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.

The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – With Special Guests Fred Rosen and Dr. Dale Archer



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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.”

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – Notorious Prison Prankster Pulls One Over on TMZ

  • 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.

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Daily Commentary – Friday, May 24, 20113 – Jodi Arias Asks the Jury to Spare Her Life

  • 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


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.

The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – With Diane Dimond, Wendy Murphy and Robin Sax


Dana welcomes special guests:

  • Diane Dimond – Award winning journalist and media personality discussing “what is your definition of a pimp” and some Michael Jackson news
  • Wendy Murphy – Former DA, Author and Legal analyst. Discussing the Jodi Arias trial and sentencing
  • Attorney/Analyst Robin Sax discussing the Jodi Arias trial


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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.

Jodi Arias Lists Prison Extracurriculars in Attempt to Avoid Death Penalty:

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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