Daily Commentary – Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – Did a Lovesick Juror Save Jodi Arias From Death?

  • According to Prosecutor Juan Martinez in his newly released book, one of the jurors “fell in love” with Jodi and that’s what saved her from the death penalty

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Prosecutor Juan Martinez Claims Juror in the Jodi Arias Trial fell in Love with Murderess and Held out Against the Death Penalty


It was a crime that shocked our sense and a jury deliberation that even more shocked our sensibility. Now maybe we might find out the reason why Jodi Arias was not sentenced to death for her crimes as she should have been. In a book that is to come out next year, the Daily Mail Online is reporting that the lead prosecutor, Juan Martinez, is claiming that he believes one of the jurors was in love with Arias despite all of the evidence against her. However, the book will not name the juror that fell in love with Arias. However, many speculate it was  foreman Bill Zervakos, who is being referred to. There was one lone juror who made it happen that this “Black Widow” did not get the death penalty. The forthcoming book is entitled, ‘Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars’.


Something seriously went wrong with the jury deliberation for Jodi Arias only to get life in prison. The crime scene was a blood bath and had the roles been reversed as to the victim and the perpetrator of the murder, the outcome would have been much different.  Arias’ ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander was shot dead, stabbed repeatedly and slit his throat at his home in suburban Mesa, Arizona. During the trial she acted like a stone cold, manipulative psychopath. Even with all that, she was not put to death.

One of the jurors in the Jodi Arias case fell in love with her during the trial, the prosecutor who oversaw her conviction has sensationally claimed.

Juan Martinez said that the unnamed juror became besotted with one of America’s most notorious criminals in spite of the gruesome evidence that convicted her.

Martinez did not specify which juror it was was but Tara Harris Kelley, one of the alternate jurors in the trial that convicted Arias, said she had ‘no doubt’ that he was referring to foreman Bill Zervakos.

Kelley told Daily Mail Online in an exclusive interview that Zervakos secretly wanted to acquit Arias, bragged about being a womanizer and made eye contact with her whenever the jury went into the judge’s chambers.

He also supposedly grumbled and complained whenever Kelley asked a question about Arias – and was one of the holdouts who refused to put her to death.

Zervakos has long been held with suspicion by Arias’ supporters because he was one of the holdouts in the death penalty phase of her trial.

But he denied being romantically interested in Arias and told Daily Mail Online that he viewed the case from a ‘non-emotional point of view’.

Arias, 35, was arrested in 2008 for the murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, 30, who she shot dead, stabbed repeatedly and slit his throat at his home in suburban Mesa, Arizona.

Prosecutors described her as obsessive and killed him after he said he wanted to date somebody else.

Jodi Arias Learns Her Fate at Sentencing Hearing Today in the Murder of Travis Alexander … Will It be Life Behind Bars or Eligible for Release After 25 Years?(Update: Judge Sentences Jodi Arias to Life with no Possibility of Parole)


Later today, Jodi Arias learns her fate at a sentencing hearing in Arizona as a judge formally imposes a life sentence in the 2008 shooting and stabbing death of her on-again-off-again boyfriend. Jodi Arias shot her boyfriend Travis Alexander and stabbed him nearly 30 times in his suburban Phoenix home before fleeing and driving to Utah to meet up with another romantic interest. Arias  was convicted of the murder of Alexander, but some how she escaped the death penalty because of one misguided juror who appeared to have an agenda and was sympathetic to Arias (VIDEO). The only remaining decision is whether Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens will allow the 34 year old Arias to be eligible for release after 25 years or serve the rest of her life behind bars. We can only hope that Arias has not BS’d the judge in the same manner that she has played the legal system and the jury in this murder case.

How on earth to you so savagely murder some one, be found guilty and then some how be eligible for parole?


Jodi Aria – The Mistress Manipulator

The long-running legal saga of convicted murderer Jodi Arias draws to a close Monday as a judge formally imposes a life sentence in the 2008 shooting and stabbing death of her on-again-off-again boyfriend.

The sentencing is largely a formality after a jury deadlocked last month on whether to give her the death penalty or life in prison. The mistrial removed the death penalty as an option, and the only remaining decision is whether the judge will allow the 34-year-old Arias to be eligible for release after 25 years or serve the rest of her life behind bars.

It’s not known if Arias will speak to Judge Sherry Stephens before she hands down the sentence. Family members of victim Travis Alexander can also address the court.


UPDATE I:  Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens Sentences Jodi Arias to Life in Prison without the possibility of Parole.

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and there is Justice finally for Travis Alexander. As Jodi Arias pleaded for parole to Judge Sherry Stephens, thankfully the judge would have nothing to do with it and did not buy into Jodi’s act. Arias’ manipulation has come to an end and so has any chance of her ever leaving prison a free woman.

“The most important thing I want to say is I am very sorry for the enormous pain that I’ve caused the people who loved Travis. I never thought I would cause so many people so much pain,” she said. “I live every day wishing that I could undo what I did to Travis and wishing that I could take away their pain and just put it onto myself.

“To this day, I cannot believe I was capable of doing something that terrible,” she said. “I’m truly disgusted and I’m repulsed with myself. I’m horrified with what I did and I wish there was some way I could take it back.”

UPDATE II: Sentencing Statement from from Maricopa County Judge Sherry Stephens:

“The crime involved substantial plan and preparation. The defendant did not render aid to the victim. The defendant destroyed evidence at the crime scene,” Judge Stephens said. “The defendant went to great lengths to conceal her involvement in the crime. The court has also considered the harm to the victim’s family members.”

“The court finds the mitigation presented is not sufficiently substantial to call for leniency and that a natural life sentence is appropriate. It is ordered the defendant shall be incarcerated in the Department of Corrections for the rest of her natural life with no possibility of parole,” Stephens added.

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Jodi Arias Avoids Death Penalty For 2008 Stabbing Death Murder of Boyfriend Travis Alexander After Second Jury Mistrial, Lone Juror Prevents the Death Penalty (VIDEO)


Jodi Arias will not be put to death. For the second time, Jodi Arias, the Black Widow, has escaped death as a jury of her peers was a hung jury and could not unanimously agree that she should be put to death for the heinous stabbing death of her boyfriend Travis Alexander. By an 11-1 decision, the hung jury spared Arias’ life as many of the jurors were angered and hurt that they did not properly do their job as a juror for Travis Alexander  or his family. It would appear that Jodi Arias will be sending a thank you note to the lone juror for the rest of her life. Now that a there has been a second hung jury, according to Arizona law, with the second jury unable to reach a decision on Arias’ punishment, the case is no longer eligible for the death penalty. A judge will now sentence Arias on April 13, 2015 to either life in prison or a life term with the possibility of release after 25 years. WHAT? Jodi Arias has lied her way through 3 trial, she violently murdered Travis Alexander stabbed him nearly 30 times, slit his throat so deeply that she nearly decapitated him, and shot him in the forehead. She first denied it, then said she did it in self defense. SELF-DEFENSE? Hell, why didn’t she say it was suicide? It would be a travesty of justice if this lying POS is given a sentence of a life term with the possibility of release after 25 years.

A hung jury in Phoenix was unable to decide whether Jodi Arias deserved the death penalty or life in prison for the gruesome murder of her lover Travis Alexander in 2008.

It’s the second time in the years since her 2013 conviction that an Arizona jury could not unanimously choose whether to put the murderer to death. This time around, jurors grappled for five days with the decision and couldn’t come to an agreement. The jury foreman said everyone had their mind made up and had no plans to budge.

Arias flew off the handle and stabbed Alexander to death nearly seven years ago after he told her he wanted to end their sordid affair and had plans to vacation in Mexico with another woman.

Jodi Arias jurors: ‘Penalty should have been death’

 Jurors trash the lone belligerent juror who held out for Jodi Arias. One of the jurors even said that they were angered because this one hold out had her mind made up from the beginning and what angered him was that the juror  said that the death penalty was just a form of revenge. Some of the jurors even stated that they thought the one hold out had an agenda.

The jurors alternately expressed remorse that they were not able to reach a verdict and anger at the woman who held out against the death penalty, saying they suspected she had an “agenda.”

“We really feel like we made a huge effort,” one juror said. “I could not say how sorry I am that it wasn’t enough.”

It was the second time a jury was hung on the question of whether to sentence Arias to death or life in prison for the June 4, 2008, slaying of her lover, Travis Alexander.

“The 11 of us strived for justice but to no avail,” a juror said. “We absolutely feel the penalty should have been death.”

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