Due to some illness and some procrastination, this blog entry is rather belated. Nevertheless, here it is! I am sure most people know by now that the jury is hung and we will resume the penalty phase with a retrial on July 18. If this second jury also hangs, the judge will then decide to either sentence Jodi to life in prison, or to release her after 25 years (like that will ever happen! This judge knows whats up!)
Either way, I can honestly say now that we have the first degree premeditated murder conviction…. I could personally care less if Jodi lives or dies. So long as justice will be served one way or another. I do hope for the family’s sake that she gets the death penalty… I know they want that, and for good reason. If Jodi is allowed to live, she is going to continue dragging Travis and his family thru the mud. She thinks she has struck gold with this domestic violence nonsense and she is making the most of it.
Now, I’m not going to deny that Travis was a bit of a player, and he may have messed with her heart some. But most guys are that way when they are dating, and women can be even worse. But that doesn’t mean you can kill someone. We all know Jodi killed Travis because she is nuttier than a fruitcake, there is no doubt about it. She was obsessed!
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As I’ve said before, I feel sorry for Jodi’s lawyers, you know they did not want this case. How would you feel if you were forced to represent Jodi and make a case for her “innocence”? I am at work, so unfortunately (as usual) I don’t have much time to write (I am also watching victim impact statements and I don’t multi-task very well), but I am going to post a link that my co-worker sent me about Nurmi & Willmott requesting to withdraw from this case, but they were denied.
Watch Jodi’s reaction to the verdict being read
I must say, this really did not surprise me one bit. In fact, I thoroughly expected it. Anything less, and I would have been greatly disappointed in our justice system.
I am not morally opposed to the death penalty. Which I hope Jodi gets. :::EDIT::: After reading that Jodi would prefer the death penalty, I almost retracted this statement. I almost hope Jodi gets life in prison so she can be miserable the rest of her life. Whatever will make her most miserable, thats what she deserves. I read in the newspaper this morning that she is quoted as saying “death is the ultimate freedom”… I don’t know… is it really worth all the tax dollars that would be spent to support her if they let her live for the rest of her natural life in prison?? Probably not. We have already wasted enough money on the trial. I still stand behind my words when I say I hope she gets death. :::EDIT::: We kill thousands of innocent babies each year via abortion, why can’t we put to death a few folks who are NOT innocent and have murdered instead of letting them leech off of the taxpayers for the remainder of their natural life? People want to argue that it is contradictory to kill someone for killing someone… I got news for you… there are a LOT of things in this country that are contradictory and ass-backwards, you can’t please everyone all the time.
There are always going to be people who disagree with something, no matter what it is. I for one whole heartedly believe that if you kill someone on purpose…because you’re a crazy psycho, you should be put to death… not allowed to live – even if it is in prison. If you have no qualms about taking someone else’s life, I would have no qualms about sentencing you to death if I were on your jury. But then again, I am from Texas, and if you kill someone in Texas, we will kill you right back.
Anyways, needless to say, I was thrilled with the verdict today. I honestly felt Jodi was guilty based on the evidence and the paper trail she left. I think the other things that got brought up by the defense were merely distractions. I feel sorry for both Nurmi and Willmott, they didn’t want to represent Jodi, but they had to. There is so much criticism flying their direction, but people need to step back and put their selves in Nurmi and Willmott’s shoes. They did the best with what they had to work with – which was Jodi – and there isn’t a whole lot you can do to help someone like her.
Rest In Peace Travis Alexander
Well we are down another juror. Number 8 was dismissed after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated last weekend (seems listening to Jodi’s B.S. drove him to drink!). Many felt this juror would likely be the foreman, and his nickname was “The CEO”. He was seen taking a copious amount of notes and had submitted quite a few juror questions. I for one am sad to see you go, Juror No. 8!
Link to two articles about this story.
Taken directly from Juan Martinez – Prosecutor Support Page - I take no credit for originally finding and compiling this information. I am simply making it more available to the general public.
Motions filed today are for defendant’s request for jury instructions (the lesser charge) and the request for surrebuttal and list of surrebuttal witnesses. Neither has been ruled on yet.
This just in from the Juan Martinez – Prosecutor Support Page on facebook….
The defense has filed a motion for the Jury to have the option of “Manslaughter by Sudden Quarrel or Heat of Passion”.
So, in other words, all the other lies Jodi told aren’t working out too well for her. She was obviously present the day Travis was killed, so her original “I wasn’t there” didn’t work out for her. Then, the “two intruders” bit really flopped, no one was buying that. Didn’t make sense. Now, the “domestic violence” defense has blown up in their face with no evidence supporting that theory and two quack docs that were discredited. Try again Nurmi!
All I can say is, I hope the jury is as smart as I think they are (based on their jury questions during the trial). I really don’t think they are buying all of this crap Jodi is trying to sell to make herself look innocent, but I could be wrong.
If Jodi were being truthful, there would not have been multiple stories about what happened. We would have heard the truth, and she would have stuck with the truth, and if the truth was really that she did not hurt Travis, we would all know. The fact that she has changed her story so many times is proof positive that she is lying. When one lie doesn’t work out for her, she has no shame in backing up and starting over with a new lie. Sadly, there are people out there naive enough to believe her!
I think it’s time for this nonsense to stop! The defense’s attempts have just become pathetic, it is obvious what they are trying to do. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again I suppose?
Well here is a list of the jury questions, and the answers provided by Dr. Janeen DeMarte. Man I just love this lady!
Watch this and listen closely… I’m not sure what to think about this to be honest. Tell me what you think. Certainly Willmott would not be so stupid? Well…. I take that back…. never underestimate the power of stupid!
:::EDIT::: After listening to the above video with my headphones in and it turned up very loud, I came to the conclusion that she was saying “You betcha.” :::EDIT:::
I personally feel that Dr. Janeen DeMarte has successfully destroyed the cases made by both Dr. Samuels and Alyce LaViolette. She has proven what we’ve felt all along – both of these quacks were blatantly biased in favor of the defendant. Jodi was not properly evaluated by either one of them, Samuels’ legal pad test was a joke, and LaViolette didn’t do any testing at all. Her evaluations were, as DeMarte pointed out, subjective as opposed to objective. She would read the things in Jodi’s journals and twist it into saying whatever she felt like it needed to say to make Jodi look innocent. Both of them were obviously biased from the get-go.
Upon cross I have literally laughed out loud at poor Willmott and her attempts to discredit DeMarte. Dr. DeMarte really knows her stuff and as usual, the defense is having an issue with understanding things… Willmott is being corrected left and right because she doesn’t understand the “big picture” and how Dr. DeMarte advanced through the educational ranks. Everything Willmott tries to point out just winds up making the prosecutions point more valid as opposed to questionable.
I really feel sorry for all the people who have come across Jodi Arias. They are all putting their careers on the line to represent her. People like Jodi do not need to walk among the general population.