I am sitting outside the courtroom in Maricopa County waiting for the verdict in State v. Jodi Arias. Will it be First Degree Murder? Or Manslaughter? The world outside the jury room seems to believe it will the the former; and, we all know what … [Read more...] about Jury Instructions in State v. Jodi Arias
The Defense in State v. Jodi Arias filed ANOTHER motion for a mistrial this past Sunday regarding prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective assistance of counsel. Now before you start going batty and cursing them, hear me out. The trial has … [Read more...] about ANOTHER MOTION FOR MISTRIAL IN STATE V. ARIAS? SERIOUSLY?
There is a man in Tucson that was convicted as a teenager in 1972 for murder. Louis Taylor, who is now 59, has lived almost his entire life in prison. He was convicted for setting fire to a hotel in December 1970 that caused the deaths of 29 … [Read more...] about Stories Like This Make Me Sad
The State v. Jodi Arias Defense team called its first "expert witness," Dr. Richard Samuels. He took the stand to testify to "acute stress disorder" and "PTSD." As for him as a witness I thought he was actually easy to understand and I walked out … [Read more...] about State v. Jodi Arias’ First Expert – Dr. Samuels
I could write a very long blog post on Jodi Arias' 18th and LAST day on the witness stand but it would bore you to tears and make you want to pull your hair out. Her 18 days of testifying were filled with inconsistencies, stories, sexual fantasies, … [Read more...] about Her Last Day
Today we had the pleasure of listening to the questions the Jury had for Jodi Arias. Arizona is great in that it allows juror questions in every trial. They are read at the end of the questioning of the witness by both sides. The judge and the … [Read more...] about Jury v. Jodi Arias 3.6.13
Today was the first day of the REDIRECT examination of Jodi Arias in State v Jodi Arias. In Arizona there is direct examination, cross and then re-direct. As such, Jodi will get the last word when it comes to her testimony. This is the … [Read more...] about Re-Direct Day 1, State v. Arias
Today was probably the most successful day for the prosecution yet. Although there was still the butting of heads and arguing over semantics and details that seem to be irrelevant, the State made some very significant points. The FIRST … [Read more...] about Overview of Day 4 of Juan v. Jodi Arias