Tag Archives: Travis Alexander

Arias On Monday…Here We Go Again!

 

 

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Jodi’s Defense Attorneys have filed more motions regarding keeping cameras out of the courtroom. They cite the death threats aimed at their witnesses as the problem. (Though, if you recall, the lovely ‘Pot-Head Patti’ admitted there were no death threats.). They also want to get the twitter addresses of the jurors to make sure they are not manipulated by media- they imply that the alternate juror, Tara K., was on Twitter during the trial. From what I saw of her account I believe she started it AFTER the trial. She was new to Twitter. (Of course, as we all know Jodi is on Twitter). Oh, and of course, they still want to delay the rest of this trial. Will it ever end? Stay tuned–we have her in court this coming Monday morning at 8:30 a.m.  Arizona time! Here is a link to the article, provided by my favorite Twitter source- @WitchyTweets (thanks!): http://www.kpho.com/story/22848146/judge-sets-another-hearing-before-penalty-phase-of-jodi-arias-trial

Arias Death Penalty Stands

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Today Judge Stephens denied the motion to toss the Death Penalty in the Arias murder case. Remember the defense had a problem with the language ‘especially cruel?’ Well, it didn’t work. We are now waiting on the August 26th hearing to set a start date for the penalty phase of the trial. Arias has already been convicted of first degree murder in the brutal killing of Travis Alexander. That jury was unable to reach a verdict on her penalty. In the following link (article from Arizona paper) they mention the judge wants to begin the Penalty Phase in September. I hope she sticks to it!

Link: http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/20130814mesa-jodi-arias-judge-denies-motion-vacate-death-option.html

Thanks to @WitchyTweets (on twitter) for the heads up and the link!

What’s Up

Not much going on- I have decided to skip the Zimmerman trial- it’s too divisive. Plus I am taking an on-line class right now…

The hearing for Arias motions is in 8 days…I am guessing they will postpone the trial AGAIN! I just hope it’s in October or something, not next year! I feel terrible for the Alexanders.

The Sneiderman case is coming (I think July 28). This is going to be good!! Andrea Sneiderman had her boss, Hemy Neuman (who we believe she was having an affair with) kill her husband Rusty. Hemy went to trial for the crime- Andrea testified in his trial and was defiant on the stand. Hemy ended up in jail. So she hooked up with her OTHER boyfriend, Joseph Dell!!! Well her husband was dead and her lover in jail so what’s a girl to do?

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.)

 

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

 

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??)