Jodi Arias Murder Trial – Penalty Phase, Day 4
I re-watched yesterday’s proceedings (I know, crazy me). I t was bad enough that Nurmi whined, the court didn’t prohibit TV cameras, the court didn’t sequester the jury, the defense witnesses have been intimidated by the State and the public…on and on.
He was downright rude and offensive to Juan Martinez and the judge. The ‘court’ is Judge Stephens, you idiot and when you have to appear before her on any other case, you can bet her memory of you will serve her well!
When he didn’t get his way for a mistrial, he changed tactics and said, well, we don’t want to play anymore. We want to withdraw as counsel.
Having lost their only two dubious mitigation witnesses, we are now left with Arias to begin her pity-party…God help us!
Isn’t it sad, in all these years, the mitigation specialist couldn’t find a single stand-up person to speak on Jodi’s behalf? Speaks volumes as to the true nature of Jodi!
Waiting to see what tomfoolery the have up their sleeves today! The ever-popular, faux migraine? The oops, we found a new witness, but need a day to prep them? Nurmi passes out at the defense table? So many options!
9:42, all in chambers, Arias mom taken to a side room by the Mitigation Specialist…good indication Jodi may ask for DP!!!
Podium set up in front of the jury box.
Jury in at 10:54
Judge tells jury Womack not available and State cannot cross her statement.
Jodi starts with her, lifelong friend, Patti Womack, couldn’t be present due to threats of harm to herself and her child.
When I arrived in jail, my hair was below my waist. When I cut it, I donated it to an org that makes wigs for cancer patients and will continue to do so.
My mom said she left court one day and was sitting in traffic and the next car was the Alexander family. She told me that family had been through hell and I know that’s because of me.
Claims the Alexander family statements undid her.
Also claims until 2 weeks ago, she didn’t know Travis’ grandma had died. She was the glue of the family. My actions may have contributed to that.
The reason I haven’t committed suicide is over there, my family.
Before prison I didn’t realize I still could make a difference. There are work programs. I have been asked to teach folks Spanish. I couldn’t before because of my pending case.
With permission, I could start a prison-recycling program that could make a difference on the environment.
I would like to start a literacy program.
You may not believe I’m a victim of domestic violence, but that is your opinion.
She whips out the “Survivor” t-shirts she’s been hawking! OMG!
Now showing photos of family life.
So, bottom line, the biatch is pleading for LWOP. So much for her claims she wanted death. Too bad the jury hasn’t seen those interviews!
Now quotes Dickens!
I may just be physically ill!
I’m not going have children of my own. Because of the choices I made.
You’ve heard I’m an artist. I will never paint another painting.
I will never spend the holidays with my family again.
It’s never my intention to drag Travis’ reputation.
I loved Travis and looked up to him.
This is the worst thing I’ve done. The biggest mistake I’ve ever made.
The day of the verdict, her mother told her, her father cried like she never heard before.
Uh, Jodi all of us know your mother was turned away at the jail that day?
Asking for life in prison, not the death penalty. Please don’t do that to my family!
OK, don’t put me to death because I’m a vicious murderer, but spare my family!
This is the same loving (abusive) family she threw under the bus! She must think the jurors are pretty dumb!
No tears from Jodi, just a big lie, pity party! Also, only fake tears from her family!
Alexander family, like me, looks like they want to spew!
So, sorry and remorse are foreign concepts to Jodi! She never said sorry, but damn, she’s so special she can teach other prisoners!
Think Jodi just said to MS, well that went well, dontcha think?
Jury sent out. Bench conference.
Jury given copies of juror instructions and Judge Stephens reads them to the court.
Early lunch and jury to return at 1:15. We will have closings and then rest of the instructions before jury deliberates!
So, her whole statement was filled with many mis-truths because Juan couldn’t cross!
Court returns at 1:18.
People are far better than their worse deed. Jodi Arias if far better than her very worse deed!
The State of AZ doesn’t require you to decide death.
We have to prove the mitigating factor. Each jury can come back with a different mitigating factor. It’s your choice to find a reason to find value in Jodi’s life.
It is your own moral choice.
Lying is not a capital crime.
Mitigator factors have nothing to do with excusing that crime. You already found her guilty of murder.
She made so many people happy in her life.
She has no prior criminal history.
She tried to better herself.
She has the ability to help people while in prison. She has goals to achieve while behind bars.
Okie dokie, Jenny…the preponderance of evidence of cruel, heinous murder far outweighs any of the mitigators!
Parents thrown way far under the bus again…good job Jenny!
Defense really has to believe the jury is low IQ!!!!
The abusive by Travis is not an excuse.
Duh, where did you prove there was truly abuse?
She will be haunted by what she did to Travis, his family, and her family.
This is gonna blowup. Jenny blaming Travis, and Jodi’s family…not gonna sit well with jury, methinks!
Boy, they think the jury is dumber than dirt!
You can still show mercy and show she still has value in her life!
OMG! Two wrongs don’t make a right. What a cliché!
Woot! Juan up!
To his family, Travis Alexander will be forever young.
Travis, to his family will always be 30-years old!
But, they can’t forget what happened to their brother.
They can’t forget his death was especially cruel.
Juan moves to place a death photo on the screen and Willmott immediately yells objection…sidebar.
Damn, the family is crying….
Juan won the fight!
Mr. Alexander is dead.
You are not investigators of mitigating factors. Yes, you could say after what she did to him, he’ll never get cancer. You are not there to be advocates!
The entire Alexander side of the court is crying.
You were told that life could mean the rest of natural life, but there could also be parole after 25 years.
Her being an artist doesn’t mean she should get preferential treatment.
They said you she was only 27-years old. Last I looked, age of majority was 18. People go off and fight wars at 18.
She was 27 and is now 32-years old. Mr. Alexander was only 30 and will remain forever 30.
She told you about memories, family memories. Mr. Alexander has no more memories.
Willmott objecting left and right. Waiting for Juan to go into linebacker stance and take her the f*** out!
Juan goes into Jodi’s history of perjury. Maybe she wasn’t convicted, but it’s still a criminal activity.
Juan totally blowing up the defense arguments!!!
Jodi, looking down, doing arts and crafts again!
Judge Stephens is overruling objections left and right! Yeehaw!
Methinks Jenny from the hood is making big mistakes on all these objections!!!
Juan will be serving hash browns with defense scramble at break!
15-minute recess called…back at 2:45…
Juan was beyond brilliant!
Back at 2:49…
Sadly, Willmott up again.
The simple question is do you kill her? You found her guilty, but do you kill her?
What she did was awful, but doesn’t her life have value?
She’s begging for her life because she can contribute to this world.
She does not need to be put to death for her lies.
Her family is here, but they were not there when she was growing up.
Ummm, uhhh, errr…she freakin ran way from home!
You heard Jodi likes to play the victim. She does not like to play the victim.
I just spit up a little in mouth. Hasn’t she played victim through this entire trial????
Your conviction of 1st degree murder should give Travis’ family peace.
We are asking you to find mercy and find value in Jodi’s life.
Back to finishing the instructions…
The jury can set their own schedule with approval of the court…
We are done and we are on penalty watch…
PROTECT VICTIMS…not criminals
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