More From The Jury Foreman

We’ve all heard by now the comments from the jury foreman from the Good Morning America interview. You know – that she was ‘emotionally and verbally abused.’ That she was ‘not a good witness’ and being on the stand ’18 days hurt her.’ What follows are excerpts from another article by Brian Skoloff (Wild About Trial).

 

Here are some of his comments:

“The system we think is flawed in that sense because this was not a case of Jeffrey Dahmer or Charles Manson” Zervakos told the Associated Press. “It was a brutal no- win situation…I think it’s kind of unfair, ‘ the 69-year-old added. “We’re not lawyers. We’re mere mortals. And I will tell you I’ve never felt more mere as a mortal than I felt for the last five months.”

He also said the most difficult time was hearing from the Alexander’s.

“There was no sound in the jury room for a long time after that because you hurt so bad for these people but that wasn’t evidence. That’s what made it so hard…this wasn’t about them. This was a decision whether we’re going to tell somebody they were going to be put to death or spent the rest of their life in prison.”

Zervakos mentioned Aria’s age at the time of the killing and lack of criminal history causing them to show mercy. He also said: “You’ve got Travis Alexander’s family devastated that he was killed, that he was brutally killed. You’ve got Jodi Aria’s family sitting in there, both families sitting and seeing these humiliating images and listening to unbelievably lurid private details of their lives, and you’ve got a woman whose life is over too. “I mean who’s winning in this situation? And we were stuck in the middle.”

Regarding her age at the time: “You heard (the prosecutor) say she was only 27… she’s old enough she should have known better. I didn’t look at it that way. I’m looking at 27 years of an absolutely normal everyday young woman that was living a life that was perfectly normal. Then something changed the trajectory of her life after meeting Travis Alexander and it spiraled downhill from there.”

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9 thoughts on “More From The Jury Foreman

  1. Pam

    I think he is full of it. If she were a 27 year old man and Travis was a 30 yr old woman she would be sitting on death row. As far as the emotional abuse he thinks she suffered. Those texts only happened at the very end after she did something really bad to him that we never found out. Was the foreman paying attention or drooling over Jodi?

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  2. Susan David

    I quit being angry, astonished, shocked, appalled, disgusted, ……I can go on….but I think you get it…..I’m just sad….sad for all the lives that have been changed forever….sad that it’s still not over….sad for the undeniable excruciating pain that is going continue to be repeated again and again…..it’s just so much negativity…..so I’m quitting this trial.

    I won’t quit praying for the Alexander family and I won’t quit thinking of them….

    Peace out!

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  3. Susan David

    I quit being angry, astonished, shocked, appalled, disgusted, ……I can go on….but I think you get it…..I’m just sad….sad for all the lives that have been changed forever….sad that it’s still not over….sad for the undeniable excruciating pain that is going to continue to be repeated again and again…..it’s just so much negativity…..so I’m quitting this trial.

    I won’t quit praying for the Alexander family and I won’t quit thinking of them….

    Peace out!

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    1. edimminger Post author

      LOL- you really got me! I am sick for Travis’ family, but even more so for him. A tragic loss. And look at who’s left standing…

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  4. Melissa

    Are you kidding me? She was normal until she met Travis? Every killer has their first time. Wtf? Death penalty is only reserved for repeat offenders? BS!!

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