Monthly Archives: June 2013

Missing Baby Elaina- Time Line

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If you are interested in this case this is the best source for a complete look at how things have developed in the disappearance of baby Elaina:

http://www.northwestohio.com/news/story.aspx?id=914476#.UczLO0qRLbk

 

 

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New Arias Defense Motions

The defense has filed 2 new motions- one to vacate death eligibility and the second to vacate the aggravating factor. One of the primary reasons cited in the motions by the defense is the use of the word ‘especially’ in the phrase: “especially heinous.” Nurmi contends that use of that word implies the statue was designed for a judge, not a jury. He said that ‘layperson jurors’ are left to ‘muddle through’ the definition with a defendant’s life in the balance. Maricopa County Attorney called this a standard procedural move: “Those are defense attorneys doing their job advocating for their client,” Montgomery said Wednesday. “Obviously, we disagree.”

 
For a link to the death motion go to: https://www.facebook.com/Justice4Travis

What Jodi’s Tweets Really Mean

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So here’s the latest tweets from our favorite murderer:

2 days ago:

1. ‘To all those worrying who is tweeting for me NO IT IS NOT DONAVAN. Thank you.’    (She thinks we still care because she is so very important.)

2. ‘For the last 3 nites, Estrella’s kitchen served dinner in Styrofoam containers to nearly 2,000 ppl per nite. Sorry, planet.’     (An attempt to prove she really does care about that recycling idea though her allocution was the one and only time we ever heard she even cared.)

3. ‘Let’s clear up any confusion. Anyone asking 4 donation$ right now on my behalf 4 my appeals is not legit.’      (People are trying to rip me off!)

4. ‘I’m not currently accepting donations 4 appeals. Just don’t know yet if I will plea or appeal.’       (I am in control of this whole show.)

5. (Re-tweet from @Geraldo Rivera): ‘Am I the only one who thinks Nancy Grace’s relentless cheer leading for Jodi Aria’s Death gross and excessive? The anchor as executioner?!’    (I hate Nancy Grace!)

6. ‘I drew a bighorn sheep, now at JodiArias.com. These are beautiful animals native to the Southwestern United States.’      (I’m a fantastic artist and you should buy this.)

1 day ago:

1. ‘Please don’t send any photos I’m not allowed to receive them. MCSO;s website is misleading.’      (I’m so popular that I have to stop all my fans from sending me stuff.)

2. My friend Griz wrote me and posed an interesting Q: “Why do people find it so easy to hate and so hard to love?”    (My imaginary friend is trying to get all you haters to stop.)

 

Baby Elaina’s Mom Indicted

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From 13abc.com (link below):

Angela Steinfurth appeared before the grand jury today and was indicted for obstruction (giving false information). After telling the police that baby Elaina was injured and that she did not seek medical help for her, Angela was also charged with Child Endangering. The baby has been missing for over 3 weeks now. A tip to the FBI early last week implied the boyfriend threw the baby against the wall, then put her in bed. When checking on her later she was dead, so Angela and her boyfriend wrapped Elaina in a blanket and threw her in the river (See mu earlier post ‘Baby Elaina Dead?’ for more info. Police spent much of the last week in and around the river searching for the toddler, with no results. Link to full article:

http://www.13abc.com/story/22672334/missing-toddler-mom-indicted-for-obstruction

Jodi: The Movie

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So is anyone else going to watch this movie tonight with me? @WildAboutTrial will be tweeting through the whole thing and he is quite funny. I heard the acting is horrible. Also heard that they took a lot of liberty with the real story… (spoiler alert) like:

1. Instead of Travis walking up to Jodi (their first meeting, according to Jodi) the movie has her following him into a restroom.

2. The story where the Hughes were upstairs talking to Travis about Jodi and she was listening at the door- now they are by a pool?

3. Jodi had been living in Yreka for a while when she drove to Mesa to kill Travis- in the movie she is telling Travis the night of the murder that she is moving to Yreka.

4. We don’t know what really happened right before the murder, in the movie it is a text from another girl that sets her off.

For more see this article: http://www.today.com/entertainment/true-or-false-lifetime-takes-liberties-jodi-arias-movie-6C10345062

 

Baby Elaina Dead?

Relatives of a cellmate of Angela Steinfurth (the baby’s Mom) contacted the FBI with the following information: Angela confessed to helping her boyfriend dispose of the baby’s body. According to the source (Connie Elam) Angela’s boyfriend, Stephen W. King, threw baby Elaina against a wall late the eve of June 1, injuring her. He then put the toddler down for a nap and returned later to find the baby had died of the injuries. They then wrapped her up in a blanket and took her down by the high-level bridge and threw the baby inn the river. A neighbor said she saw the couple leave between 12- 1am in their van for about 20 minutes. Relatives of the cellmate say she has nothing to gain by providing this information. Link to full article:

http://www.toledofreepress.com/2013/06/21/relatives-of-angela%E2%80%99s-cellmate-contact-fbi-with-tip/

Jodi Has A Boyfriend?

Rumors are being spread about a male sitting next to Jodi’s Mom blowing kisses and winking at Jodi.

Here’s the scoop and the people giving us the inside look-

From Twitter:

@josemcyntire: Any chance you saw the Romeo wooing Jodi Arias in court today?

@tarakelley320: yep he sat in the family row by her mom right in front of me.

@katiecoolady: It was a young male with a dramatic striped hairstyle-never saw him before.

 

*Jose McYntire is awesome. He is sharp as a tack and often gets the scoop before anyone else. You should follow him.

*Tara Kelley was an alternate juror and has been featured on HLN many times.

*Katie is a blogger who is in court and often featured on WebSleuths. Her sister Cindy was murdered.

 

Twitter: @maryellenabc15: Mystery man blowing #jodiarias kisses & winks will remain a mystery. Due to Judge’s orders 2 seal deputies can only say his name is Johnny. (From the ‘justice4travis’ page- link: https://www.facebook.com/Justice4Travis)

 

Commentor- Tara Harris (from Justice4travis page):

I’ve never seen him before and at one point security was talking to him. He did blow her kisses.

Texas trial watcher:

mom and a male friend escorted to the back of the room, like maybe they tried to make contact or something….finally getting the convicted killer treatment!! (From the ‘Love for Juan’ facebook page- link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-for-JUAN/536593039731786)

Katiecoolady (Kathy Monkman) later indicated on Websleuths.com that he was kicked out of court.

By the way- did anyone notice the miracle? Jodi no longer seems to need glasses! (Unless there is a jury present??)