- Even though in an interview, she said she wanted the death penalty
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The Shawshank Arias … Facing the Death Penalty, Jodi Arias Changes Her Mind and Now Begs for Her Life … Vows to Contribute to Society in Prison
Looks like Jodi Arias lied again …
Shawshank Jodi Arias Redemption.
Remember when Jodi Arias in a jail house interview stated that she preferred death and to die sooner, rather than later? Looks like some one is backtracking on her death wish. But of course that is par for the course when it comes to Jodi Arias. Facing the death penalty, Jodi Arias now says she wants to live as she begged for her life ad promises to contribute to society while in prison. HUH? That is correct, the convicted murderer told jurors that promises she’ll start literacy and recycling programs if sentenced to life in prison. It sounds like some one has been watching ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ on prison TV and thinks they are a cross between Andy Dufresne and Warden Norton. Arias wants to build a library, teach individuals to read and create jobs. If the jury does give her life in prison instead of the death penalty, let me just be the first one to warn the prison warden, do not allow Jodi to have any posters on her wall of Rita Hayworth or Raquel Welch. Sorry, but if this wasn’t so sad, it might be more funny.
The Arizona woman has backtracked from her previous plea for death, now telling the jury that she can contribute to society if she’s allowed to live.
Addressing the same eight men and four women who found her guilty of first-degree murder, a trembling Arias promised that her life behind bars would not be wasted. She has plenty of ideas about how to bring about positive changes, including donating her hair to be made into wigs for cancer victims, designing T-shirts that would raise money for victims of domestic abuse and helping recycle trash.
She believes that last plan would greatly reduce the “huge loads” of waste taken to landfills.
“It could create new jobs and have a far-reaching impact on the planet,” she said.
The penalty phase of Arias’ trial continued on Tuesday as Arias spoke to the jurors that held her life in their hands. The former waitress spent years denying that she killed her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in his suburban Phoenix home. In court, she apologized for the pain she caused his family.
Among her ideas to “affect positive change and contribute in a meaningful way”: implementing a recycling program; teaching women to read; starting a book club; and donating her hair to Locks of Love, which she said she’s done three times since her arrest.
“Additionally,” she said in the bizarre plea to the jury, “I designed a T-shirt … This is the T-shirt” — it says “Survivor” in a simple purple font — “in which 100 percent of the proceeds go to support non-profit organizations, which also assist other victims of domestic violence.
Prosecutor May Seek Death Penalty for Cleveland House of Horrors Kidnap, Rape Suspect Ariel Castro of Victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus & Michelle Knight
Ohio prosecutor may seek the death penalty for the Cleveland “House of Horrors” kidnap and rape suspect Ariel Castro. MAY!!! Let me repeat that, MAY???!!! What else would one do with this POS? Not only did Castro kidnap and hold captive Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight for a decade, he repeatedly raped them as well. Add to it the reported five miscarriages that Michelle Knight suffered at the hands of beatings from Castro. MAY? You had better seek the DEATH PENALTY against this comp pice of human waste. These three woman need to know that he is dead and never going to harm them again. Nothing is more permanent than dead.
An Ohio prosecutor says he may seek the death penalty against the man accused of imprisoning three women at his home for about a decade for forcing them to suffer miscarriages.
Cuyahoga County prosecutor Thomas McGinty says Ohio law calls for the death penalty for the “most depraved criminals who commit aggravated murder during the course of a kidnapping.” He says aggravated murder charges could be filed related to pregnancies terminated by force.
Ariel Castro is being held on $8 million bail. The 52-year-old former school bus driver was under a suicide watch in jail, where he was being held on kidnapping and rape charges for holding three women — Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight — inside his home for about a decade.
17 Year Old Austin Sigg Charged as Adult with 17 Counts Including Felony Murder, Kidnapping & Sexual Assault in Death of Jessica Rideway and Attempted Kidnapping in Ketner Lake Earlier this Year
Sorry, 17 year old’s need to face the death penalty as well.
Austin Sigg, the 17 year old teenager who confessed to the death of 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway, has been charged as an adult. Austin Sigg has been charged with 17 different counts that include felony murder, kidnapping and sexual assault. Eleven of the counts are related to 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway that include, murder in the first degree, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault on a child.
Sigg also faces an additional six charges relating to an attempted kidnapping of a 22 year old female jogger in Ketner Lake earlier this year. In this case, Sigg is charged with attempted murder in the first degree, attempted sexual assault and attempted second-degree kidnapping.
The teenager accused in the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Ridgeway has been charged with 17 different counts including felony murder, kidnapping and sexual assault.
Austin Sigg, 17, made his first court appearance in Jefferson County court Tuesday morning.
He will be charged as an adult in the case.
Sigg faces a total of 11 charges directly related to Jessica Ridgeway’s death. They include: four counts of murder in the first degree, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault on a child.
Austin Sigg will be charged as an adult; however, sadly he will not face the death penalty thanks to the Supreme Court ruling in Roper v. Simmons that the death penalty was cruel and unusual for people who committed crimes while under the age of 18. Really, because of months we cannot stick a needle in a killers arm? If there was ever a case that cried out for the death penalty, it was the heinous kidnapping, sexual assault, murder and dismembering her body.
Sorry, but when a person hits the trifecta of kidnapping, murder and dismemberment, you should not be allowed to live no matter how old you are. Today, 15 year old’s are no different from 18 year old’s. We need to ask ourselves as a society, who do our laws protect? Are you kidding me that we let this twisted, evil SOB live!
Casey Anthony Trial: The State Discovers The Elusive 17th Allele- BOMBSHELL Discovery Of The Deuchebag Chromosome, Belongs To Bereaved Gram Cindy Anthony
Orlando, FL– I swear on my Blinkette’s, at no time, did I ever picture the word that rhymes with “euchebag” if you add a D, would appear in a title on my site.
Today’s testimony by Academy Of Parental Enablers Resulting in Toddler Death President (AOPERTDP), Cindy Anthony , took the strand.
I said strand on purpose. I am convinced the elusive 17th allele comes from her. I daydream she left it on the shovel by attempting to dig herself a hole following the conclusion of her filicidic daughter’s trial.
Clarence Clemons, Legendary Rock Saxophonist of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Dies at the Age of 69
REST IN PEACE BIG MAN …
There is sad news today in the music world, Clarence Clemons,the big man on the sax of the E Street band has passed away at the age of 69 due to complications from a stroke. The saxophone player fell ill at his Florida home last Sunday and later underwent two brain surgeries. According to accounts, his situation appeared to be looking up Monday; however, sadly last week his situation took a turn for the worse. Clemons played with the Boss, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since 1971. The unmistakable sax sound was a staple on such songs as Jungleland, Born to Run, Rosalita (VIDEO) and so many, many more. Clemons also played with other music legends the Grateful Dead, Ringo Star, Jackson Browne, Aretha Franklin and Ray Orbison.
Clarence Clemons discusses life with the E Street Band
I have long been a fan of the music of Springsteen and the E Street Band, especially their music of the 1970′s and 80′s. I spent many a summer and weekend down at the Jersey Shore, Asbury Park and the Stone Pony in my day. Today I lost a piece of my childhood, but I fondly remember some great moment from the past. Tonight the Stone Pony has free admission “Remembering the Big Man”.For those who grew up and went to school in the Jersey area you know exactly what I am referring to, Springsteen, Clemons and the E Street Band pretty much provided anthems for life.
According to Jersey shore music legend, Clemons was playing a gig at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park in September of 1971 when he decided between sets to go to the nearby Student Prince (VIDEO), where Bruce Springsteen was performing. Clemons was the sax player for the E Street Band from its inception until his passing. The Big Man was bigger than life, a friend to everyone who knew him, and we miss him so very much.
Jungleland – the fantastic sax sounds of Clarence Clemons
“Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage.”
“He was my great friend, my partner and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band.”
Clarence Clemons performs the National Anthem prior to Openings Day game for Florida Marlins game in 2011
Clarence on the Sax … Cuz Big Man, You were Born to Run and play the Sax … Rest in Peace
“Every time we get together, it’s all brand-new,” Clemons told the Associated Press last year. “Every time, Bruce comes back with something new and something different. I keep wondering: How high can he take it? … How many times can he be reborn? I just want to keep on living so I can keep seeing the change.”
Clarence Clemons was born Jan. 11, 1942, in Norfolk, Va., the son of a fish merchant who bought him an alto saxophone for Christmas one year, instead of the electric train he’d asked for.
Day 6: Casey Anthony Jury Selection Murder Trial in the Death of Caylee Anthony … Juror #1394 Says “I would see that as a guilt by omission if you will”
DAY 6: Casey Anthony was just slapped with a dose of reality that should have made her cry, it did not …
And it is my conviction that any failure to participate or be engaged entirely in that process would probably overshadow my ability to be objective about actual commission of a crime. I would see that as a guilt by omission if you will.
BOMBSHELL, ITS TIME FOR THE DEFENSE TO WORRY … Casey Anthony, attorney Jose Baez and the rest of the Team Casey defense team just got a cold hard reality check this morning by a prospective juror #1394 during the Q & A.What appeared to be an average, every day, American mom … the 2011′s version of Marian Cunningham said a mouthful that should cause pause and shock to tot mom Casey Anthony and her defense team. The potential juror does not watch Nancy Grace, nor Geraldo Rivera nor really did not watch much of the story of the disappearance and death of Caylee and the accusations of murder against Casey Anthony. However, that did not stop her from saying the powerful message below that the State prosecution better be writing down as part of their opening statement.
Out of the mouth of this average American asked to do jury duty came the voice of reason of what most ever mom, dad, brother, sister and grandparent thinks in the back of their mind and knows to be true. Sorry Casey and Jose, no amount of legal BS, smoke and mirrors will be able to wash away the following … “And it is my conviction that any failure to participate or be engaged entirely in that process would probably overshadow my ability to be objective about actual commission of a crime.” Team Casey’s job just became almost impossible as this juror who would later be excused for cause, let the cat out of the bag and put a monkey wrench in the defense’s entire argument. This is what rational people think, no parent would obstruct or interfere in the investigation of their missing daughter. NO WAY JOSE … YOU ARE SUNK!
MUST SEE VIDEO OF POTENTIAL JUROR QUESTION
Transcript Scared Monkeys Forum, Hat Tip: texasmom:
Judge Perry: Do you recall any thing about those conversation that you night have over heard?
Female Potential Juror: Just that the general consensus was, that um, she, that the defendant was some how responsible for the child’s death.
Judge Perry: As a result of what you have gleamed from the news media and any conversation that you have heard from this case, have you formed any opinions or impressions about the defend’s guilt or innocence?
Female Potential Juror: Yes sir, but may I ask a question (judge: yes ma’am). On Monday morning you read a list of allegations (Judge, yes ma’am) And if I understand correctly there was more than one allegation suggestioning that she was uncooperation or unwilling to participate in the investigation.
Judge Perry: The allegation were that she was accused of providing false infoemation to a law enforcement officer.
Female Potential Juror: Pertaining to the investigation of the crime?
Judge Perry: Yes ma’am.
Female Potential Juror:Ok, then yes I do have an opinion.
Judge Perry: And what is that opinion ma’am, … and just be frank.
Day 6: Pic Hat Tip: Brandi – VIDEO feed screen shot - did Casey Anthony think that to lose a child is the worst thing that this earth has to serve on anyone or did it just interfere with clubbing?
Female Potential Juror: OK, I will. I believe that to lose a child is the worst thing that this earth has to serve on anyone. It changes the way you see the world, it is out of the natural order of things, no matter the circumstance of that loss. My husband and I did lose a son in a car crash. Being totally involved and cooperative with the investigation that included things like the grisly details of the ME reports, scene reports, everything that went into compiling an accurate homicide report as much as it hurt us, was our parental obligation. And it is my conviction that any failure to participate or be engaged entirely in that process would probably overshadow my ability to be objective about actual commission of a crime. I would see that as a guilt by omission if you will.
Judge Perry: Let me ask you this mam, as a result of your personal life experience…
Female Potential Juror: Yes sir
Judge Perry: And as a result of what you’ve just told me, do you think you could be a fair and impartial juror in deciding this case?
Female Potential Juror: After much thought, I do not think that I could be. I believe that the opinion I just expressed would somehow overshadow my objectivity.
Judge Perry: As I told you before earlier mam one of the things we wanted to do was to have every juror be candid
Female Potential Juror: Yes.
Judge Perry: And to search their conscience, and I commend you for your candor.
GAME, SET, MATCH and CHECKMATE Casey Anthony and Jose Anthony. Sorry, but this is the common thought of every rational adult whether they want to admit it or not. It is what weighs in the back of every one’s mind … how could a mother who lost their child lie and obstruct justice if not to hide from involvement in the crime? No family situation, fabrications of sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, maturity or size of one’s brain answers the question of why waiting a month to state a child is missing and lying to law enforcement regarding you missing daughter.
Hey Baez, ya might want to think about that plea deal.
Connecticut Jury Deliberates For 2nd Day in Steven Hayes Home Invasion, Rape, Murder Case (Update: Hayes Sentenced to Death)
Hey Jury, what are you thinking … PUT HIM TO DEATH!!!
A jury in Connecticut deliberates for a second day in the in the sentencing phase of the Steven Hayes home invasion case and murder case. They are deciding as to whether Hayes will be out to death or spend life in prison. The real question might be what is taking the jury so long?
Convicted Murderer Steven Hayes
A second day? What the hell is this jury thinking?Did this jury not pay attention to the heinous and brutal murders that Steven Haves was convicted of? Honestly, who the hell cares what a paid expert witness psychiatrist said regarding Hayes emotional state? Are you kidding me? The murder shocked the small town and Cheshire, CT as the crime took place in the middle of the night on July 23, 2007 and outraged a country.
Steven Hayes was convicted last month of killing a Cheshire woman and her two daughters in 2007.
Dr. Petit, left, with his daughters Michaela, front, Hayley, center rear, and his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit. His wife and two daughters were killed during a home invasion in Cheshire, CT in 2007.
The New Haven jury weighed Hayes’ sentence for a second day Saturday, at one point asking to hear some of the testimony from a psychiatrist who said Hayes was in an extreme emotional state triggered after another man also charged in the case.
If there was ever a shut and cut case of giving some one a needle, in fact give him two, it would be the Steven Hayes case. This POS was convicted, along with his accomplice Joshua Komisarjevsky, of sexually assaulting and strangling Jennifer Hawke-Petit, pouring gasoline on her two daughters and setting their house on fire.
Take a good read of how the mom and two daughters were raped and murdered and ask yourself when this oiece of grabage should be be put to death.
Authorities said Komisarjevsky spotted the mother and two daughters at a grocery store, followed them home and returned later with Hayes.
They beat the girl’s father (who managed to escape after being tied to a pole in the basement) and forced Hawke-Petit to take out money from a bank before raping and choking her to death.
The men then tied the daughters to a bed, placed pillow covers over their heads and poured gasoline on them before setting the house on fire, authorities added. Both girls died from smoke inhalation, and one of the daughters was sexually assaulted.
UPDATE I: Steven Hayes Sentenced to DEATH!!!
Rapist and murderer Steven Hayes has been sentenced to death on 6 separate counts, and the judge accepts the verdicts. Was there any other sentence that could have been given? If not, there is no reason to have the death penalty in CT.
Expected to be announced at the 9am scheduled press conference this morning, Roy Black, of William Kennedy Smith and Rush Limbaugh aquittal-fame, has signed on to join the defense team representing Casey Anthony in the charges against her for allegedly murdering her 34 month old daughter Caylee Marie Anthony.
Update: Jose Baez did announce the addition of 2 new lawyers to the case, Ann Finnell and Dorothy Clay Simms.
Ronnie Lee Gardner wont be down for breakfast …
49 year old Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad last night in in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gardner was sentenced to death for a 1985 capital murder conviction from the fatal courthouse shooting of attorney Michael Burdell during an escape attempt.
Ronnie Lee Gardner, death by firing squad, how retro
Pics can be seen here.
Gardner was executed at 12:17 am as a Utah firing squad took marksman ain at the target placed over his heart. I must admit, I did not even know that we had execution by firing squad anymore. Actually, Gardner was allowed to choose between the firing squad and lethal injection because he was sentenced to death before Utah eliminated the firing squad as an option in 2004. Gardner told told his lawyer he did it because he preferred it. Ask and you shall receive, and Gardner did.
In an eyewitness account, Associated Press reporter Jennifer Dobner wrote, “There was no blood splattered across the white cinderblock wall at the Utah State Prison. No audible sounds from the condemned. I couldn’t see his eyes. I never saw the guns and didn’t hear the countdown to the trigger-pull.”
Gardner, when given the opportunity to say any last words, replied “I do not, no.” A black hood was then fastened over his head, and shortly thereafter the executioners followed a count down from five to two and then fired the shots that ended Gardner’s life.
Gardner was allowed to choose between the firing squad and lethal injection because he was sentenced to death before Utah eliminated the firing squad as an option in 2004. He told his lawyer he did it because he preferred it – not because he wanted the controversy surrounding the execution to draw attention to his case or embarrass the state.
In the end, good riddance to bad rubbish.
Shortly after midnight in the US state of Utah, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff picked up his Apple iPhone, opened up a Twitter “app” on his handset and began tweeting.
But Mr Shurtleff’s 134-character composition was no ordinary post. This was not a piece of miscellany from the 53-year-old’s home life, a link chosen to amuse or interest his followers, nor even a political prod at his Democratic rivals.
Instead, Mr Shurtleff used Twitter to announce that most important of all things: the death of a human being, convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner.