Jodi Arias Retrial, Day #7 (11/3)

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*Click the link below to watch the AZ Court of Appeals Hearing BS from this morning:

As week 3 of the retrial commences, I’d like to thank Troy Hayden for tweeting the details of the secret witness & the closed testimony last Thursday. How accurate his much heralded “three independent sources” turned out to be, we’ll have to wait & see.

troy hayden tweet message 10-30

In the meantime, let’s see what delights are in store for us in Day #7 of the AZ State Circus… assuming the trial hasn’t been halted and/or the doors closed again. I’m guessing it could start off with yet another motion for mistrial based on Hayden’s antics.

Click here to keep up with everything via Michael Kiefer’s live Twitter feed.

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If you missed any of our earlier posts, click on the links below…

Retrial Day #5 Reviewed       Retrial Day #6       Retrial Day #6 Reviewed

HLN, Martinez, inbreds & teenage girls (in that order)…

TA: Devirginated by Deanna Reed [April 2013 RE-POST]

Oscar Pistorious + My thoughts on the retrial circus

Innocence: An Argument For Jodi Arias [2013 RE-POST]

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Never question it.

Never doubt it.

The pedo-huggers had better start getting used to it.

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    • Mademoiselle Jodi Ann Arias is innocent by reason of successful self defense, similar to David who hit Goliath in the head with a stone, but that stone only led to the fall to the ground of Goliath. …Such a minor injury would cause the mighty Goliath, or the mighty (Great Alexander wanna-be), Travis, to have his anger exponentially risen to: …I WILL KILL YOU ! ! !
      …But, David, with no lethal weapon of his own, had the coincidental opportunity to take the sword from Goliath and: …how many minor injuries would it take to make Goliath give himself up to David?? … Perhaps 27 or 29 or 129, but whatever was the number or length of time, there was no camera or clock, to capture any pictures or time-stamps. …Perhaps thousands of eye witnesses on both sides, & God in Heaven who probably said: GO FOR IT, David. …And, David did the WILL of GOD and proceeded to cut the head of the giant body of that person who certainly meant to kill David.
      …But, not only cut the head, but remove it completely & display it for the thousands, of both assembled armies of war, such that they stored their weapons & disperse.
      …Judge SHERRY STEPHENS, THAT IS NOT CRUEL ! ! …Read the Bible, that is self defense.
      …St Joan of Arc is the Guardian Angel of Mademoiselle Jodi Ann Arias.
      …And, Jodi Ann Arias is absolutely innocent. …And, Jodi is the living shadow of St Joan of Arc.
      …Also, if a small frame woman finds herself in an elevator in a parking garage late at night & is confronted by a large man with a knife with intent to do her severe bodily harm or death, & she has only a ball-point pen and a set of car keys: …(((at what count does Arizona law forbid her))) to keep stabbing at her attacker, 27 or 29 or 129 times??? …The answer is whether or not the small frame woman is an unknown person, or if that person is your wife or sister or daughter or your mother or your grandmother. …That is my humble opinion.

      • Loved your post! And I agree. So easy to point to who everyone believes is guilty when actually they should have turned their fingers around and pointed at themselves. I fear there are many who are at fault for this whole tragedy! We shall see. Self defense is NO CRIME!

  1. Wow, Troy really seems like a journalist of integrity! Would he not be in violation of a court ruling if he revealed the real witness though? Or is that a-okay as usual in sunny Arizona?

    I actually hope it’s not Jodi. I hope it is someone who can reveal Travis’s real nature. Sadly, Jodi is unlikely to be believed. Sad but true. 🙁

    • It is not Jodi. Jodi may have been on the stand, however, this does not make her the “mystery witness” She was most likely giving the background info of what happened as she has done previously in open court. She is setting up the background for her mitigation witnesses to come. The mitigation witnesses are the ones that are being protected by the closed court order, not Jodi. Troy is just sensationalizing this situation to get more viewers to him. Sounds sensational doesn’t it to say that Jodi is the secret or mystery witness. JSS could never get away with closing the court for a witness defendant who has already openly testified previously. The mitigation witnesses who were threatened are the ones that are the “mystery witness(s)” They will finally be allowed to tell their story without interference and threats. Thank goodness for Jodi. And no, Troy Hayden is not violating any order by saying what he is saying. He is under no obligation to the order. Only those involved in the case such as the attorneys, court personnel, and the victim’s family who is in the court. Now if the court finds that someone within the court has leaked out information, then those would be in violation of the order and could possibly be expelled from the courtroom for the duration of the trial…Not to worry, this whole mess of a retrial will only help Jodi win her freedom. When the appeals court reviews this case this retrial will only serve to demonstrate clearly how Jodi did not receive a fair trial on the criminal charges. They will overturn the criminal conviction and she will have a new trial..

      • “..And no, Troy Hayden is not violating any order by saying what he is saying. He is under no obligation to the order. Only those involved in the case such as the attorneys, court personnel, and the victim’s family who is in the court…”

        But isn’t Troy saying that he has 3 sources that informed him? SO, how about if those sources ARE the ones that are suppose to keep hush hush? Doesn’t that make him an accomplice of the ‘leak’ ????

        • Yes, in that case if those 3 sources are inside the court system and under the order then yes they would be in violation of the order. But Troy, is not under that order. It would be the 3 sources that would be in trouble with the judge.

  2. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

    We will be with you Jodi, feel Our Love! Hold your head up high because you are innocent!! (((JODI)))

  3. Well Troy, you certainly made sure that everyone concerned found out who the “secret” witness was. Congratulations on your stellar work of once again throwing Jodi’s rights to the wind. Peeping through open doorways like a bunch of grade school kids, except that you could well be putting someone’s life in peril. I hope the Supreme Court shuts you all out for as long the Judge Stephens feels it necessary to finish out this charade of a trial.

    • I have a simple question: When everyone was booted from the courtroom, where were the guards to secure the doors? I mean to move the public at least far enough from the doors so that nobody would be able to see inside the courtroom whenever the doors were opening or closing (and btw, why during a closed doors testimony would someone be entering and going out of the courtroom?). Finally, where the hell was was the bailiff?

      • KN and JW need to push to make sure that these doors are blacked out and that no one enters or exits through the public entrance. JSS should also secure these doors. But like so many other things in this case the motivation to ensure that Jodi gets a fair trial by this court just doesn’t seem to exist – JSS up until now has not seemed interested to ensure that goal – IMHO.

  4. Troy Hayden ‏@troyhaydenfox10 · 2m2 minutes ago
    If #JodiArias gets death, all the people of AZ will be executing her. The citizens have a right to access these proceedings as they happen.

    What a jerk!!! How about the person that all of AZ is trying to execute? What about her rights??? I know that she hasn’t had any throughout the six years that this prosecutor has dragged out his so-called trial. What an evil, evil place AZ is!

    • I agree Canada Carol. But one thing about it, he is right when he stated all of AZ will be executing her. It is their brainwashed citizens that should be held responsible for this circus. They should have to pay for their ignorance and being blind to the injustices that they are paying for with their taxes. The Frog and the Travis’s family do not care what the price is because they are unable to see past their own nose. Their gravy train has been very lucrative for all them. Travis Alexander is worth more to them dead than alive. I know how much they have appeared to be the bereaved victim’s family and concerned prosecutor but they are easy to read as a Hundred Dollar bill. The smell of money will get them in the end. They have a incurable disease called Greed $ Shame on EVERYONE OF THEM and shame on the people of Arizona for letting this go on in our country today! Arizona is an embarrassment to all of the United States. . . We stand For Liberty and Justice for All. . .not just the “chosen” ones from another planet who hide behind a veil. It is time for one of them to grow a backbone and stand up and put the blame where it belongs! Stop this fiasco!! Give Jodi back her freedom and let those guilty pay dearly for their parts in this crime. The Arizona citizens will be just like Pilot, they might try to wash the blood off of their hands but the blood stains will follow them forever more.
      I just pray this will end quickly so we can move forward with the Jodi’s appeals. It would be justice if they all had to pay for that too. No matter what happens we will support and pray for Jodi but they should have to clean up the horrible tragic mess they have created.

    • There are human rights that can not be overlooked. Jodi’s human rights are not less important than yours, mine or even that idiot’s: Troy’s.

      “Human rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in national and international law. They are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights “to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being,” and which are “inherent in all human beings” regardless of their nation, location, language, religion, ethnic origin or any other status. They are applicable everywhere and at every time in the sense of being universal, and they are egalitarian in the sense of being the same for everyone. They require empathy and the rule of law[6] and impose an obligation on persons to respect the human rights of others. They should not be taken away except as a result of due process based on specific circumstances, and require freedom from unlawful imprisonment, torture, and execution.”

  5. USC Michael #FightOn ‏@MICHAELINLA3 48m48 minutes ago

    #JodiArias The Haters Are Very Worried LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!! #HatersInDistress
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    Saint Malachy ‏@MalachyHasRisen 46m46 minutes ago

    @MICHAELINLA3 if there were a mistrial some of them would off themselves.
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    USC Michael #FightOn ‏@MICHAELINLA3 42m42 minutes ago

    @MalachyHasRisen #JodiArias Very true!! They’ve built their whole reason for living around seeing her die!!
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    ANTHONY D ‏@ant1862 37m37 minutes ago

    @MICHAELINLA3 @MalachyHasRisen Their sicker than the words of hate that they speak…
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    USC Michael #FightOn ‏@MICHAELINLA3 7m7 minutes ago

    @ant1862 @MalachyHasRisen #JodiArias They are Barbaric Savages!!They are filled with Hate and Bitterness and they worship Death!!

  6. Dave Erickson @ericksonvision · now 38 seconds ago
    Martinez and Nurmi have just arrived at #JodiArias court. Meantime appeals court will hear media arguments for court access at 11 AZ time.

    So the media’s locked out for the morning at least… probably.

  7. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 3s 4 seconds ago

    At the #JodiArias courtroom with @chriswnews. Word is, everyone will be ejected. There is a telephonic hearing before Court of Appeals at 11

    • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 2m 2 minutes ago

      Judge Stephens just told the #JodiArias jury to return at 1:15 because the lawyers need to attend the Appeals Court hearing. C U later.

  8. Troy Hayden ‏@troyhaydenfox10 · 5m5 minutes ago
    I could be off, but my feeling is appeals court will side with Jdge Stephens and much of #JodiArias def case will b sealed. Hope I’m wrong.

      • The court will err on the side of the caution for the defendant’s rights to a fair trial. They already messed up the criminal charge trial but are trying to get it right in the sentencing phase trial. They will close the remainder of this trial to the public and media. This is good for Jodi. And it will be a real test to see if there are any leakers inside the court system. If so, JSS needs to throw the book at them and KN should once again ask for a mistrial to protect the record for Jodi.

    • I don’t think Troy ever got over his disappointment at Casey’s verdict. If I recall correctly, he made a complete tit of himself every day throughout the trial.

      Team Jodi

      • Well SJ, you know how disappointing it is when a human being isn’t sentenced to DP 🙄

        Karma is working really hard in giving a taste of people’s own medicine! Last year the media thought that they got away with the witch trial and trial by media that they so *successfully* [sarcasm] had. This year around, they are getting what they deserve: Booted.

        This doesn’t make up for the wrongful verdict of pre-med 1st degree. As we have said time and time again: This wasn’t a death penalty case to start off with. It was a self defense case and Jodi should have been acquitted. But as we have learned, AZ works in a different way: Win at all costs.

  9. ABC15 Arizona retweeted
    Katie Conner ‏@KatieJConner 4m4 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ

    Jodi Arias retrial postponed till 115 today because of appeal hearing regarding media in courtroom for testimony of secret witness #abc15

  10. ” A Wise man makes his own decisions,
    an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”
    Grantland Rice, American Journalist

  11. So tired of the haters. I find the YT comments so upsetting. I normally ignore them, but sometimes I can’t help but look.

  12. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 5m 5 minutes ago
    12 News setting up TV camera now. Hopefully a Republic photog is on the way. #JodiArias

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 6m 6 minutes ago
    Change of plan. The hearing on motion to stay is at the Court of Appeals in open court, not telephonic. There now. #JodiArias.

    • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 42s 43 seconds ago

      The #JodiArias hearing will be before Appeals Court Judges Maurice Portley, Patricia Orozco and Randall Howe.

  13. Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial • 9m9 minutes ago
    Nurmi and Juan are seated together. #jodiarias

    Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial • 5m5 minutes ago
    Nurmi is paging through notes as Juan sits patiently. #jodiarias

    Nurmi & Juan joined forces??

  14. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 2m 2 minutes ago
    2. minimal damage to the person opposing; 3. likelihood of prevailing on the merits; and 4. It’s in the public interest. #JodiArias

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 2m 2 minutes ago
    In a motion for stay as in a motion for injunction, you have to prove four things: 1. irreparable damage to the person requesting;

    • I believe that the defense argument meets all 4 of these requirements – 1. it is a matter of life and death to Jodi 2. there is no damage to the prosecution by closing the trial 3. the merits are that the mitigation witnesses are being threatened and will be threatened and possibly withdraw their testimony and thus harm Jodi if the court proceedings are not closed 4. it is always in the public interest to carry out a fair trial for a defendant – it is in our constitution

      • The defense is not the party requesting the stay. Just the opposite: the press is requesting a stay of Stephens’ order granting the defense request to exclude the press.

  15. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 1m 1 minute ago

    The defense attorneys and Juan Martinez are here; the media attorneys, David Bodney and Chris Moeser aren’t. #JodiArias motion to open court

    • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 24s 24 seconds ago

      Bodney and Moeser just arrived. #JodiArias at Arizona Court of Appeals.

    • Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial · 3m3 minutes ago
      We just had to shut the sound off so we should be good to live tweet still. #jodiarias

      Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ · 3m3 minutes ago
      The hearing is about to begin #jodiarias #3tvarias

  16. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 46s 47 seconds ago

    This hearing is only for the motion to stay Judge Stephens’ order that the courtroom be sealed while the motion for special action proceeds.

  17. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 35s 35 seconds ago

    The media is only asking that the secret testimony be stopped, not the #JodiArias trial pending resolution of the bigger issue.

    • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 44s 45 seconds ago

      Each side will have ten minutes; Bodney may reserve some time for rebuttal. #JodiArias

  18. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 52s 52 seconds ago

    Scripps has asked to join in the special action; neither Martinez nor Nurmi objects. #JodiArias

  19. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 52s 52 seconds ago

    Bodney takes the podium. He will reserve two minutes for rebuttal. Calls it “the unprecedented closure of a criminal trial.”

  20. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 2m 2 minutes ago

    Judge Howe says the right to public trial is not absolute. Bodney says the circumstances are “rare indeed.” #JodiArias

  21. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 18s 18 seconds ago

    Judge Portley says SCOTUS requires clear and present danger. But this decision was argued in closed chambers.

  22. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 6s 7 seconds ago

    Bodney: Not just the right of the defendant, “It’s the public’s right to a public trial…it’s about the appearance of fairness.”

  23. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 35s 35 seconds ago

    By Stephens’ logic, every witness would be embarrassed to testify. Bodney in #JodiArias

  24. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 19s 19 seconds ago

    But we don’t know what the issues are here. Judge Orozco asks what circumstances would justify closing the court.

  25. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 1m 1 minute ago

    But, Bodney says, this case has gone on for 6 years, millions spent. “Maybe the defendant would like to present her entire case in secret.”

  26. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 19s 19 seconds ago

    Bodney steps down. Now Juan Martinez. He objects to any stay of the proceedings because the family has waited 6 years.

  27. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 18s 19 seconds ago

    Judge Portley asks MArtinez about staying the order. He says he will abide.Now Nurmi.

  28. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 7s 7 seconds ago

    Nurmi: What would it look like? It would look like the first Arias trial where the mitigation and defense witnesses were threatened, he says

  29. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 24s 25 seconds ago

    Nurmi says Judge Stephens decided long ago. Portley says, “We don’t have any information about that order.”

  30. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 41s 41 seconds ago

    Nurmi wants to limit reporters “from tweeting and running out and reporting on it.” Umm….

  31. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 23s 24 seconds ago

    “There are certain witnesses who feel threatened,” Nurmi says. “Select witnesses,” not one witness. Howe: “I’m troubled by that.”

  32. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 24s 25 seconds ago

    Nurmi: Today, “Threats could be made in real time.” He said he gets them on a daily basis. #JodiArias

  33. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 34s 35 seconds ago

    Nurmi finishes, Bodney starts his rebuttal. “This case calls out” …re media’s first amendment rights.

  34. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 29s 30 seconds ago

    Bodney says Nurmi is conflating Stephens’ ruling made in a closed hearing about banning cameras with banning the press from testimony.

  35. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 22s 22 seconds ago

    Bodney: “We don’t know what’s going on…” thinks he heard an ongoing situation.

  36. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 27s 27 seconds ago

    Judge Orozco says the court will issue a ruling later today. That’s it for now. #JodiArias

  37. Jodi’s right to fight for her life should trump the public’s right to know and the media’s need to tweet. That said after listening to MK’s tweets, it looks like Howe is sympathetic to the defense and Orozco is definitely not. However, we don’t know much about what Portley is thinking. It could go either way, however, if they come down on the side of media in this case this will almost guarantee that this case goes to the SCOTUS on appeal and there Jodi will find her hope. You can NOT trump a defendant’s right to a fair trial, period. Not when it is life or death. Portley may side on the defense on this matter. We will just have to wait….

  38. Dave Erickson ‏@ericksonvision • 3m3 minutes ago

    Nurmi talked about getting death threats. That I DO believe. A guy threatened to cut my head off in my sleep ’cause they didn’t like a tweet

  39. Didn’t Kiefer preface all this with the clarification that this is ONLY an argument and ruling on the STAY, pending appeal on the issue of closing the courtroom?

    So these judges will only be approving or denying the stay, correct?

    • Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer • 3m3 minutes ago
      This hearing is only for the motion to stay Judge Stephens’ order that the courtroom be sealed while the motion for special action proceeds.

      • So I’m definitely confused. If the judges deny the stay, does the trial proceed with closed doors or does everything stop until the ‘motion for special action’ is resolved? And what is the ‘motion for special action’?

        • Probably it will all grind to a halt. Nurmi’s digging in his heels, insisting his case and his witnesses have to be presented in order.

          The special action, IIRC from Kiefer’s tweets last week, allows for an expedited appeal, to a higher court, by the media to fight the sealing of the courtroom.

          • Good grief!! Don’t these nitwits understand the logical and justifiable reason for closing the doors? It’s not being tried in secret, as they keep grumbling; they can see and tweet, drum up hatred and do whatever they like when the trial is over. So what if it’s unprecedented? We are now in the year 2014 which is a whole different ballgame than even five years ago. I’ve also found that argument about sequestration (“they haven’t done it in 40 years”) absolutely preposterous. Get your friggin’ heads out of the 20th Century and join us here in the 21st!

            • I wonder if JSS has been receiving death threats regularly. I have seen posts other places that showed people have believed her to always be on Jodi’s side which is hard to believe but if that is true I bet she has been having threats made to her also. To me she has always favored Martinez in every way until lately.

              • What a naive thing to believe! That Pickles is on Jodi’s side???? GMAFB! Haters blinded by hate to the point they don’t even realize who’s on their side and who isn’t LOL. Quite amusing…

            • Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ • 3m3 minutes ago
              The State objects to a “stay” in this case #jodiarias #3tvarias

              Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer • 3m3 minutes ago
              Judge Portley asks MArtinez about staying the order. He says he will abide. Now Nurmi.

              I don’t see why they keep saying it’s being done in secret. As I understand it, the whole thing is being recorded.

              • I think it’s because the hearing where Stephens agreed to close the court was done in chambers, there’s no public record of the particulars of that hearing.

  40. William Pitts retweeted

    Chris Williams ‏@chriswnews · 42m42 minutes ago
    Judge Howe to #JodiArias Atty Nurmi: Only way to protect them is to keep their IDs always protected… I‘m troubled by that.”

    Chris Williams ‏@chriswnews · 38m38 minutes ago
    Judge Orozco: We will issue an order today. Hopefully getting it up on website this afternoon. #JodiArias

  41. Dave Erickson ‏@ericksonvision · 27m27 minutes ago
    #JodiArias court scheduled to resume at 1:15 AZ time. Until the appeals court rules later today, the “secret” trial will likely carry on.

    • Gia Vang ‏@Gia_Vang · 8m8 minutes ago

      Back at #JodiArias re-sentencing trial. Media/public still waiting outside of sealed courtroom. Waiting on a ruling by appeals court.

      It seems to me they’re carrying on like yesterday until the ruling comes down.

  42. I watched the hearing and find it hard to believe that Bodney, with a straight face, could basically argue that the media and public’s desire for instant gratification outweighs Jodi’s right to a fair trial. Geez!!!

      • Yeah, Juan’s basic argument was that both the State of Arizona and the Alexander family have managed to drag this thing out for six years and therefore these same parties deserve to have this over with as soon as possible. Idiot!!

      • I think Nurmi did a good job also. …And, I can see that Juan is feeling the pressure of the ((promise)) that the trial will be over by Dec 18 th, but: ….Amigo, (I joke)….Dec 18 th of which year will it really be over??? …Lose a few more jurors, to go on their cruise ship vacations, or sickness, or their own family Christmas parties, New Years parties, Super Bowl, or possibly fear for their lives if they vote the wrong way, … that they might displease the Jodi haters and, ………. Hello: MISTRIAL. …….Another two or three $$Million and compounded interest on all those multiple $$Millions already borrowed.

      • Woah, I thought the exact same thing: Kermit looked SO uncomfortable, in the presence of the Judges, not being able to yelp and badger anyone he addressed! LOL, he’s such a coward. His inferiority complex does show when he’s not in his comfort zone, away from momma Sherry. Awwwwww……. 🙁

        Nurmi did very good. That other guy was laughable at best.

        • I am wondering how the judge will explain all this delay & secrets to the jury. …Surely they must know something is extremely different than anything that has ever happened on TV live coverage of other trials. …And, if Jodi does not get her special witness(es) to speak for her defense & mitigation, will the judge ((trick)) the jury into thinking that Jodi does not, & never did have any persons to speak in her defense or in her mitigation? …Now, I assume the NAGs of the news media would want to prevent the jury from finding out about these special witness(es) that may be forced out of the trial. … …MISTRIAL on several levels?? …How can all the jurors truthfully say that they have no idea of what is happening, come next jury day??

  43. There are two ways of looking at closing the court to the press and public. No we did not like the way the press handled the original trial. Lies and distortions prevailed all over. But, since both sides heard and saw the injustice done to Jodi Arias a positive response in the form of this website grew, more and more people realized the truth in regards to her unfair trial. There is now the probability that we might not know what is happening.
    Rumors about what might be happening in the courtroom cannot be allowed to happen. The only way to keep rumors from obliterating facts is to have as many people as possible observe the proceedings.
    Because there were other people in the courtroom we know whether or not this statement is true or false: PHOTO CATION:
    Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi argued in favor of the media remaining in the courtroom at the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The judge closed the proceedings for a witness’ testimony.

    Having supporters of the Jodi in the courtroom, we know that Kirk Nurmi DID NOT argue in favor of the media remaining in the courtroom!
    If others had not been in the courtroom we might very well be confused, angry and depressed after reading the caption under the picture.
    The sunshine rule is the best recourse if the truth is to prevail.

  44. Witness intimidation should be taken very seriously. They can pinpoint where a cell phone
    originates. So I am sure they can track some of these intimidators and charge them with witness
    intimidation, threats etc.Because it is Jodie Arias , LE does not take it seriously. What a shame.

  45. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 23m 23 minutes ago

    Nothing doing at the #JodiArias trial. I suspect we are waiting for a ruling from the Court of Appeals.

  46. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 3m 3 minutes ago

    The stay of secret testimony has been granted by the Arizona Court of Appeals according to David Bodney, attorney for the media.

  47. Such bad news for Jodi and her mitigation witnesses. If they now back out of testifying I believe that this would cement an overturn in a higher court. She is being deprived of her due process by the unrelenting feeding frenzy of the media…..

  48. Let’s look at this ruling a different way:
    Suppose a fantasy or wishful thinking on my part: one of the roommates has a bout of ‘conscience’ and wants to testify in Jodi’s defense? Suppose this someone could give testimony Travis was alive a day after Jodi left. The ‘haters’ would not want that to become public knowledge and would try to suppress the information. True, if one of the roommates did such a courageous thing his life might be in danger and his standing in the Mormon Church would be threatened. He doesn’t want to testify in open court. What should happen?
    The court cannot allow a witness to be threatened or intimidated.
    But there are procedures in place to protect witnesses. Their names do not have to be released to the public until the very last appeal is heard and the case decided.
    Witnesses are subpoenaed to testify and compelled to testify. It is not their choice to testify. Anyone with information and/or evidence should be encouraged to come forth and do so. No facial pictures, no actual voices, incognito to the nth degree! But I would want someone of Jodi’s supporters to be there to make sure the light of truth was on full blast.
    Should anyone disobey the court and leak the name, address or other identifying information to the public they would be committing a crime.

    • Great comments, Carol. I guess I would agree with you, except that Stephens did nothing effective in the guilt phase to protect defense witnesses from threats. So I’m not optimistic she’ll do anything this time around either. She doesn’t seem to realize that witness intimidation is not just a state and arguably a federal crime, but an insult to her court, which she should do everything possible to prevent or punish. So you may be right in theory, but I fear the results in practice.

  49. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer · 7m7 minutes ago
    Of course, even though we are back in the courtroom, the lawyers are in a secret sidebar with the judge. #JodiArias

    Now her attorneys shouldn’t get sidebars either.

  50. Remember…


    Never question it. Never doubt it. Prepare for it.

    Team Jodi

  51. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 15m 15 minutes ago
    We have just been let back into the #JodiArias courtroom.

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 1m 1 minute ago
    So here we go again. The discussion of the difference of opinions took place in secret. There are no more witnesses today. #JodiArias

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 3m 3 minutes ago
    Back on record. Stephens says they are discussing court order. “There seems to be a difference of opinion about the meaning of the order.”

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 10m 10 minutes ago
    Of course, even though we are back in the courtroom, the lawyers are in a secret sidebar with the judge. #JodiArias

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 11m 11 minutes ago
    But part of stay includes the likelihood of success on the merits of the argument, so that bodes well for media in the main event #JodiArias

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 14m 14 minutes ago
    Kudos to attorneys David Bodney and Chris Moeser for winning this round. Special action 2 b considered in due course per ruling. #JodiArias

  52. I don’t know why but I have a feeling this trial is going nowhere…..won’t be surprised if there is a mistrial. What a mess. I feel like Judge SS is trying to rectify something she should have dealt with long ago.

  53. Honestly, I’m a bit disappointed that Jodi is testifying again. We have to admit that there is bunch of people who don’t like Jodi, and some of them might be among the juries. So her testimony could have put a negative impact again. I’m sure it would be much more helpful if a friend or a relative testified for her. If he or she could describe what a wonderful and kindhearted person Jodi is, it would be much more helpful for her. The support of the third party could be very helpful. A person who loves Jodi could have played a much more positive role than Jodi herself. It ‘s my personal opinion. Thoughts?

  54. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.


    • I am so upset too. I was really upset yesterday, but now I also feel angry on top of it. *This* would never, ever happen in my country. In fact, cameras are not allowed inside courtrooms. Instead, artists sketch images and can only report what is generally said. There is no Court TV, so this amounts to maybe a few print news articles a week and a few TV segments x a few times a week also. There is no frenzied media mob – even in the most extreme of high-profile case. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that there are hardly any innocent people sent to jail here in Ireland!!

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