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Jodi Arias Murder Trial – Penalty Phase Begins


What a trial nightmare!  Arias, Christian/Newsom and OJ all at the same time!  I’m tied up with Christian/Newsom, no time for OJ…will watch video later and my bestest buddy in crime graciously picked-up the slack for me in the Arias case.

The following entry is from ritanita, and very much appreciated!  Go ritanita!!!

Last time we saw Jodi in court, she was busy receiving her 1st degree murder verdict.  Since then, she’s been a regular whirlwind.

Let’s see, she gave an interview to her fave reporter, was shipped off to the psych ward for suicide watch, and is now housed in her home base, the Estrella jail.  She’s in a little cell in a new pod with the worst of the worst Estrella has to offer.  Shackles and belly chains are the order of the day.  I wonder if she’s missing her old buddies from the regular pod?

Meanwhile, she and her attorneys have had a couple of closed hearings with Judge Stephens.  Two members of the Alexander family attended a hearing along with Martinez and Flores as well.

Judge Stevens has put the kibosh on any future media interviews for the time being.

The mystery today will be whether she goes through the aggravation phase or decides to cop a plea to LWOP.  Oh, the drama!

Today, the court session only starts a little late.  Judge Stephens takes the bench at 1:10, EDT.  The jury is asked if they broke the rules.  There are no hands and the judge swears in a bailiff to protect the jury during deliberations.
The bailiff hands out instructions to the jury and the judge reads them aloud.  The instructions explain that they will decide if there is an aggravating factor which will send them into deliberations for life/death.  The jury can use all testimony and evidence already presented in the trial.  At this phase, they are not to consider the punishment.  Otherwise, the instructions are pretty much the same as for guilt phase deliberations.
Well, so much for a plea deal…
Juan Martinez begins his case by making his opening statement.
She made sure that she killed him by stabbing him over, and over, and over again by stabbing him before she shot him.  Travis felt extreme pain.  He was able to see, he was able to hear…
Nurmi objects… sidebar!
Poor Samantha, she is crying…
Juan mentions her faux suicide attempt…
Nurmi objects… sidebar!
She obtained a razor blade and cut her wrist and decided not to go forward because it “stung,” it “hurt.”  Travis Alexander suffered.
Objection… overruled.
Every time the blade went into his body it hurt, he was sitting in the shower and there were photographs being taken.  You see the lower quadrant of his body.  She took the knife and struck him three times in the chest while he was sitting down.  It was painful.  He suffered excruciating pain.  One hit him in his heart.  It cut the vein, it was just like a heart attack.
He was extremely afraid (objection… overruled).
DeMarte and Samuels discussed the fight or flight symptoms.  In this case, the person who was presented with these choices had to make a choice.  He could fight, or run.   He tries to reach up to take the knife away from her, his left hand…
Objection… side bar.
Ryan Burns said she was strong, he cut his hand as he sat there and grabbed the blade.  His right hand also gets cut.  After this, he gets up and goes to the sink.  He’s already hurting.  He has blood coming from his hands and chest.
He’s able to see the blood:  mental anguish and terrible pain.  He sees himself in the mirror (objection overruled).  He’s not only seeing himself, he’s able to see her (objection… side bar).  He saw her stabbing him in the head and the back and decides to flee.
He goes down the hall and finally made his rainbow in blood.  The last thing that Mr. Alexander felt was this knife, this woman, this blade coming towards him.  It was only death that relieved that pain and terror, and that is especially cruel.
Nurmi gets up to speak and says that they have to consider this was a cruel crime.  However, the question is not one of cruelty, we can all agree it was cruel.
Objection… sidebar
All premeditated murders are cruel.  The question is if it meets the definition of especially cruel.
The crime took place in 62 seconds.
There are 2 issues:  one is the pain Mr. Alexander suffered and did Miss Arias know that she was causing this.
The testimony of the specialists discussed the synapses in the brain, the perception of how the brains of both of them were working at this moment (fight or flight)  the State has not proven it’s case on this matter.
Is he trying to say that the convicted murderer was in a fog so she didn’t know she was being expecially cruel?
Martinez calls Dr. Kevin Horn, ME to the stand.
Sheesh!  Nurmi asks to approach!  Judge Stephens calls for a 10 minute break.
When the break is over, Martinez questions Dr. Horn.
What is it in the body that causes it to feel pain?  Damage to the nerve endings.
Exhibit 185 shows various wounds.  One of them pierced the heart.
What would it feel like to be stabbed in the heart?  Shortness of breath, pain, similar to a heart attack because the same nerve endings are being stimulated.
Exhibit 188: deep wound across the belly.  There are nerve endings there.
Exhibit 193: multiple stab wounds to upper back.  Impact the rib and spine.  There are nerve endings being severed and there is pain.
Exhibit 202:  goes into the deep muscle of the neck and impacts on spine.
Exhibit 200: A similar wound to the neck.  First one is deeper.  The first wound would be more painful as more nerves are severed.
Exhibit 185: (back of head)  There are nerve endings here.  Both impact the skull and there are divots in the skull.
Exhibit 182, Exhibit 180: (left hand)  They are defensive wounds.
Exhibit 170: (right hand) It is also wounded.
I miss the next number.  It is the neck wound.  There could have been more than one wound or decomposition that caused an irregular edge at the lower part of the wound.  Dr. Horn describes in detail the areas that were cut through.  When Dr. Horn is asked if Travis could have made noise after the wind pipe was cut through, Willmot objects and there is a bench conference.  The judge then sends the jury into the hall for a 2 minute recess.
This is excruciating for those watching.  There are tearful faces and looks of horror.  Many people in the gallery are looking down.  Jodi does her Cousin It imitation and dabs at her nose from time to time with a tissue.
Martinez’ final question was if Travis was alive when his throat was cut.  Horn answers yes.
Willmott gets up to cross.  She asked if Travis would have died quickly after the slash to the throat and Horn said he did.  He believes the gunshot was last.
The stab wound to the heart was fatal, but not as quick as the cut to the throat.
She gets him to say that the heart would beat faster and the blood would come out faster from the vena cava.
She brings up adrenalin.  It will rush through the head.  If Mr. Alexander is fearful, he is going to have adrenalin pumping.  She asks if adrenalin will cause a person not to feel pain.
Martinez objects… side bar.
Remember, Jennifer is asking leading questions and Dr. Horn is answering yes or no…  so far yes.
She goes back to the adrenalin caused by fight or flight and endorphins.   It’s a protective mode for our bodies to help us fight and focus on surviving.
Adrenalin will help a person’s heart pump faster, making it more rapidly fatal.
And, she’s finished.
Juan reminds us through Dr. Horn that Travis was alive when all the stabbing injuries occurred.  Even though the adrenalin is flowing people
can breathe and hear, assuming they are conscious.
Willmott objects and we go yet again to the bar at the side of the bench!
Martinez asks whether or not he was alive (shows picture of sink) at the sink.  Horn says he would have to be alive to stand and bleed at the sink.
If the individual is alive and can be standing at the sink and they are alive they can see and hear.  If he was alive at the sink and ends up at the hallway, and there is no evidence he was moved there, he can see, hear, breathe, think… and so on.
Just because adrenalin is present the nerve ending don’t go dead.  They can still feel.  Even with adrenalin being pumped through the system, the area of the heart would be in pain and could  be felt.
Dr. Horn explains that the irregular lower edge of the wound could mean overlapping cuts.
There is a juror question.  No, two.
Did you testify before that Mr. Alexander had three fatal wounds?  Yes, heart, throat, gun shot wound taken in isolation.
As to the throat, which is more likely, decomposition or multiple cuts?  Due to decomposition, he can’t say.
Martinez has him repeat the answer to the first question.  Then, he asks how long it would take for Travis to die from chest wound.  Horn answers that the wound was small and could take a few minutes, maybe more.  The wound to the throat would kill in a few seconds.  If it were the first injury, he would not be able to ambulate.  As for the gunshot wound, it would be fatal without medical attention.  The person would lapse into unconsciousness in a few seconds.
Willmott is up again to discuss the wounds.  It would take a few minutes for a person to die.  The person would die faster if he were moving around.
The defense closes it’s case.
We then go to closing arguments.
Martinez says that Ms. Arias made sure that he “did not go gently into that good night.”  She made sure he was nude, with a knife, in his own home.  It was where he felt sadness and joy.  The bathroom had a shower and she attacked him when he was in a vulnerable position.  When he was standing, he was totally unaware of what was going to happen to him.  When he is sitting there, he is more vulnerable to attack.
Objection… side bar.
She chose to stab him in the heart first.  She got the knife and we know that he felt it.  We know that he felt it because he reached up to grab the knife.  As he was seated there, he felt extreme emotional, mental anguish seeing that knife come at him.  He knows that the person doing it is the person he was just with.  Regardless of adrenalin, he hurts.
Jodi took one scratch to the wrist and stopped because it hurt too much.  She never stopped stabbing him.  Not only does it hurt when going in, it is followed by pain in the chest, like a heart attack.  He is still sitting there naked with her in a standing position.  For his efforts to defend himself, he gets more pain.  He can’t get away.  It’s extreme mental anguish.  This is a paper cut to the nth degree.
This is all a part of the beginning.  He can see his hands and chest bleeding in the small area with this woman who Ryan Burns says is strong.
He is finally able to get up and try to get away.  What is he thinking about?  His dog, his family, his grandmother, who received flowers from the defendant…
Objection… another trip to the bench
What is he thinking about, to see himself bleeding like that?  What is he thinking about as he tries to go to the sink area?  He can’t get her to leave him alone.  Somehow, the adrenalin takes the pain away!  He’s experiencing terror, he’s experiencing pain.
If he’s standing there, he’s alive.  He can see, he can here.  He can see his face in the mirror.  Was he screaming in pain, was he silent?  Common sense will tell you he wasn’t.  He’s not only seeing his own blood, and he sees himself and he sees the defendant stabbing him.  They can talk all they want about adrenalin, but he was in pain.  It was less than two minutes, but they must have been interminable to him.
Martinez then has everyone sit in silence for two minutes….  It does seem like forever…
And then he had his throat slit…
She gave him no choice… he was heading out the door, but he didn’t have the strength anymore.  He was seeing, he was hearing.  The last thing he saw was that defendant, with the blade coming toward him.
Martinez then read the law describing cruel and reiterates the entire series of events and the pain and suffering Travis was experiencing.
In addition, the defendant had to know he was suffering.  She was 27 years old.  She had received a cut somehow.  Should she have known he was suffering.  Any reasonable person of her age would know, should have known.  She knew HER throat was sensitive, she knew he was hurting.
Nurmi then gets up to do the closing for the defense.
He says it’s probably an untenable position for them (the jury) to realize they would have to decide if this was cruel.  We are seeing and hearing pain in this room, but they must be mindful of the jury instructions that they are not to be swayed by emotion, passion, etc.  Their decision must be detached and beyond a reasonable doubt.  He tells them to detach themselves from the emotion, the passion and make a decision.  It’s all about reasonable doubt.  If the alleged circumstance is not found, they must rule in favor of the defendant.
He reminds the jury that in the guilt part of the trial, all of this happened in 62 seconds and now they make it 2 minutes and make you sit through the two minutes to play on their sympathies and emotion.  Dr. Horn and Det. Flores had different versions of the offense.  Flores first said the shot came first.  If you believe the shot came first, he did not suffer.
DeMarte and Samuels talked about flight or fight.  Dr. Samuels and Dr. Geffner explained how adrenalin works.  Dr. Horn testified that adrenalin prevents the body from feeling pain.  The jury must be firmly convinced that adrenalin wasn’t kicking in and Mr. Alexander lost consciousness.
The other issue is the second factor the state must prove.  The defendant must know that the victim suffered.  Nurmi attacks Martinez’ discussion of the defendant’s “suicide” attack.  At first the prosecution didn’t believe it.  It was months, weeks after the event occurred.
She has to be conscious to the process going on.  He goes on about the fight or flight and now adds on to say that DeMarte said she had BPD.  He says that one characteristics of this is extreme violent outbursts.  Given that situation, the jury needs to give consideration to one of these episodes happening on June 4.  She was operating under the defect that Dr. DeMarte described.
Hmmm…. I’m surprised he didn’t say she was in her fog!
The jury shouldn’t react emotionally to the photographs, they are to detach themselves from that.  The State’s own experts explain the mental condition that meant that she was not aware of the pain she was inflicting.
Martinez speaks again.  It’s an ad hominem argument.
Objection… approach.
Nurmi had said the State is trying to fool you…  We are not talking about facts, we are talking about presentation.
Juan points out she knew enough to delete the photographs from the camera.  She decided to move the body away from the door, the smell…
If she did these things, she had to know what was going on…
License plate, clean up with water, etc.  Of course she knew what was going on.  Martinez then points out that these arguments from Nurmi that the jury has already dealt with those facts in the guilt phase of the trial.
He shows Exhibit 193 and other photographs of Travis.  The defense doesn’t want you to focus on these, but on events that have already been taken care of.  All they are dealing with is the issue of the pain and suffering of Travis Alexander.
We don’t know exactly what time was involved.  None of the pictures show the time when the first wound was inflicted or when the throat was slit.
Only death relieved the pain.
The judge then continued with the reading of the jury instructions.  The decision must be unanimous for or against.
The jury is sent out to deliberate and we are again left to wait…

I’ve spent the last couple of hours hanging around my computer waiting.  At 5:56 EDT, it was announced that a verdict had been reached after about 1 1/2 hours of deliberation.  This has been a terrible day for the family.  Every bit of Martinez’s’ case entailed graphic pictures left up on the screen for a long time as he questioned Dr. Horn.

Considering the defense put up some very weak arguments and had nary one witness, I was surprised it took the jury so long.  Then, I thought again; this is a thoughtful jury.  I’m sure that they gave aggravation meticulous attention.

Judge Stephens takes the bench at 6:06 EDT.  The procedure for reading the jury’s decision is the same as for any other verdict.

The jury found that the aggravating factor, ESPECIALLY CRUEL has been PROVEN!  The entire procedure took about 3 minutes.

Tomorrow morning, at 10:30 (3:30 EDT), the jury will return to decide the mitigating factors and decide on live or death.

  1. 05/15/2013 at 7:14 pm

    Arias is a piece of human garbage and deserves to die the way she killed Travis. Thank God so far the jury has gotten it right…..hope they get it right this time. She should DIE!

  2. 05/15/2013 at 7:16 pm

    Hi Ritanita, good job today, you and Donchais are my favorite crime bloggers, I used to be on another web site, when you used to blog on that site.

  3. ritanita
    05/15/2013 at 7:19 pm

    I’ve been listening to HLN. A man who was sitting behind Sandy Arias said that she said, “This is the beginning of the end.” A lady sitting near her heard her say that, as she lingered after others were leaving, “All I want to do is tell my daughter I love her.” Of course, Jodi never glanced her way. She just spoke to her legal peeps!

    • MMD
      05/15/2013 at 7:27 pm

      and was seen smiling 👿

    • ByeByeJA
      05/15/2013 at 7:28 pm

      Couldn’t even look at her mother — the woman she admitted she hadn’t treated very well and is standing by her. Not one little glance….another indication that Jodi only thinks of herself and no one else matters. Devil….

  4. MMD
    05/15/2013 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks Ritanita for picking up the slack. Yay JA qualifies for the DP. It’s going to be a brutal day for the Alexanders but hopefully that family will finally have justice and Travis will be able to truly rest in peace.

    {{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}} from all of us for helping our awesome host and head of the School of Donchais!!!! We really appreciate you helping out. I have no idea how the hell she does it all! She’s one hell of a lady and I know how important the Christian/Newsom trial is to both of you. It is truly one hell of a heinous crime and thankfully for those families and both of you this is the final trial.

    Thanks again Ritanita – see ya tomorrow 😀

    • ritanita
      05/15/2013 at 7:30 pm

      The Thomas trial is heart-wrenching. Donchais has covered all 7 trials.

      I have to take my husband for some tests tomorrow morning. It’s a 1 1/2 hour drive. I’m crossing my fingers I make it back in time for the start. If not, I’ll pick up the instant I get home. I really want to hear the victim impact statements, which go first.

      • MMD
        05/15/2013 at 7:35 pm

        Thankfully YouTube is really good if you miss anything. See my comment below about the timing please. TY

      • Lisa M
        05/15/2013 at 10:32 pm

        It is so heart wrenching. I give u and Donchais credit for reporting it because its just so horrendous the torture those two beautiful kids went through. It’s one of the worst, if not the worst, crime I’ve ever heard of.

  5. NancyB
    05/15/2013 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks Ritanita – beautiful job re capping all the details and emotion today!

    • Gwen
      05/15/2013 at 7:37 pm

      I agree, great job Ritanita!!!! Yes to the verdict again!!! So happy for Travis’ family..and OUR AMAZING JUAN!!!!!!!!! WHAT A GREAT JOB he has done….so happy and proud of him. Love,love,love him!!!!!!!!!! I believe in the justice system again!

  6. MMD
    05/15/2013 at 7:33 pm

    Ritanita shouldn’t the start time be 1:30 ET because according to the counting on my fingers it will be 2:30 my time and I’m an hour later than you?????????? Totally confused 😯

    • ritanita
      05/15/2013 at 7:35 pm

      Absolutely! Thanks for finding that. I’m terrible with time zones!

      • MMD
        05/15/2013 at 7:37 pm

        Well it probably has something to do with AZ being the only state that doesn’t change to DST 😉 They seem to do everything differently! 😀

    • Kristy
      05/15/2013 at 9:32 pm

      I think that there’s a Midwest state that doesn’t do it either. They did a story on NPR about how wonky it was for border towns of the states.

      • Kathy A.
        05/16/2013 at 10:43 am

        Indiana used to be split up into sections that observed DST and others that did not, but in 2005 they adopted DST across the whole state. Hawaii doesn’t observe DST and in Arizona, with the exception of the Navajo Nation, we don’t observe it because the legislature and residents felt that because of our very hot, sunny climate the last thing we needed was an extra hour of sunlight in the summer months. Arizona is always on Mountain Standard Time.

  7. Lisa M
    05/15/2013 at 7:36 pm

    Great job ritanita!

  8. HJ Madison
    05/15/2013 at 7:40 pm

    REMINDER Juror # 8 on Dr. Drew tonight.

  9. donchais
    05/15/2013 at 7:56 pm

    ahhh, my crime buddy did a master full job for CFJ…luv her to pieces for doing so! She deserves all your accolades!!!!

    • MMD
      05/15/2013 at 8:16 pm

      I think we all agree darlin’ but you can’t be replaced!!!!!! Love ya xoxo

    • Lisa M
      05/15/2013 at 10:33 pm

      And so do u!

  10. Kristi
    05/15/2013 at 7:59 pm

    Last night, a few of us were discussing our disgust with the WOBOs Twitter Account. I looked up Twitters terms of use and they have reserved the right to terminate anyone’s account at their discretion, so I thought that maybe we could write Twitter and just ask them to cut off Arias and Donovans accounts. I sent this letter today and am posting it in case anyone else wants to send a similar one – or if you are busy and want to borrow all or parts of my letter, feel free. Maybe if they get a good handful, they will act because its the right thing to do. I kept my letter to one page so could only get so much detail in, but maybe if others send letters, you can touch on points that I did not. I’m thrilled with each of these verdicts, but seriously, I want every possible avenue that this heinous bitch is using for her manipulative games to be closed off to her forever.

    May 15, 2013

    Twitter Inc
    1355 Market Street, Suite 900,
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I am writing to ask that Twitter Inc use the discretion rights reserved in your terms of use to delete accounts and prohibit access to Twitter by two unrepentant, convicted felons who are using their Twitter accounts to further their criminal enterprises and continue to torture the family and friends of their victims.

    Jodi Ann Arias was convicted on May 8, 2013 of the vicious and brutal murder of Travis Alexander, a man she briefly dated and continued to stalk after he ended the dating relationship with her and began dating other people. Jail authorities have confirmed that Arias began conspiring with another convicted felon currently on parole, Donovan Bering, to activate and maintain a twitter account under the username @jodiannarias and @jodiann_arias to maintain a platform to slander her victim with further cruel and unfounded lies. She already deprived him of his life via 29 stab wounds, slashing his throat so deeply he was nearly decapitated and shooting him in the head, and is now wishing to torture his memory and his surviving family by defaming his reputation.

    Furthermore, Arias is using the Twitter platform to violate Son of Sam laws that prohibit profiting from her crimes by soliciting the sale of her “art” and directing that the funds be paid to her family or other shell individuals so as to not be traced to her and seized for victim restitution. Authorities have good reason to believe that many of her works of art are actually plagiarized versions of copyrighted material.

    Arias and/or her supporters have also opened Twitter accounts purporting to be the victim, Travis Victor Alexander, on which they have tweeted disgusting, vile statements furthering their lies that the victim is a pedophile. It was proven in court that Mr Alexander had absolutely no history in his lifetime of engaging or being interested in anything remotely associated with harming children, pornography or pedophilia.

    I understand that according to the Twitter terms of service, you are not responsible for the posts of your users. However, as a company with the discretion to remove accounts whose users are involved in such egregious acts that offer no benefit to society, I respectfully ask that you no longer offer Jodi Ann Arias or Donovan Bering the platform to continue their criminal behavior. I ask that you take action to assure that your platform is not abused by these heinous criminals as a vehicle to re-victimize Travis Victor Alexander and his family by misappropriation of his name.

    Kristi Reesman

    • NancyB
      05/15/2013 at 8:24 pm

      Awesome letter Kristi!!! I will be doing mine later tonight. Thanks so much for posting this. 🙂

      • Kristi
        05/15/2013 at 9:03 pm


    • MMD
      05/15/2013 at 8:30 pm

      Excellent letter Kristi!!! Do they have an email addy?

      • Kristi
        05/15/2013 at 8:51 pm

        MMD, I couldn’t find one for this purpose, but sometimes signed letters have more impact anyway. On the one I mailed, I put my full address and phone #.

    • Jay
      05/15/2013 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks, I will mail them tomorrow.
      Also found this phone number for corporate office at same address (haven’t tried it yet)


    • HJ Madison
      05/15/2013 at 8:52 pm

      Great letter! Wish we could get it to HLN … put a little media pressure Twitter.

    • Family of Law
      05/15/2013 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you Kristi! This a great letter, so well stated! I will also write to them- Here’s hoping they do the right thing!!!

    • Lisa M
      05/15/2013 at 10:35 pm

      That is a great letter Kristi. So well-written!

    • Moon
      05/15/2013 at 10:59 pm

      Excellent! Tysm, Kristi.

      I am sick to death of the rights of felons. They want more rights once they are in the pen then they wanted when they were free. We need to stop allowing them to have all these rights. Whatever happened to losing those rights once convicted? The ‘legal’ systems needs to stop being such pantywastes!

      They did the crime, they need to do the time!

    • Janna
      05/16/2013 at 1:31 am

      Kristi, I’m all in. Thank you for circling the wagons. Thank you for your diligent work on the letter. It’s SUPER!! Let’s git ‘r done!!

      • Kristi
        05/16/2013 at 10:03 am

        You’re welcome, everyone. Thank you for the kind words and for sending your letters.

    • janeto
      05/16/2013 at 1:03 pm

      OMG Kristi! Awesome!!!!! My 10 gal. Cowboy hat is off to you!! I will write too!!!

  11. MMD
    05/15/2013 at 8:23 pm

    Robert oh Robert – ❓

    Please check in with us so that we know that you made it safely from the land of windmills and tulips to the land of red, white and blue. This is coming from the land of maple leafs and red and white!!!! 😀

    Ya wouldn’t want us to worry now would you???????????? 😯

  12. NancyB
    05/15/2013 at 8:25 pm

    Hey, Where in the heck is Jim???? He’s been AWOL for several days. Jim, you are missed 🙂

    • MMD
      05/15/2013 at 8:32 pm

      I think his mother became ill and he has gone to her home to look after her. Syn has all the details as she was talking to him. I agree though, he has been missed!!!

  13. MMD
    05/15/2013 at 8:28 pm

    Just say JA walking in her prison stripes, fully shackled at the waist and legs. I know I shouldn’t get this much pleasure from it but I can’t help it!!!!

    I know, I’ll put my self in the naughty corner ➡ ➡ ➡ NOW!!!! 😦
    (ya can’t say I’m not well trained)

    • LadyinRed
      05/15/2013 at 10:08 pm

      Lisa M :
      Great job ritanita!

      Oh my gosh, MMD, video clip of the day!!!

    • Janna
      05/16/2013 at 1:33 am

      You’re not alone. The black & white zebra suit and shackles made me grin ear to ear.

    • janeto
      05/16/2013 at 1:06 pm

      I’m right there with you!!!!! Lol!!!

  14. donchais
    05/15/2013 at 8:34 pm

    LOL, all of us will be in the naughty corner!

    • Lisa M
      05/15/2013 at 10:37 pm

      Where can I find this video? 😀

  15. Carmen
    05/15/2013 at 8:37 pm

    I know laws vary from state to state, but I’m wondering if when the Alexanders give their Victim Impact Statement if they’ll address wobo directly? The reason I ask is that when I read my 11 page VIS, I had to address the judge directly. I could not address my ex-husband. I was very disappointed when I learned I could not tell him how he affected my life and I could not tell the judge what I felt the ex should receive for a sentence. I could only ask the judge to use common sense, and to sentence the ex as he saw fit.

    • HJ Madison
      05/15/2013 at 8:50 pm

      Exactly the same with the Alexander’s VIS., though they may address the jury and the judge.

    • Crystal Harris
      05/16/2013 at 7:11 am

      What state are you in, Carmen? I’m in CA. And although I couldn’t tell the Judge what sentence to impose on my husband and have her actually enforce it, I was at least able to tell her what MY wish was so she could take it into consideration, along with the Probation Dept Sentencing Report. And although technically as a victim you are addressing the court (or jury if there is one) when you deliver you VIS, you can still word it in a way so that it speaks to the perpetrator if that’s what you want to do.

      • Carmen
        05/16/2013 at 9:55 am

        Hi Crystal. I’m in Massachusetts. My ex was sentenced to prison for 2-1/2 years. He was charged with domestic violence, stalking, criminal harassment and violating the restraining order 19 times. He was vile in court too. He told the most horrible lies about me.

        He’s out now. When I learned that he was released from prison, I went back to court to obtain a new restraining order. My request was denied! Then my ex started calling me…telling me he still loves me….that he wants me back! Why??? So he can kill me? I went back to court again, played the messages he left in my voice mail and asked the judge again for another r/o. My request was denied because he didn’t threaten me. Mind you – this is the same court that his criminal trial was held – and the same judge that sentenced him to prison.

      • Crystal Harris
        05/16/2013 at 11:41 am

        What the heck is wrong with MA? I know of another woman there is in a horrific DV situation and the courts are of no practical help to her either. I’m so sorry!

  16. Kristy
    05/15/2013 at 8:41 pm

    Say goodby to the golf pencils Jodi. I don’t know how the jury won’t come back with DP tomorrow.

  17. NancyB
    05/15/2013 at 8:44 pm

    Another tweet from the murderer:

    Jodi Arias @Jodiannarias 18m
    “God’s love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

    • Lisa M
      05/15/2013 at 10:40 pm

      So she’s saying that God loves even her? Hmm she should probably stop speaking for God. I don’t think He likes that. 😌

      • NapaNonnie
        05/15/2013 at 10:54 pm

        On first read I thought that, then I wondered if it was one of her cryptic slams at Juanderful and the jury because I don’t think she thinks that she is proud, selfish, arrogant or wicked. But she thinks that any one who isn’t taken in by her charms is. On another note I really respect president Uchtdorf and enjoy hearing him speak and reading any thing he writes. He is spiritual and has an uplifting manner. I guess he even gets through to WOBO.

  18. Midnight Rider
    05/15/2013 at 8:55 pm

    Hoooorrrraaaayyyy! What a WISE and WONDERFUL jury! Now, if the judge will just allow the Alexander family to give their Victim Impact Statements DIRECTLY to the fiend! After everything that that slimy, perverted, twisted skank did and said about Travis, and after the family was told to sit there and TAKE IT without any emotional signs, THE ALEXANDERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT TO TO THAT MURDEROUS WHORE!!! THEY followed the rules, SKANKY didn’t; so REWARD THE ALEXANDER FAMILY AND THEIR CLASS BY GIVING THEM THE CHANCE TO FACE HER AND MAKE HER LISTEN!!!

  19. Midnight Rider
    05/15/2013 at 9:01 pm

    Then again, the biotch would probably enjoy it… Was reading story on MSN about verdict and was Shocked at some of the comments. Yall should read them! Most were in agreement with the verdict today, but there are some who are STILL drinking WOBO’s koolaid, although I’M POSITIVE she spiked it with LSD or Meth or something!

    • Lisa M
      05/15/2013 at 10:44 pm


    • Crystal Harris
      05/16/2013 at 7:03 am

      Consider the source…MSN???

  20. Kristy
    05/15/2013 at 9:19 pm

    Please tell me that WOBOS will lose her golf pencils now.

  21. HJ Madison
    05/15/2013 at 9:43 pm

    Juror #8 irritated by Jodi’s crafting!

  22. HJ Madison
    05/15/2013 at 9:47 pm

    Interesting interview. He was apologetic about being booted, felt he let the Alexander’s down. He submitted the “haircut” question for Samuals. He disliked Samuals most, felt he was very confused. Said Jodi was on the stand too long. He did not believe a word of the Travis trashing and felt bad for the family. He would not speculate on the result of the next phase.

    • Moon
      05/15/2013 at 10:46 pm

      I loved that ?!!

  23. LadyinRed
    05/15/2013 at 9:59 pm

    I was so in awe of our Juan today, and am thrilled with the result! Donchais, I hope it’s okay that I’ve pasted a YouTube link to one of my favorite hymns in honor of this day. Blessings to all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLLMzr3PFgk

  24. LadyinRed
    05/15/2013 at 10:04 pm

    and belated thanks to ritanita for this wonderful recap! I too have been trying to follow Arias, Thomas and Simpson all day, and am exhausted

  25. LadyinRed
    05/15/2013 at 10:12 pm

    I apologize if this has already been discussed upstairs or on other threads. Hodi looked medicated today, hopefully a PRO(zac)active measure by ‘Shurf Joe to keep her in control during this phase after the psyc weekend???

    • Lisa M
      05/15/2013 at 10:45 pm

      I thought she looked puffy like she hasn’t slept or had been crying all night.

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 9:26 am

        So did I but any real tears would only be fore herself. I even commented that it looked like she had lost weight. Wonder if the reality of things has even sunk in yet????

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:32 am

      Hi lady…I totally think she was medicated. Looked like she had xanex or something along those lines. She was all zoning out and mellow. Her face was def puffy…she looked weird today. I don’t know how to explain it. Her trying to cry act is so old now. A little too late, dontcha think Stabinator??

  26. SeniorMoments
    05/15/2013 at 10:20 pm

    Is it in Nancy Grace’s contract that she must anchor any verdict report covered by HLN?

  27. Moon
    05/15/2013 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you so much, Rita, for your wonderful recap of the day! and what a day…
    I think it’s so great that you and Donchais are buddies and we are very fortunate to be able to read both of you!
    Thanks to you and to Donchais for being the voices in the Calls for Justice!

  28. Kristy
    05/15/2013 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks for this site! It’s been wonderful to have such a solid group of folks to chat with that are so inciteful. Do chains and Rita kudos to the awesome work and great recaps.

  29. Moon
    05/15/2013 at 10:43 pm

    Random thoughts…

    Feeling VERY clausterphobic … cannot imagine that feeling…..the confinement…but not at all sorry for the evil one in that regard. Because I realize that as a REASONABLE person, I would never allow myself to be in that position.

    As I’ve said before her coldness resonates and permiates throughout … sometimes, when some think she is ‘crying’ I have felt that she is really holding back her madness, her laughing. Along these lines, part of me expects and part of me hopes that she goes “mad” infront of us all and screams out “yes i did this and i would do it again and on and on in hodi form, telling us all her lies and how he deserved it…. blah blah…

    I hope that the coldness, smugness, defiance is pointed out in full force, along with the consciousness of guilt, during the next phase.

    WhinesALot’s out of body experience, those crazy eyes she displayed today, and how she now displays the hodi smirk proudly. I will always wonder how she justifies this bs defense, and how she sleeps at night.

    Juan’s brilliance and wisdom and passion. It’s been an honor and a privilege to witness him in action! The two minutes of silence…….. wow! Thank you Juan, We Love You!!

    The common sense and dedication these jurors showed!! Totally awesome!

    Travis’ family and friends….. what courage! What a class act. My heart continues to go out to all of them and hope that they continue to receive God’s Blessings to carry them through this.

    • Lisa M
      05/15/2013 at 10:52 pm

      I disagree with some people who think Jodi hasn’t been crying. I do think she cries at the photos but that doesn’t mean I don’t think she’s a psychopath. I think she can cry at will so in her case crying doesn’t make her sympathetic. What’s most disturbing about her personality to me is the way she acts so lackadaisical about everything. Her emotions don’t last. She can be sad one minute and fine the next. Her emotions are so out of sync with normal human behavior; that’s what I find so deeply disturbing and puzzling. I just can’t figure her out. Maybe all sociopaths are like this, I don’t know but what’s more maddening than someone who doesn’t even react to the announcement ages now facing the death penalty. And I don’t believe she wants it; it’s almost as if she can’t even have appropriate emotions towards herself.

      • Lisa M
        05/15/2013 at 10:53 pm

        Ages now should be that she’s now

    • Kristy
      05/15/2013 at 10:54 pm

      I know, it’s got to be so hard on his family as they prepare for tomorrow. All my thoughts are with them as they steel themselves to finally get a say. I’m sure Juantastic has done his best in preparing them. Thank god for Juan!

    • Midnight Rider
      05/16/2013 at 6:26 pm

      I second that, Moon! Any word yet on when we’ll find out when/what penalty phase is/ is going to be?

  30. Moon
    05/15/2013 at 10:52 pm

    This comment, from the ho’s twitter….. speaks volumes!

    Jodi Arias ‏@jodiann_arias 12 May None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not

    she is soooo cold, so evil, that she feels fascinating power of the hope of freedom. which only goes to show the evil she is capable of. She needs to be closely monitored. Can you imagine the killing spree she would go on if she were to escape? I doubt she would calmly disappear into the sunset…

    • Kristy
      05/15/2013 at 10:57 pm

      I bet she gave a bunch of tweets ahead of time to Donoman. She’s so calculating that it scares to think she’d be in the general population to inflict herself on them.

    • Ci Ci's Circle
      05/16/2013 at 12:48 pm

      She’s full of shit!

  31. Moon
    05/15/2013 at 11:18 pm

    OT, but very disturbing. At the doc’s office today, one of the workers told me she heard Casey Anthony is pregnant! NOOOOOOOO

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 9:45 am

      That was floating around a couple of months ago but it wasn’t true. Hope it isn’t true this crime. That woman should NOT be allowed to reproduce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 👿

      • Lisa M
        05/16/2013 at 12:08 pm

        Oh lord! Lets hope not but its bound to happen sooner than later. Although I can’t imagine who would want to impregnate her. Ugh. It’s kind of amazing though that she’s stil in hiding. How has the media not tracked her down?

      • Lisa M
        05/16/2013 at 12:08 pm

        I meant sooner or later

  32. Karen A
    05/15/2013 at 11:20 pm

    Juan Martinez- You have done a wonderful job in the Jodi Arias Trial. I am your biggggggggggggest fan.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 9:32 am

      Sorry, you may be his biggest fan, but I have him!!! 😀

  33. 05/15/2013 at 11:48 pm

    Well I said I was done with Arias but then today happened and I must add I LOVE THIS JURY! They truly got it didn’t they? Juror # 8 spoke on Dr.Drew this eve and said a bit about the questions he put in to the jury before he was discharged and it really sounds like this jury had the right idea a long time ago! We all know in the real world that Jodi committed a crime that was especially cruel so today was no shock.it was simply another step in the right direction for justice for Travis and his family members. I just hope that Jodi stays with her interview story and wants death sooner than later as she has said in these past 5 years.
    let’s give her what she wants and call it a day. Maybe then Travis’s family and even Jodi’s family can move on with their own lives and do whatever they can to put the worst of all of this behind them and live their lives to the fullest which is what Travis would have wanted for all of them even Jodi Arias’s family because we know that Travis was the kind of man who would never have held any hard feelings towards them due to Jodi’s actions. Through all of this trial I must say I have felt for Jodi’s Mother as all she did was give birth to this girl and did her best as a Mom and this really wasn’t her fault and yet look what this has done to her whole family and for the rest of their lives now. I would be willing to bet that her own marriage is now on the rocks totally since her daughter was charged with this crime. It appears the Father never did have any kind of relationship with Jodi so it most likely has not done a thing for their own situation as husband and wife. What a sad ending to a 30 year marriage, thank you Jodi!.I wonder if she cares at all about what this has done to her own family?. her siblings and her parents and even her grandparents.? I do recall when she was arrested she said something about her grandfather being sick and what this would do to him, I wonder, did he die in the last 5 years? Also curious, was Jodi the Arias’s oldest child?
    Today was another GOOD DAY in court so we can all say a silent prayer for Travis and his family and another silent prayer for Sandra Arias. What a sad day.

    • Ginger
      05/16/2013 at 1:17 am

      She lost all sympathys after she tried to sell the phony pedo-letters to the enquirer that’s a new kind of low !

      • Janna
        05/16/2013 at 1:43 am

        I have the same ill feelings toward Wobo’s mom for the same reason. She is the tree. Wobo is the apple.

      • Commerce1
        05/16/2013 at 1:52 am

        I have no respect for the mother. She knows what Jodi is. It came through loud and clear in the interview tapes with Detective Flores. I truly believe she’s only backing her now because she’s looking at some pay day related to interviews or a book deal when this is all over.

        Mother’s behavior in court laughing with her sister inappropriately while the Alexander family was suffering accross the aisle made me lose any shred of sympathy I might have felt for her. She’s trash. The whole family appears to be.

      • Janna
        05/16/2013 at 2:04 am

        Does anyone else besides me think Sandy Arias will hit the jackpot with a Dr. Phil interview????

    • Commerce1
      05/16/2013 at 2:08 am

      Janna – I think that’s exactly what’s on tap for Sandy. May she burn in hell.

      • Janna
        05/16/2013 at 2:12 am

        Wobo’s mom has been taking diligent notes throughout the trial and I’ve wondered if some one coached her to do that so she’d have some solid interview material.

      • kCruz123
        05/16/2013 at 2:23 am

        Janna & Commerce, I think you both are on the right track with the Dr. Phil angle. Back a few weeks ago when we were discussing it I remember that some source cited Dr. Phil as denying that anyone in his ‘camp’ was paying JA or her family for an interview. BUT then I also read that JA’s patents bought a $350,000 house (not sure if this true) but did also read that only 1 1/2 years ago JA parents opened the new diner: DADDY’Os. Well it takes a lot of money to open a business. Hmmmm, I’m thinking someone has already thrown some money at them, and got a promise if THE interview; DP or LWOP.
        Think that sucks & I won’t watch. Am not for anyone or anything that donates money for JA family ideas about this tragedy.
        Dr. Phil is such a vulgar vulture.

      • 05/16/2013 at 3:18 pm

        Orrrr…for the book she plans on writing.

  34. Commerce1
    05/16/2013 at 1:48 am

    So I was at Maricopa County Superior Court this morning filing an emergency motion against my sociopathic ex-husband (he physically assaulted our 11-year old) and walked past the “In Session” vans and studios parked out on the street on my way into court. After filing my motion, I was heading out to my car and walked past the vans again. As I approached, a door popped open and out stepped Jenkasauras………She looked so grim heading into court. A little surreal after following this for so many months.

    • Crystal Harris
      05/16/2013 at 6:53 am

      Did she look better or worse in person? I’m always fascinated with that. I’ve gathered recently that she’s kind of tall. Did you think so? I met Mary Murphy from So You Think Uou Can Dance a few weeks ago, and I was actually quite shocked at how lovely she looked in person. Strikingly tall, quite svelte (maybe not by Hollywood standards, but by ANY other standard), and quite beautiful. She never struck me as any of those things on the show. So I’m just curious. 🙂

      • Commerce1
        05/16/2013 at 10:38 am

        She actually looked better in person, and yes, she is tall.

  35. Janna
    05/16/2013 at 2:43 am

    The State vs Jodi Arias Facebook page is listing the names of 3 sentencing witnesses for Arias ….. Daniel Freeman, fellow inmate Kim Ross and Patricia Womack. Wish we knew more.

  36. Janna
    05/16/2013 at 3:01 am

    No darn way is Daniel Freeman going to be a witness for Arias. Remember he’s the one who visited her in jail and confided in Arias about his brother (suicide victim). Arias then twisted that information into a pretzel and that’s what gave birth to the accusations about pedophilia.

    I’m really confused why Freeman’s name is being included on the witness list for Arias.

    Hoping for some insight from fellow sandboxers when ya”ll wake up.

    • Crystal Harris
      05/16/2013 at 6:48 am

      I’m with you, no way Dan Freeman is on Jodi’s side. I saw him interviewed and he was totally against her and all the way for Justice 4 Travis!

    • renae
      05/16/2013 at 12:13 pm

      In this part of the trial, it is my understanding that he need not be ‘for’ JA…only against her death. Still possible

  37. Commerce1
    05/16/2013 at 3:15 am

    Henceforth, the term “Ari-ass” shall be used to refer to cases of overused and disturbingly “open” anal cavities. I believe Ari-ass could be classified as a dreaded medical condition. Some porn stars may have cases of Ari-ass.

    Sorry if I have offended anyone, but I just can’t get the image of WOBO’s disturbing naughty parts out of my mind.

    • Crystal Harris
      05/16/2013 at 6:46 am

      Or…Ari-ass could refer to a condition where people who once having seen pictures of WOBO’s skanky privates can’t seem to shake the images from their minds? Sound like anyone you know? Help is only a phone call away. Just dial 211 on your phone for Social Services honey!

      • 05/16/2013 at 3:28 pm

        Lol thats funny Commerce.

        One of her mitigating factors could be her generous donations of her Hoo-ha. As we all can see, she has been overly generous. Her overused, mangled hoo-ha is a great contributing factor to our society.

        What do you guys think? Should I call Wormi with this great mitigation factor?? 😉

  38. 05/16/2013 at 6:23 am

    Hi everyone, I did see some of Dr Dreamy this morning followed by deer in headlights Whiney and Big Grizzly Bear before jury headed off to deliberate. Checked Beth Karas on Twitter on my phone on the bus going to work and was SOOOO HAPPY to see verdict in and watched the verdict on YouTube. Been catching up now I’m home and found something I’m sure everyone will be excited about. Guess who they are calling for mitigation witness?
    OMG!!! FFS!! Just get it over with!! Talk about especially cruel.

    • Crystal Harris
      05/16/2013 at 6:43 am

      Oh my gosh, I can’t believe they’re calling her! They are the most tone deaf defense team ever! Did you notice the dates at the bottom of the minutes? Are we really going into July with this?

    • 05/16/2013 at 7:13 am

      Hi Crystal now that you mentioned the date i noticed its dated 2012 so was filed last year. Probably not going to happen now. They couldn’t be that stupid?

      • Crystal Harris
        05/16/2013 at 7:21 am

        Oh yah, you’re right! Phew!! I didn’t catch the 2012. I was gonna say….

  39. Crystal Harris
    05/16/2013 at 6:39 am

    Thank you for that great re-cap ritanita. Today was the first day I’ve ever missed trial since I first started watching in March. Your re-cap was so good I was my eyes were welling up with tears as I read it thinking about what Travis went through. I myself was in court today, Appeals Court. My custody appeal finally had oral arguments. It was more emotional for me than I thought because my ex-husband’s attorney is such a slime and their arguments are so insulting to me no matter how much I brace myself. Anyway, here is a link to a news story that covered the story: http://www.10news.com/news/spousal-abuse-victim-crystal-harris-in-custody-battle-with-ex-husband
    And also, I have a new air date for my Dateline story, Wed May 22!

    • 05/16/2013 at 7:20 am

      Feel for your children they are still so young and haven’t seen him for 5 years would be so hard for them to spend time with this stranger. I’m sure his taking Anger Management classes while in prison fills you with hope, not! Especially after listening to the inspirational Miss Loo Do. Hang in there Crystal you know you are strong enough to come through the other side of this intact.

      • Crystal Harris
        05/16/2013 at 7:26 am

        Thank you. He’s gone to the LaViolette school of Anger Management about 5 times now. Let me ask you this: if Jodi offered to go to Anger Management school, do you think it would help her? Right.

      • 05/16/2013 at 7:55 am

        Dontcha think?

      • Crystal Harris
        05/16/2013 at 8:33 am

        And actually, when everyone said that LaViolette was anti-man I had to laugh because they really had no idea how much her entire life’s work has become nothing more than a “cover” for abusers and batterers. This entire concept of Anger Management or Domestic Violence Classes is nothing more than the equivalent of Traffic School for speeders. It allows you to go into court and get a free pass. Except, unlike traffic school where you can only go once every couple years, there is no limit to how many times you can attend Anger Management. Over and over and over again…Oh! How impressive! You’ve attended 5 times! Rather than, “we’ll this isn’t working for shit.” And these abusers get letters of recommendation from the class teachers to bring to court. It’s all a sham! And it’s all a creation of LaViolette. She has helped male abusers immensely in her career!

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 9:33 am

      Your story is heartbreaking. It emobodies many of the things that are STILL wrong with the laws regarding v(and societies views) spousal abuse victims. Sometimes I feel that we have made very little progress since the 70’s. <<>> I commend you for continuing your fight for what is right !

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 9:58 am

      Sorry you are still fighting this battle Crystal but how can the attorney say he never hurt the children? They were 5 and 3 the last time he saw your sons and was with them alone and hopefully that will be the last time he sees them.

      I’m looking forward to your Dateline story next Wednesday!!!

      Hang in there darlin’ – look at how much you have already accomplished!!! 😀

      • Crystal Harris
        05/16/2013 at 11:54 am

        Shawn’s atty is flat out lying when he says that Shawn never hurt the kids. I introduced evidence such as photos, audio recordings, and third party testimony about how he treated the 5yr old. The atty says that based solely on ONE out of context statement I said at my rape exam at the hospital, which was tape recorded, at 3:30am the night I was almost killed. I was concerned during this interview that I was being scrutinized in terms of CPS issues as to my kids. So all questions pertaining to my children I made sure to minimize and make sure it sounded like they were totally fine because I didn’t want CPS coming to my house and taking my kids. I testified to that. It’s in the record. And even the SART exam nurse said her question only pertained to that moment in time, not at ALL times.
        I was told by everyone present, lots of whom have seen lots of oral arguments, that this was the best they have ever seen oral arguments go ever. I hope so.

    • Kristi
      05/16/2013 at 10:16 am

      I thought that is where you might be when I didn’t see any comments from you yesterday. I prayed for you throughout the day. How did it go?

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 10:55 am

      anger management classes are complete BS imo. i hope you are victorious in this battle Crystal.

      • Crystal Harris
        05/16/2013 at 11:56 am

        Thank you Kristi & Beans!

  40. Anonymous
    05/16/2013 at 8:38 am

    hi everyJuan
    MMD hope your migrane is gone!!!! Will you stop sending me your bad weather.
    I have a question for all you legal eagles. Can’t the state go after mumsie and dadsie ho’s $$$$. They were out of $ so they couldn’t pay for its defense. But now they have a new home worth 350K and Daddyho’s business. Surely they can be sued for some of the defense’s costs and reparation to the Alexander family.
    Today is the day the ho is going down and not the way she would like. Ok i’m off to the bad corner of the sandbox.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 10:00 am

      I’ll try to stop sending it to ya if I could figure out who Anonymous is????? 😀

  41. Anonymous
    05/16/2013 at 9:01 am

    posted as anonymous above.

    • Anonymous
      05/16/2013 at 9:31 am

      hopefully I am signed in now!
      Ringadingding, I think it will spew today. and you know once the gag order is lifted there will be a long line of reporters around Perryville waiting to get more spew from it. God, how I hate her for what she put Travis and his family through. But she does have a hotline to God.

  42. ringadingding
    05/16/2013 at 9:15 am

    Judging from JA’s defiant/hostile posture toward the jury, I’d say she is doing what Syn has pointed out is “devaluing.” I would not want to be on the receiving end of that gaze.

    I predict that she won’t speak during the penalty phase, or if she does it will be to preserve her chances for appeal. She’s already moved on from these people (the jury) and has no use for them. I don’t get the sense she is going to address them in any way that shows contrition for what she’s done or respect for the time and attention they’ve given her case.

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 9:35 am

      I’m on the fence with this one. I think her lawyers will tell her that she needs to speak and apologize ! Show some remorse – now whether she can do that is a whole nother thing.

    • Katie
      05/16/2013 at 9:44 am

      I just can’t see her saying the words “im sorry”.

      If anything I see her going up there talking about the pain this “situation” has caused, the pain the “trial” has caused her family. How she “loves” her family and is lucky to have them beside her. Things she will wish to do in prison with her life. That she wants the Alexander family to have “peace”.

      She will not give anyone the satisfaction of saying sorry. She will not take responsibility. She will, however, keep a sob story up and try to garner sympathy from one person. I’m not sure her lawyers are thrilled about arias talking on her own behalf, but what choice do they have?

      • ringadingding
        05/16/2013 at 9:54 am

        I can see her talking about the murder this way (or, as she would refer to it, TA’s passing). Third person perspective, as if she were not the cause of the pain–partly because she wouldn’t want to ruin her chances on appeal and partly (mainly) because she feels like the victim in all this.

    • 05/16/2013 at 9:47 am

      I agree totally.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 10:02 am

      I think that she has already moved on from her attorneys as well and is focusing on the MS.

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 10:09 am

        Mornin MMD 🙂 How are you feeling today?

      • ringadingding
        05/16/2013 at 10:10 am

        Interesting. That must mean they’re not involved in her appeal after this is over.

        (OT…Puffy shirt MS needs to raise her necklines. I’m no prude, but that’s just wrong for a courtroom.)

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 10:14 am

        Good thanks and you? How is Mama’s Boy, Mama cat and the grandkitties????

  43. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 9:38 am

    Janna :
    Does anyone else besides me think Sandy Arias will hit the jackpot with a Dr. Phil interview????

    I do. He may have said he is not involved or paying, but he has been paying for expenses by buying pictures, letters, etc. and a producer has been visiting JA in jail regularly. He is just using semantics and parsing his comments about the interview that we ALL know is going to happen. It was the same with CA’s parents.

    I think she is also writing a book. 🙄

    • 05/16/2013 at 9:45 am

      I agree MMD and hope you are feeling well and ready for today!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 9:59 am

        I am thanks and hope there are no more delays!!!

    • Anonymous
      05/16/2013 at 9:58 am

      hope mumsie has a ghostwriter

  44. Anonymous
    05/16/2013 at 9:47 am

    Dr Phil is a slimeball.
    hope I come up as dpforhodi, I’m logged in but still anonymous. MMD if she writes a book can the government seize the profits under the son of sam? How are your children? I have 3 cats. Who are so sick of this trial.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 10:08 am

      Did you change computers or emails??? I don’t think they can stop the parents from profiting just JA. My kids are wonderful. It’s a crappy, damp rainy day, better to grown my dandelions doncha know, and I have one downstairs in her bed, another on the bed, and the baby (but the biggest) under the covers lying on my feet. They are all truly sick of this trial as well.

      As for the weather, well ya can blame all the parties in New England, not that I’m naming any names and Beans in Ontario cause it’s a combo of both. Just want to share the wealth darlin’!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛

      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 10:14 am

        hey now, don’t blame us, it’s clear, sunny and warm here.

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 10:16 am

        Yeah but it wasn’t before. Now we have it!!! 🙄 BTW morning darlin’ 😀

      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 10:18 am

        mornin’ to you and everyone. glad your feeling better.

  45. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 10:07 am

    Good morning 🙂 (evening Syn ans Essem)
    I just heard that WurmiPerkster DID file a motion on Tuesday to be withdrawn from the case! The hearing was sealed, and the motion was denied by the Judge (obviously). Hmmmmm…they must not have liked JA’s 45 minute FOX interview…

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 10:12 am

      Mornin’ darlin’ – *******waves********** I just posted upstairs, currently 111, that I feel she has already discarded them and is focusing on the MS. Now ya know, that the judge is not going to let them withdraw so close to the end!!! Guess Gidget is finally facing reality as to what JA truly is – Wurmi has always known.

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 10:18 am

        MMD, yup, you got that right- she is DONE with her bestie and Wurmi… This jury too. She has zero use for any of them now… The looks she gave the jury yesterday were scary!!!! They best watch their backs! She and her booby MS will be palsy walsy until she no longer has use for her either….

    • ringadingding
      05/16/2013 at 10:12 am

      Wow. Thanks for that update, FOL. Kinda late in the game to withdraw…what a prize that DT is.

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 10:22 am

        Mornin Ringading 🙂 It will be interesting to see where their careers go after this trial- Who would willfully hire them? Wurmi’s brand new practice can’t possibly be getting new clients? And Perk will have to go back to DUI’s.

    • 05/16/2013 at 10:40 am

      howdeee doooodeeeeee FOLeeeee

  46. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 10:19 am

    ringadingding :
    Interesting. That must mean they’re not involved in her appeal after this is over.
    (OT…Puffy shirt MS needs to raise her necklines. I’m no prude, but that’s just wrong for a courtroom.)

    I don’t think they would ever be involved in the appeal – that is for appellate attorneys and I agree that the MS shows way too much boobage for court but anything seems to go in Judge Stephens courtroom. Did you catch the massive cross she had on yesterday to highlight the boobs? 🙄

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 10:23 am

      MMD, that blinged up cross was pissing me off yesterday!

      • dpforjodi
        05/16/2013 at 10:26 am

        I think it is to protect her from Nosferato hodi. Its hard to type with a cat’s bum in your face

    • ringadingding
      05/16/2013 at 11:11 am

      lol…I thought I was watching a Bravo boobs and bling show.

  47. Anonymous
    05/16/2013 at 10:20 am

    ok its New Englands fault.
    I hope I am in now, no I didn’t change computers. Maybe cause I forgot my password and had so many errors.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 10:58 am

      knew it. I happen to have the weather channel icons for Cambridge, MA plus Burlington, ON along with my own at the bottom of my screen so that I always know what I’m being sent, weather-wise so nothing gets past me!!! 😯

      Why do you need your password? Whenever I open up the page I am already logged in here and on the other WordPress site I go to.

  48. dpforjodi
    05/16/2013 at 10:23 am

    well i hope this works. Beans is it humid out there yet

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 10:27 am

      yes it is, feels like an A/C kind of day already – it’s only 10:27 am.

  49. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 10:27 am

    Another gem of wisdom from JA

    Jodi Arias ‏@jodiann_arias 13h

    “We obey God’s Law, not to be loved but because we are loved in Christ.” ― Jerry Bridges

  50. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 10:28 am

    dpforjodi :
    I think it is to protect her from Nosferato hodi. Its hard to type with a cat’s bum in your face

    Yay you’re back and no longer anonymous!!!!!!!!! 😀

  51. Beans
    05/16/2013 at 10:32 am

    wow, the thomas case is in closing already. the defence is trying to baffle ’em with BS.

    • 05/16/2013 at 10:48 am

      I have been watching 😦
      I am truly confused. I want him to get sentenced because my mind can not wrap around the fact that he sat there and did nothing and did not leave except to go to the store a couple of times but then HE CAME BACK! And also in his own interview he said he was left at the house with Channon while the others took Chris “outside”.
      I will have to pay close attention to jury instructions to figure out what I myself would find him guilty of legally. In my mind he is guilty already of being a thug and scumbag but legally I dunno.

      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 11:20 am

        yeah, he left to go to the store which contradicts what his lawyer said in opening, that he wasn’t allowed to leave. legally, i agree with you, but i’m not in court so i’ll go with him being a scumbag and hope he’s put away. anybody who would sit around and allow this horror to occur needs to be locked up.

  52. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 10:34 am

    MMD :
    Good thanks and you? How is Mama’s Boy, Mama cat and the grandkitties????

    I’m so glad that nasty migraine finally let you be!!!! Although I’m sure you looked very Hollywood in your dark shades!
    Kits are opening their eyes now… Very cute! Mama’s Boy had a visit from our vet yesterday afternoon, he was so pleased with his weight gain, and his overall health! Mama’s boy has had lots of visits from his buddy too- they are quite the pair!

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 10:39 am

      That’s so good to hear. Now you have to get that family back together again as soon as possible.

  53. 05/16/2013 at 10:34 am

    Jodistein and Travis (Part 1)

    If you know a Jodistein
    be sure to lock your doors.
    That includes your doggy ones ,
    She enters on all fours.

    ‘Round 4am, the witching hour
    She’ll sneak into your house.
    Surprised at your computer
    Crept quiet as a mouse.

    Cd’s, payment, apologies too
    She soothes you with her gift.
    Beware the well planned offering
    The façade will surely lift.

    She’ll sleep upon the downstairs couch,
    Dreams plotting all the while.
    You’ll never know what danger lurks
    ‘Neath her seductive smile.

    When she awakens be prepared
    Your camera she will find,
    Nude photos of herself she’ll take,
    Including from behind.

    She’ll sneak upstairs to where you sleep
    More photos does she need
    She’s truly out to make you pay
    Before the final deed.

    Don’t listen to her words of woe
    Or pleas to reunite
    Just throw her out of that damned house
    Get her out of sight!

    For what she plans is truly bad,
    From it you won’t survive
    Just phone the cops don’t heed her words,
    You won’t get out alive.

    • 05/16/2013 at 10:40 am


      • Robert exits Rotterdam
        05/16/2013 at 5:04 pm

        Applause! This Aussie can inform and communicate and she’s creative to boot! Lyrcs to Janis Joplin songs or wobo’s trials. What a gal. 🙂

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 10:42 am

      Really good Syn!!! and true!!!!! 😀

      Now are ya just trying to make us all feel inadequate because you have taught us so much here at the School of Donchais PLUS you can write poems??? 😯

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 10:45 am

        I have a friend who is a fantastic knitter, crocheter, needle-pointer, seamstress, etc. and every gift I get from her she writes on the box “feeling inadequate yet?” and this is my BEST FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😦 it’s tough to be so untalented 😥

      • 05/16/2013 at 10:46 am

        lol hardly poems.. more like ditties.. definitely no poet! 😛

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 10:51 am

        MMD- I think your best friend is hysterical!!! Everybody needs a smartass BFF! She may be a very talented lady, but she doesn’t have Juan!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 11:00 am

        Well the Juan part is true 😀

    • ctc111
      05/16/2013 at 10:42 am


    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 10:49 am

      OH WOW!!! That is excellent Syn!!! Brilliant!!!!

    • Kathy A.
      05/16/2013 at 11:22 am

      This is great! You are so talented.

    • 05/16/2013 at 3:37 pm

      Syn- That is awesome!! You have so many talents. I haven’t been on hear long and I already feel like poop. You are a special gift…

  54. 05/16/2013 at 10:36 am

    Good evening.. morning everyone ***waves***

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 10:37 am

      Morning darlin’ {{{{{{hugs}}}}}} and *******waves*********

      • 05/16/2013 at 10:38 am

        how is your head today?????? Hope you are all better?

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 10:53 am

      G’evening Syn!!!!

  55. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 10:36 am

    I know this was discussed upstairs but I was truly impressed with Juror 8 last night on Dr. Drew. If he had stayed I think he would have been the foreperson. No wonder the defense wanted him gone since he wrote so many of the snarky questions and had the NERVE to pay attention and take notes!!!!! 🙄

    • 05/16/2013 at 10:38 am

      ya most interesting to me was he said her scribbling, drawing, note taking or whatever it was she was doing.. irritated him.. wonder if the defense hears that and tries to stop her doing it from now on.

      • Marilyn N
        05/16/2013 at 10:44 am

        g-morning! I wonder what she’ll be doing today during impact statements? Drawing? Ignoring? Jotting down important notes for future appeals? After all, the only mistake Jodi made was not documenting all of her horrible domestic abuse, according to her statement in the interview after verdict!!

      • 05/16/2013 at 10:45 am

        hahaha yeah… I just wonder if that juror #8 saying her drawing had an adverse impact will stop her.. I dont think so cos it’s how she soothes and this is the part she would need that most… but will be interesting!

  56. 05/16/2013 at 10:43 am

    Jodistein and Travis (Part 2)

    When you climb into the shower
    And you let the water run
    Don’t think you’re safe for one split second
    Or you will be undone.

    When she begs for you to pose,
    Inside that shower stall
    Don’t concede her feeble whims,
    T’will be your curtain call.

    She connives, deceives and weaves her lies
    To get you to be seated
    And when you are, know just one thing,
    You’ll surely be defeated.

    She’ll draw her blade and strike you down
    Thrusting to your chest
    Though then you lunge and fight for life
    This is your final test.

    You knock her down, the blood spurts forth
    Surely you are dying
    Why oh why this one last time
    Did you listen to her lying?

    You look into the mirror,
    The blood drips to the bench
    There’s movement to the left of you,
    The coming of the wench.

    She thrusts the knife into your back,
    So full of venomous rage
    Slide to the floor try to escape,
    Fear pulsing at this stage.

    She follows you relentlessly,
    Blindly stumble down the hall
    The knife wounds, pain and blood loss
    Slow you to a crawl.

    She finally stands high over you
    You collapse down at her feet
    She lifts your head and swipes the blade,
    Salvation is complete.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 10:48 am

      OMG -*****applause******

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 10:51 am

        Just emailed that to myself.

      • Marilyn N
        05/16/2013 at 10:51 am

        *******more applause******* !!!!

    • 05/16/2013 at 10:53 am

      standing ovation!

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 10:56 am

      I’m speechless (that’s not easily accomplished!) Bravo Syn, so well done!!!!!

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:01 am

        😆 FOL @ your speechless comment.

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 11:28 am


    • 05/16/2013 at 3:42 pm

      DAMMMMMNNNNNNN…WOW!!!! Standing ovation!! 🙂

  57. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 10:48 am

    ~~~Greetings All~~~~~

    Anyone else think WOBO was medicated yesterday? I thought she seemed amazingly unreactive given past performance, and her face looked puffy, in a way like the side-effect of steroids.

    • 05/16/2013 at 10:49 am

      hey HJ! ***waves***

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 10:52 am

      I thought she had lost weight but they probably did medicate her in the psych ward.

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 11:31 am

      that was my first thought upon seeing her.

    • 05/16/2013 at 3:44 pm

      Yes, she was all staring into space and light swaying..puffy face def..defeated looking.

  58. ctc111
    05/16/2013 at 10:48 am

    Hi all! Did everyone see that lazy eyed stare on wilnut yesterday? I seriously think she is going to need some psychological help after this is over.
    Also on Hodi’s twitter page she is following the likes of Dr Phil and Oprah, also that channel 10 guy. mom will for sure do an interview and write a book. So i’m betting something is up with them.

    • 05/16/2013 at 10:56 am

      Well chances are if Dr Phil is involved which is sure seems he is in some capacity… likely Oprah will be there too.. just all sick sick sick!! where the heck is that puke emoticon HJ is always looking for!!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 11:01 am

        here’s another pre-sterilized hurl bucket 🙂

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:02 am

        LOL!!! thanks!

  59. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 10:53 am

    Morning HJ, Marilyn and ctc111 ******waves**********

    • ctc111
      05/16/2013 at 10:56 am

      Back atcha MMD. FYI, Im in Oakville, ONTARIO

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 11:02 am

        Use to live there. Just off Winston Churchill, south of the QEW

  60. 05/16/2013 at 10:54 am

    Sorry Im clogging up the blog here!! This is the last part!!

    Jodistein and Travis (Part 3)

    She walks back and forth around you
    Creating a stampede,
    She wants you in the shower
    Unsure how to proceed.

    She drags you down the hallway
    Rolls you in a sheet
    Stops to take a breather
    Clean-up too big a feat

    She gets the gun and shoots you
    Aiming for your head
    Just to make the others think
    Two people made you dead

    Once you’re in the shower
    She washes your body clean
    Looks around the bathroom
    Surveys the bloody scene.

    She cleans herself inside the bath
    Tries to clean herself downstairs.
    Finds pictures on the camera
    These caught her unawares.

    She deletes the photos
    Instead of changing cards
    Throws the camera in the washer
    Starts the cycle, bleach – 9 yards.

    She thinks she got away with it
    Tho her plan has gone awry
    In 5 days Esteban Flores,
    Will detective skill apply.

    Her dastardly plan uncovered
    Lying naked all can see
    That evil dwells within the monster
    Someone christian named – Jodi

    Now it’s in the courtroom
    Enter Prosecutor – Juan
    Captivating and alluring
    Watch the lies all come undone.

    There’s one last chapter in this trial
    We all must wait and see
    If this creature who killed Travis
    Is sentenced to DP

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 11:01 am

      You told Travis’s story… With brilliant imagery and phrase!

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:03 am

        awww thanks FOL. 😳

    • 05/16/2013 at 11:02 am

      Really good job, Syntara.

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:07 am

        thanks.. I posted it more for you guys to enjoy than for any accolades. But thanks anyhow 🙂

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 11:03 am

      Very nice! It reminds me of “Little Orphan Annie” … “and the boogey-man will getchya’ if you don’t watch out!”.

    • ringadingding
      05/16/2013 at 11:19 am

      Bravo. Would love to hear Mickee D (sp?) set it to music. The Ballad of Stabby Einstein.

  61. 05/16/2013 at 11:00 am

    okies.. now yesterday I asked a question right at the wrong time…. has anyone heard of Bryan Carr (sp) since early on? Cos he just seems to have disappeared not seen any twitter reports of him or anything.. only Donoman??? Is he around just doesn’t get mentioned or what?

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 11:04 am

      I reported your Q- when it got lost upstairs, but alas, it got lost at the bottom of our old sandbox! Ugh! I really have no idea where he went? I haven’t heard a thing about him in ages! My guess, he got the boot…

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:05 am

        yeah and it seems after that interview he gave.. I wonder if he said things that hadn’t been authorised.. and maybe he is the one she alludes to not being able to trust. Dunno just seems strange he disappeared pretty much immediately after that

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 11:08 am

        In one of BC’s interviews I think I recall him alluding to “truth coming out soon”- and he intimated that there was something to do with LDS…

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:04 am

      ok I already emailed parts 1 and 2 to myself, now ya sure you don’t have a part 4 cause I want them all together 😉

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:07 am

        MMD no no 4 yet! sorry I should have put 1/3 2/3 3/3 so you knew!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 11:11 am

        Now ya know that you are going to have to do a part 4 once she is sentenced!!!!! It would only be appropriate to complete the story.

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:17 am

        😛 gotta be in “the zone” or it won’t happen!

  62. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 11:05 am

    Laughing!!!!!!! Hahahahahaha! I did NOT report YOU! I RE-POSTED YOU!!!

    • 05/16/2013 at 11:08 am

      lol! phew!!!! had serious image of Donchais sweeping me out of the sandbox for a minute! 😛

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 11:10 am

        OMG! I gave myself a bad case of the giggles!!!!! And your response kicked ’em off again!!! LOL!!!!!! More imagery!!!!

  63. stephanie
    05/16/2013 at 11:05 am

    Good morning all!! I had to tell you all that this morning my sons alarm clock woke us all up with the sweet sound of “The heat is Juan” Now if that isn’t a coincidence I don’t know what is!

    • 05/16/2013 at 11:09 am

      hahaha kind of scary! 😀 in a good way

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:09 am

      Love it, love it, love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  64. ringadingding
    05/16/2013 at 11:14 am

    Family of Law :
    Mornin Ringading It will be interesting to see where their careers go after this trial- Who would willfully hire them? Wurmi’s brand new practice can’t possibly be getting new clients? And Perk will have to go back to DUI’s.

    Mornin’ to you! (You guys are all so friendly…warms my heart.)

    I misread the phrase “Wurmi’s brand new practice” as “Wurmi’s brand of practice” and it made me think of how he might market his nose-pickin’ reclinatin’ sleezy slow talkin’ way of practicing law. I just can’t see this as a gain for either of them.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:18 am

      Yes but let’s all not forget what exactly is Wurmi’s brand of practice 👿 Seems incredibly hypocritical after this case wouldn’t ya’ll say??????????

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    • 05/16/2013 at 11:18 am

      LOLOL!!! Ringading that’s disgusting!!! but true!

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 11:20 am

      Lol! Ringading!!! His “brand of practice” will be done from a BarcaLounger with a cold beer in one hand, and a well placed finger in his nostril!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaeeeeeeeend S L O W talkin is his specialty! (oh and sex offenders!)

  65. 05/16/2013 at 11:15 am

    Family of Law :
    In one of BC’s interviews I think I recall him alluding to “truth coming out soon”- and he intimated that there was something to do with LDS…

    Did she have contact with him right up to when he dropped off the radar or was he more from some time prior? I got the impression he was with her until his disappearance and Donoman has kind of taken over now. But his disappearance kind of coincided when I caught up with the live coverage so was never really sure of his involvement with Jodistein except for that interview I read where he talks about blood atonement. All quite strange to say the least. Everything about what she does is strange cos it’s all cloak and dagger stuff!

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 11:24 am

      I’m thinking that his disappearance was in conjunction with Dono’s appearance. JA may have distanced herself from him after she decided the LDS story wouldn’t fly- But maybe, he figured HER out, and went running? Have you done any googling yet? Was he ever in court supporting her in the early days of the trial?

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:26 am

        I think he was there early on… but I am not 100% sure of that… about 90% sure though. But not heard of him being there any time since at least mid March

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:27 am

        could be he is doing stuff behind the scenes took a low profile at her command or something.. or like you say he got ditched for bad bahaviour.. or he got smart…. hmmm latter – kinda doubt it! 😛

      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 11:42 am

        yeah, he was there,HLN highlighted him a few times.

  66. Jill
    05/16/2013 at 11:17 am

    Good morning everyone.
    Feeling so anxious for the poor alexanders.

    Can anyone help put my mind at ease? If wobo ends up with lwop, will the new prison be more strict and worse off for her? In prison, I picture tough women that would not want to befriend a fake, lying psycho like wobo, but it sounds like all the prisoners worship her? I want her to live in fear of getting beaten up by these hardened criminals…she should be scared of every move she makes in prison.

    • 05/16/2013 at 11:23 am

      I gotta hope.. by the forceful “yes” from so many of the jurors (again)

      plus are you sure all the prisoners like her? Kinda think her self promoting would get a little up some of the stronger ones noses, But she is a master manipulator so there are always going to be plenty of minions if she has others around her.

      • Jill
        05/16/2013 at 11:29 am

        Yes, I got a real strong feeling from those firm yes’ by the jurors.
        Well, I will concentrate on one thing at a time….which is… Prayers and strength for Samantha and Steven for what they r about to do.

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:31 am

        yes…. at let’s hope it helps them in some way.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:23 am

      Morning Jill – just remember this jury is smart and they aren’t buying what she’s selling. They can see right through her!!!! Put your faith in the jury and JM. They haven’t let us down yet!!!! JM will fight until his last breath because of his feelings for the Alexander family!!! They don’t call him the pit bull for nothing!!!

      Plus Wurmi and Gidget tried to withdraw yesterday. All in all, does that make ya feel any better???????

      • Jill
        05/16/2013 at 11:26 am

        Yes, a little..Ty

        Just want her to be suffering in prison and living in fear of getting beat upn

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:26 am

      Plus this might help darlin’ 😀

      • Jill
        05/16/2013 at 11:30 am

        Aww, u r so cute!
        I can’t get it to play, but just that warm smile of his helped! Ty

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:34 am

        my pusscat was sleeping.. soon as this came on she sat up and ran to her scratching pole… looking for the little pencils now me thinks 😀

      • Jill
        05/16/2013 at 11:35 am

        Never mind, I got it to play! Ty! So powerful!

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:29 am

      Plus this is what she wants 🙂

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 11:29 am

      Morning Jill! I think this jury is ready to give her what she “asked for”. But, if they give her LWOP, it’s my understanding that she will be housed in the maximum security wing of Perryville…. 23 hours a day of isolation. Limited phone access, limited visitors, a shower 3x’s a week, etc….

      • Jill
        05/16/2013 at 11:31 am

        Great, that’s what I needed to hear. But, I wish it was 24hrs instead!
        Thank you!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 11:34 am

        True FOL but I think eventually she will get out into the general population which we don’t ever want to happen because she’ll be running the entire place within a few days 😦

      • Jill
        05/16/2013 at 11:38 am

        MMD, How would she eventually get into general pop if she was sentenced to lwop? That’s scary.

      • Jay
        05/16/2013 at 12:05 pm

        No, new lifers are only kept in max security until they are evaluated. The only one’s who stay there are the truly violent (like gangbangers with histories of violence inside the institution) Almost all the other LWOP prisoners are upgraded from Level 1 (max custody) to Level 2 after evaluation determines they’re not a danger to themselves or others. Then they’re integrated into the general population, to various degreees, over tim e, Some even attain Level 3 (medium custody).like all other able-bodied prisoners, assigned to work in a variety of jobs to keep the prison facility functioning.

        I commented on all this @462 on 05/15 – explaining how it worked with more detail.

        And FOL – are you sure the person is reliable who told you Nurmi and Willmott asked to be removed at the closed hearing? There’s no other hint of that rumor anywhere in Google-land, and the posted Arias case records docket only shows a request for Jury Instructions on 5/14/2013, and today on 5/16/2013 a filing for a Status Conference, also for today. No motions, sealed or otherwise,listed between them.

      • Jay
        05/16/2013 at 12:13 pm

        Looks like you were right about the withdrawal motion. FOL… HLN reporting it too

  67. ringadingding
    05/16/2013 at 11:28 am

    MMD :
    Morning Jill – just remember this jury is smart and they aren’t buying what she’s selling. They can see right through her!!!! Put your faith in the jury and JM. They haven’t let us down yet!!!! JM will fight until his last breath because of his feelings for the Alexander family!!! They don’t call him the pit bull for nothing!!!
    Plus Wurmi and Gidget tried to withdraw yesterday. All in all, does that make ya feel any better???????

    Me! Me! I feel better. It would have been even better o if they tried to withdraw during ALV’s cross.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:29 am


  68. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 11:34 am

    Who thinks JA will speak today? If she does… Will she….
    1. Hold onto her “it was not premeditated, it was self defense, I was a victim too” stance?
    2. Pretend to show remorse and BEG to be spared?
    3. Or say, “I just want the ultimate freedom…death?

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:35 am

      None of the above but since that isn’t offered I will go with #1.

    • 05/16/2013 at 11:36 am


      and I hope if she gets up to speak the whole Alexander contingent walks out and disempowers her completely. They do NOT need to listen to that and it will slap her down metaphorically if they walk out. Message is.. “I have no interest in anything you have to say – you are irrelevant”

      • Jill
        05/16/2013 at 11:40 am

        Yes, That would b great! Do u think it would shake wobo up a bit if that happened? Or would she just continue in?

        You know what would b even better syn! If the judge and jury got up and walked out!!

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:43 am

        hahaha it would be.. but I don’t think they would be allowed 😀 plus Nurms would be screaming mistrial and we don’t want that!

        I think it would shock her yes.. exactly how she would react.. how long to regain complete composure.. I’d like to see knowing her.. probably not long she is truly something else when it comes to the depth of her god complex

      • HJ Madison
        05/16/2013 at 11:42 am

        Agreed, or everyone remaining in the courtroom, including judge, JM and Flores take out crayons and start to color!

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:43 am

        LOLOL draw jodisteins.. with horns, tridents and tails 😛

      • Jill
        05/16/2013 at 11:44 am

        Oh HJ, that is sooo funny! Jury too, right? I can just imagine…how hilarious!

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 11:47 am

        That would be as powerful as Juan’s 2 minutes of silence yesterday!!!!!!!!!!

      • 05/16/2013 at 1:07 pm

        Oh Syn that would be absolutely great. I think that would be the ultimate in what they could do to her, at least in court.

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 11:54 am


  69. 05/16/2013 at 11:39 am

    I don’t know if I want to drink or not today… no until the Alexanders have spoken anyhow…. so I have non alcoholic apple and raspberry cider today – for a while at least.

    • Jill
      05/16/2013 at 11:43 am

      Lol…sparkling cider will do!

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:44 am

        yup its sparkling 😀

  70. Anonymous
    05/16/2013 at 11:41 am

    Hi Everyone…..unfortunately, I missed Mr. Martinez’s opening statements and the 2 minutes of silence. Is there a way of seeing it before today’s hearing? I have tried YouTube, but without success. ~~~~waves and hugs~~~~ to all. Praying for Travis and his family. Best, md in Massachusetts.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:48 am

      md stop sending us the crappy weather please 😯

      • Anonymous
        05/16/2013 at 12:28 pm

        MMD – What weather is that? Confused. Haven’t been paying much attention to anything other than the trial and missed an important part yesterday…..drat!

  71. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 11:42 am

    Robert oh Robert you haven’t checked in yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ❓

    Please check in with us so that we know that you made it safely from the land of windmills and tulips to the land of red, white and blue. This is coming from the land of maple leafs and red and white!!!! 😀

    Ya wouldn’t want us to worry now would you???????????? 😯

    Now this is the second time I’ve posted this so when you do check in, say hello and then go directly to the naughty corner ➡ ➡ ➡ NOW!!! 🙄

    • 05/16/2013 at 11:44 am

      ya he said 16 hours and its been way way WAY longer than that!!!

    • Wendy
      05/16/2013 at 11:47 am

      Morning MMD and everyone!! 😃 I’ve got a lot to do so I can get home and hear this today. Can someone refresh me on the time?

      • 05/16/2013 at 11:48 am

        10:30 so thats about 1hr 40 mins away from now

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 11:49 am

        Wendy it starts at 10:30 AZ time or 1:30 ET. The time in the recap above is incorrect. Hope that helps 🙂

  72. 05/16/2013 at 11:47 am

    HJ Madison :
    Agreed, or everyone remaining in the courtroom, including judge, JM and Flores take out crayons and start to color!

    further to this… they all draw Jodisteins with fangs, horns, tridents and tails.. and hold them up to show each other.. giggle.. and just completely ignore her “testimony” I’d LOVE to see her face!

    • Wendy
      05/16/2013 at 11:50 am

      Thanks Syn!

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:36 pm

      This could totally be a skit on SNL!!! You should send this idea in to them. How hysterical would it be?! I love it!!

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:39 pm

        🙂 don’t get that in Oz 😉

  73. Beans
    05/16/2013 at 11:48 am

    OT, but i have to share this – just read it in novel last night. “God was bored with the humans, so he invented alcohol.”

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:50 am

      Bubble would love that comment 😀 along with many others on this site!!!!

    • 05/16/2013 at 11:50 am

      I don’t know what you mean 😛

  74. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 11:48 am

    hellooo ev1

    what a great group of people you all are! Love reading all your posts

    • 05/16/2013 at 11:50 am

      hurro Moonbeam 😀 **waves**

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:51 am

      Morning Moon – *********waves******** well darlin’ you’re one of the group so I guess that makes you great :great:

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 11:52 am

        sorry – 😀

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 12:10 pm

      and i appreciate yours.

  75. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 11:51 am

    Aaaaaaaack!!!!!! I am NOT going to be able to watch the trial today!!!!!!! My son just called and BEGGED me to pick his girlfriend up at the airport! Noooooooooo!!!! If I hurry, speed like crazy (thankfully my car is not red!) I may make it home for the end…. Sh*t!!!!!!!!!!

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:53 am

      Tell her you’ll pay for the cab, she suggests hopefully!!!!

    • 05/16/2013 at 11:53 am

      omg… bundle her in and get the heck out of there pronto!!!!

    • 05/16/2013 at 11:55 am

      I hope he realises what a MASSIVE favour he now owes you!!!

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:56 am

      take your ipad and plug in the earphones!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 12:07 pm

      She is coming home from her semester in Paris,- she arrives at 1:30 @ O’hare, just checked her flight status, it’s arriving 5 mins early! So I have maybe a 5 minute lead on getting back to my iPad!!! I have Sirus radio in my car, so I’ll listen to HLN (ugh!) Sam knows how addicted I am to this trial, so HE KNOWS, he OWES me BIG TIME!

  76. Wendy
    05/16/2013 at 11:52 am

    Thanks MMD!

  77. Anonymous
    05/16/2013 at 11:53 am

    Hi Everyone….Unfortunately, I missed yesterdays discussons and was wondering if Juan’s 2 minutes of silence has been posted on YouTube. I have checked but have not had any success. Thank you and praying for justice for Travis and his family. Best from md in Massachusetts. ~~~~waves and hugs~~~~

    • Kristi
      05/16/2013 at 12:25 pm

      Croakerqueen has it on YouTube. It’s in aggravation phase part 2

      • Anonymous
        05/16/2013 at 12:46 pm

        Thank you Kristi….

  78. Dewey
    05/16/2013 at 11:54 am

    morning all… did anyone already comment on HLN’s breaking news from about an hour ago that defense team filed a motion to withdraw from the case on tuesday, there was a closed door hearing regarding and judge denied.

    • 05/16/2013 at 11:56 am

      first I have heard of such a confirmation. Surely they weren’t serious though ??

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:57 am

      all true Dewey plus good morning 🙂

      • Dewey
        05/16/2013 at 11:58 am

        you heard it too MMD?

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 12:01 pm

        FOL was the first to report it and she always is in the know.

    • Moon
      05/16/2013 at 12:00 pm

      ‘morning! well that is FUNNY! imagine that

    • 05/16/2013 at 12:02 pm

      still reckon its a stunt only

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 12:05 pm

      It’s in the court minute entries. I agree it is just another ploy.

  79. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 11:55 am

    lol @ FOL and your car not being red! g1 HB!!

  80. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 11:56 am

    This is the final stage. Attendance is mandatory, compulsory, required, etc.!!!!!!!! 😯 No faking sick, going to work, getting groceries………………………………… We HAVE to see this through to the very end or it’s the naughty corner for anyone who misses!!!!!

    Ritanita, ya hear that??????????????????

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 11:59 am

      oh damn I forgot she has to take her hubby for tests an hour and a half away and is going to be going like a speed demon. Thankfully court NEVER (except probably for today) starts on time. 😉

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:01 pm

        and the irony in that realisation??? 😛

    • 05/16/2013 at 11:59 am

      MMD.. you missed something

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 12:04 pm

        what darlin’ besides Donchais (she has a legitimate excuse). I’m in a fog today because of my migraine yesterday 🙄

  81. Beans
    05/16/2013 at 12:04 pm

    HLN is reporting another meeting between judge and defence, i think – anyone?

    • 05/16/2013 at 12:04 pm


  82. 05/16/2013 at 12:05 pm

    MMD :
    what darlin’ besides Donchais (she has a legitimate excuse). I’m in a fog today because of my migraine yesterday

    LOLOL nice recovery! *applause*

    • 05/16/2013 at 12:06 pm

      I was alluding to THE stance. It was missing! 😀

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 12:10 pm

        Oh ok. I’m assuming the stance folks, hands on hips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😦

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:21 pm

        and Im just laughing at it as usual!!! more than ever this time cos it was an afterthought!

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 12:08 pm

      Well that’s a given about Donchais. She has invested so much time, effort and heart during the 7 trials, that we all knew going in that was going to be her priority!!!! She was here for the verdict now she wants the same in the Christian/Newsom retrial.

      I mean, truly, do ya think that I would REALLY forget donchais????????? 😯

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:20 pm

        Noooooooooo I wasn’t meaning you forgot Donchais I was meaning you forgot THE stance!!! Nobody would forget Donchais!!! silly!! 😛 Not even fogged in a migraine recovery

  83. Beans
    05/16/2013 at 12:06 pm

    confirmed, they are.

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 12:08 pm

      I am not even sure I want to know…. or do I ??

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 12:11 pm

      Did they say State in chambers too?

      • Dewey
        05/16/2013 at 12:12 pm


      • HJ Madison
        05/16/2013 at 12:15 pm

        Well it is just the usual “sidebar”, only earlier. Just clarifying the days events and the DT saying again they have no control of JA and she has been advised …. blah, blah…

  84. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 12:06 pm

    well i am still hoping Hodi goes stark ravin mad during today’s proceedings!

    • 05/16/2013 at 12:07 pm

      implant a conscience in her.. that will do it!

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 12:07 pm

      I’m right there with ya !

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 12:13 pm

        Morning darlin’ 🙂

    • Dewey
      05/16/2013 at 12:08 pm

      im not, they might put her in a padded cell if she does and thats not punishment enough! (but i know what you mean, it would be fun to watch)

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 12:12 pm

      You just want to see her zapped by the bailif! (Like the rest of us!)

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 12:14 pm

        Oh I do, I really, really, really do!!!!!!!!!!! 😈

      • Moon
        05/16/2013 at 12:20 pm

        lol yup! over and over again!

        it is just so clear to me how crazy and evil she is. the looks she gives is downright scary! I fear for the safety of so many that have to be in that courtroom with her.

    • Jay
      05/16/2013 at 12:26 pm

      I bet the actress hired to play her in the Lifetime movie is hoping she goes nuts too: foaming at the mouth, eyes rolling in her head, maybe even a partial striptease (until the guards get to her) — A great scene for the film, followed by the final zoom closeup of Arias in with blanket wrapped around her, like Tony Perkins in Pscyho, a fly crawling across her face to the music of Dmitri Shostakovich —

  85. Beans
    05/16/2013 at 12:15 pm

    we are a bloodthirsty bunch.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 12:17 pm

      I know – it’s getting really bad but just imagine what TA went through and what the Alexander family is still going through. They want death so I want death!!!

      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 12:20 pm

        i should have added – not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    • 05/16/2013 at 12:22 pm

      oh so now you are advocating back to the roman lion feeds???

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 12:24 pm

        That sound good, but just for JA 😀

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:27 pm


      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 12:27 pm

        maybe a special dispensation for this particular creature? seriously, i completely embrace the concept of vengeance, i can live with DP or lwop.

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:28 pm

        if lwop is 23 solitary ok.. if not DP a must for her or she will feel she won

  86. Dewey
    05/16/2013 at 12:15 pm

    ive heard (either here or on tv) that travis’s family cant cry or get overly emotional during the vis. is this true? im sure jodis mom will cry if she speaks.

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 12:17 pm

      Cry? They can not ask for a sentance and are only to talk about what the loss has meant. I think it is ok to cry.

      • Dewey
        05/16/2013 at 12:21 pm

        i may have misheard, something about it being overly prejudicial. doesn’t make sense, how can an impact statement not be emotional?

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 12:26 pm

      I think that you’re right and that they can only address the jury and the judge. Apparently the defense can wail their heads off and JA can stand directly in front of the jury without any cross.

  87. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 12:19 pm

    I know what this meeting is … the motion Jodi filed last year to preclude discussion of her lack of remorse. technically, she can’t be remorseful if she is filing an appeal. This was never ruled on …

    • 05/16/2013 at 12:23 pm

      ahhhh how the heck can she preclude discussion of her lack of remorse??? Just cos she doesn’t have any it can’t be discussed? Oh I get it.. not entered into evidence. 😛

      • Dewey
        05/16/2013 at 12:25 pm

        this jury already knows she has shown no remorse, they dont need juan to tell them!

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:26 pm

        soz was bein’ facetious

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 12:28 pm

      How can she be all remorseful since it’s all TA’s fault, doncha know??????????? 🙄

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 12:28 pm

      thanks HJ.

  88. 05/16/2013 at 12:25 pm

    Dewey :
    i may have misheard, something about it being overly prejudicial. doesn’t make sense, how can an impact statement not be emotional?

    It can if you’re Jodi

  89. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 12:28 pm

    I know most people do not agree but I am praying for LWOP !! Until recently I too wanted her to get the DP.. but that stats are scary!

    Here is a link the the article.


    Best outcome imo : lwop and meeting her fate in a bathroom stall.

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 12:32 pm

      sounds good to me.

    • Jill
      05/16/2013 at 1:04 pm

      Very interesting to learn about this. Ty for the article. I kind of want the jurors to read it.
      Also, your “best outcome” is perfect!

    • Crystal Harris
      05/16/2013 at 3:45 pm

      Oh Please! Don’t believe everything you read. Is there any organization with an agenda against the death penalty more than the ACLU?? Geez. I’ll consider an argument from a source without an agenda, but not from the ACLU. I’ve seen them fight so hard for criminals’ rights, never ever for crime victims’ rights.

  90. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 12:31 pm

    Hearing is delayed and may be open to the public according to HLN. Waiting to hear from JVM.

    • 05/16/2013 at 12:33 pm

      uuggghhh can the Alexanders ever get treated fairly… these delays in giving their must be an emotional rollercoaster in itself! This is cruel!!!!!!

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 12:36 pm

      delayed ?? What hearing – the side or the sentencing hearing ?

  91. Dewey
    05/16/2013 at 12:32 pm

    have a great day everyone.. thanks for the info..off to be productive 🙂

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 12:34 pm

      see ya dewey

  92. Beans
    05/16/2013 at 12:34 pm

    OT -according to HLN major child porn producer busted

  93. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 12:34 pm

    I would just love it if someone could slip her some cyanide or arsenic or something that can and will put us all out of her misery!! she shouldn’t be allowed to breathe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 12:37 pm

      no long ago an az man actually dosed himself with cyanide right in the court room. Died right there . That sounds about right to me!

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:41 pm

        oh was that the umm umm what was he.. professor or something… took it.. and then alerted his attorney he would be dead in 10 mins for something…??

      • Moon
        05/16/2013 at 12:53 pm

        yes, saw that on tru-tv.. that’s what made me think how appropriate it would be here!!

    • 05/16/2013 at 12:39 pm

      I just want her in a cell.. no paper, no pencils or writing tools of ANY kind… and left there with people taking ‘Travis” to the 1000s places to see before you die playing constantly on her TV.

      • Crystal Harris
        05/16/2013 at 3:54 pm

        If you could all read the letters from my ex-husband, who is a convicted felon sex offender rapist…considered to be very high on the list of “bad guys” as far as crimes go, you would gag! He is SO happy in prison. He loves it! No joke. If he had a computer to play his beloved World of Warcraft, he’d never leave. Once a prisoner is in prison, the prison is very concerned about making sure the prisoners have enrichment and other activities because it’s proven to keep the peace inside the prison walls. That is what the authorities care most about…keeping the peace. They don’t care that it’s not fair that criminals get to take acting classes and put on a play with the help of actor Tim Robbins, as happened at my husband’s prison. They want the prisoners occupied so they don’t rebel.

      • 05/16/2013 at 6:03 pm

        I love the idea someone came up with saying we should all mail her a page out of A thousand places to see before you die. That would be perfect!!! Who suggested that??

      • 05/16/2013 at 6:06 pm

        I did ages ago.. said we should start a website where anyone visiting those places registered and sent in photos with a pic of Travis at each one and sent them to her over time

      • 05/16/2013 at 6:13 pm

        Crystal- I have heard that about many prisoners. Not to mention, her own mother said she was happy as hell in there. Think about it…her life in prison is better than her life before all this. She has friends and she’s popular and well liked, does her writing, drawings and makes money on them, has $2500 in commisary to buy all kinds of goodies, phone privileges, twitter postings by friends, fan letters, american idol contests, tv, board games, visitation from family and friends, college classes, jobs, etc..idk if she would have all this right away if she gets LWOP but I’m sure with her good kiss ass manipulating behavior would get her there in no time!

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 12:41 pm

      Yeah, but not before we all get see her as a test subject for the waist zapper!

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:42 pm

        HJ.. do I detect a hint of feral? 😀

      • HJ Madison
        05/16/2013 at 12:47 pm

        Ah gees… don’t tell MMD because she might send me to the naughty room!😁

  94. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 12:35 pm

    JVM confirmed that the attorneys did want to withdraw after the verdict.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 12:37 pm

      still don’t know anything about the hearing

    • 05/16/2013 at 12:37 pm

      ya but as a stunt ??? to try to delay?? that’s my thought anyhow.. don’t trust em

      • HJ Madison
        05/16/2013 at 12:43 pm

        Not a stunt … I think they need to get “on the record” Jodi has gone rogue, so to speak. They have tried to give her sound advice and she is doing whatever she wants. It may be their way of preventing reversal. They want it out there that she had counsel and decided to ignore.

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:45 pm

        ah ok… I still wonder at their motives but what you say does make sense too.

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 12:48 pm

        How can she go rogue – she’s been running the entire show since the beginning. I think it’s more like she’s finished with them and now she is focusing on the MS

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:49 pm

        omg don’t mention that MS.. there’s something very very very wrong with that thing too!!!

  95. 05/16/2013 at 12:40 pm

    Good morning …I need to catch up but wanted to post this.. Sorry if already covered but I found it interesting


    Catch up with you all at trial..should be an interesting day… Off to read upstairs..

  96. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 12:41 pm

    Beth Karas on DT attempt to withdraw…
    there’s a short commercial… sorry about that..


  97. Elexa
    05/16/2013 at 12:41 pm

    I apologize in advance for asking a question that probably has been answered many times already. I wish I had time to read all of this blog every day but I don’t. (darn real life, darn it, darn it, darn it!!!)

    Ok, here’s the question:
    Did Jodi ever actually use the word “ninja” in her description(s!) of the alleged attackers or was that just made up by someone and the rest of the media ran with it?

    • 05/16/2013 at 12:43 pm

      not to my knowledge.. but what she described seemed to come straight out of a ninja movie. Hence the application.

      • Elexa
        05/16/2013 at 12:46 pm

        Thank you!

        I’d been going through a lot of interviews and hadn’t seen her use it so was wondering!

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 12:46 pm

      That is such a great question! I don’t actually think in an interview with police she used that descriptor. But, she may have picked it up … as we all did …. and may have used it on the TV interviews.

      • Elexa
        05/16/2013 at 12:48 pm

        uh oh, maybe it’s back to watching the interviews again.LOL
        And thank you too!

  98. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 12:43 pm

    jose miguel @reporterjmiguel
    Just asked to leave the courtroom, closed door session taking place. I hope this doesn’t mean another delay #Arias #jodiarias

    • 05/16/2013 at 12:46 pm

      Siiiiigh 🙄

      • HJ Madison
        05/16/2013 at 12:51 pm

        Yes … but at least the judge is doing this before scheduled start time. Less chance of opening “sidebar”… maybe ??

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:52 pm

        Fingers crossed she rules on whatever it is FAST and we get a close to near schedule start

      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 12:53 pm

        that’s enough about you syn, let’s talk about me.

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:54 pm

        lol… ok.. what kind of beans?? broad, kidney, jumping. mexican, magic, string, pinto??????

    • Elexa
      05/16/2013 at 12:49 pm

      Don’t they know that literally millions of people are scheduling their lives around this trial?

      Do they NOT CARE about us?????

      • 05/16/2013 at 12:51 pm

        do they not care it’s turning me into a vampire and giving me only 3-4 hrs of sleep a day!!!! 😛

      • HJ Madison
        05/16/2013 at 12:53 pm

        We, unbelievably, are the least of their worries! Plus, we have OJ to “entertain” us. 😉

  99. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 12:52 pm

    OT – ducky, just ducky

    First on CNN: Witness protection program lost two former “known or suspected terrorists”
    By Jake Tapper, CNN Chief Washington Correspondent

    The U.S. Marshal Service has been “unable to locate” two former participants in the federal Witness Security Program “identified as known or suspected terrorists,” states the public summary of an interim Justice Department Inspector General’s report obtained by CNN.

    The Marshals have concluded that “one individual was and the other individual was believed to be residing outside of the United States.”

    Read the public summary here.

    The news comes from an audit of the Witness Security Program by the IG’s office , which states that “the Department did not definitively know how many known or suspected terrorists were admitted into the WITSEC program,” among other “significant issues concerning national security.” The report makes 16 recommendations.

    The “Interim Report on the Department of Justice’s Handling of Known or Suspected Terrorists Admitted Into the Federal Witness Security Program” notes that while in the midst of an audit of the WITSEC program, the Inspector General felt the need to notify the Justice Department of national security vulnerabilities, and the IG’s office “developed the interim report to help ensure that the Department promptly and sufficiently addressed the deficiencies we found.”

    The news comes in the midst of a week of horrible news for the Obama administration, with revelations that the Justice Department secretly collected months of phone records for reporters and editors at The Associated Press; renewed speculation over the White House’s response to the Benghazi attack; and revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups.

    The Justice Department issued a statement, saying, “The number of former known or suspected terrorists ever admitted into the WitSec Program represents a fraction of one percent of the total WitSec population, and the vast majority were admitted into the program prior to Sept. 11, 2001.

    “To date, the FBI has not identified a national security threat tied to the participation of terrorism-linked witnesses in the WitSec program.”

    They need to put Deputy Marshall Raylan Givens on the case 🙂

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 12:55 pm

      Is Raylan on your show “Justified”? Or is he some handsome Royal Canadian Mounty?

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 1:03 pm

        On my show Justified and yes it is based on Elmore Leonard. Love that show!!!!

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 12:59 pm

      are an elmore leonard fan too or just the program?

  100. 05/16/2013 at 12:58 pm

    HJ Madison :
    We, unbelievably, are the least of their worries! Plus, we have OJ to “entertain” us.

    well there is only one thing to say to that pffffffffffffffft to them.

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 1:01 pm

      re: the beans, i’ll go with magic.

      • 05/16/2013 at 1:02 pm

        I knew you would soon as I typed it!!!

    • Elexa
      05/16/2013 at 1:02 pm


      You guys are nuts!

      Well, it’s back to real life for me. I have the DVR set and I hope I record something GOOD this time!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 1:05 pm

        Priorities, darlin’ priorities!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😦 hands on hips

  101. 05/16/2013 at 1:01 pm

    HJ Madison :
    Ah gees… don’t tell MMD because she might send me to the naughty room!

    Pfft I’m the one that sent her there!!

  102. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 1:06 pm

    OT So OJ is now going for the “pickled brain” defense.

  103. 05/16/2013 at 1:06 pm

    MMD :
    Priorities, darlin’ priorities!!!!!!!!!!!!! hands on hips

    MMD just want to say it is sooooo good to have you back in good health today!! 😀

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 1:08 pm


    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 1:14 pm

      No kiddin’! She is a lot more fun when she is feeling feisty!😜

  104. Beans
    05/16/2013 at 1:07 pm

    motion to withdraw denied, on the record

    • 05/16/2013 at 1:09 pm

      so beans.. since its all about you.. what magic do your beans perform?

      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 1:12 pm

        they have a special gift for invisibility, i’ve never been able to find ’em

      • 05/16/2013 at 1:19 pm

        LOLOL shaking my head 😛

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 1:13 pm

        posted link for oj upstairs Syn

      • 05/16/2013 at 1:22 pm

        yup got it… you and HJ both gave me one .. so thanks both of ya!!! 😀 much appreciated!

      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 1:13 pm

        plus i think they’re a bunch of drunks, my beer keeps disappearing.

      • 05/16/2013 at 1:23 pm

        LOL!!!!! maybe they swim in it and it osmosis that invisible gene?

  105. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 1:07 pm

    Someone upstairs said that they wanted to see JA fully shackled at the waist and legs in her prison jumps. Here is the video


    • 05/16/2013 at 1:26 pm

      wth I went there and got a star trek thingy… *cross eyed emoticon*

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 1:29 pm

        the video should start right away Syn. I just tried it.

      • 05/16/2013 at 1:35 pm

        mustn’t work for me cos I get a bunch of other stuff and cant find a link to Jodistein in her stripey PJ’s not to worry probably a country thing or me just blind !

  106. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 1:16 pm

    HJ Madison :
    Who is Elmore Leonard?


    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 1:18 pm

      Just saw your reply Jay. I am on this ipad and already have 2 sites going. What did he write?

      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 1:22 pm

        too many books to list here. the george clooney movie ‘out of sight’ and tarantino movie ‘ jackie brown’ are based on his books.

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 1:19 pm

      a great wack-job crime novelist.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 1:20 pm

      An author, who has written numerous books and the tv show on F/X (which I don’t get and is the best show on tv) is based on one of his short stories called “Fire in the Hole”. He is also an XP on the show. He’s like 87 so has been around for ages.

      • HJ Madison
        05/16/2013 at 1:21 pm

        Many thanks!

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 1:24 pm

      i was trying to get right back to you but experiencing PC probs.

      • 05/16/2013 at 1:27 pm

        the beans??

  107. Allison
    05/16/2013 at 1:25 pm

    What is happening in the courtroom ??? Anyone know???

    • 05/16/2013 at 1:29 pm

      Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial 17m

      hWild is still outside and not sure hWhen court will begin. Attorneys are in a closed hearing at the moment. Stay tuned. #JodiArias

  108. 05/16/2013 at 1:27 pm

    OT ~ George Thomas re-trial has gone to jury.. and the wait begins..

    • 05/16/2013 at 1:28 pm

      wow that was quick.. last I saw the ME was just finished

    • Jill
      05/16/2013 at 1:29 pm

      Ty for letting us know.
      Whether or not our prayers can help, now is the time to try! I hope that guy rots in prison!

    • 05/16/2013 at 1:31 pm

      The defense rested today with no witnesses. The longest thing to happen today were jury instructions. WoW 😯 they were a book!

      • Jill
        05/16/2013 at 1:34 pm

        That is ridiculous all the rights these monsters have. The jury instructions should b cut and dry….was he aware that innocent people were being tortured and did he try to stop it?

      • 05/16/2013 at 1:40 pm

        Ikr. The instructions were so long and drawn out that I zoned out. Hope the jury didn’t.
        I think it was proven that he was there and aware of it all and did nothing. I sure hope the jury thinks so too

  109. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 1:27 pm

    George Thomas trial is on verdict watch.

  110. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 1:29 pm

    did today’s proceedings get delayed? or are we (once again) starting late?

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 1:35 pm

      for now – just delayed due to a closed door hearing

  111. dpforjodi
    05/16/2013 at 1:30 pm

    oh I can’t stand HLN best mitigating factor her mum. Who giggles like a school girl with her twin. OMG what are they on(HLN)?
    Syn I love your poetry.

    • 05/16/2013 at 1:37 pm

      ty hope you enjoyed it.

  112. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 1:30 pm

    Beans :
    too many books to list here. the george clooney movie ‘out of sight’ and tarantino movie ‘ jackie brown’ are based on his books.

    Thanks Beans, MMD and Jay. It looks like I can get “Justified” on Amazon Prime as a freebie — I will check it out.

    • Jay
      05/16/2013 at 1:54 pm

      HJ – if you haven’t seen the movie “Get Shorty” you might want to read that one (1990). Also earlier favorites of mine are “LaBrava” and “Glitz.”

      If you want a really good newer book to read, try the Robert Crais suspense-crime novel “Suspect” — about a cop and his German Shepherd partner (and surprise surprise , real PTSD is an element of the story).

  113. 05/16/2013 at 1:30 pm

    Yesterday had to go into town and was so frustrated as I didn’t know when verdict would come in. Was plugged into HLN on Sirius and then into the office. Rushed out as fast as I could. Husband was w me. He then went into store as he couldn’t tear me away from the broadcast. Big downpour of rain came quickly and he’s soaked running to the car. Verdict in! Both of us didn’t want to drive anywhere. So bc we wanted a visual of hobo’s reaction, I’m trying to get my iPad going for the live stream. Not ,iChat luck bc of the rain or something. Then he tries on his iPhone, same story. I then try on my iPhone. Everything was freezing. So just heard it. What a sight though. Crazy huh?

  114. Allison
    05/16/2013 at 1:31 pm

    Is the Jodi trial still on today???

    • Jay
      05/16/2013 at 1:33 pm

      yes… the seal is showing on the live video now

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 1:33 pm

      hope so, probably late but the Alexander family has arrived.

  115. MMD
  116. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 1:33 pm

    Wild About Trial @WildAboutTrial
    Travis’ family just showed up and are in the hallway talking with friends

  117. WhereIsSHE
    05/16/2013 at 1:36 pm

    jose miguel @reporterjmiguelSamantha Alexander just seen weeping in the hallway before the session

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 1:41 pm

      i’m concerned for her being able to hold up for this ordeal today.

      • 05/16/2013 at 1:43 pm


  118. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 1:38 pm

    Wild About Trial @WildAboutTrial
    Wow. @chriswnews was nice enough to let me know that Captain O’Neil is dressed up today. No flipflops! No salmon either though

  119. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 1:39 pm

    Hello room and hug. Have arrived safe and sound. Have also been hacked in computers so am jumping about till it gets settled. i have mostly caught up reading and watching the verdict so far. Justice 4 Travis.(more to come)

  120. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 1:41 pm

    Wild About Trial @WildAboutTrial
    I think I just saw the DP Mitigation Specialist go into the courtroom. If it was her she had on an all salmon colored dress. #JodiArias

    Wild About Trial @WildAboutTrial
    We are still hwaiting in the hallway. Chatting with Denis the cameraman and other fine people. Gettin’ hungry

  121. 05/16/2013 at 1:42 pm

    Jill :
    That is ridiculous all the rights these monsters have. The jury instructions should b cut and dry….was he aware that innocent people were being tortured and did he try to stop it?

    Think it was more than that…. most of what I heard from the ME pointed to group mentality and binds, injuries and nature of attack indicated multiple perpetrators. No way could one person have been able to do all that. Unfortunately they just didn’t find his DNA or prints on anything which means he was either very lucky… or more careful than his coherency indicates. Lord of the Flies comes to mind when listening to that trial.

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 1:44 pm

      good reference

  122. WhereIsSHE
    05/16/2013 at 1:42 pm

    MaryEllen Resendez @maryellenabc15#jodiarias family has just been allowed into the courtroom

    • 05/16/2013 at 1:44 pm

      good… then it maybe moving forward.. thank you for the update

  123. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 1:44 pm

    OT I really wish that someone would tell Phipps that Mama is NOT a chew toy, does not need to be washed by his tongue and that when he is under the covers (he has VERY limited bed privileges) he would stop hogging all the covers!!!! 🙄

  124. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 1:44 pm

    Wild About Trial @WildAboutTrial
    Hwild thinks we are heading in now

  125. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 1:44 pm

    The truest words spoken by the ho (found in her journal entry):

    “I love him. I could not possibly love him not, though I wish I could stop. Turn it off like a lightswitch. Duct tape it down so it can’t tun back on, or better yet just cut the circuit. Cut off its life source. Make it dead in a second. Lifeless. A meaningless network of wires that do and mean nothing.”


    • 05/16/2013 at 1:47 pm

      yeah.. Ive been wanting this quote.. yay you for finding it for me 😛

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 1:48 pm

      Moon: Where did you find this? Very interesting and good find!

    • 05/16/2013 at 1:49 pm

      Moon do you know the date of that entry per chance?

      • Moon
        05/16/2013 at 1:59 pm

        here’s the link for that journal entry. looks like aug ’07. hope this works.
        i googled her journal entries and found it there!

      • 05/16/2013 at 2:01 pm

        ty bunches Moon

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 2:03 pm

      chilling and talk about telegraphing her intentions.

  126. dpforjodi
    05/16/2013 at 1:46 pm

    Do you think the ME will have her girls tucked into her panties today or out and proud?

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 1:50 pm

      You mean the MS? Or maybe the MS wants the ME to decide for her? Teehee😉😉

      • 05/16/2013 at 1:52 pm


      • dpforjodi
        05/16/2013 at 1:52 pm

        lol the MS

  127. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 1:47 pm

    RobynD323 @robynd323
    The way this female lawyer is discussing how #jodiarias’s mother needs to basically, manipulate this jury is sickening. Shows the shady side

  128. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 1:48 pm

    Debbie @debnsb
    I’m sure if we all practice The Law of Attraction today, we can make the stun belt go off

    If only we could!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 1:51 pm

      You are the most clever woman! What an excellent idea!!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 1:55 pm

        Beth Karas @BethKaras
        The judge held yet another closed hearing. We’re not sure of the topic. Everyone is now in court except for the judge and jury

        And away we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 1:56 pm

      didn’t come from me – saw it on one of the live streams

    • 05/16/2013 at 6:24 pm

      Hahahahahahaha!!! I love this!! I’m writing in my journal now to help us…

  129. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 1:52 pm

    On the plane I’m reading another book by a “Murphy”–this one Cullen Murphy, a asty editor at Atlantic and Vanity Fair. Titled “God’s Jury” about effects of the original Inquisition and modernity.Right away I see a paragraph with the following sentence”….they regarded the Catholic Church as the Great Beast, the Whore iof Babylon.” Boom. Wobo.

    Then, I read the great figure of the Spanish Inquisition – Tomas Torquemada- had an uncle, a Dominican cardinal who was responsible for building the roof at the place Galileo was imprisoned, named….wait for it: JUAN Torquemada. The Juanster.

    So by the time I watched the master’s closing and rebuttal, I was prepared to see one for the ages. Oh was he good! Oh! How he brought Travis into the courtroom. Even Gidget watched him with an admiring sense of horror. She, inmy opinion, had the only worthy day of the trial. She did what she had to to TRY and show how this act could not be “so cruel.” She did’t overdo it with Dr Goodlookin’. She even ‘rescued” Juan when she objected to his question of “could he hear” as “asked and answered” since the Master had just asked it seconds before.
    (more to come)

    • 05/16/2013 at 1:53 pm

      LMAO @ your nick change!!!

  130. 05/16/2013 at 1:53 pm

    Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial 1m

    A podium has been setup in front of the jury box. Attorneys are seated. Gallery is shuffling in. #JodiArias

  131. Kathy A.
    05/16/2013 at 1:54 pm

    Always freaking late! No respect for the jurors’ time, the witnesses, anyone. Delays now and then are standard in trials, but every single time? From lunch breaks, recesses, everything. Other than the voters in Maricopa County maybe not voting Judge Stephens in for another term, I wonder if there is a way to lodge a complaint, and with whom?

  132. 05/16/2013 at 1:54 pm

    Morning all. See I haven’t missed anything. Waking up at 3am and then watching the seal is such a bitch 💤

    • 05/16/2013 at 1:58 pm

      hurroooo Essem… yeah the seal is annoying.. I’m now on the OJ trial which at the moment is almost as interesting 😛

  133. 05/16/2013 at 1:55 pm

    Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial 30s

    Judge just arrived in the courtroom. Jury is on their way in right now. Sizzle noise is heard. Sidebar underway. #JodiArias

  134. 05/16/2013 at 1:55 pm

    Doesn’t she look drugged?

    • Lisa M
      05/16/2013 at 1:58 pm

      Yes definitely.

  135. Katie
    05/16/2013 at 1:56 pm

    Dear god jodi did you smash your face into the wall before you got there? Or shalack your bangs?

  136. SeniorMoments
    05/16/2013 at 1:56 pm

    Jodi is in her 12 year old mode today with that nice, low chair.

  137. 05/16/2013 at 1:57 pm

    Jodi’s mom’s look to jury appears pretty hateful

    • Lisa M
      05/16/2013 at 2:00 pm

      Would u believe I have to leave now and can’t watch this afternoon? What a day to miss. Oh well, I’ll have to catch up later.

  138. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 1:58 pm

    Loved when Juan said “you heard them talk about adrenaline and that sort of thing”. Also whe describing the horror, with him at his back: “he couldn’t get rid of her!”. I still like his one to Doc Toupe: ” now with all your experience, I know it’s hard to give a number, but in the ball park, how many autopsies have you performed>” (ans: none)

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:05 pm

      LOL!!! love his facetious wit!

  139. 05/16/2013 at 2:00 pm

    OT.i know but I just read this way upstairs. -”
    “They need to put Deputy Marshall Raylan Givens on the case ”
    I absolutely adore Raylan. And Boyd Crowder !!’ Actually, love the entire cast. The casting agent was Justified in their choices.
    Now returning to the subject at hand. Justice for Yravis and Family

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 2:04 pm

      DonoMan is in such bright lime green to make sure he/she stands out on tv

  140. 05/16/2013 at 2:00 pm

    oops OJ off wicked witch woo woo is up

  141. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:01 pm

    Wurmi looks like he is soooooooooo out of there already!

  142. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 2:03 pm

    omg it’s true! she does get fuglier by the day! sick twisted biotch

  143. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:03 pm

    is she going to testify? ya think?

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 2:06 pm

      Welcome home! How can she not…. she just must have rhe last word, especially following the Alexander’s.

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:06 pm

      when has she been able to keep her trap shut???

  144. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 2:05 pm

    Where is Bubble?

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:06 pm

      ya me too was wondering that a bit ago

  145. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:05 pm

    OMG those mitigating circumstances are lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙄

  146. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:05 pm

    Speaking of the mitigation specialist: she looked like a Welfare Queen sitting there yesterday with her low cut dress and slurping water during Juan’s talk, getting paid for doing nothing.

  147. 05/16/2013 at 2:06 pm

    defendant is talented artist! BAHahahahahahaha

    • Kathy A.
      05/16/2013 at 2:06 pm

      Jinx. 😀

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:25 pm

      Lol. More like a talented Tracer… They’ll be pulling out anything they can l,JA claimed during her post conviction interview that even her attorneys told her the are NO mitigating factors.

  148. Kathy A.
    05/16/2013 at 2:06 pm

    She’s a talented artist? Are they kidding?

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 2:07 pm

      Hope JM points out they are copies!

  149. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:06 pm

    a”talented artist” as a mitigation?????????????????????????????????Hahahahaha

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:08 pm

      who wrote that?

  150. 05/16/2013 at 2:07 pm

    That she is a talented artist is a mitigating factor!? Explains the flurry of drawings going on sale.

  151. Kathy A.
    05/16/2013 at 2:07 pm

    Really going to throw Mom Arias under the bus today. Again.

  152. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:07 pm

    how about a “waitress who cant recall whether she cut herself on an apple or on a ledge?
    They didnt say she was a “photographer” thank God.

  153. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 2:08 pm

    My fav … “tried to make the most of her life”. Really?

  154. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:08 pm

    jose miguel @reporterjmiguel
    Interesting body language at defense table. Nurmi and Willmott have backs to #jodiarias very little interaction

    Guess the bff’s are no longer bff’s.

  155. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 2:09 pm

    LOLOLOL @ the defendant is a talented artist!! hahahahhaha should have said an ok tracer!

  156. Kathy A.
    05/16/2013 at 2:10 pm

    She suffered abuse and neglect as a child as an adult? If you’re neglected as an adult isn’t that kind of your own fault (unless you suffer from dementia, etc., which she does not)?

  157. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:11 pm

    Welcome home Robert 😀 We were worried since you hadn’t checked in. Almost ready to send you to the naughty corner 😉

  158. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:11 pm

    All 12 have to agree on death…
    She’s going to get LWOP if even 1 juror buys into the mitigation..

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 2:14 pm

      yeah but JM gets 4 bites at the apple and may en-panel a new jury 3 more times.

    • Crystal Harris
      05/16/2013 at 4:05 pm

      Jay- I think it must be unanimous or we get a whole new jury to try to convince.

  159. 05/16/2013 at 2:11 pm

    oh lawd it’s the Nurm

  160. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:12 pm

    heres “Mr Ladies and Gentlemen”

  161. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 2:13 pm

    Bet all that closed door this morning was coming up with that great list of mitigators!

  162. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:14 pm

    all his “improper” objections yesterday! and LOVED how Juan wouldn’t let HIM interrupt and then not get it in return.Ladies and Gentlemen–Juan didnt use thephrase yesterday, as usual, he just treated them as ladies and gentlemen. Unlike Wormi, the slob and slow taling lover of smut.

  163. 05/16/2013 at 2:14 pm

    I dont reckon they will do it. I hope Im wrong

  164. Kathy A.
    05/16/2013 at 2:15 pm

    Who are the three people – two men and a woman – sitting behind the mitigation specialist?

  165. 05/16/2013 at 2:15 pm

    Juan.. get up there and slay em!!! Oh lawd Nurms suit is worse than every today.

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 2:17 pm

      I was just thinking that!

  166. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:16 pm

    The worm is loathsome I think. his manner and attitude and sppeeech patterns and way of being rude to the jury. When he tries to be “impressive” he looks like a blowhard at a High School debate.My goodness, Juan jumped in at them on cruelty. Hope he does tghe same with the latest spew.

  167. 05/16/2013 at 2:16 pm

    Syn does she look drugged? Seems she can hardly keep eyes open.

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:24 pm

      who knows with her… I tend to think every affect she pulls is manipulated even the ones she can’t pull off successfully…. which seems to be all but her chosen little miss perfect act….. so I’m not really one to ask on that

      It’s amazing to me the only other one she does well is the seductive siren and that only works on those that don’t see through her.. I suspect it’s all she ever thought she would need and doesnt have the experience to create a more suitable one cos she’s been in jail since needing it and that doesn’t offer up much range for her to draw from.

      She could be drugged.. or she just might be very lame at looking humble.

  168. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:17 pm

    Nurmi: she sucks but not enough to get the needle, she’s creepy, but let her be creepy in prison…

  169. Kathy A.
    05/16/2013 at 2:18 pm

    Who she is? Who she is is a murdering, lying psychopath.

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:27 pm

      that exhibits almost classic sub typing of BPD and ASPD and extreme malignant Narcissism. Who would lie, cheat and murder anyone who stands up to her either outside or inside prison including guards and other employees of the system that contains her.

  170. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:18 pm

    Do ya think she is finally getting it Syn??????????????

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:30 pm

      me personally? no. I think she is still compartmentalised and in her chosen reality. She is the victim and likely she will always believe that. She is the most important thing on this planet and if Travis didn’t do what she wanted… he deserved to die and that wasn’t her fault.

      Maybe I am just too professional in my view of her.. but I can’t see passed what I know about her inner workings.

  171. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:18 pm

    The big Oaf just confused aggravate and mitigate.Hahah Freudian slip again! Oh she is going to talk about “who she is” OH GOID help us all!!! NO!!!!

  172. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 2:19 pm

    I think she looks like she may have gotten zapped this morning!

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:32 pm

      LOLOL HJ! I think we can look at her that way if you want! It’s easy to imagine the way she has that dopey look on her face.. I think she is just doing a dwarf impersonation as that is the only role models she has had to draw from. Today she’s doing Dopey.

  173. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:19 pm

    she’s thinking: Nurmi, what a fool; good news for my appeal…

  174. 05/16/2013 at 2:20 pm

    MS is covered up!

  175. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:20 pm

    when does the mitigation lady raise her cross as if warding off vampires?

    • Kathy A.
      05/16/2013 at 2:24 pm

      LOL! 🙂

  176. 05/16/2013 at 2:20 pm

    With a huge cross. How blatant and sick.

  177. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 2:20 pm

    Was Grandma there yesterday?

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 2:21 pm


  178. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 2:21 pm

    omg i can’t get over how she looks today! drugged or not, she looks just like the sick evil twisted F#@K she is! those freaking eyesssssss of hers

  179. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:21 pm

    Sounds like JA is gonna speak

  180. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 2:21 pm

    Her character??? Does she have one of her own??? She borrows everyone else’s around her!

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 2:22 pm

      Best line so far ladies 😀

  181. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:22 pm

    Frankly as long as they added “artistic” ability. I’d say that george “know what I’m saying” Thomas has more “artistic ability” than wobo. She copies and traces things. Like a kindergardner. He at least “raps” in a slimy urban lowlife poetic way, but still. he seemsd “more artistic” than wobo. I mean whio can talk llike that to cops know what I’m saying and say know what Im saying after each word? Wobo wouldnt even try that one.

  182. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:23 pm

    Yeah such a good friend – we saw how she treats her friends like TA

  183. 05/16/2013 at 2:23 pm

    Wobo’s chair way down again

  184. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 2:23 pm

    How would you like to be put in the position of trying to save her life? Eapecially when she wants the DP!

  185. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:23 pm

    good friend ob wobo???? Darryl???great a 40 year sold sho shagged the 20 yeart old waitress. Oh! they found ONE other perdson who could talk well of her? How the family junked her. Oh man Oh man Oh man.

  186. Kathy A.
    05/16/2013 at 2:23 pm

    If I were a juror, I might be thinking “Even you don’t like her 9 days out of 10, and now you think she’s got all these redeeming qualities? Puh-leeeze.”

  187. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:24 pm

    OMG he is twisting everything so it’s unrecognizable 😦

  188. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:24 pm

    little support in the court for the killer. no grandma, no twin aunt, her only only friend Donovan, someone she met in jail?

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:31 pm

      Well since she is going to throw her parents under the bus in a few minutes the DT could not hardly let them get up there and speak well of her. It wouldn’t fit into their “scheme”

    • Crystal Harris
      05/16/2013 at 4:08 pm

      And wants to get in her pants…

  189. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:24 pm

    her “work as anartist’ is an insult to every young person who truly sacrificed for their art. It is a diosgrace to say such a thing.

  190. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 2:25 pm

    If tracing is considered “artistic” talent, then we’re all talented artists….no???!!

    • Robert exits Rotterdam
      05/16/2013 at 2:26 pm

      I mean does someone call themself an “astronaut” because they like the idea of being one? And if they do, does anyone else?

  191. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:25 pm

    RobynD323 @robynd323
    [pic] Kirk Nuri is going to bore us to tears .As he begs for his ungrateful clients life. #jodiarias #justice4travis pic.twitter.com/XZ3QUKAaPN

  192. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:25 pm

    We have to WATCH the wobo show us her “art” Oh Christ.

  193. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:26 pm

    he’s also twisting his pants, with his hand in his pocket — totally wrong casual body launguage for a mercy pleading…

  194. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:26 pm

    I wonder if Daryl Brewer is gonna show his face today?

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 2:27 pm

      He had better! Otherwise, who will believe a word he says!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 2:30 pm

        Well the courtroom sees him, it’s just not on camera

  195. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:27 pm

    motherhood? mommy dearest watch out…

  196. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:28 pm

    notice how arias has ‘shrunk’ … her chair is lower…… trying to make her seem small and helpless…

  197. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:28 pm

    Wormi thinks he can “guilt” the jury into thinking a certain way. What a big oaf. Id say death for the quality of her lies and her “artwork” is NOT a mitigation but a further proof of her lazy, unskillful toxic way of life.

  198. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:29 pm

    ha ha ha… the small chair mitigation defense…

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 2:36 pm

      I noticed that too!

  199. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 2:29 pm

    And then there’s Darryl Brewer……who provided the gas cans…..uh huh….that’s a good friend….leave your son alone with her knowing what you know now and we’ll see how good a friend you are!! Bet he wouldn’t do it! He’s stepping forward now because he knows she’ll be locked up and he won’t have to fear her anymore!

    • Elexa
      05/16/2013 at 3:09 pm

      I think she’s blackmailing her with something.

  200. 05/16/2013 at 2:31 pm

    Did you notice how Wilnot doesn’t fly up for the approaches. Lost your spunk, have ya?

  201. 05/16/2013 at 2:32 pm

    Well I guess Mom doesn’t get to say anything now that her best friend from childhood is there to tell all about her sad childhood

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 2:38 pm

      I was wondering if her mom would testify since she said her parents abused her. If Mom gets up there and talks up ja – it could possibly make ja look like a bigger liar than she already does.

  202. 05/16/2013 at 2:33 pm

    My Azcental feed going haywire…On HLN Nurmi’s still up…I find it amazing they could show the whole two minute pause without interruption. Cuz their commercial breaks are every two minutes!

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 2:35 pm

      Try KPHO

  203. 05/16/2013 at 2:34 pm

    So if she’s not soothing w her golf pencils, how is she coping? What is she thinking? Syn?

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:40 pm

      yeah I am wondering if juror 8 had the impact of the lack of pencils today… Ive been curious about that since hearing him say it. Will just have to wait… could be why she may well be drugged up… interesting twist imo

  204. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:35 pm

    that expression of doom on her face genuine?

  205. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 2:35 pm

    Boy…..she is lower than a snake’s belly!! No support from her family….wow….just throw them all under the bus! What a pig!

  206. 05/16/2013 at 2:35 pm

    Yeah we saw what she does to friends.. She said Travis was the kindest person to her through her whole life

  207. 05/16/2013 at 2:36 pm

    Interesting how Sandy has to wear a necklace saying MOM. She must have gone to same jeweler as MS. WOBO needs a pin saying STABBY. What would the rest of the players wear and what would it say?

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:39 pm

      Mr. Juanderful

    • Kathy A.
      05/16/2013 at 2:40 pm

      Pervy Nurmi

  208. 05/16/2013 at 2:36 pm

    Not linking her Dopey look… think she shoulda gone with grumpy

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:36 pm


  209. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 2:38 pm

    A list of the mitigators:

    27 years old
    No prior Criminal History
    Was a good friend
    Lacked support by her family
    Suffered neglect as a child and as an adult
    Tried to make the best of her life
    Consistently tried to improve herself
    Is a talented Artist

    Sad…. that is all they have…. what a waste of a human being!

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:41 pm

      all boils down to.. she was a spoiled brat who always got her own way and when someone stood up to her.. she killed him.

      • Robert exits Rotterdam
        05/16/2013 at 5:25 pm

        this is the basic line of the story. true and astounding and repulsive, all atthe same time.

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 2:45 pm

      On the artist thing – I though for a moment jm was going to bring up her art being copied

    • ringadingding
      05/16/2013 at 2:52 pm

      And that, my friends, has cost the state 120 billable of Miss Mitigation Specialist. (Or should I say miss-mitigation?)

      • ringadingding
        05/16/2013 at 2:52 pm

        That’s 120 billable hours of Miss Mitigation Specialist’s time. (Typing too fast.)

      • Robert exits Rotterdam
        05/16/2013 at 5:26 pm

        LOL!!! Miss Mitigation, Welfare Queen.

  210. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:38 pm

    Where did JA go with her brown envelope??????

  211. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 2:39 pm

    When brewer was testifying and again today when he name was brought up… the ho looks like dang i wish i would have stayed with boring old brewer!

    I wonder what Jack, now 14, would say …

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:42 pm

      Damn Dad, that’s f-d up. And you’re friends with that bedhopper?

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:44 pm

      thank god she left! Hated the psycho step mom that Dad thought was so great. She was waaaay creepy when he wasn’t around.

  212. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:40 pm

    there are no mitigation factors in this case the Juanster says.

    yeah good to a kid 10 years ago; great. Another “friend” who didnt know her after Travis.

    I know its a sideshow but just that she had the gall to mention her “artistic” ability I hope they bring in people to say she is the equivalent o a third grade artistic ability and not any more impressive than that of about 200 million Americans.

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:43 pm

      She’s a good tracer.

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 2:43 pm

      I am surprised her IQ did not come in.

      • 05/16/2013 at 2:44 pm

        yeah.. how can you give the DP to Einstein?

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:45 pm

      Perhaps they’ll bring in a rep from Sotheby’s or metropolitan museum of art to appraise her artwork. Her worth to the art world is way to valuable.

  213. 05/16/2013 at 2:41 pm

    What? The seal.?

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 2:42 pm

      A 10 minute break — yeah right!

  214. Anonymous
    05/16/2013 at 2:42 pm

    Nurmi must be an emotional eater….I think i just saw one of his shirt buttons pop

  215. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:43 pm

    Posted this upstairs. Think this is what Mama is gonna do. Have no idea who this person is

    RobynD323 @robynd323
    The way this female lawyer is discussing how #jodiarias’s mother needs to basically, manipulate this jury is sickening. Shows the shady side

    So in other words, JA throws the fam under the bus and the mother is gonna crawl under it voluntarily, Geesh what kind of family is this???????????

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:46 pm

      will be interesting to see how much she contradicts what she said in that initial interview with Flores.. I’m betting it won’t even bare the remotest semblance.

  216. Kathy A.
    05/16/2013 at 2:44 pm

    Or that her “art” is what she has focused on during this trial while the jurors have had to put their lives on hold, and view/listen to some very horrifying evidence and now are asked to find reasons to spare her life when she couldn’t be bothered to pay attention half the time.

  217. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:46 pm

    “Consistently tried to improve herself”

    are they gonna bring in the surgeon who did the boob job to confirm that?

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:47 pm

      and that she just consistently ‘moved up’ when she met a better guy

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 2:48 pm


    • Moon
      05/16/2013 at 2:51 pm

      rofl! good one

  218. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 2:47 pm

    My guess is that Juan will not be allowed to bring up her tweeting, selling art, interview 20 min after sentence. He should be able to ……… I hope he can!!!!!

  219. ringadingding
    05/16/2013 at 2:47 pm

    I loved it that JW popped a pill after the jury left the room. How appropriate.

    About the photography “art” of JA, too bad Juan didn’t point out that her specialty is creating bad porn and incriminating criminal evidence.

  220. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:47 pm

    Syntara :
    me personally? no. I think she is still compartmentalized and in her chosen reality. She is the victim and likely she will always believe that. She is the most important thing on
    this planet and if Travis didn’t do what she wanted… he deserved to die and that wasn’t her fault.
    Maybe I am just too professional in my view of her.. but I can’t see passed what I know about her inner workings.

    But even her attorneys are ignoring her. Isn’t anything sinking into her brain Syn????? I mean I realize that she still thinks that it’s all TA’s fault, but she has no one, nada, in her life plus now she is in solitary. Something has to be getting to her or is she just drugged out?

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:49 pm

      to me what she has playing over and over in her head is…. he shouldn’t have made me do it… or something to that effect. Whatever it is.. it’s total justification.. I doubt she is capable of feeling anything else.

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 2:51 pm

      MMD: In my opinion, you just have to remember her brain is not capable of absorbing any this …. just can not get in there …. in her head, not her fault now or forever.

  221. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 2:48 pm

    jose miguel ‏@reporterjmiguel 4m
    The Alexander siblings left the room and have come back with what appears are written statements

  222. Kathy A.
    05/16/2013 at 2:48 pm

    Mitigating Factors:

    27 years old
    No prior Criminal History
    Was a good friend
    Lacked support by her family
    Suffered neglect as a child and as an adult
    Tried to make the best of her life
    Consistently tried to improve herself
    Is a talented Artist

    Worth zero dollars; look on her face when the jury recommends death? Priceless!

  223. Beans
    05/16/2013 at 2:48 pm

    Heavy D’s opening – : “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” – (Wm. Shakespeare)

    • Robert exits Rotterdam
      05/16/2013 at 2:54 pm

      I mean why is shle even allowed to say she is a”talentedartist”? There is NO evidence of that. She has not supported herself that way; she is not acknowledged as being one from any organization.

      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 2:57 pm

        it boggles the mind.

  224. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 2:49 pm

    No criminal history.. isn’t grown pot plants a crime (or it was back then)

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:50 pm

      poor victimised Jodi.

      • Robert exits Rotterdam
        05/16/2013 at 5:28 pm

        This will be the title of the HBO version of the film.

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:29 pm


  225. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:50 pm

    I was sooooooooooooo hoping that HLN would play this without commercials like the closing arguments but I guess not.

    People on HLN think she looks downtrodden and defeated.

  226. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:50 pm

    TwitterElizabeth Erwin @elizabetherwin
    JM talking to Alexander’s brother Steven now..I’m guessing he’s up to speak first. #JodiArias

  227. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:51 pm

    JM talking to Alexander’s brother Steven now..I’m guessing he’s up to speak first

  228. Jay
    05/16/2013 at 2:51 pm

    did she say ‘read’ to the jury?

  229. 05/16/2013 at 2:51 pm

    wtf read to us?????? the family doesnt get to speak or are these other ones??

  230. 05/16/2013 at 2:51 pm

    She’s writin!!

  231. 05/16/2013 at 2:52 pm

    ok she’s writing again

  232. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 2:52 pm

    Beth Karas @BethKaras
    Judge left the bench. A special podium is being set up in front of jury box for impact statements

  233. 05/16/2013 at 2:53 pm

    ah ok.. they read their own statements.. gotya phew!!!

  234. 05/16/2013 at 2:54 pm

    oh yeah right… JOdi crawl back into your friggin cave would ya…. you are just sickening to look at

  235. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:56 pm

    why cut to wobo? why not on the person talking? tehy did this yesterday also with Juan. The editor/dircetor thinks we rae stillinterested in the wobo. We’re not!

    • 05/16/2013 at 2:58 pm

      exactly I dont want to see that monster this is Steven’s time!!!!

  236. 05/16/2013 at 2:57 pm

    yeah Jodi cry for yourself you stinking biotch!!!!!!!

  237. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 2:58 pm

    this breaks my heart

  238. Beans
    05/16/2013 at 2:59 pm

    this is breaking my heart.

  239. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 3:01 pm

    “I cannot sleep alone at night anymore…..I dont want his name dragged through the mud anymore…I’ve distanced myself from everybody…my wife and I have separated…child passed back and forth…I cant wait for this to end..”.

  240. 05/16/2013 at 3:02 pm

    no glasses removed = no tears…. I saw her cry in the interrogatio.. and she went through toilet paper and you could TELL she was crying…. she is FAKING because she is a cold evil witch and I hope this jury get’s it.. I really really do!!!!

  241. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 3:04 pm

    This young man shows an enormous constraint while he manages to show his love and affection and sense of loss. He is brave. He has suffered as has all of the family.

  242. 05/16/2013 at 3:04 pm

    Stephen is amazing!!!!!! what a family!!!!

  243. 05/16/2013 at 3:04 pm

    Can someone tell me if Travis’s grandmother has been in the court room? I have seen some elderly women on the Alexanders side but I’m not sure if any are her.

    • Ci Ci's Circle
      05/16/2013 at 3:25 pm

      She died during jury selection.

  244. 05/16/2013 at 3:06 pm

    dammit my feed keeps jumping and it’s driving me nuts!!!!!!! I want Stephen’s words without these blips!!!!

  245. 05/16/2013 at 3:07 pm

    omg tissues please!!!!!! 😥

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 3:11 pm


  246. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 3:08 pm

    He evokes a sense of his brother; it is easy to embrace his brother in our thoughts as he speaks.”2008 will be the best year of my life” he quotes his brother saying. Devastating in its impact.

  247. 05/16/2013 at 3:09 pm

    Oh my God…

  248. 05/16/2013 at 3:10 pm

    Why can’t Wilnot even give the family respect to listen?

  249. 05/16/2013 at 3:11 pm

    I also noticed the Aunt hasn’t been around. Did something happen between her and JA mom or did ahe go back home to work and family? I cant imagine how Jodi is going to get many visitors from family being they all live in Cali. Per one of the articles posted on here, the prison is quite a distance into the boondocks (sp?). Im glad..more torture.

  250. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 3:12 pm

    Samantha. One of 8 siblings. “Family has been tortured” by this.

    “Travis got us through the pain and the hardship” His grandmother, that lovely woman. What it did to her. The “overall health” of the family hurt. Grandmother died before jury selection causing ‘insurmountable” pain.

  251. 05/16/2013 at 3:14 pm

    I just want to hold them but nothing will bring back what the monster stole from them. God be with them.

  252. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 3:15 pm

    Samantha dressed beautifully and elegantly in blue.Her face is open and vulnerable. Her hair is bunned in a way that allows us access.

  253. 05/16/2013 at 3:16 pm

    Jodistein makes me so damn sick.. her fake tears… she planned this for months… she did it deliberately.. she lied every moment… she made up heinous lies and still carries on with them even in that after verdict itnterview.. and we are supposed to believe she feels something now?????? then jump up and tell the truth now if those tears are real Jodi….. but they arent we know they arent so just stop your patheticness…. it makes you all the more evil.

  254. 05/16/2013 at 3:16 pm

    Does anybody know if HLN cuts the tesimony up with commercials?

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 3:18 pm

      think so. wild about trial feed is working well here.

  255. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 3:16 pm


  256. 05/16/2013 at 3:18 pm

    I think Mr Flores is trying hard to keep it altogether.

  257. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 3:19 pm

    The call from the grandmother. The call to her and her sister.
    One senses the abdominal and psychic pain of what she went through standing in the spot of his death.’I am a police officer and some of these photos are more gruesome than I have seen in 11 years on the force.”

  258. 05/16/2013 at 3:20 pm

    Juan is such a master… I am sooo glad this family has Juan and detective Flores

  259. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 3:22 pm

    Several Jurors seen wiping their eyes.

  260. 05/16/2013 at 3:23 pm

    I have never hated anyone like I despise that thing…. omg the throat slit.. omfg did you guys see that????????????????

  261. 05/16/2013 at 3:23 pm

    Shining example of how this family came out of difficulties to be successful and wobo was beaten w a wooden spoon and she can use that as a miserable excuse to MURDER brutally

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 3:28 pm


  262. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 3:23 pm

    honestly this is the first time I saw ja cry .. and not just snap out of it when the jury leaves

    • 05/16/2013 at 3:26 pm

      then why the thumb across the throat.. her trademark throat slit gesture.. it’s all show.

      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 3:29 pm

        missed it. i wouldn’t look at her when the camera panned over.

      • 05/16/2013 at 3:32 pm

        catch the rerun.. it was just like the last time… thumb slit right across the throat as she holds the tissue in the other hand. As Samantha returns to the gallery.

      • truejustice
        05/16/2013 at 3:50 pm

        I believe you are right syn… I think she cries …. for show!

  263. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 3:23 pm

    Sam is done, she glared at #JodiArias mom on her way back to her seat.

  264. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 3:24 pm

    I’m exhausted. Need a break with the jurors. see ya later.

  265. ringadingding
    05/16/2013 at 3:24 pm

    No words…

  266. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 3:25 pm

    Samantha is done, we are taking the noon recess until 2pm. Many of the jurors look shaken up and were crying

  267. 05/16/2013 at 3:27 pm

    I love this family. Enuf said

  268. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 3:27 pm

    What a remarkable and beautiful tribute! Just heart wrenching!

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 3:31 pm

      i lost it when steven was reading travis’ words.

  269. 05/16/2013 at 3:31 pm

    I hope this family gets the DP verdict. They and Travis deserve it. How Samantha held up under that pressure.. and Stephen spoke amazingly.. how could you not feel their pain.

    Yet days ago Jodistein said she could not look at them because they remind her of her abuser.. will she claim that is why she was ‘crying’ because she was looking at them and remember the ‘abuse’?

  270. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 3:31 pm

    DP……she had no useful purpose as a human being before meeting Travis and it’s even less now. Get rid of her and be done with it!! It won’t bring Travis back, but at least she won’t be around to continue telling her lies about him!

    • 05/16/2013 at 3:34 pm

      and this family needs and deserves that closure. To know she is gone. It won’t bring Travis back.. and that will forever be with them, but to know she is under DP will at least go towards helping them in some way.

      • Ci Ci's Circle
        05/16/2013 at 3:37 pm

        Even if it takes years to finally get her on the table, the family will know that she will no longer exist. She’s a worthless excuse for a human being who fed off the light of others because she walks in darkness!!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 3:39 pm

        I truly don’t believe that there is ever such a thing as closure and I hate that word. You go on but you never get closure. jmo

      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 3:42 pm

        i don’t like ‘closure’ either but didn’t want to nitpick at this time – how about ‘resolution’?

      • 05/16/2013 at 3:45 pm

        that closure… not the hyped closure. dont let them hijack our language by conditioning!!!

      • Jo
        05/16/2013 at 3:58 pm

        A couple of years back, in our local newspaper was a story of a family whose father was murdered. It took a year before they found the killer. The daughter said “There is no such thing as closure. You only learn to live with the pain.” Having had someone murdered in our family, I can say that is true.

  271. dpforjodi
    05/16/2013 at 3:33 pm

    Oh that was heartbreaking. I’m sobbing and my cats are looking at me what’s wrong with you.
    Oh how I hate that bitch and her crocodile tears.

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 3:40 pm

      Mine too! Those darned cats! They just don’t understand sometimes, especially when you need a hug!

      • dpforjodi
        05/16/2013 at 4:19 pm

        and always with the feed me feed me. God bless their souls.

  272. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 3:37 pm

    Did Stephen and his wife get back together? My feed froze when he said that he and his wife had separated and the next I heard was going back and forth every weekend and his daughter asking him not to go.

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 3:43 pm

      Just re-wound — They are back together😌

  273. 05/16/2013 at 3:38 pm

    Ci Ci’s Circle :
    Even if it takes years to finally get her on the table, the family will know that she will no longer exist. She’s a worthless excuse for a human being who fed off the light of others because she walks in darkness!!

    Did you lot steal my words????

    • Ci Ci's Circle
      05/16/2013 at 3:47 pm


      • 05/16/2013 at 3:51 pm

        just sayin are you stealing words from my head… as usual! 😛

    • Ci Ci's Circle
      05/16/2013 at 3:52 pm

      Don’t think so…..we’re just here speaking amongst ourselves and posted. If we did……sorry….guess we’re all just on the same wave length.

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 3:52 pm

      I think the vis — may have changed MY mind. LWOP is a more sure thing … but this murderess deserves nothing less.

      • Crystal Harris
        05/16/2013 at 4:13 pm

        Death Penalty!

  274. Charity
    05/16/2013 at 3:41 pm

    I think her tears were about seeing the life she so desperately wanted that he wouldn’t let her have. This is the first time the kind and loving picture of Travis was painted. That was the Travis she wanted to possess. She wanted to be part of that loving family. She wanted to be part of that life that was going to be upwardly mobile. She’s crying because she’s being slapped in the face with the fact that he said no all over again. They are tears for herself. And tears of frustration because she couldn’t erase everything that was good about him. She didn’t manage to completely kill him.

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 3:44 pm

      well said.

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 3:45 pm

      Well said!

    • Ci Ci's Circle
      05/16/2013 at 3:49 pm

      A life she wanted sooooo desperately yet thought nothing of trashing it to save herself!

    • Jay
      05/16/2013 at 3:56 pm

      but arias would have been a disaster for that family if she was brought into it…

      • Charity
        05/16/2013 at 4:04 pm

        I totally agree. But it doesn’t mean that wasn’t what she wanted because she doesn’t care about the effects of her actions on anyone else. She cares about what she wants. She didn’t love him which was why she could trash him to try and save herself. She loved the idea of being the actress that she is on the particular stage that was Travis’ life. And we’ve all seen that to her all the world is her stage.

  275. Court fan
    05/16/2013 at 3:42 pm

    Someone put on twitter. Jodi an “artist” does that make Jeffrey Dahmar who cooked his victims then ate them a “chef”?

    • truejustice
      05/16/2013 at 3:54 pm

      boy that really puts things into perspective.. wish jm could use that in his closing

      • 05/16/2013 at 4:25 pm

        Good one Court Fan. Thanks for the levity.

  276. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 3:44 pm

    Wild About Trial @WildAboutTrial
    Det. Flores confirmed there were no more witnesses the state was calling

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 3:46 pm

      Really? I thought Dr. Demarta to say something about how she is a danger to even other inmates.

  277. 05/16/2013 at 3:50 pm

    rewatching Stephen at the moment .. and when Stephen is asking about Travis’ last minutes.. pleading for answers he ‘will never get’… she has exactly the same look on her face.. evidence it’s contrived.. he is pleading for answers only SHE can give.. and there is not one flutter of acknowledgement of that fact.. not a flicker over her face. If that emotion was real.. there would be some resonance of his words in her affect. There would HAVE to be.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 3:56 pm

      so am I. Truly heartbreaking. Gidget can even be bothered to look interested.

  278. Beans
    05/16/2013 at 3:50 pm

    Syn, re: closure – i stand properly chastised and chagrined.

    • 05/16/2013 at 3:56 pm

      good… cos I was disappointed in ya! 😛

  279. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 3:53 pm

    I am sorry FOL missed this. Hope it is up on youtube quickly.

  280. 05/16/2013 at 3:53 pm

    Hey, Thanks HLN, for breaking for commercials 7 or 8 times during the Victim Impact Satements. Class act all the way. Scumbags.

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 3:54 pm

      Did you ever get to an online version?

      • 05/16/2013 at 4:01 pm

        Yeah, HJ, I saw/heard it live. I’m just outraged that HLN would do that. They had no commercials during one or two days of testimony. And in my opinion this is one of THE most important days of the whole trial…

      • HJ Madison
        05/16/2013 at 4:05 pm


  281. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 3:54 pm

    Mike Watkiss ‏@mikewatkiss3tv 15m
    ..35 years of covering courts & the victim statements of Steven and Samantha Alexander about as eloquent and emotional as anything I’ve seen

  282. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 3:56 pm

    Did you see Det. Flores…..his eyes are red and he’s struggles to keep his composure. Poor guy….he’s been been at their side through all of this.

  283. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 3:57 pm

    Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial 49m
    This is absolutely the most heart wrenching experience of this trial so far. Steven continues to speak about his brother. #JodiArias

  284. Anonymous
    05/16/2013 at 4:01 pm

    I’m sure Travis is very proud of his brother and sister, they did a beautiful tribute to him for him and the rest of his family. Arisis’ tears are for herself….I don’t know how Wilma and Nurmi can sit there stoically…..I’m a mess from crying and my dog is looking at me with his kind little eyes wondering what is wrong. By the way….I’m now listed as Anonymous….can anyone advise me how to get my original moniker back? Thank you. md6953 in Massachusetts. P.S. maybe it’s the weather.

  285. SeniorMoments
    05/16/2013 at 4:01 pm

    I am so moved by Det. Flores who stood to give respect to the family when Steven and Samantha came to the podium and whose face mirrored their grief. He has had and will have many more cases..hard and gruesome…..but this will be with him forever.

  286. Jill
    05/16/2013 at 4:01 pm

    as soon as you can take a real quick break from trial, please watch this….it’s amazing….tanishas and Harold’s wedding! I cried the whole time because one person was missing…..

    What a beautiful family! Tanisha is gorgeous!
    I want wobo dead today!


    I hope I did the link successfully. My first time trying. If not, then go to YouTube and put in “Harold tanisha sorenson LDS mormon temple wedding”

    • Jill
      05/16/2013 at 4:31 pm

      It’s about five minutes long…

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:14 pm

      I watched it before but it had music with it. It doesn’t anymore. When they were dancing it looked like the grandmother was right there.

      • Jill
        05/16/2013 at 5:16 pm

        Oh, sorry mmd. I guess this has been around already. I didn’t know t hat. My apologies everyone. Well maybe there’s someone like me that hasn’t seen it yet. 🙂
        (Im not sure what happened cuz It did have music when I heard it. )

  287. 05/16/2013 at 4:01 pm

    Ive cried wearing sunglasses.. and never ever ever have I not had to take them off really soon after the tears start falling! How is it Jodi has magic glasses that are unaffected by extended periods of flowing tears???

    oohhhhhhh because she has those tears like Beans’ beans.. they’re invisible!!!!!

  288. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 4:02 pm

    Rewatching – did you see that Det. Flores stood when both Steven and Samantha were called up? So touching!

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 4:14 pm

      very respectful.

  289. Kathy A.
    05/16/2013 at 4:06 pm

    Jinkasaurus saying she didn’t see one tear from the jury, which definitely contradicts what other trial watchers have been saying.

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 4:10 pm

      She has blown it many times this trial … saying several things that just were not so. I am disappointed in her.

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:01 pm

        Yes, she misses the boat…I really like Beth Karas.

    • Jay
      05/16/2013 at 4:17 pm

      Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial 55m

      Samantha is done, we are taking the noon recess until 2pm. Many of the jurors look shaken up and were crying. #JodiArias

  290. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 4:10 pm

    I am sorry folks, I cannot compose myself. so so sad

  291. 05/16/2013 at 4:12 pm

    I’v watched most of this trial. Only two times have I ever seen Jodi pull the thumb across the throat move. She’s Ill Arias

    • 05/16/2013 at 4:20 pm

      and both times have been in the same context.. once when Juan was saying she killed Travis and now when the victims are saying she took him from them by killing him.

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:04 pm

        I misted that. At what point was that so I can go back tx

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:10 pm

        did you see the first time? ages ago.. this is the same movement…. I think she may even have done it twice today .. cos one angle she had a tissue.. then from another angle seemed a bit later… she had no tissue it’s after samantha returns to the gallery anyway

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:21 pm

        Will check it out. Tx

  292. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 4:16 pm

    zou2 @zou2
    Seriously does @HLNTV have idiot monkey scheduling the commercial breaks IN THE MIDDLE OF A SENTENCE of victim impact statement.

  293. Court fan
    05/16/2013 at 4:19 pm

    If allowed here is stream we are using at work and have been for sometime. No commercials and thank heavens boss is gone this week.


  294. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 4:19 pm

    Kirstie Alley ‏@kirstiealley 15 May
    Dear Jodi Arias, I hope you get your death row wish. Dreams can come true.:)
    Every other woman who has not stabbed her man 37 times

    She got the number wrong but I agree with her!!!

  295. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 4:21 pm

    Ha ha ha ha….color by number!! Good One…..

    Jeffrey Evan Gold ‏@jeffgoldesq 1h
    Nurmi pissed me off, pictures? #jodiarias color by number art is not redeeming factor

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 4:32 pm

      jeff gold has pretty much been the right side of this all along as have joey jackson and mark eiglarsh imo.

  296. 05/16/2013 at 4:27 pm

    Did Jodi do the art on Nurmi’s tie?

  297. 05/16/2013 at 4:29 pm

    Since Jodi is making so much money now.. she needs to pay for a makeover for Donoman

  298. 05/16/2013 at 4:29 pm

    I suspect the Mitigation Specialist is the one passing the Tweets on to …Donoman? Also, I think her cross is a little too small.

    • 05/16/2013 at 4:30 pm

      yes it needs to be life size.. so we can crucify Jodistein

      • 05/16/2013 at 4:34 pm

        nah on second thought.. that would only feed her already giant god complex

      • 05/16/2013 at 4:35 pm

        Wht not just drag in a real Christ on The Cross statue and sit it next to Jodi on the stand when she testifies?

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 4:36 pm

        Exactly!!! She got paid to sit in court for 4 months, monitor blogs, twitter, facebook, etc. dig into JA’s history for 3 generations and this is all she could come up with for mitigating factors. Daryl Brewer, alcoholic and druggie and the grade school druggie friend who went on HLN high as a kite. And Mama is gonna throw herself under the bus for JA.

        Need my hurl bucket back please 😦

      • HJ Madison
        05/16/2013 at 4:40 pm

        Darryl went on HLN? Seriously?

    • Ci Ci's Circle
      05/16/2013 at 4:54 pm

      Did she dye her hair???

  299. Crystal Harris
    05/16/2013 at 4:36 pm

    Really Donovan Bering? Fluorescent green in court? You look like a big green Christmas tree ornament…an ugly one from 1976.

    • 05/16/2013 at 4:38 pm

      Or a shit green VW Bug.

      • 05/16/2013 at 4:42 pm

        or a fluoro green main sail

  300. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 4:37 pm

    I loved Stephens “pregnant pause” while reading Travis’ resolutions for 2008 …. “I will find an eternal companion…”. long silence(15 seconds) “…that enhances me exponentially”.

  301. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 4:38 pm

    OK anybody – where is the 4th sister. There is Sam, Tanisha, the younger sister that is there today (can’t remember her name) but where is #4?

    • 05/16/2013 at 4:40 pm

      is she the younger one there with black here… looks like the one that has lighter hair… probably second youngest?

      • 05/16/2013 at 4:41 pm

        *black hair .. 🙄 soz typos as per usual

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 4:53 pm

        I’ll have to really look during the pm session because I have only seen the 3. Tanisha and Sam are there everyday in the front row. The younger girl, who looks exactly like them, has lighter long hair and isn’t there that often, Maybe they just can’t scan over that far because of the jury.

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:02 pm

        there seems to be an even younger one that looks like the lighter brown haired one.. I don’t know if she is one of them.. but she has black hair and looks like that girl.. she may be another relative I just assumed she was a sister cos she looks so much like the other one.. but if there is none younger than her.. it can’t be the one Ive seen wish I knew the names 😦

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 5:09 pm

        donchais would probably know. I always thought there were 7 in the family – always learning at the School of Donchais 😀

    • nyccowgirl
      05/16/2013 at 5:14 pm

      Odd, in Tanisha’s wedding video that someone posted the link above, there is a picture of the sisters together and there were only 3 of them.

  302. 05/16/2013 at 4:38 pm

    MMD :

    Need my hurl bucket back please

    *passes bucket back* here ya go!

  303. 05/16/2013 at 4:47 pm

    lack of criminal history… oh its ok to slice someone’s neck open as long as you haven’t been caught for a previous crime. Very enlightened view Nurmster.. especially from someone as unenlightened on so many other things that you appear to be.

  304. 05/16/2013 at 4:48 pm

    HLN=Disgusting bottomfeeders.

    • 05/16/2013 at 4:51 pm

      from what you lot say.. I’m thinking HLN must stand for Hype LIes Nonsense

  305. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 4:50 pm

    OT just when you hear about all this death, there is a light for Marina and Kevin Krim

    Mother of children allegedly slain by New York nanny is pregnant again


    3:31 p.m. CDT, May 16, 2013

    NEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters) – A New York mother who lost two
    of her children to homicide – and whose former nanny will stand
    trial for double murder – is pregnant again.

    Marina Krim and her husband, Kevin, announced the pregnancy
    on a Facebook page established in memory of their two slain
    children, Lulu, 6, and Leo, 2.

    The couple had another child, Nessie, who was 3 years old
    and out with her mother when her brother and sister were killed
    last year.

    Marina Krim told police she came home from Nessie’s swim
    practice last October to find Lulu and Leo dead in the bathtub
    and her nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, stabbing herself in the neck.

    Two psychiatrists last month found Ortega, 50, fit to stand
    trial. She has pleaded not guilty and was being held without
    bail in a prison ward for psychiatric patients.

    “We are very happy to let you know that Marina is expecting
    a baby in the fall. Nessie can’t wait to welcome her new baby
    brother. We are filled with many emotions as we look to the
    future, but the most important one is hope,” said the posting,
    signed by Marina and Kevin Krim.


    This was truly a tragic story.

  306. 05/16/2013 at 4:50 pm

    I betcha it took a lot of strength for Jodi to look at the family that reminds her of her abuser.

  307. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 4:52 pm

    wonder what the worm & Gidget would say if Arias had told evryonethat she was a “legal wiz”? She read some crime novels and watched CSI and even -one time-went to the library and read one decision. She’s “practically” a lawyer! She should be mitigated for thst, eh guys? Its the same with the absurd notion that sheis an artist. Same thing.

  308. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 4:54 pm

    I’m back- trying to catch up! I listened to some of Steven’s VIS in my car… Heartbreaking!!!!

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:03 pm

      yay you made it!!! land speed record set?

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 5:09 pm

        Honey I’m here and utterly confused!!!! Help! I heard Steven in my car- a few mins ago got my live stream going, then some crazy ass fast forward thing happened, now the seal! Did I miss Samantha? Has JA spoken? Mamastein?

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:12 pm

        yes they have both been on.. during stephen was replayed I didn’t see Samantha replayed on the stream I have.. so you probably saw that Im guessing.. at the moment I have the seal

  309. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 4:55 pm

    hey bubble–why you stuck with the commercials? Have you no access online? That they would interrupt is so typical of the mentality. This is a time for C-Span type stuff.

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 5:14 pm

      Hiya Robert! Back in the USA, sporting a red avatar! Fancy! Welcome back! Hope you had easy travels:-)

  310. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 4:57 pm


    Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial 56s
    Not sure what all the controversy over jurors crying is but hWild knows hWhat he saw. Definite tears on their way out. #JodiArias

  311. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 4:58 pm

    Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial now
    @brannockduo I had tears building up and hWild doesn’t ever cry (except for hwhen thinking about cats). It was extremely tough in here.

  312. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 4:59 pm

    Notice there is not one single bit of communication going on at the defense table.

  313. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 4:59 pm

    Is anybody’s feed rewinding? This is bizarre!

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:00 pm

      Yeah mine did, they keep replaying it using different angles. They must be getting ready now for the pm session.

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 5:02 pm

        Now I have the seal… Is it over?

    • Charity
      05/16/2013 at 5:04 pm

      Yeah. I saw that too. It was a funny as hell to see Juan in high speed.

  314. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 4:59 pm

    Wild About Trial @WildAboutTrial
    Not sure what all the controversy over jurors crying is but hWild knows hWhat he saw. Definite tears on their way out

  315. 05/16/2013 at 5:00 pm

    Did anyone see that side shot from the back of the court forward of Donoman? Shoes, leg, tattoo. Oh my

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:05 pm

      nup missed that thankfully!!

  316. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 5:02 pm

    Wild About Trial @WildAboutTrial
    There is a repeat on the stream right now but hwhen we come back into session the live stream will start again

  317. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 5:03 pm

    Los Angeles Times ✔ @latimes
    Instant TV movie: Lifetime to chronicle Jodi Arias saga in movie to air 45 days after her murder conviction http://lati.ms/l6LiQ

  318. El See
    05/16/2013 at 5:03 pm

    “The difference between a Stumbling Block and Stepping Stone is the character of the individual walking the path.” Travis Alexander

    • Robert exits Rotterdam
      05/16/2013 at 5:14 pm

      Hope the family trademarks his creativity and it becomes a widespread message on tee shirts and posters.Samantha made sure we knew thatTravis wrote that–no copying or tracing others.

  319. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 5:04 pm

    Now we will have a bunch of absolute trash this afternoon and then JM will mop the floor with it in his rebuttal. Wonder if there is court tomorrow.

  320. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 5:06 pm

    Wild About Trial @WildAboutTrial
    Attorneys just went into chambers. #JodiArias is not in the courtroom yet. hWild is reclinated and hwaiting.

  321. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 5:09 pm

    MMD :
    Really good Syn!!! and true!!!!!
    Now are ya just trying to make us all feel inadequate because you have taught us so much here at the School of Donchais PLUS you can write poems???

    Maybe we have to upgrade to Donchais University and have the “schools” under the umbrella–the school of Behavioral Psychology, the School of Law, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Journalism, the Medical School, The School of Criminal Science.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:21 pm

      I think you have a point. It will hereby now be known as Donchais University. All in favour – everyone good! Anyone against, no one. EXCELLENT!!! We now attend Donchais University – I assume we’re all at the PhD Level!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  322. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 5:09 pm

    That fn fugly hateful evil bitch better not try to get out of court for the rest of the day. why in the hell are the atty’s in chambers???????

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:14 pm

      Moon…. breathe…….. breathe…….. breathe…… 😆

  323. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 5:11 pm

    Mid sentence suddenly Juan moving at the speed of sound! Live feed went whacky!

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 5:21 pm

      think that was replay. they were getting ready for the afternoon session, thinking it would start on time…. the fools.

  324. Kathy A.
    05/16/2013 at 5:11 pm

    Everyone associated with JA at this trial just magnifies the contrast between Travis and JA: JW is bitchy and snarky; Wurmi is a slob; the MS is another attention-whore; her family and “friend”, the infamous Donoman, all dress and carry themselves like they are at a baseball game. Travis was a class act, as are his family and friends, in their lives, their manners, and even the way they dress. I wonder if either JA or her mother met Samantha’s gaze when she glared at them as she returned to her seat?

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 5:19 pm

      “at a baseball game” – good one.

    • Robert exits Rotterdam
      05/16/2013 at 5:20 pm

      sooo true! And compare the “upbriging” of each. Who had it more difficult? Who manages to stand on a higher level whatever is the topic? You can take some of the trash out of the trailer park, but you cant take the trailer out of them.

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 5:22 pm


      • Kathy A.
        05/16/2013 at 5:39 pm

        As Jodi said in her post-verdict interview “Apparently my mom didn’t beat me enough.” (for abuse to be a mitigating factor). Apparently not.

  325. 05/16/2013 at 5:11 pm

    Maybe the childhood friend will talk about their growing pot days.

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:15 pm

      LOL!!! or doggyboy

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 5:21 pm

        Oh God, poor Doggy Boy, he haunts me… He was her 1st taste of murder…

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:26 pm

        yep I’d say the evidence is pretty overwhelming on that one.. unfortunately. 😥

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:17 pm

      or maybe how she had to hide the baseball bat in case Jodi hit her like she did the brother

  326. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 5:12 pm

    HLN – her lazy cross eye again, listening to a replay of JM. She is just SO unattractive!

    • dpforjodi
      05/16/2013 at 5:17 pm


  327. Kathy A.
    05/16/2013 at 5:13 pm

    Be back promptly at 2! Ahahahahahaha! Promptly.

  328. 05/16/2013 at 5:14 pm

    So MMD, boxers or briefs. Forgive me. I’m going to put myself in the corner now

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:15 pm

      You know how private he is 🙂

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:17 pm

        Yes I forgot, was just looking for a little levity. Give him my apologies.

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:16 pm

      You didn’t mention commando – it IS hot in Mesa 😀

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:17 pm


      • 05/16/2013 at 5:18 pm

        Oh now I’m hot. Back to the corner.

      • Robert exits Rotterdam
        05/16/2013 at 5:21 pm

        “Mad men” on the loose in Mesa!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 5:22 pm


      • Beans
        05/16/2013 at 5:24 pm


  329. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 5:15 pm

    Has anyone seen Beth Karas today? In the back of the courtroom or on HLN? Commenting on the phone?

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:17 pm

      No but haven’t been paying too much attention to HLN.

  330. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 5:18 pm

    Syntara :
    yes they have both been on.. during stephen was replayed I didn’t see Samantha replayed on the stream I have.. so you probably saw that Im guessing.. at the moment I have the seal

    Shoot… I’ll have to count on croaker queen later… Poor Samantha, was she a wreck? She breaks my heart everyday in court, I can just imagine how difficult to day must have been. Has JA spoken? Do you know when court resumes? Did Juan address the jury yet?
    Sorry, I have a LOT of questions!!!

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 5:20 pm

      FOL: She was beautiful, compsed, articulate. She said lovely things! She is the daughter we all wish we had!

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 5:24 pm

        HJ, she is a doll… And so much strength and heart. The Alexander’s have demonstrated true class and honor everyday- such a sharp contrast to the low brow Arias entourage. Thanks for letting me know…

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 5:22 pm

      Nothing from the evil one …. though she looks like she has been thru a meat grinder. Nurmi gave opening. JM followed. Nurmi promised Darryl Brwer, Pat Wilmot (a childhood friend) and Jodi.

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 5:30 pm

        Oh Gaaaawd! Darryl B- that poor schmuck drank gallons of the Jodi Koolaid!!!! The childhood friend? Was that the one JA was a bridesmaid for? When she “graciously” offered to to her wedding photos?
        JA looks like sh*t today 🙂 I just heard on HLN that Nurmi is going to show her artwork as a mitigating factor? What? Ugh!

    • Elexa
      05/16/2013 at 5:23 pm

      Croaker queen is really on top of things.

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 5:53 pm

        Thanks Elexa! Croaker queen is super speedy today!!! Awesome 😀

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 5:24 pm

      Due to resume anytime …. all in chambers. What till you hear/see the actual mitigators! I will copy and paste for you.

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:24 pm

      as HJ said.. she was simply magnificent! Be sure to have tissues for both…. both were heart breaking and only way I kept from blubbering uncontrollably was focussing on wicked witch woo woo when the camera panned to her.. not that I wanted to see her fabricated crap… but it gave me an outlet for my venom!

  331. 05/16/2013 at 5:21 pm

    wth happened to 5??????

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:22 pm

      errr that would be AZ 2!!!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 5:28 pm

        What is AZ 2? I have AZcentral, KPHO, cbs5, WAT, and ABC 15 open??????????

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:30 pm

        AZ 2pm… my 5am 🙄

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 5:55 pm

        I thought you were exactly 12 hours ahead or is that with this site????

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:56 pm

        this site.. 15 hours ahead of Arizona time

    • Elexa
      05/16/2013 at 5:24 pm

      You may not have noticed but they are a tad lax about these things.

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:26 pm

        siiiigh! 🙄

  332. 05/16/2013 at 5:23 pm

    In reviewing opening from nurmi, Wilnot is clearly saying get me outta here. No interest, nada

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 5:26 pm

      Well, technically, she is probably done. Nurmi handled Brewer and Jodi earlier. My guess, he will do the other friend. And the close.

  333. 05/16/2013 at 5:24 pm

    Anybody wanna bet she plugs the site for her “artwork?” when she’s on the stand?

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 5:29 pm

      Hope she does because then JM can show the “art” vs the original ad. Perfect!! Bet she also says “I am sure you noticed me working in the court …. just had to express because so much to be expressive about!”

  334. dpforjodi
    05/16/2013 at 5:25 pm

    Jodi is going to discuss her artwork!!!!!!!!

    • Elexa
      05/16/2013 at 5:28 pm

      And why she copies as good as Xerox?

      • Elexa
        05/16/2013 at 5:29 pm

        oh wow, that could be a mitigating factor.

        She’s a cheap Xerox machine. “will copy for food”

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:29 pm

      FOL!!!!!!! glad you are back….. time to pour those martinis girlie!!!!!!!! gonna need em!!!

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 5:34 pm

        I’m so sad I missed Samantha and Steven… But I’m so glad I’m here for the rest! I drove like a bat outta Hell!

        *****pouring you a TALL one*****

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:35 pm

        you will no doubt find it on you tube sweety…. don’t fret it.. just make sure you have tissues around it is absolutely heartbreaking!

    • ringadingding
      05/16/2013 at 5:53 pm

      If the jury is on the fence about DP, one look at that artwork and they’ll send her to Death Row.

  335. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 5:29 pm

    DT, JA and “childhood friend” all in chambers. Wonder what’s up?

  336. 05/16/2013 at 5:29 pm

    Is darrl brewer the one who didn’t want to be on camera when testified?

    • Elexa
      05/16/2013 at 5:30 pm


    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:31 pm

      He better let himself be shown today to us. It’s not like his picture hasn’t been plastered everwhere!!!

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:34 pm

      yeah he is the idiot that doesn’t realise she did him over and didn’t want sex with him anymore once she met Travis.. he still thinks it’s cos she actually wanted to become a Mormon… 🙄

      He also doesn’t seem to realise she is directly responsible for the foreclosure of their house because she didn’t want to put any more money into it cos she was too busy pursuing Travis to be bothered with it. Poor gullible Darryl… she truly has him beguiled.

  337. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 5:30 pm

    On rainy days at the cottage when I was little, I did paint by numbers. Does that make me a talented artist?????? 😉

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:32 pm

      Ooooh, ooooh, with hand raised, I wanna buy one. $3000 easy!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 5:34 pm


      • nyccowgirl
        05/16/2013 at 5:39 pm

        $3,001 if you get hubba bubba to sign it!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 5:46 pm

        Now ya know the uproar when he signed that poor lady’s cane. He really is a shy person but I’ll ask him, but only after the verdict, ok! 🙂

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 5:34 pm

      if stabby is we all are.

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 5:35 pm

      Was your cottage by the sea? I can just picture those brightly painted little buildings, on the ocean, with a little harbor!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 5:44 pm

        Right on the ocean here on the Island. Green with white trim. Long, long before I lived here but spent the summers here.

  338. 05/16/2013 at 5:31 pm

    Wouldn’t it have been grand if all TA supporters stood like Flores when siblings went to podium or maybe too corny. Would have showed solidarity but then wurmi would have objected

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:33 pm

      I hope the Alexanders all walk out once JA gets up to talk!!!! Seriously!!!!! They don’t need any more lies, obfuscation, confusion, or plain old crap from her!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  339. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 5:33 pm

    The friend is in chambers … the one she grew pot with!!!! hahahahah She gets on the stand, it is coming out! GO Juan!!

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:36 pm

      Really truly? If so Juan can paint his own portrait of the budding jenius Picasso

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:38 pm

      Maybe they never returned the mother’s tupperware and they’re charging her with theft???? 🙂

  340. 05/16/2013 at 5:34 pm

    Hey RnR, sorry, I’ve been taking a break. I lstened to the live feed then put on HLN for my friend who got here late. Some of the commentary on HLN is allright but it’s obviously a money grab. And I find it an outrage that they would have commercials, about a dozen of them during the VISs

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:37 pm

      I agree bubble – it’s an absolute disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  341. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 5:36 pm

    Betcha the attorneys are STILL trying to get off the case 😈

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 5:39 pm

      I bet they are arguing about what and how much the friend can say. And what JM is going to go after her with! You know she is no Deanna!

  342. 05/16/2013 at 5:38 pm

    Still looking for a vomit emoticon. Found this though


    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:39 pm

      close enough. I’ll take it!

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:40 pm

      lol wth is that???? a squid???

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:55 pm

        Mouth open with vomit being expelled

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:59 pm

        lol ohhhh thought it was a sideways swimmiong squid that didnt have many legs

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 5:40 pm

      Lol!!!! 😝

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 5:42 pm

      Hey, not bad! (testing …. ::o=: ::O=: ::0=: )

  343. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 5:38 pm

    Any word if Juan will show (or mention) JA’s 45 min post verdict FOX interview?

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:41 pm

      Nope. I think he is going to keep it very simple, respectful and understated.

      • Family of Law
        05/16/2013 at 5:46 pm

        He’s a class act… But I would LOVE for him to stoop to my level, and show the clip “I want death, the ultimate freedom” etc!

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:43 pm

      hasn’t gone near it yet… think Stephen and Samantha have been brilliantly effective so far.. he may be saving something like that for after the other side statements are made.. Im assuming he gets some kind of rebuttal on those?? or not???

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 5:48 pm

        yes, he gets a rebuttal.

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:50 pm

        good!!! 😀

  344. 05/16/2013 at 5:39 pm

    I really don’t forsee the jury being gone long in deliberations. They’re all death qualified, and I don’t see too much disagreement that if anyone ever deserved the DP, that is death penalty, its Arias. They were out an hour yesterday. I could see less for the DP. Even despite the Ginourmous cross on the MS neck. Is is wrong to strangle someone whith a cross necklace?

    • Beans
      05/16/2013 at 5:45 pm

      it’s better to seek forgiveness than ask permission.

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:53 pm

        is it???

  345. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 5:40 pm

    darryl…either asking his face not be shown or hopefully saying forget this!!

  346. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 5:40 pm

    MMD :
    Notice there is not one single bit of communication going on at the defense table.

    Nothing to talk about……the ship sailed without them a long time ago!! Hah!!

  347. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 5:40 pm

    You don’t even have to hit start on the video of Samantha. Just look at her. In her grief she has more class and elegance and beauty than any picture of wobo anywhere. I mean we had Docs Janeen and Hayes to show wobo an alternative to her own life choices. Now, with all the sadness of a pieta, we saw yet another professional-a cop-talk as a sister and a sibling and nothing in wobo’s make-up is capable of even approaching the simplicy and rawness and authenticity of a grieving sister for her older brother.

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:45 pm

      which is why she had so much rage at Travis…. he rejected her .. deemed her worthless.. and she knew she could never be what she covets most… all that he and his family are.

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:53 pm

        I guess that is why Wobo did the throat slit move again as Samantha was passing by her.

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:55 pm

        I have a different take on that throat slit move.

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:55 pm

        Please tell me…

      • 05/16/2013 at 5:58 pm

        I believe it is related why she slit his throat rather than the act itself.

  348. 05/16/2013 at 5:41 pm

    Thought about this. Look how much was said and meant and felt in just minutes by Stephen and Sam vs. all 18 days by wobo

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:49 pm

      nothing beats heartfelt emotion, honesty and truth. It elicits more in minutes than endless streams of deception. That’s why liars have to work so much harder to gain the same effect that a truth teller gains almost instantly. Also why truth is so feared by those who wish to deceive. It’s far more powerful.

  349. Marilyn N
    05/16/2013 at 5:43 pm

    The only friend they could find is from high school?

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:50 pm

      wonder how much they paid her

    • Kathy A.
      05/16/2013 at 5:53 pm

      I wondered that, too. All during this process, there are no female best friends or even a group of close friends…I guess she can’t stand other women taking attention from her unless she can use them, and most women see through her immediately (and some men as well).

  350. 05/16/2013 at 5:47 pm

    Skipped to the end of the video posted upstairs….saw the throat slit move again…and…there are no words for that murdering piece of shite.

  351. 05/16/2013 at 5:47 pm

    Hey Dr. Phil, get ready bro, you’re about to get paid off for enabling a killers family.

  352. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 5:49 pm

    Wild About Trial @WildAboutTrial
    Valerie just informed us that it will be another 30 minutes before we proceed this afternoon. Break time

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:51 pm


  353. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 5:50 pm

    20 more min?? hmmmmm

    Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial 11m Valerie just informed us that it will be another 30 minutes before we proceed this afternoon. Break time. #JodiArias

  354. 05/16/2013 at 5:52 pm

    JA in chambers with friend saying f* up with your testimony, you were to say this not that . She’s also going to oneup Stephens story re american idol game, hey she wo the contest , beat ya!

  355. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 5:52 pm

    Beth Karas ‏@BethKaras 11m
    The bailiff just announced it will be another 30 minutes before court resumes. #jodiarias

  356. 05/16/2013 at 5:53 pm

    Mmm .. Nobody got anything nice to say bout WOBO? My mother always said “if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything”

    • 05/16/2013 at 6:04 pm

      essem.. then none of us would have anything to say! 😛

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 6:09 pm

        Exactly – please refer to autopsy photos 😉

      • 05/16/2013 at 6:17 pm

        Nah, not us!!! Her friends!

      • 05/16/2013 at 6:18 pm

        I knew what you meant I was just messin with ya! 😛

  357. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 5:54 pm

    Elizabeth Erwin ‏@elizabetherwin 1m
    Nurmi just came out of chambers, walked right out of the courtroom. #jodiarias

  358. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 5:55 pm

    Troy Hayden ‏@troyhaydenfox10 7m
    Jodi’s friend Patricia will not be on camera when she testifies. Just got word. We will hear but not see. #FOX10 #JodiArias

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 5:56 pm

      typical – JA’s side still getting things done their way. 😦

    • 05/16/2013 at 5:57 pm

      What kind of a character witness is that? No character. Can’t even put herself out for her friend.

  359. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 5:55 pm

    these will just be statements right? juan can’t ? them during this phase, right?

  360. Mckealty
    05/16/2013 at 5:56 pm

    You know, if the defense lawyers want off the case so badly, why are we approaching an hour delay here so that the impact statements are “forgotten”. If you want it over, then get it over with.

  361. Marilyn N
    05/16/2013 at 5:56 pm

    Sure hope they aren’t planning to worry about getting the WOBO killer out by 4:30 promptly!

  362. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 5:56 pm

    truejustice :
    Elizabeth Erwin ‏@elizabetherwin 1m
    Nurmi just came out of chambers, walked right out of the courtroom. #jodiarias

    Ha ha ha ha…..maybe when he comes back in and court starts he’s going to move his chair over by Juan & Det. Flores!! He’s done!!

    • 05/16/2013 at 6:02 pm

      probably gone to get a pizza

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 6:02 pm

      He may as well forget about having a private practice. Gidget as well.

      • 05/16/2013 at 6:08 pm

        It’ll be very private.. just him and his chairs

      • 05/16/2013 at 6:15 pm

        Don’t forget his socks

  363. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 6:00 pm

    They’re trying to drag this out until next week so that the jury will forget the VIS! Absolutely pathetic and disgusting!!!!!!!!!!! 👿 They play so dirty it’s sickening. If this witness didn’t want to be shown on tv it should have been decided ages ago.

    Apparently we will see Daryl Brewer. Just heard that on HLN

    • 05/16/2013 at 6:03 pm

      judge stephens needs to grow some!!!!

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 6:05 pm

        Hell, I’ll buy her a pair!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 05/16/2013 at 6:07 pm

        lol! maybe she will get a whole bunch in the mail one day!

  364. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 6:03 pm

    FOL: Did you see the printed list of mitigators yet?

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks for posting those! That’s a pretty sad list… Like you said, what a wasted human life.

  365. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 6:04 pm

    Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial now
    They are clearing the courtroom for everyone except family. Great, heading back out to the hallway now. #JodiArias

    wonder if the defense statements will be held without public ?

  366. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 6:04 pm

    It’s all so very clear. They simply want the jury to forget the VIS. Bet they’ll whip through their side really really fast once we hit the first of the week!!!! Any takers?????????

  367. 05/16/2013 at 6:05 pm

    Funny that anyone would want to show their faces for wobo. Seriously doesn’t that speak volumes of not wanting to show her face.

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 6:06 pm

      My thought too

    • 05/16/2013 at 6:10 pm

      I find it paradoxical to be honest and don’t see how it can be allowed. If you are standing up for someone’s character how can you not want to be seen doing it?

      • 05/16/2013 at 6:12 pm

        Exactamente mon ami!

      • HJ Madison
        05/16/2013 at 6:19 pm

        Difference between cameras in the courtroom and “the public”. Before a trial can be teleivised, motion must be made by media and the Judge hears argument and considers. As such, the judge can control which images are viewed thru media. Those in the courtroom see it ALL.

  368. Lisa M
    05/16/2013 at 6:05 pm

    So just got home and turned on HLN, and saw a clip of Travis’ brother’s heartbreaking statement. Then they show Wilmott and she’s got that weird little smile on her face. What is wrong with that woman?!

  369. Robert exits Rotterdam
    05/16/2013 at 6:07 pm

    Was always bothered bythe “no show” of Brewer. The court is public; everyone is filmed. The only people thgat should be “covered” are tthose engaged in “undercover” work for the Justice Dept or a similar type of thing. This whole–I’ll show up but not be seen is horseshit. No. I at least like the smell. This is rat decomposition smell.

    • 05/16/2013 at 6:16 pm

      especially when this is for the final stage.. the actual Death Penalty phase. If you can’t stand up for what you believe in at this time… don’t show up at all.

  370. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 6:07 pm

    OT – Yale Gallanter will be testifying in the OJ hearing tomorrow in LV.

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

      I was just going to post that! Funny! What is going on there now?

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 6:17 pm

      Have no idea. Haven’t watched for 2 days. All I know is that OJ is claiming incompetent counsel, blah, blah, blah, and there has been a 5 day evidentiary hearing to see if he deserves a new trial. Apparently OJ testified yesterday but I didn’t see it.

  371. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 6:08 pm

    Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial 5m They are clearing the courtroom for everyone except family. Great, heading back out to the hallway now. #JodiArias

  372. Lisa M
    05/16/2013 at 6:08 pm

    Can someone advise as to the best online site to watch what I missed today? I’m going to check youtube to see if croakerqueen posted it.

  373. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 6:12 pm

    Michael Kiefer@michaelbkiefer
    My guess is that there is a dispute over something the defense wants to screen and so they will review like they did the phone-sex recording

    For what it’s worth – don’t like him, he’s very pro defense.

  374. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 6:14 pm

    Patty, we’ve already seen your fugly mug all over tv & the internet. http://i2.cdn.turner.com/dr/hln/www/release/sites/default/files/imagecache/textarticle_640/2013/04/17/arias_exclusive_photos_bug_06.png … #jodiarias ENOUGH STALLING!

  375. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 6:15 pm

    The childhood friend has already been on Nancy Grace! WOBO was in her wedding. I bet they are now looking at pics to show the other Jodi! :O=

    • 05/16/2013 at 6:19 pm

      well if she has been on national TV already.. wtf is with the not on cam crap???

      • HJ Madison
        05/16/2013 at 6:22 pm

        See above (now 958). PS, never camera in the courtroom on federal trials …..

    • 05/16/2013 at 6:28 pm

      k understood from legal logistics.. thanks for that…..but in common sense it still doesn’t ring true.

  376. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 6:19 pm

    speculation this may a wrap until Monday

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 6:21 pm

      I think they are doing it on purpose. The VIS were so powerful they want the jury to forget them. Wouldn’t it be nice if they replayed them or they redid them again the first of the week!!!!

      • 05/16/2013 at 6:22 pm

        or Juan replayed them in the rebuttal

  377. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 6:19 pm

    Jenkasauras just said that she didn’t think her mother might not testify because she would be subject to cross but we already saw the tweet from the reporter who overheard the attorney telling the mother what she was supposed to be saying. HLN FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 05/16/2013 at 6:21 pm

      told ya.. Hype Lies’n Nonsense

    • MMD
      05/16/2013 at 6:23 pm

      MMD + double negative = FAIL 😳

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 6:27 pm

      So we will be hearing from Mamastein?

      • MMD
        05/16/2013 at 6:32 pm

        Yes! Eventually!

  378. 05/16/2013 at 6:22 pm

    I totally understand not having ltd finances,but in seeing JA’s family, esp Pot Mom, couldn’t they show more decorum in their dress. Isn’t there a respect to be given esp for your daughter. Classless I think. Hey they do have $, tx to wobo’s sold art.

  379. 05/16/2013 at 6:25 pm

    Don’t think the jury is going to forget Samantha or Stephen any time soon…. so can’t see that ploy working anyhow… plus the longer it’s the last thing they have seen.. the more they can replay it over in their heads.. so that makes no sense either.. if that is the defense thinking.. it’s an epic fail as usual

    • HJ Madison
      05/16/2013 at 6:29 pm

      Completely agree Syn. Makes no sense at all. The jury has heard nothing but the 2 opening statements, followed by the class-act Alexanders. That is where they left off …. and can only think about how powerful those statements were …. can not even talk about it! No, this just poor planning on the part of the Judge who should have DEMANDED any thing to be presented should have been submitted while we sat around waiting for Dr. Handsome.

      • 05/16/2013 at 6:32 pm

        exasctly!!!! they have had days and days.. this is just a rabble..

  380. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 6:27 pm

    Don’t understand Patti testifying.. If I remember right she wasnt flattering to arias when she was on HLN . I need to go back and watch that clip.

  381. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 6:28 pm

    Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial now
    Darryl Brewer just went back into the courtroom. We are still hwaiting outside though. 😦

  382. 05/16/2013 at 6:29 pm

    What?? JA has jacket on. To cover up razor marks on arms made during break bur oh it hurt too much

  383. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 6:29 pm

    Here we go!

  384. 05/16/2013 at 6:29 pm

    omg its back.. *faint*

  385. 05/16/2013 at 6:30 pm

    Wilnot biting lips

  386. truejustice
    05/16/2013 at 6:30 pm

    Done for the day

  387. 05/16/2013 at 6:30 pm

    omg omg omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  388. 05/16/2013 at 6:30 pm

    Court excused for the day resume Monday!!

  389. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 6:30 pm

    about fn time!! bailiff up close and personal now!!! lolol

  390. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 6:31 pm

    What? Total BS!!!

  391. MMD
    05/16/2013 at 6:31 pm

    Over until Monday. That scumteam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  392. 05/16/2013 at 6:32 pm

    As a juror I would definitely think big problem w JA’s defense and supporter(s)

  393. Marilyn N
    05/16/2013 at 6:32 pm

    C R A P ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  394. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 6:32 pm

    Court canceled!! WTH!!

  395. 05/16/2013 at 6:33 pm

    What a joke this trial has been…unbelievable!

  396. 05/16/2013 at 6:33 pm

    Wild About Trial
    Was just informed we were going to adjourn for the day. Deputy said we could go back in for 5 mins to dismiss the jury. #JodiArias

  397. 05/16/2013 at 6:34 pm

    ok… Judge Stephens.. you got some ‘splainin to do!!!!!!!!

    • 05/16/2013 at 6:37 pm

      Need emoticon with steam pouring out of head!!!!

    • Family of Law
      05/16/2013 at 6:37 pm

      Well, at least you can get some needed 💤. This trial NEVER ceases to frustrate!!!!

    • Robert exits Rotterdam
      05/16/2013 at 6:39 pm

      Oh for the 1765876498th time

  398. 05/16/2013 at 6:34 pm

    There has been absolutely NO continuity during the entire trial.

  399. Family of Law
    05/16/2013 at 6:35 pm

    Wow! Yet another snake move!!!! The DT is no doubt trying to distance the VIS from the jurors memories!!! Fat chance! Or maybe the witnesses for JA want out?

    • 05/16/2013 at 6:38 pm

      maybe Jodistein’s witness said.. “If I can’t testify with a paper bag over my head I’m outta here”

  400. Moon
    05/16/2013 at 6:36 pm

    oooooooooo mmmmmmmmm ggggggggg

  401. 05/16/2013 at 6:36 pm

    OMFGGGGGG!!!!! This is thee most ridiculous shit I’ve ever seen! Will this family ever get peace??? Im so pissed right now! Why? Why? Why? What could have happened againnnn to delay this?? This judge needs to say if you are not prepared oh well…the trial must go on.

  402. Susan M
    05/16/2013 at 6:37 pm

    I am beyond disgusted. Feel so badly for the family! …having to wait yet again…

  403. donchais
    05/16/2013 at 6:40 pm
  404. 05/16/2013 at 6:40 pm

    Jeez, who could have predicted this? Headache day, weeeee. Isn’t it interesting Nurmi and Wilmott are wearing blue?

  405. Ci Ci's Circle
    05/16/2013 at 6:41 pm

    What a F’n circus this DT is!!! What…..you were never expecting to get to this phase so you didn’t get ready in time or are you truly a bunch of DUMB ASSES!!! WOW….the taxpayers are going to have a fit with you people!! Cha-ching Cha-ching!!!

  406. HJ Madison
    05/16/2013 at 6:42 pm

    I hate to say this … but it is all about the DP and this Judge’s ineptitude! If the voters of AZ return her to the bench they are fools! This trial has cost twice what it should have. Now, Darryl and Patty get to hang around AZ for the weekend on a paid vacation!

  407. 05/16/2013 at 6:42 pm

    Jenkasauras said not one member on the jury had a tear during Samantha and Stevens’s statements. Is that bad or is it just because they are trying to remain professional and neutral ?

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