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
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)
As a criminal law attorney there are some things you just KNOW. You KNOW your client is more likely guilty than not; You KNOW the public thinks the world would be a better place without you; You KNOW not to mess with karma if you can help … [Read more...] about The Question of Death in the Court of Public Opinion – Arias
Today was Jodi's last chance to plead for her life to the jury that convicted her of first degree, premeditated murder. Although the day started slow, it picked up just over an hour after it was supposed to start. In front of a packed courtroom … [Read more...] about Did She Say Enough? Jodi Arias Pleads For Her Life
The mitigation phase in State v. Jodi Arias is scheduled to start in 14 minutes. Will the Defense be successful in proving by a preponderance of the evidence that there are mitigating factors? I doubt it. In fact, I believe the jury has already … [Read more...] about Will She Get DEATH?
Thursday, May 9, 2013 was the day to start the aggravation phase in the State v. Jodi Arias trial. Just twelve hours before the anticipated start, the GUILTY verdict was read and Arias officially became a "murderer." The aggravation phase has been … [Read more...] about Too Cowardly To Face The Victims?
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?