Judge Stephens issued her order regarding whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the retrial of the penalty phase in State v. Jodi Arias. I am happy to report that yes, cameras will be allowed! However, no coverage can be aired … [Read more...] about Cameras Allowed in Retrial of Jodi Arias
MKL's take on the Opening Statements in Devault Today I was in the courtroom for the opening statements in the State v. Marissa Devault case. This is a death penalty case in Maricopa County. The State is alleging Devault murdered her husband by … [Read more...] about Opening Statements in St. v. Marissa Devault
A lot a movement has happened in State v. Jodi Arias in the past couple days leading up to the status conference scheduled for Monday, August 26. It is anticipated that the firm trial date will be scheduled on Monday. Additionally, the Judge may … [Read more...] about Motions and Twitter and Juries Oh My! (State v. Jodi Arias)
I was very surprised that the Jury stopped its deliberations at 6pm tonight. I expected them to deliberate until around 10pm tonight. They are sequestered which means they cannot go home to their own beds, pillows or loved ones until the verdict is … [Read more...] about Zimmerman Jury Stops
On Wednesday, June 26, Judge Nelson allowed in several previous non-emergency 911 calls made by George Zimmerman into the trial. Background: George Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer who, over a span of many years, made numerous, around … [Read more...] about Why Did The Calls Come In?
The State v. George Zimmerman trial continued today with opening statements by each side. Besides opening statements, there was something else that happened. There was a discussion, held in open court, about Trayvon Martin's parents being allowed … [Read more...] about Fair Is A Four Letter Word in State v. Zimmerman
The jury came back today with a guilty verdict of first degree murder, aggravated arson and two counts of child endangerment, in the Kansas cop that shot his wife and then set fire to their home with her inside. No surprise there at all! In fact, … [Read more...] about Seacat Found Guilty
There was a hearing today in the State v. George Zimmerman case in Florida. Numerous motions were considered and ruled upon and overall, it was a successful day for the State. Here is a short run down of most of the issues the Court ruled upon and … [Read more...] about Court Rules in State v. Zimmerman, No Gag Order