- Sending TMZ the fake report that Jody Arias was suing Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Nancy Grace because she had acquired Hep C while in an Arizona jail. TMZ ran with the story.
- Even though in an interview, she said she wanted the death penalty
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Judge Declares Mistrial in Jodi Arias Penalty Phase … Jury Cannot Reach Unanomous Decision, Hung Jury on Life or Death for Arias
ARIAS VERIDICT ON PENALTY PHASE IS IN … NO VERDICT, HUNG JURY, UNBELIEVABLE!!!
Judge Sherry Stephens declared a mistrial in the Jodi Arias penalty phase. The jury could not reach a unanimous decision in whether Jodi Arias should receive live in prison or the death penalty. How is that possible? Every one of these jurors were asked the question whether they could, if necessary, give the death penalty to the defendant if it was warranted. What else would one have to do to get the death penalty? Maybe Arias needed to stab Travis another 30 times or actually behead him? Seriously folks, if this case did not reek of the death penalty, what does? As the verdict or non-verdict was read in this case, the family and friend of murdered Travis Alexander cried and stared at the jury in disbelief. Individuals sobbed in the court house and even the judge struggled with her words reading the verdict and thanking the jury for their service to the community. Yes this jury gave a verdict of first degree murder, but how did this jury not have it in them to give this family justice and some how feeling the need to put this family through more pain?
However, this is not over. In a written statement, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said prosecutors “will proceed with the intent to retry the penalty phase.”
An Arizona judge declared a mistrial in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial Thursday after a deadlocked jury said it couldn’t decide whether to sentence her to death.
That means a new jury will be chosen, but the first-degree murder conviction still stands.
A retrial for the penalty phase will begin on July 18, Judge Sherry Stephens said. A status conference has been scheduled for June 20.
The hung jury brought to a close a dramatic chapter in a high-profile case that has lasted for months, drawing spectators who lined up for courtroom seats and waited anxiously outside the courthouse.
But the closely watched trial isn’t over yet.
Jodi Arias, make no mistake about it, there will be another day and you will get what is coming to you.
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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.
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Jury Says that Convicted Murderer Jodi Arias is Eligible for the Death Penalty … Death Wish for Arias
Jodi Arias, don’t ask for things they might come true …
This afternoon, jurors in Jodi Arias murder trial decided that the woman convicted of first degree murder of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, should be eligible for the death penalty . The jury determined that Arias murdered Alexander in an “especially cruel and heinous” manner. Next up in the trial is the penalty phase, when the jury panel will weigh her possible execution. The jury will determine whether she lives or dies begins tomorrow.
Arias, 32, admitted killing Travis Alexander in June 2008 at his suburban Phoenix home. She first denied involvement. Two years after her arrest, she said it was self-defense. Prosecutors said she planned the killing in a jealous rage.
Next comes the final penalty phase, when prosecutors call witnesses, including Alexander’s family, as they attempt to convince jurors that Arias should face the ultimate punishment. Arias’ attorneys will work to gain sympathy from jurors to spare her life.
During Wednesday’s proceedings, Alexander’s family sobbed in the front row as prosecutor Juan Martinez took the jury through the killing one more time. He described how blood gushed from Alexander’s chest, hands and throat as he stood at the sink in his master bathroom and looked into the mirror with Arias behind him.
“The last thing he saw before he lapsed into unconsciousness … was that blade coming to his throat,” Martinez said. “And the last thing he felt before he left this Earth was pain.”
In a past interview Jodi Arias stated that she preferred death and to die sooner, rather than later. The jury may actually give Arias her death wish. Tomorrow promises to be an emotional, heart-wrenching day as family members will present their feelings on what the punishment should be to the court.
Arizona Jury Finds Jodi Arias Guilty of First Degree Murder of Travis Alexander … JUSTICE FOR TRAVIS!!!
The State of Arizona vs. Jodi Anne Arias, Verdict Count 1 …
“We the jury duly empaneled and sworn in the above entitled action upon our oaths do find the defendant as to count 1, First Degree murder … GUILTY!!! Five jurors find premeditated, zero find felon murder, seven find both premeditated and felony.”
JUSTICE FOR TRAVIS
More from Blink on Crime, this afternoon Jodi Arias was found guilty of first degree, pre-meditated murder of Travis Alexander on June 4th, 2008. Up next for the jury is that they will have to decide whether Jodi Arias lives or dies.
In the next phase of the case, prosecutors will have a chance to present additional evidence and jurors will decide whether Alexander’s death was caused in a cruel manner.
Meanwhile, family members of Alexander are preparing to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit, attorney Jay Beckstead told reporters outside the courthouse.
ABC News: Jodi Arias Convicted of First-Degree Murder:
Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday in the gruesome killing of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona after a four-month trial that captured headlines with lurid tales of sex, lies, religion and a salacious relationship that ended in a blood bath.
Arias fought back tears, and family members of the victim wept and hugged each other as the verdict was announced in the hushed, packed courtroom.
Remember when Jodi Arias spewed her lies and said in a jail house interview from 2008 with Inside Edition, “mark my words … no jury would ever convict me” (VIDEO) . Wanna Bet?