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Jodi Arias’ Lawyers Want Trial Moved Out Of Town

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Jodi Arias, the woman convicted of murdering her boyfriend Travis Alexander in a jealous rage, may be getting her trial venue moved to another county after what her attorneys call a “plethora of unrestrained and bombastic coverage of the previous proceedings” in the Phoenix area.

Arias was convicted of first-degree and premeditated murder in May, but the jury became deadlocked when it came time to issue her either a life sentence or the death penalty. A judge has granted a retrial–for which the jury will be chosen next month–but defense attorneys want it to be moved to another courtroom because they fear that the extreme media attention could bias the jurors.

The story has been highly sensationalized since the trial began early this year and even spawned a television movie. News outlets covered the trial obsessively as they watched Arias unfold her story, lying at first about how Alexander was killed–by a masked intruder–and then admitting that she killed him in self defense after he allegedly attacked her. However, photos recovered from a camera found at the crime scene showed the couple having sex and showering together mere moments before his death and even showed his crumpled body lying on the shower floor.

“The state is asking that you return a verdict of guilty, a verdict of first degree murder, not just premeditated murder, but also felony murder, for no other reason than it’s your duty, and the facts and the law support it,” prosecutor Juan Martinez said during the closing arguments.

Indeed, the jury found Arias guilty but couldn’t reach a decision on whether the murder was committed in an “exceptionally cruel” way, which is the basis of a death sentence. Alexander was found shot, stabbed 30 times, and had his throat slit.

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  • MaryDtn9

    BUDDING SERIAL KILLER Jodi Arias (JA) IS A MANIPULATIVE LYING SOCIPATH.
    JA was convicted of Pre-Meditated 1st Degree Murder and Extreme Cruelty.
    JA DECLARATIONS BEFORE BEING CONVICTED:
    I DID NOT KILL TRAVIS ALEXANDER. I WAS NEVER THERE.
    IF I KILLED TRAVIS ALEXANDER I WOULD BEG FOR THE DEATH PENALTY.
    NO JURY WILL EVER CONVICT ME. YOU CAN MARK MY WORDS ON THAT.
    I WAS THERE BUT TWO OTHER PEOPLE KILLED TRAVIS ALEXANDER.
    A YEAR AFTER JA WAS ARRESTED JA FINALLY CONFESSED: I KILLED TRAVIS ALEXANDER.

    Evidence proved JA took countless steps over several weeks planning to kill TA.
    Evidence proved JA brought a KNIFE and a GUN with her to kill TA.
    Evidence proved JA initially stabbed TA in the chest rendering TA defensless.
    Evidence proved JA then continued stabbing Travis Alexander an addition 30 times.
    Evidence proved JA next cut his throat ear to ear NEARLY DECAPITATING him.
    Evidence proved JA then dragged TA into the bathroom and shot him in the head.
    Evidence proved JA suffer no personal injuries when she kill Travis Alexander.
    Evidence proved JA continued to lie in court during her trial.
    Evidence proved JA cleaned up the crime scene, detroyed evidence
    and planted false evidence to hid her guilt.

    JA bought another gun just two weeks after killing Travis Alexander.
    JA is a sociopath monster who was confirmed to be planning her next murders.
    She admitted to this planning under oath, prior to her convictions.
    Evidenence proved JA now has an appetite to continue murdering others.
    JA showed no remorse, accepts no responsibility and said the jury betrayed her.
    DEFENCE used countless delays and appeals because there is no plausible defense.
    JA received a fair trial. ALL APPEALS WERE DENIED. ALL CONVICTION were upheld.

    The Jury failed to sentence JA so we must now retry the PENALTY PHASE again.
    DEFENCE now want to control Jurors’ twitter accounts and not Jodi’s account! WTF
    DO NOT FAIL Travis Alexander and his Family. Fight for JUSTICE, not revenge.
    GIVE JA DEATH OR GIVE JA LIFE IN PRISON WITH NO CHANCE OF PAROLE. A NO BRAINER!!
    This JA monster must never get out of prison. If she does, JA WILL KILL AGAIN!!!
    TWO LIVES DESTROYED. TWO FAMILIES DESTROYED. KILLER JA, YOU OWN THIS.
    To the few who believe JA is innocent. Wake up and smell the roses. WAJ LOL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMi9MU7ojk0
    http://disnetinc.com/TravisAlexander.htm
    mary@disnetinc.com
    1 702 421 3511

  • Darlene

    Mary, this article erroneously said that the jury could not come to a decision as to whether this crime was committed in an “exceptionally cruel manner” which they did! They only couldn’t come up with a unanimous agreement for the DP. Now the Defense is whining to have the next trial moved to another county. This will never happen…… I agree with you that Arias is a very dangerous sociopathic individual who would kill again! She had bought a gun and had knives in her car after she murdered Travis!!

    I believe this new jury will get it right this time. If she doesn’t get the DP, she will definitely get LWOP. The judge would give her no less considering the viciousness of this horrific crime……

  • http://NorthCarolinaCriminalAttorney Alaska Criminal Attorney

    Just from the trailers, it had the look of wanting to be self-important, and taking itself a bit too seriously. But then, I guess I get that feeling whenever I see a cast full of big names these days. It’s just a shame. The concept has a ton of potential.

  • Isaac

    I think Arias was a budding serial killer, too. When they arrested the psycho vixen, they found a gun and two knives in her motor vehicle. What person other than a gangster or a serial killer has that type of weaponry on them? She’s a sick, lying, narcissistic witch that belongs in the Devil’s lap. Hopefully, this next jury show her no pity and send her to hell in a handbasket!

  • silent majority

    Amanda Crumb needs to get her facts straight. Arias was convicted of first degree murder And Killing him in an exceptionally cruel manner which made her eligible for the death penalty. they couldnt decide on her sentence,if it should be life or death. if ur going to report it,get it right the first time. check ur facts.

  • http://FACEBOOK Leia

    considering THE judge, might BE GREAT WAY TO GET THIS Killer FINALLY WHERE SHE BELONGS… IN THE GROUND !!!

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