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More From Juror 8

In an article by Dan Schenek of HLN (dismissed) juror 8 recently made some comments regarding Jodi’s allocution. “I thought it was … kind of pathetic – the whole thing,” 52-year-old Daniel Gibb said.  “It was just more words coming out of her mouth — really nothing I guess surprised me too much.”
His reaction to the ‘Survivor’T-shirt? “I guess it went from a circus to a freak show when she held that T-shirt up and it said ‘Survivor’. It kind of made me think that, ‘She’s [the only] survivor in this whole thing.'”
About recycling? Gibb jokingly said, “I’d like to see her business plan on the recycling for the prison. It was all just kind of silly. None of that really carried any weight as far as I’m concerned, considering what she did.”
And on a more serious note: “I don’t know if she was allowed to address directly the Alexander family, but I would have liked to just see her apologize for what she did and take responsibility.”

Link to original article:

http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/05/21/juror-8-jodis-statement-pathetic?hpt=icym_gr

 

Another Juror Speaks

Alternate juror #17, now identified as Tara Kelley is speaking out via Twitter. She was the juror who asked: “After all the lies you have told why should we believe you now?” She said: “I really wanted to see if she could answer that with a good response.” She also said that she asked about 75 questions and all of the ones about ‘No jury will convict me’ were hers. She mentions she still had to go to court when she had migraines, a reference to Jodi canceling court for her migraines.

With regard to the toughness of the prosecutor she said: “…I loved Juan!!! I knew he was very passionate for the Alexander family. His reaction to the hung jury said it all. He was Travis’ voice.” About Jodi’s comment that the jury ‘betrayed’ her: “What a bunch of crap! Of course she feels betrayed, she really thought we were all fooled by her!” When asked about the comments from the foreman: “I am very disgusted with what our ‘foreman’ has said! Please know that we didn’t all feel this way!!!”

Tara is scheduled to be on the Dr. Drew show Tuesday and a Twitter interview with Wild About Trial on Wednesday.

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.”