Jodi Arias’ “Fool for a Client” Move Going Well So Far

    August 23, 2014
    Mike Tuttle
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“He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”

Jodi Arias isn’t going down without a fight, even if she is the only one fighting. Arias is representing herself in this latest attempt to get a sentence secured for her conviction on the charge of first-degree premeditated murder, with aggravation that made her eligible for the death penalty.

During the aggravation phase of her trial, which would determine death penalty eligibility, Arias’ attorneys had repeatedly asked to step down.

So far in this phase, Arias has managed to use her own pro se talents to get a delay out of Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens so she can meet with a witness.

For those rock-dwellers among us, Jodi Arias was accused of the aggravated murder of Travis Alexander, her ex-boyfriend, in Mesa, Arizona, back in 2008. Alexander was stabbed nearly 30 times, had his throat slit and was shot in the head.

Arias was convicted after a media-frenzied trial that included such highlights as Arias bragging that she would never be convicted, sex tapes played for the jury, and tales of abuse and rage-filled fights.

Arias and her legal team had argued that she had indeed killed Alexander, but that it was in self-defense, and that the most she should be facing was a manslaughter charge. In the end, the jury did not buy it.

At one point in the whole affair, Arias had said that she would prefer the death penalty. But she later changed her tune and is fighting to receive a life sentence.

After the initial conviction, the jury could not decide on the appropriate sentence for Arias. A new jury will be chosen to make that determination.

  • Olde Rose

    Seems the little lady has found her career path. By the time these proceedings are concluded, and the appellate marathon dance contest is over, she will be a seasoned senior in a walker. Our quest for the perfect system has rendered Justice non-judgmental and a perpetual pursuit.

  • “MaxxFordham”

    Geesh, if it were me, I’d just want them to take my life now. Because you live after mortality and then gain your body back down the road, if dying is the only escape from prison left available, TAKE it! Later down the road in the resurrection (after who knows how many years of being spirit-only), you’ll get your body back, OUT of prison, in a perfect, glorified state! You won’t get the *highest* degree of heaven because of the murder, but if you never *truely* denied the Holy Ghost (which is actually hard to do; you’d have to be very, very deliberate), you’ll still get something good!

    Jodi was taught this fact too.

  • Janet Lurker

    When am I going to be blessed with not seeing this monsters name in the media any longer?

  • James

    With her legal tam asking to step down shows they didn’t even try and should be a mistrial

  • shari large

    This evil person needs to be executed on live TV. Knowing JA she will try and sell it on pay-per-view. This poor excuse of a Judge needs to go away as well she might be able to do traffic court but that is pretty iffy.

  • Daniel L. Wright

    I hope she receives a life in prison sentence. This will give this murdering slut about 40 or 50 years to reflect on her actions.

  • Sharon

    Death for her as it was for Travis

  • http://youtu.be/hX6YOlOwrUo Mistah Slick

    I’m Still cant believe such a pretty girl would such a horrible thing

  • Loretta Nug

    Her legal team was free to her. Now she needs to suck on the big ding aling