefinitely. So eventually, she will have to sit there for the penalty phase and Juan will use the interview against her to show that she has no remorse, will hurt the family any chance she gets. I just hope that this doesn’t happen again. I am still so outraged that this interview happened to begin with. It just goes to show the sorry state of victim rights in this country. I’m sure she’ll find some way to manipulate but only if she’s allowed to. What is wrong with the people that allowed this travesty to occur?

  177. Lisa M
    05/10/2013 at 4:01 pm

    And just one more thing. 🙂 I think Wilmott is the main force behind that motion to disallow the Alexander family to read their victim impact statements in court. She flinched when she head the gasp from the family. She was really annoyed by it. I don’t think the motion will be granted; I’ll be very surprised if it is, considering how unbelievably restrained the family has been. I hope I won’t have to eat my words.

    • 05/10/2013 at 4:06 pm

      I am afraid the motion will be granted. I mean this judge has bent over backwards for WoBo so far, why would she stop now
      😕

      • SCK
        05/10/2013 at 5:35 pm

        I don’t think it will be granted. Judge Stephens has denied every ridiculous motion for mistrial and this one stands in that category. I think Jodi probably pulled a public display of drama yesterday and they had no other option but to postpone because she refused to cooperate. Personally, they should leave her in her cell, restrained, with her face facing a monitor so that she is forced to hear what the Alexander family has to say…won’t change anything in her, but at least they will have the last word — as it should be.

  178. NancyB
    05/10/2013 at 4:09 pm

    Hi to ALL!

    WIS – Thank-you for your excellent multiple responses to my inquiry yesterday regarding the family’s victim impact statements and the defense’s motions. The clarity that your responses provide, as always, as an experienced attorney are always invaluable. I also very much appreciated the links to the law that you included.

    I read this article late last night and I was mind-blown!! The article by Kristina is excellent as always BUT the article from Psychology Today, that she referenced in her article was CHILLING. It really is a truly EXCELLENT descriptor of sociopath from one that is self identified as one.

    SYN – Please read this article that Kristina references and let us know your thoughts, please!

    http://kristinarandle.com/blog/jodi-arias-trial-the-true-nature-of-the-relationship-between-jodi-and-travis/#more-7896

  179. Lisa M
    05/10/2013 at 4:10 pm

    True, but Juan will fight it. I don’t know that much about it, but it really seems like it would break precedent. Why should she be given special treatment? The family has never behaved disrespectful to the court so they should be allowed this one small thing. It’s their right.

    • 05/10/2013 at 4:14 pm

      Oh I agree. Mr.M will fight tooth and nail for the family and their rights and I am trying very hard to have faith that he will win and the family can look her in the eye and tell her what they think.

  180. 05/10/2013 at 4:20 pm

    Do you think Sheriff Arpaio purposely put her psych ward as pay back for embarrassing him with the Fox interview or to take spotlight off him or even yet bc he’s had enuf of her shenanigans w Twitter?

    • Lisa M
      05/10/2013 at 5:49 pm

      Isn’t he in charge of the jail? Therefore he shouldn’t have allowed the interview to take place at all or should be firing whoever did.

      • 05/10/2013 at 6:27 pm

        Jay answered, I wasn’t sure.

        Also if she’s there sans clothes, she’s sure loving giving them a show…oh wait they’ve already seen and their eyes are still burning.

  181. 05/10/2013 at 4:26 pm

    Is she really on the psych ward? I heard just that she was on suicide watch or is that the same thing?

    • Jay
      05/10/2013 at 5:43 pm

      Same thing.

      • 05/10/2013 at 5:49 pm

        Thanks Jay

  182. Nienna
    05/10/2013 at 4:58 pm

    BrightGirl… I posted some info on Katie Coolady and her sister upstairs. It was in moderation for a while so FYI If you’re interested and missed it.

    • Nienna
      05/10/2013 at 4:58 pm

      Comment #555

    • 05/10/2013 at 6:28 pm

      Thank u, will check it out

  183. Randie
    05/10/2013 at 5:01 pm

    Here is something Travis wrote on May 18, 2008…he died 2 weeks later.

    http://travisalexander.blogspot.com/

  184. Jay
    05/10/2013 at 5:07 pm

    Re Victim Impact Statements —

    It’s not cut & dried that the family even wants to testify in court. That’s an emotionally wrenching experience they may want to avoid. Arizona gives victims the option not to testify at all, or submit a letter, or a video or voice recording.

    In all cases, the judge and lawyers discuss the testimony in advance with the victim(s) to make sure the content is acceptable. I don’t believe they are allowed to mention the defendent, or what they did – not even shake a finger at them – all possible grounds for death penalty reversal. Some prosecutors encourage victim statements, some don’t.

    It would be interesting to see what happened in that regard in other murder trials Martinez prosecuted

    • Anniefreeze
      05/10/2013 at 5:30 pm

      The size of ones memorial is a testament to a persons character. If the Alexander family could show the “legacy” web comments on paper to the jury, the remarkable fanned stack of paper will provide a tangible display of how much he was loved.

      If jodi gets death, the valid family and friends “legacy” comments will be minimal. 💉💉💉💉

    • NancyB
      05/10/2013 at 6:22 pm

      Hi Jay,
      Oh they DO! They have been working on their victim impact statements for more than 6 weeks!!!!

      • Jay
        05/10/2013 at 6:45 pm

        My heart goes out to them for every day they have to be in that courtroom…

  185. Anniefreeze
    05/10/2013 at 5:08 pm

    Jill :
    Absolutely baffles me that none of the prisoners have caught on to her b.s.!

    Those who end up in prison are not very bright. Dummies like her, anyone normal repels her.

  186. 05/10/2013 at 5:37 pm

    I’ve spoken to the Prosecuters office… (MMD, surprisingly Juan was away on vacation, but i left him a compliment before hanging up). the Maricopa sheriffs Office and various other offices. Mostonly had voice mail. When I did get a person on lin,e noone could give me an answer as to how JA made that phone call to Fox.
    HJ mentioned that it could have been three way call.. Jodi to Dono to fox.. Nope 3 ways are automatically disconnected.
    All I spoke to were very polite and when I asked extremely over the trial and calls re: JA .they talked a little but gave no info of course. I was to
    D to e,ail MC media office and see of they could answer. I really want to know how she made that call.
    I think I’ve crossed a boundary. I’m obsessing

    • SCK
      05/10/2013 at 5:42 pm

      Understanding is that she made the call on Sunday, May 5th before the verdict. She was allowed 16(?) hours of phone time a week until convicted.

      • 05/10/2013 at 5:56 pm

        Please explain how she was able to leave voicemail. She can ONLY make collect calls.

    • Lisa M
      05/10/2013 at 5:46 pm

      Well Deco you’re not the only one.

    • MMD
      05/10/2013 at 5:57 pm

      Tell Syn cause she won’t believe me. 😉 Anyway, I when I was talking about this upstairs I think it was more of a call forwarding a la OJ rather than a 3 way conversation. How are they going to know if it is call forwarded by say Dono if they only occasionally listen and tape? She could talk to Dono for a few minutes and then they’d put the call to whoever she wanted OR DonoMAN could have taped the message and played it onto the reporter’s voicemail. 💡 I think it was one of the two. What say you??????

      I’m so glad that everyone was so polite to you because they really have been swamped with calls but I’m make sure and tell JM. Thankfully word hasn’t gotten out to press yet about the nuptials. He would hate it if they were rude. 😉

      As for crossing a boundary, darlin’ you’ve simply joined the rest of us here on the dark side. It’s soooooo much better once you’ve really become obsessed because then we’re all on the same page, so to speak!!! 😀

      • 05/10/2013 at 6:05 pm

        Syn is well aware of the situation. She’s simply in denial. 🙂
        And my message for Juan
        was everyone at CHJ appreciated hm and the work he’s done for TA.
        Network… I was told the phone system picks up 3 ways or forwarding and immediately disconnects
        Love to the pups. 🙂

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 7:24 pm

        Deco – what do ya think about Dono taping the message and then she played it for the reporter’s voicemail? Since they can tell is a call is forwarded, that’s got to be the only answer. What do ya think?

        The pups send licks, kisses and sniffs back to you 😀

    • HJ Madison
      05/10/2013 at 5:57 pm

      You GO GIRL! I think you should express outrage! The other thing, WOBO has a ton of money on her account and has been ordering commissary for “less fortunate” inmates. I wonder if she was able to bribe one of them with a tasty treat, or even a guard.

      • 05/10/2013 at 6:24 pm

        Let me first explain typo above. I Sind Not say CHJ. I specially said Calls For Justice.
        I’m pretty much intolerant of people who lay blame elsewhere. The people I spoke to were worthy of respect and understood my inquiry.. They were however not allowed to comment If anyone’s is interested I can post the media office website I was referred to re the interview
        Did I mention above that they’re burned out after 4 months of this bbullshit and phone calls?

      • MMD
        05/10/2013 at 7:32 pm

        Wonder what happens to that money in her commissary account now that she is convicted and will probably be moved after she gets out of the psych ward?????????? Does that mean no more help for the “less fortunate inmates”? 😉 I just hope they take away her golf pencils cause she truly will suffer without them 😈

    • truejustice
      05/10/2013 at 6:34 pm

      Could have been the news station accepted her collect call ans transferred her into his voice mail.
      The jail does have pre-paid options – but I think those are an account paid for by person receiving the call. Station may have set one up in hopes to get the call.

      However . There are few tricks the inmates use : (dont ask how I know this – not me personally) .. 3 way calling by holding one phone up to another phone. Or my recording the message and playing it back . ??

  187. SCK
    05/10/2013 at 6:09 pm

    Deco :
    Please explain how she was able to leave voicemail. She can ONLY make collect calls.

    You shouldn’t have to make a “collect” call if it’s local.

    • truejustice
      05/10/2013 at 6:34 pm

      in jail local calls are collect too

  188. Debra
    05/10/2013 at 6:20 pm

    Thank ya’ll for answering my questions, especially the first one. I just have this nagging fear she is gonna figure out a way to get out of all this even though she’s been found guilty! I feel much better knowing the verdict stands. Two more silly questions though…. Once she has been sentenced, then can Her attorneys quit? I feel they want to be done with her! And like them or not I can’t imagine having to deal with her as much as they have! So once she is sentenced can they say good riddance!!??? Or must they stay as her counsel for the appeals and all we know she will do? I can’t imagine anyone else trying to help this person out in the future and I’d love to know the attorney who knows her case best according to her won’t help her in the future. Secondly, who the heck is going to speak on her behalf during penalty phase? Just her mom? Doesn’t seem she has any friends, they were all Travis’s, all she has is some old boyfriends, don’t think any if them will do it. It doesn’t seem as though she has had Anybody whatsoever on her side this trial! (Rightfully so, she’s a nut!) but seriously, whose gonna speak for her??!!! Donovan!!?!

    • Jay
      05/10/2013 at 6:52 pm

      Mom, Aunt, Granny, maybe her father, wheeled up with tubes attached… The boyfriend who gave her the gas cans. The childhood girlfriend who’s wedding she attended. Hell, maybe Dr Phil as tradeoff for death watch interview.

    • truejustice
      05/10/2013 at 7:15 pm

      1. These lawyers are done after sentencing (and some procedural wrap up stuff) . If she gets an automatic appeal the state will provide her with new – probably specializing in appeals. -Dont know if Life w/o get auto appeal or not – (should look that up hmmm) . If no automatic appeal she will have to find one that she can afford or who will pro-bono her case.

      2.. Good question. It seems like slim pickins.

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  190. LindaLou
    05/10/2013 at 7:30 pm

    Hello all, just visited the jackassisinnocent site. They are all in their glory, stating that based on what juror #8 said after the verdict, may be just what they need for appeal, sentence overturned, blah, blah, blah.

    I myself do wish he would have not said anything until this was all over.

  191. Gracerv7
    05/10/2013 at 7:35 pm

    He really didn’t say anything bad though. Just that he wasn’t surprised at the verdict. If he had admitted any wrong doing by the jurors I’d be worried but there was none. The people on the that are truly delusional.

  192. Gracerv7
    05/10/2013 at 7:36 pm

    Whoops…the people on her support site

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