Arias: Bomb Threat Delays Sentencing

    May 10, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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On Wednesday afternoon, Jodi Arias was found guilty by a jury of murdering her former boyfriend. She was found to have murdered Travis Alexander, stabbing him nearly 30 times, slitting his throat, and shooting him in the head with a gun before leaving his body in his shower. Her story of self-defense from domestic abuse did not convince the jury.

Now that she’s been convicted, the question on everyone’s mind is whether or not she will receive the death penalty for her crime. Unfortunately, followers of the trial have had to wait a while longer for the sentencing.

According to an Associated Press report, a bomb threat tweeted shortly after the verdict was announced delayed the sentencing while authorities swept the courthouse. Police were able to track the tweeter to a hotel in Phoenix, and a man named Laquint Cherry has been arrested for felony threats.

The tweets began on a Twitter account with the handle @GrimlinSkeleton shortly after Arias was found guilty. The tweeter stated that IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) had been planted in the Phoenix court room where the Arias trial took place. Subsequent tweets insulted Arias’ victim, challenged authorities, and were generally trolling:

The account’s last tweet went out shortly before Cherry was arrested:

  • elizabeth

    jodi arais is plaing us all she wont kill her self she would miss all the hoopla

  • Audrey

    I just wonder why it took so long for the reason to be announced,making all the talking heads speculate on the reason. It was announced yesterday that the delay had nothing to do with the tweeted threat, so the mental state of the convicted defendant was chewed over and over. Unnecessary speculation.

  • Audrey

    There are a lot of disturbed people in this country, and the bomb threat tweeter (a male of course) is one of them.This woman was given every break in a four month trial.We all knew lots more information than the jury had and they were able to convict her. This young man has wrecked his life now. Another victim of Jodi Arias.

  • http://webpronews.com Toni

    Jodi Arias keeps repeating “Suicide” or Begs for Death Penalty. So why should she care about receiving the Death Penalty. What difference is it whether it’s Suicide or Death Penalty.If she really wanted to die it wouldn’t matter whether it’s one or the other. So why isn’t she Begging For The Death Penalty”? she said if I killed Travis I would beg for the death penalty!! Well she did Kill Travis I don’t hear her begging for it. It’s a different story when the shoe is on the other foot>. Theres always one Loose Shingle” in every family.. What a shame!