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Jodi Arias Retrial, Day #27 (Motion to Dismiss)

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The Motion to Dismiss is scheduled to be heard @ 1.30 pm MST today.

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To read the DEFENDANT’S SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION TO DISMISS ALL CHARGES WITH PREJUDICE, filed by Kirk Nurmi on 12/14/2014 – (8 page PDF doc) — click here.

To read the original MOTION TO DISMISS ALL CHARGES WITH PREJUDICE, filed by Kirk Nurmi on 11/10/2014 – (15 page PDF doc) — click here.

With all the corruption, misconduct, coerced perjury & evidence tampering activities recently uncovered, today is gonna be interesting to say the least.

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WE ARE TEAM JODI – AND WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS in our quest for JUSTICE FOR JODI.

Never question it.

Never doubt it.

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358 Comments

    • Congratulations Lynn!
      Yes, and if they lose their freedom for a stretch, they should be profoundly grateful that it would only be for a stretch, given the fact that they deviously and unjustly, tried to take away not only Jodi’s freedom forever, but tried to have her murdered by the state.
      I want to call attention to Jade’s post at the end of the last thread.
      I hope everything goes Jodi’s way today.
      If not, like the saying goes, “It’s not over until it’s over,” and at the very least some of the truth has begun to be exposed.
      I will be back later.

  1. ♥My prayers are with Jodi today as always! Be Strong Jodi, We Are By Your Side All The Way To Freedom!!! We will be patient. ♥
    “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” Corinthians 4:16-18

    • Terrorism in any form (political, economical, religion-related) is the most fearful thing ever. To be afraid of riding the bus, the metro, going to a mall, to a cinema, to a restaurant, to work is no way of living.

      France is under attack by terrorists and this beautiful country doesn’t deserve this! France is the country of love. It’s such a shame. My heart goes to everyone that has lost a loved one by those ruthless and heartless excuses of humanity. My positive energy goes to those who are living in fear. I pray they have the strength and courage to overcome this tragedy.

      ((((Vive La France)))))

    • I checked your link and tried to access Sandra’s Twitter Account and it was suspended. How curious is that! There is so much twittering against JA that isn’t suspended and should be. I can’t help to wonder what SW’s tweets said! Must have been good. More than likely it shed more bright light on the Prosecution of the case. 🙂

      • SW is not a quitter. She keeps having to change her twitter accounts because the haters have ganged up on her. But she’s on the twitter feed this morning using @InconvenientTr1.

        • Thanks, Carol, for SW’s new Twitter Account. I didn’t catch it on her site. No, you are right, she is not a quitter. And, she is a persuasive writer which is probably why ‘they’ hate her so much.

          When I read through some of the ‘conversations’ on her twitter it looks like JA’s supporters are leaving the scene and going private.
          I understand their reasoning; it is awful to be harassed for ones belief, tracked down, lied about, and life threatened. Many of us here have dealt with just that.

          I have mixed feelings about that, though – I do think it would be good for Jodi’s supporters to be able to use all available means to support Jodi’s innocence; in contrast to only those who only spew hate, lies and revenge against her.

          • The same people screaming for their right to access are doing everything possible to prevent Jodi supporters from accessing information and expressing their rights. They are a very hypocritical bunch to say the least. 🙄 🙁

        • Sandra is being attacked by both sides from the getgo. Sandra doesn’t sugarcoat the truths and many times might be a bit rough around the edges but she is a hardcore supporter and friend of Jodi’s. She is a very brilliant writer. She says it as she sees it.

          Many people might say “Yeah but she attacked … blah blah blah”. SAVE IT! It takes two to tango. I’ve heard and read many awful things others have said about Sandra. Digging into her personal life and making personal info public.

          I’m not saying Sandra is a saint. We have all made mistakes. Thing is only the honest ones own their mistakes. And Sandra has come out and owned many of her mistakes and I respect that!

          I personally like Sandra a lot. She’s a friend and respected by me.

          Her twitter account and I don’t know what else are being attacked and suspended constantly because the haters want to ‘shut her up’ because she dares to speak truths; truths that they can’t handle! She’s a big ‘danger’ to the travibans… you see, she’s not a sheeple!

          Just today I read the most vicious thing ever: a hater was hoping she was run over by a bus. Yes run over by a bus! Who says these kind of things? Who wishes death upon another human being that they don’t know in real life?

          Sandra, if you’re reading, this one’s for you girlfriend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp3tYO7mIUE

          ((((Sandra)))) ♥

    • Maybe SW could hire a lawyer/ contact ACLU, she and others could write letters to the editor of the local newspapers.
      Flores’ new position means he is in charge of Mesa police department info to the public?
      Flores, the very same person accused of giving false information in an ongoing death penalty case?
      Initially I thought Flores’ new position was simply a demotion, but now I see it might have been a devious strategical move? I don’ t know how much power he has. I don’ t know what his exact role is and what that role permits?
      ••• And the entertainment branch of the media who insist they are entitled to know the private testimony__ the very same people will not write any articles about the huge extent to which people are trying to silence Arias supporters.
      Those yellow journalists who pretend to care about the constitution only want to stir up the hate- fest against Arias.
      If they had integrity, they wouldn’ t be yellow journalists in the first place.

  2. Brent @ Kleinman Law ‏@brentjkleinman • 27m27 minutes ago
    No matter what your view #jodiarias is she has ALL the same constitutional rights to a fair trial. The judge must protect those rights.

  3. Hello…from Ireland.

    I have been following the injustices in this case for the last six month’s…when I first became interested in this trial. I see your system of law in US is in a shambolic state, in a lot of states but believe Arizona stoops to the lowest levels. I am in no doubt Jodi Arias is NOT guilty of premeditated murder & I am in no doubt that Juan Martinez is the most sleaziest Prosecutor I have ever seen in action in my whole life. I have read…Jades…fine piece of a thesis on this trial & have to say it holds a lot of what I thought…but more than anything is a very good true account of the brazenness of the Prosecutor & his other sleazy sidekick…the Mesa County Police & the system of law in the state of Arizona.

    Parts of the media as well haven’t had their finest hour either, they are like vultures wanting to see the real vultures take picks from her body when Martinez get his cruel end story performed. Shame on them! And then there is the gullible part of the public who latch on to his cultish words, meanderings, parrot style cross examining, and outlandish bullying behavior that is not fit for a school creche never mind a court of “Law”.

    The possession of child porn on any computer is such a serious offense in my country (Ireland) & every other country I have been to in Europe, it’s regarded as one of the most offensive, criminal, acts of society because it is as regards the flagrant destroying of the innocence of a child/children, it doesn’t matter who it is that possesses same it is a crime, period. When the revelations that this porn was either and or, deleted, misplaced, or hidden by those who represent “Law & Justice & Fairness of Justice” I was shocked but not at all surprised. See in the first trial I listened over & over to the abusive language that was alleged to be in texts, e-mails, phone conversation, from the same T.A. the supposedly angelic Mormon who wouldn’t have “Butter melt in his mouth” according to some of the people who knew him & was then espoused by the Prosecution team as doubly true, & and yet there it was, we all heard it read out, the monogram of the filth of filthiest abusive talk probably I have ever heard in my life come from same mouth, and by God, I heard some rough verbiage in Ireland, especially in Dublin, that I thought couldn’t be bettered. But I was wrong. So conclusion, if someone can be that awful & abusive even verbally, then it’s not surprising that the porn & child porn & between porn would be another vestige in his life. Not surprising in all.

    So, if this trial was going on in my country, and they found evidence such as the porn (especially) child porn, on a computer owned by the victim, even now dead, it wouldn’t even have got to this stage, because the Prosecution would know that that evidence would be the evidence that would have put a dent in any case he pursued, she (Ms Arias) would have been found not guilty, or there might be a new trial, with all the evidence thrown in. (Although, in Ireland, the Supreme Court may not allow such a new trial, if it was appealed there, & if the appeal went further to the European Court of Justice, the case would most likely be dropped.) Miss Arias’s trial in Arizona was & still is a pure fiasco, a miss-judgement, a sad Arizonian cock-up.

    But even now I have hope, because you see “Justice” is not owned by us but by God, yes we have courts & lawyers & Judges, but that does not mean we have always got Justice. No analogy can be made between Human justice & God’s justice, because God’s justice is far superior. I remember last year or was it 2013 watch another person being nailed to the cross (literally) in Casey Anthony, but I knew she’d never be sentenced for murder, because there were too many imperfections in her case, (and I wrote about it to the New York Times, at the time) it wasn’t being fully proved, (without unreasonable doubt) it couldn’t be. So I knew she’d go free. The same with this case, this case is half baked there’s no way they can prove she (Miss Arias) intentionally meant to kill this victim, I mean the only two people who know what happened for sure were the two people involved as to what went on, on that day of the incident that led to one dying there. I believe totally, that Miss Arias is innocent of premeditated murder…& I believe this was an abusive relationship & that Jodi Arias was the abused “Victim”! I truly believe that in every fibre of my being…and will continue to support her, what ever way the decision goes, but God & I, know there can be only one outcome to this case, that she walk free. For that, I thank God in advance.

    I leave you with this wise quote;
    “It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.”
    ― Voltaire, Zadig

    • Hi jonjnjo

      I too am In Ireland. 🙂 There are so many things in this case that would never be allowed to happen hrtr. For a start, the media aren’t allowed freakin’ televise trials. The judge would laugh in their face if they ever dreamed of filing a suit to claim that right. The punishments are also a lot fairer and we don’t have the DP.

      I am also *sure* that Women’s Aid would have supported her. 🙁

  4. I don’t think the media is quite so enamored with TA as they once were and are hedging their bets bc this case is not so done as they once wanted it to be……this case should be a mistrial, the verdict vacated, and dismissed with prejudice so that the state can not re-try Jodi…The prosecutorial misconduct, the Brady Violations are egregious enough for a dismissal with prejudice……

    • BB, the continuation of such a circus trial with such illicitness could only be pulled off in shitzona. We have seen numerous cases full of prosecutorial misconduct go on for years and years in that state. Just look at Debra Milke: they ruined her life! She lost everything because of a dirty cop and a corrupted prosecutor.

  5. JSS realizes that this is a no win situation for the state. You can not put someone to death who has not had a fair mitigation process and she realizes that there has been a clear violation of the Brady law with exculpatory evidence not being disclosed to the defense properly (whether intentional or not it does not matter) and she realizes that if the first jury were to have had all the exculpatory evidence that there is a reasonable probability that they could have reached a different verdict. She must vacate the verdict and dismiss. Will she do that? No telling. She has appeared from the get go to be an advocate for the state instead of being an advocate for the law and for the fair and unbiased dispensation of the law.

    • I am hoping that today JSS is an advocate for the law and releases Jodi. I think enough is enough and this has gone on far too long

    • If you take it one infraction at a time it isn’t so bad.
      1. State lied during trial when they said there was no pornography on TA’s computer and used it to call Jodi a liar and her experts.
      2. State provided a 2009 image to Lonnie Dworkin instead of the 2008 image that they had – not best evidence.
      3. 70,000 files disappeared.
      4. There were two times that the data was “modified” from its condition at the time of his death, once on June 10th, admitted to by Flores, although he said he just hit the space bar with a pen. There were iTunes that needed a keystroke.
      5. The second modification in 2009 which the state blames on the defence team in the evidence room where more data was lost.

      Are there any more?

      • Thanks Carol, that is really helpful! I am just confused about this Spybot stuff and viruses and how Kermit keeps changing the story.

        • Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer • 3m3 minutes ago
          Neumeister now going through hard drive clone to find out when Spybot virus program was installed. #JodiArias

          Wild About Trial ‏@WildAboutTrial • 3m3 minutes ago
          5/31/2005 is the earliest date that Neu could find that spybot was installed. It was changed on 12/7/2007 and then in 2008 #JodiArias

          Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer • 3m3 minutes ago
          Neumeister says Spybot hides the porn on your history so your spouse can’t see it, but it does not take it out of the registry. #JodiArias

        • Hi Vicky. Think about this a bit please. If this same computer was brought in by the defense, the prosecution would be demanding to know why all these different programs were so necessary. There would be red flags everywhere because unless someone was trying to hide something these programs are not necessary.

  6. If you want some great reading to reaffirm what we all believe, read the juror questions for Jodi and her answers. It covers so many topics.

    It jumps out at you immediately how forthright she is in her answers–sometimes the least expected answers which are not favorable to herself. But also how she almost never stammers with uh…uhm…you know..or stalls for time to “think” of answer.

    It’s direct and right to the point. If the jurors only evaluated those answers and contrasted them with the evidence that was right before their eyes. They should have nightmares at night over that mind numbing moronic verdict.

    I read all 219.

    http://jodi-arias.wikispaces.com/Juror+Questions+to+Jodi

    • Jade, I noticed that when she was being questioned by Nurmi, that she did what you are speaking of. Sometimes she did not give an answer that was most favourable to her, but what she felt the truth to be.

      • Carol, Isn’t that a pity that she would answer what she ‘felt to be the truth’ not necessarily what she knew to be the truth.

    • Yes it was a moronic verdict. I was not surprised. No thoughtful person believes in the death penalty these days and what guy would sentence a young lady to death. It goes against my DNA. There were no gentlemen in that jury. What a disgusting collection of people to have to face.

      • Joe,
        For sure. Some of the jurors that were interviewed after the verdict were scarily cold and so matter-of-fact that Jodi should die. I was going to post the video of 2 female & 1 male juror who voted for the death penalty being interviewed but decided against it. It just really pisses me off. I want to shake them and ask” “No remorse.? WTF are you talking about?” The man laughs and sez: “There was so much evidence.” List it, asshole. And, the nurse: Who would want to have her as a nurse?

    • The entire jury system in this country needs to be changed. I mean no disrespect towards any juries, but it is absurd, and morally unethical, to give the ultimate decision- making to people who most often have little knowledge of law, crime scene forensics, constitutional rights,
      are generally naive and uninformed about the tactics, (some bordering on illegal to put it mildly), of prosecutors, police, and the legal system,
      Juries composed of people who very often have little knowledge of psychology and how the brain works regarding trauma and mental illness.
      Often these people are not well read, proficient in logic, lack sophistication in understanding, and because of their own prejudices and limited capacities, will not even believe valid, credible, expert testimony.
      AND OFTEN JURISTS TRULY DO NOT HAVE THE INTEGRITY OR CAPACITY TO BE IMPARTIAL.
      The present system pretends to equate with democracy by pretending that basically random sampling and choosing from the population is an adequate means.
      The system uses an inaccurate concept of democracy.
      And the widely- held view that the largest number of people voting and ultimately deciding an issue, ensures that the preservation of the democratic principles of the constitution are upheld, does not ensure this at all; it often does the opposite.
      It is like putting a blind-fold on, spinning around, and choosing 12 (16) random people from Twitter, who then have even the power of causing a person to be put to death.

    • Jade, while I was waiting for the trial to start this afternoon, I copied and pasted the questions and answers. I got about halfway through. Making my comments as i read.

      You are so right to have pointed this out! Jodi was so forthcoming and it is apparent that the prosecution had really twisted things even more than I had suspected during trial.

      Why the state of Arizona or the Mesa County Prosecutor’s Office would need to do this is beyond my comprehension. They knew before they arrested her that this case needed more investigation, but latched on to Jodi thinking she would be an easy mark.

      The time needs to come when the police officers, detectives, medical examiners, prosecutors are not allowed to lie to suspects, mislead suspects, and break the rule of law in general. There are way too many people in this country going to jail for things they did not do.

      I pray that Justice weighs in Jodi’s favor soon, like now.

  7. CBS 5 News ‏@CBS5AZ · 25m25 minutes ago  Phoenix, AZ
    The wait is on for the transcripts from Jodi Arias’ secret testimony. Hoping to sneak a peak today.#jodiarias @jbarrycbs5

    William Pitts ‏@william_pitts · 45m45 minutes ago
    Also if the transcripts get filed this morning there’s turnaround time in the clerk’s office. Scanning if on paper… #JodiArias

    I hope all the scanners break at once and then the power goes out in the court house, and then …..

    • William Pitts ‏@william_pitts · 2h2 hours ago
      No clue why it’s taken them weeks to get a days worth of testimony transcribed and they’re still not done #jodiarias

      Pitts has obviously never worked as a transcriptionist and there was the Christmas break. 🙄

      • Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer · 10m10 minutes ago
        Judge Sherry Stephens orders release of secret #JodiArias testimony but it is not likely to be available until next week.

        Dave Erickson ‏@ericksonvision · 11m11 minutes ago
        “@MaricopaClerk: Transcripts from #JodiArias haven’t been filed w/Clerk yet. Once we get them we can estimate time for processing & access.”

  8. The media Jackels are on the hunt now for sure. The fact that this involves real human beings is lost on them. So sad what has become of the news. They have lost their moral and value laden compass for the most part. One has to admire those who have not followed the pack.

  9. Vicky, this may help explain your confusion with Spybot and changes to computer. Defence filed Motion in Limine to preclude questions re BN’s work drives. This is taken from that motion.

    I. RELEVANT FACTS

    Mr. Bryan Neumeister testified before this Court during an evidentiary hearing regarding the defense’s Motion to Dismiss for State’s Misconduct. Mr. Neumeister testified regarding his analysis of an image of the Toshiba drive that belonged to Mr. Alexander. During his testimony, Mr. Neumeister repeatedly explained that he analyzed an image or copy of Alexander’s hard drive.

    Ultimately, Mr. Neumeister’s testimony proved that there was a history of visitation to pornography sites contained on Alexander’s hard drive. Some of the history may have been caused by viruses, while other history of visitation to porn sites was definitively made by a human, presumably Alexander, by hand-typed searches.

    Additionally, Mr. Neumeister’s analysis discovered numerous viruses and malware on Alexander’s drive. Furthermore, his analysis uncovered an unusually high number of “cleaner” and “privacy scrubber” programs that Alexander used on his computer. These programs were used to erase, delete, hide, cover, or shred most internet history.

    The testimony supported the defense’s Motion to Dismiss for State’s Misconduct because the state elicited testimony during the guilt phase in 2013 that there were no viruses found on Alexander’s computer and no evidence of pornography in the internet history or registry. The state used this false testimony to argue that Ms. Arias was a “liar” when she testified that Alexander had a virus on his computer. The state further used the false testimony during closing arguments to malign Ms. Arias’ assertion that Alexander had a sexual interest in children.

    A year later in the retrial of the Penalty Phase, the state again elicited testimony from its computer forensic expert, Detective Melendez from the Mesa Police Department.

    Again, the state elicited testimony that no pornography was found on Alexander’s computer. Melendez further testified that there was no trace of pornography found on Alexander’s computer.

    It is technically true that pornographic photos or other media have not been recovered from Alexander’s computer. However, it is extremely misleading and irresponsible to allow the state’s witness to testify that there was no trace of pornography. There are logs demonstrating previous visits to pornographic sites.

    During cross-examination of Mr. Neumeister at the evidentiary hearing, the state attempted to cause confusion and mislead this Court by questioning Mr. Neumeister about his “work drives.” The Court ordered Mr. Neumeiseter to turn over a copy of his work drives after the state requested them. The state mistakenly believed these drives to be an untouched image or copy of the original source evidence (Alexander’s hard drive). The state apparently compared Mr. Neumeister’s work drives to the images or copies made of the source evidence (Alexander’s computer). There are obvious differences when a comparison is made.

    The state made an image of Alexander’s hard drive on June 11, 2008. It made another image of Alexander’s hard drive in December 2009. Normally, those images should match. However, in this case, the state allowed the actual computer to be turned on and reviewed on June 19, 2009. Upon doing so, approximately 2400 files were modified and/or overwritten. Therefore, the image taken in December 2009 only matches the source evidence (Alexander’s hard drive). But the 2008 image is different from the source and the 2009 image because the state tampered with the source evidence on June 19, 2009.

    When the state attempts to compare Mr. Neumeister’s work drives to either the 2009 or the 2008 image there will be differences. The work drives are no longer an exact image of the source. They have been worked on, torn apart, and dissected. The viruses were removed. This is how the analysis is completed. Mr. Neumeister did not keep an untouched image of the source evidence (Alexander’s computer). He is not working for law enforcement and he has no duty to keep an untouched image. Furthermore, the source evidence still exists as well as a 2008 and 2009 image. Images are just copies. There is no need to make another copy of a copy. It is simply nonsense.

    During cross-examination at the evidentiary hearing, the state implied that Mr. Neumeister made changes to the source evidence (Alexander’s computer). The state continued to ask questions about an incinerator program that deleted files and ask questions about modified files. None of these questions are relevant. Deleted files and modified files located on Mr. Neumeister’s work drives have absolutely nothing to do with the source evidence or the actual analysis. Deleted files and modified files on Mr. Neumeister’s work drives are a normal bi-product of an analysis. Alexander’s hard drive, the 2008 and 2009 images are all untouched. Nothing has been deleted or modified from the source, other than of course the files that that were tampered with by the state’s misconduct on June 19, 2009.

    Any questions regarding Mr. Neumeister’s work drives are irrelevant to the evidence of visitation to pornographic websites. Attempts to imply that Mr. Neumeister mishandled evidence, deleted files or modified files are untrue, misleading, and unfairly prejudicial.

    • What is really frightening Kelly, is that the states who still have the death penalty and use it, are the worst for playing fast and loose with the law. The Texas judge who was tweeting questions to the prosecutor and kermit et al in AZ. I don’t understand how it is tolerated.

    • I was just considering replying to Kelly Fields above, and saying that, if she is not already aware of him, that she should google “Sherrif Joe Arpaio” to read about how incredibly the system is corrupted, and to read about the numerous accusations of human – rights violations against Arpaio.
      Arpaio’s incredible cruelty is championed by the many people who continue to re- elect him.
      Arpaio is the one in charge of the jail where Jodi is held prisoner.
      Arpaio forces male prisoners to wear pink underwear to humilate and emasculate them.

  10. Nicole ‏@LadyJustice2188 • 11m11 minutes ago
    The motions hearing for #jodiarias today will be released on @SKrafftFox10 after the hearing.

    Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ • 34m34 minutes ago
    From what I hear this hearing will be on the news later. Not live #jodiarias

  11. Carolyn Sung ‏@CarolynSungCNN 1h1 hour ago

    According to #maricopacounty – defense costs, now over 3 million in #jodiarias trial.

  12. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 49s50 seconds ago

    Waiting for the Jodi show to begin for the afternoon. On deck: more argument about misconduct allegations and unwilling defense witnesses.

  13. Jen’s Trial Diaries @TrialDiariesJ · 3m 3 minutes ago

    Juan is here in a Navy Blue suit, sea-foam green striped tie #JuanTieReport #jodiarias

  14. William Pitts @william_pitts · 2m 2 minutes ago

    Now hearing the video restrictions on today’s hearing are relaxed. We can use the video after the hearing’s over. #JodiArias

  15. Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 1m1 minute ago

    Waiting for #jodiarias hearing to begin. Defense will ask judge to take death penalty off table.

  16. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 2m2 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ

    Jodi is here in stripes with her wrist brace on, pony tail #jodiarias #3tvarias

    • Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 39s40 seconds ago

      #JodiArias is in black and white stripes and pink handcuffs, since there’s no jury today. Her mom is here. No sign of Alexander family.

  17. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 34s35 seconds ago
    we’re in session. #JodiArias

    Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 38s39 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ
    All Rise! #jodiarias #3tvarias

  18. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 54s54 seconds ago
    Hearing oral arguments. Stephens says shs’e already heard oral arguments on this, but we’ll just do it again as reconsideration. #JodiArias

    MaryEllen Resendez ‏@maryellenabc15 53s53 seconds ago
    #jodiarias hearing for latest motion to dismiss the death penalty is about to begin. #abc15

  19. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 1m1 minute ago
    Nurmi is up, telling us why we’re here. Talking about the court of appeals again. #JodiArias

    William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 1m1 minute ago
    Nurmi says prosecution admitted to not disclosing image of hard drive in 2008 yesterday. Says that’s relevant to misconduct #JodiArias

  20. Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 1m1 minute ago
    #jodiarias atty. Kirk Nurmi: yesterday prosecutors confessed they had 2008 image of hard drive and didn’t disclose it.

    Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 1m1 minute ago
    #jodiarias atty nurmi: this info in death penalty case must be turned over automatically

  21. Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 1m1 minute ago
    #jodiarias atty. : state has confessed to illegal behavior and they wish to pursue death penalty after withholding mitigating evidence.

  22. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 52s53 seconds ago
    Nurmi says that Appeals Court did not address due process issues. And that state had not turned over all mirror images of computer.

    Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 1m1 minute ago Phoenix, AZ
    He states it should have turned it over automatically because this is a DP case #jodiarias #3tvarias

    Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 1m1 minute ago
    #jodiarias atty:defense experts cd’ve found more porn on tRavis’ computer if they’d had hard drive with them longer.

  23. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 2m2 minutes ago
    Nurmi says the mystery guy from yesterday said he could have found more porn if he’d had more time. #JodiArias

    Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 2m2 minutes ago
    #jodiarias atty:2008 image of hard drive was least modified and best evidence and it was withheld. Active concealment by state.

    Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 2m2 minutes ago
    “The state has confessed to illegal behavior,” Nurmi said. Withholding evidence. Expert Smith only given 3 days to examine that image.

  24. Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 2m2 minutes ago
    #jodiarias atty compares state’s failings to Debra Milke case.

    Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 2m2 minutes ago
    #jodiarias atty: flagrant denial of due process b/c prosecutorial behavior, a stain on judicial system

  25. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 3m3 minutes ago
    Nurmi cites the Milke case, a murder recently dismissed for state withholding evidence.

    Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 3m3 minutes ago
    #jodiarias atty: do we allow stain to grow?

  26. Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 2m2 minutes ago
    #jodiarias atty:Killing of Travis a tragedy and sad. Acknowledges judge in tough spot.

    William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 2m2 minutes ago
    Nurmi: Social media has hurt #JodiArias case. Not buying that one at all when the defendant had a twitter account.

  27. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 2m2 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ
    Nurmi says he has 11 witnesses unwilling to testify #jodiarias #3tvarias

    William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 2m2 minutes ago
    Nurmi: 3 more witnesses decided not to testify after the supreme court ruled against secret testimony.

    Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 2m2 minutes ago
    Nurmi says there are now 14 witnesses who will refuse to testify because the Courth of Appeals forbade secret testimony. #JodiArias

    • After seeing what happened to Alyce, to Gus … and seeing how the present witnesses are being ‘ripped apart’ from haters, OF COURSE the witnesses don’t want to testify in open court.

      Remember what happened to people that supported Casey Anthony? Remember what happened to the jury? They were threatened out of their jobs, out of their houses… out of their city!

      Haters are dangerous!

  28. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 2m2 minutes ago
    Nurmi says he is unable to present a full mitigation case without those who can talk about #JodiArias life before meeting Travis Alexander.

    William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 19s19 seconds ago
    Nurmi: Not having a full picture of #JodiArias life hurts her case. Can’t get that picture w/o those 14 witnesses.

  29. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 12s12 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ
    Nurmi- State said we can subpoena but it’s not that easy and doesn’t apply to all witnesses. #jodiarias #3tvarias

    Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 29s30 seconds ago
    #jodiarias atty:one witness too scared to come forward would testify Travis Alexander was into child porn.

    Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 29s30 seconds ago
    Among the testimony lost: a former girlfriend who says Alexander was abusive and someone who would attest to him viewing child porn. #Arias

      • Only wish they were bold enough to speak up. They went through what Jodi did and deep down I’m sure they were relieved to find out that travis’s pattern of abuse was put to as stop once and for all!

        • Fear is a STRONG emotion. The expert from yesterday was just barely brave.
          Hate is a STRONGER one and far more dangerous, it can be escalated to action. We are seeing the end results even in this case. ‘Talkers’ are becoming more and more brazen.

    • Does anyone believe that a subpoenaed witness could be an effective witness, when they are terrified by cyber-bullying and haters threatening their livelihood? Jodi would never do that to anyone.

      • Not a one, and who blames them, not me.
        They would be putting their lives in danger, and the thanks go to an out of control press: TV, Media, and Social Media.
        Also, the run of the mill everyday people that can not think for themselves and just join the pack and follow the leaders.

  30. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 31s32 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ
    Nurmi- We have one out of the country that says TA was abusive to a prior girlfriend and he confessed his pedophilia #jodiarias #3tvarias

  31. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 21s22 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ
    The Bishop said there were pop up ads on his computer from porn. #jodiarias #3tvarias

  32. Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 33s34 seconds ago
    #jodiarias atty: state called Arias a liar when she said she saw Travis looking at child porn on his computer.

    Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 30s31 seconds ago
    #jodiarias atty: “Ms. Arias’ ability to present a case for life should not be hampered by the state’s malfeasance.”

  33. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 44s45 seconds ago
    Nurmi calls #JodiArias the “most crucial witness of all.” Calls her mentally ill. Says court cannot claim she waived her right to mitigation

    Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 42s43 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ
    Nurmi- The forum she could testify in is compromised. She can’t put forth full mitigation #jodiarias #3tvarias

  34. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 26s27 seconds ago

    Nurmi citing the court’s reasoning in closing the courtroom to the judge. Which was ruled unconnstitutional. Not sure how that works.

  35. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 19s20 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ
    Nurmi- The COA didn’t say you were wrong judge. We have 14 witnesses that now can’t help Jodi. #Jodiarias #3tvarias

    William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 27s27 seconds ago
    Nurmi wraps up with — the only option is to take death off the #JodiArias

  36. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 1m1 minute ago
    Martinez is up. #JodiArias

    Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 33s33 seconds ago
    prosecutor: no attempts #jodiarias atty tried to subpoena witnesses who could testify about her good side.

    • Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 27s27 seconds ago
      Juan Martinez says there were no attempts to subpoena the fearful witnesses. He does not believe they would be less truthful. #JodiArias

  37. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 49s49 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ
    Juan says he wants the affidavits of these witnesses because he doesn’t have them. #jodiarias #3tvarias

    William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 40s41 seconds ago
    Martinez says there’s video of the “secret testimony’ that could be used. And he even admits it hurts prosecution. #JodiArias

    William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 30s31 seconds ago
    because he can’t cross examiine it. #JodiArias

    • Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 27s28 seconds ago
      Martinez asks why defense did not provide affidavits or video interviews.

  38. Just do it, Pickles.

    Shut down this damn side-show so everyone can go home and Jodi can get her arguments up to a court not corrupted by AZ politics.

  39. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 15s15 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ
    Juan- Geffner met with this out of the country witness and he told Geffner TA abused Deanna Reid #jodiarias #3tvarias

        • You know R. Love, when Deanna was on the stand she stated she spent I think it was a year and a half in Costa Rica as a missionary. While she was down there her and TA split up because he wanted to see other people. The only way she could really communicate with him was through letters. She may have shown someone down there his letters to her.

  40. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 13s14 seconds ago

    Whatever witness Nurmi says he has on porn, Martinez says TA wasn’t even living in the house with that computer at the time. #JodiArias

  41. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 52s53 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ

    Deanna Reid was in Costa Rica during this time and so it shows he lies #jodiarias #3tvarias

  42. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 1m1 minute ago

    Martinez says it was more likely the person who alleged Alexander watched porn who really watched the porn. Calls it a “communal computer.”

  43. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 39s39 seconds ago

    Martinez: I hope #JodiArias isn’t saying she lied during the trial and that’s why she won’t use tape of it now.

  44. Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 37s38 seconds ago

    In this hearing, just b4judge, prosecutor Juan Martinez is understated, in contrast to his bombastic nature when jury is around. #jodiarias

  45. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 31s32 seconds ago

    Martinez: #JodiArias testified for 18 days prior and took an oath. And now she’s indicating that sommehow she lied.

    • William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 52s53 seconds ago

      Martinez: how will her story possibly change in new testimony unless she liied before?

      • Wouldn’t that be something, Timewilltell, … if Martinez unintentionally uncovers that the only ((significant untruth)) that Jodi ever told in the entire guilt trial is: ((that she probably)) killed him. …And, is Martinez going to choke on his hot tamales & jumping beans from lunch time if some witnesses are compelled to testify as to why she had to accept the interrogation accusations: that she ((probably killed TA)), even if she did NOT. …Because it may be forced to come out that she was really threatened to be the ((patsy))?? …And, perhaps the first story was, and is, the truth: that they were not “ninjas” like the media has TRUMPETED, Ad Nauseum, but just as she said: they were masked intruders. ….And, I think and say: some camera time stamps were probably manipulated. …Jodi is not only NOT GUILTY but innocent because she was in a “fugue” state of consciousness and not in the “FOG” as the police & media use that word to diminishes the credibility of a real mental trauma from her attack FROM & by Travis. ….(IMHO)

  46. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 19s19 seconds ago

    Regarding mirror images, Martinez says the first computer expert, Lonnie Dworkin, was given access to the computer in 2009.

    • Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 23s23 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ

      Lonnie Dworkin was given full access to this laptop and an image was made of that in 2009. According to Smith there was no change in 08 & 09

  47. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 22s23 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ

    Juan- If she can’t testify show the video to the jury but she can’t testify in private #jodiarias #3tvarias

  48. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 16s16 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ

    Juan- Saying Smith can find more porn if he had time is speculative. #jodiarias #3tvarias

    • Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 28s29 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ

      Juan- Smith testified he only needed a few hours with this hard drive and now he states it takes 10-14 days. #jodiarias #3tvarias

    • That porn was found after defense and jury was told by prosecution there was no porn is not speculative. It is blatant hiding of evidence.

      • Plus when Jodi had stated that travis was watching porn the prosecution called Jodi a LIAR multiple times and that is character execution!

  49. Monica Lindstrom ‏@monicalindstrom 12s12 seconds ago

    Are the witnesses refusing to testify on their own or was it heavily suggested to them? #JodiArias

  50. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 43s43 seconds ago

    JM on defense computer experts: “he’s a johnny-come-lately kind of expert” #JodiArias

    • Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 32s33 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ

      Juan- Smith is a “Johnny Come Lately Expert” He’s never even been noticed in any pleadings #jodiarias #3tvarias

  51. Lise Lasalle ‏@LiseLasalle 19s20 seconds ago

    Malware Martinez is still trying to fight the unavoidable. I have to give him an A for creativity in times of despair.

  52. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 1m1 minute ago
    Martinez: “There has been no prejudice to the defendant…They changed horses in midstream.” #JodiArias

  53. Steve Krafft ‏@SKrafftFox10 42s43 seconds ago
    even if state had disclosed 2008 hard drive it wouldn’t have affected case, says prosecutor.#jodiarias

    William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 2m2 minutes ago
    JM: they at least have to make a good faith effort to find another way and there’s no evidence they did. #JodiArias

    • Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 2m2 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ

      These 14 witness haven’t been proffered in the first trial. Get a videotape of these people, don’t show faces but give a good faith effort.

  54. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 2m2 minutes ago
    Judge Stephens asks Martinez about a police report re hard drive that he mentioned at the bench yesterday.”

    Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 2m2 minutes ago
    Did he mention a mirror image of the hard drive in 2008? “I don’t know,” Martinez says.

    • Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 2m2 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ
      Court is inquiring about mirror image that Melendez made and a report #jodiarias #3tvarias

      Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 2m2 minutes ago
      “I do remember they asked him what he found on the hard drive,” Martinez said

  55. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 2m2 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ

    Juan is asking this motion be denied #jodiarias #3tvarias

  56. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 2m2 minutes ago
    Nurmi again says Martinez admitted (today) to not disclosing the 2008 mirror image of the hard drive.

    Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 2m2 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ
    Nurmi- The changing of horses supports Ms. Arias’s claims #jodiarias #3tvarias

  57. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 2m2 minutes ago
    Judge: Nurmi do you agree that the existence of the images were disclosed? #JodiArias

    William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 3m3 minutes ago
    Nurmi: The hard drive yes, the images no. #JodiArias

  58. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 2m2 minutes ago

    Nurmi: a piece of evidence that should have been turned over in 2009 not turned over until December 2014, after first trial and mid second.

  59. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 2m2 minutes ago

    Numi says it would never occur to them that Mesa PD would turn on the computer without a writeblocker. #JodiArias

    • It wasn’t the Defense Teams job to tell the Mesa PD how to handle evidence! The PD should have had their computer forensics specialist deal with the tech evidence.. I’m sure that Flores doesn’t know how to use his remote control… how was he allowed handling computers… useless detective…

  60. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 2m2 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ

    Melendez never informed defense there was a difference in the images #jodiarias #3tvarias

    • Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 2m2 minutes ago

      Melendez never mentioned the different mirror images. “An act of of concealment,” Nurmi says.

    • William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 3m3 minutes ago

      Nurmi says this trial is too tainted to give #JodiArias the death penalty.

    • Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 3m3 minutes ago

      Eventually, the withheld evidence will derail the case, Nurmi says, hinting at appeal. “She will never be executed.”

  61. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 3m3 minutes ago
    Judge: From #JodiArias perspective, what is the significance of this hard drive?

    William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 3m3 minutes ago
    JSS: I reread testimony. In mitigation testimony seems to have shifted to porn, is that the concern? #JodiArias

  62. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 3m3 minutes ago
    Stephens asks the significance of the newfound mirror image.

    Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 2m2 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ
    We were forced to take this witness out of order & he was scrambling to get this done Smith was just getting basic info for 2 hours

    Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 2m2 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ
    Judge says she listened to Lonnie’s testimony and now defense has shifted to the porn being an issue #jodiarias #3tvarias

    • Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 2m2 minutes ago

      The #JodiArias murder conviction was based on false testimony, Nurmi says. Mesa PD has now admitted that there was porn on the computer.

  63. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 2m2 minutes ago

    Nurmi: “Under what law would the state be allowed to go forward and seek the death penalty based on false testimony?” Suggests mistrial.

  64. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 59s60 seconds ago Phoenix, AZ
    Nurmi- The state is at fault for not disclosing and they should not be asking for death #jodiarias #3tvarias

  65. Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 2m2 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ

    Nurmi- We can’t read affidavits to the jury. This is an issue of identity for them. To be exposed by audio and video is an issue. #jodiarias

    • Jen’s Trial Diaries ‏@TrialDiariesJ 2m2 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ

      Nurmi- The threats happened before and it’s a problem still with cyber-bullying #jodiarias #3tvarias

  66. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 58s58 seconds ago

    Nurmi: “It is game over. She cannot present a good defense.” Stephens takes it under advisement.

  67. William Pitts ‏@william_pitts 1m1 minute ago

    #JodiArias has nto decided whether to take the stand. Nurmi wants a ruling on this before she decides. #JodiArias

  68. Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 37s37 seconds ago

    Stephens says she will have a decision “No later than Monday.” Meanwhile, Nurmi will plan on witnesses for then.

  69. MC Superior Court ‏@courtpio 20s20 seconds ago

    State v #JodiArias: hearing has concluded. Judge Sherry Stephens will take motions under advisement. Trial resumes Monday at 9:30am.

        • I’ve been here the whole time just praying for a good outcome! and holding my breath! For some reason I’m just sad about all of this. . .it is like a never ending nightmare! Bless Jodi’s Heart!♥ (((((((JODI)))))) She doesn’t deserve all of this.

          • Don’t be sad, sweetie –

            we KNOW NOW – ABSOLUTELY FOR SURE that THIS CONVICTION WILL NOT STAND!

            If pickles decides to make a fool of herself and let this drag til the end, it’s still only a few more weeks before appeals can start.

            • Thanks Journee, I just think about her in solitary confinement for all of these years and it is such a tragedy. Jodi has so much to offer this big old World. I am amazed at the people she has come in contact with and actually made a difference in their lives. There are many Blessings waiting ahead in this life for her, I believe it. FREE JODI ARIZONA!

    • I know, just makes me sick! They are just playing around with her life and she is suffering. That seems to be what they want. They know where all this is headed but they will keep her and make her suffer as long as possible. SMH 🙁

  70. I don’t get Judge Pickles I really don’t. What exactly is she doing while this trial is going on? She says to Nurmi that it seems the defense has switched to porn. The trial is not about the porn. It is about the fact that they said there was no porn initially and kept calling Jodi a liar. It is about her credibility and the prosecution hiding stuff.

  71. Monica Lindstrom ‏@monicalindstrom 31m31 minutes ago

    The rules do allow Judge Stephens to make modifications for witness testimony #Jodiarias

  72. Just finished getting caught up. Just as I thought JSS is questioning the defense’s lack of follow up on the question that JM asked LD in trial about there being any porn on the computer and LD saying that he did find some porn but then was badgered into changing his testimony by JM. JSS can NOT RELIEVE THE STATE OF THEIR ABSOLUTE DUTY TO DISCLOSE EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE !!! She is trying to lay the blame on the defense for not doing a good enough job in playing the hide and seek game with the state and seeking out information that should have been turned over to them from the beginning. Ineffective assistance of counsel can be claimed but this still does not relieve the state of their Brady violations. Yes, the defense should have followed up with LD about that porn that he said he found (and then quickly retracted under badgering questioning by JM) They should have pulled the interview to see if LD did indeed say that there was no porn and confirm that. But they didn’t. Nonetheless, the Brady violation exists and JSS needs to address it according to the law………vacate verdict and dismiss case !!

  73. From Jen’s Trials:

    Judge says she listened to Lonnie’s testimony and now defense has shifted to the porn being an issue

    Judge – Juan asked Lonnie if he found porn and he said he did but wasn’t asked to look further by defense

    Judge – There was no follow up from defense on this issue on re-direct

    Nurmi – the state is at fault for not disclosing and they should not be asking for death

    • I know – I was wanting to scream at the tweeter or WHOEVER

      That the judge wasn’t paying very good attention because she obviously missed the part where her little friend made Dworkin take back what he said about the porn, so there was noting to for DT to follow up WITH!

      Oh FFS – isn’t there someone we can scream at???

  74. NOT ONLY SHOULD THERE BE NO DEATH PENALTY THE CASE SHOULD BE DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE !!!!!!!! ARE YOU GETTING ALL THIS, JSS???? DO YOU HAVE A BRAIN??????

  75. Jodi Arias Updates ‏@JodiAnnArias · 3h3 hours ago
    Her inexperience has guaranteed that Jodi’s case will be overturned. And Juan’s misconduct has sealed the deal.

    Jodi Arias Updates ‏@JodiAnnArias · 3h3 hours ago
    The defense files motions to make a record, aware that the inexperienced judge will deny them.

    Jodi Arias Updates ‏@JodiAnnArias · 3h3 hours ago
    All of the judge’s denials have guaranteed that Jodi will never be executed.

    Jodi Arias Updates ‏@JodiAnnArias · Jan 8
    You show me someone who says teen porn isn’t child porn and I’ll show you someone who likes teen porn.

  76. I can understand that KN and JW were under the mistaken false assumption that the Mesa PD and the state was turning over all the evidence in this DP case as they are required to do. That was their big mistake in trusting that the state was acting in good faith – they were not !! So the DT had a mindset that there was no hard evidence of the porn bc they were lied to and told that there was no porn on TA’s computer. They can not now be held responsible for the state’s Brady violations and misconduct because they didn’t discover the lies and coverup and violations until now !! Are you kidding ! And as for Deanna Reid, really?? She was abused by TA and had nothing but glowing words for him on the stand !! How does she sleep at night??

    • Yah- was having that conversation with Cindy the other day – the state had no expectation that the state would dare to sink so low, no expectation that state’s witnesses would give false testimony. That’s why KN was so floored, and went round and round, with Flores’ changing story. He was incredulous, couldn’t believe it was happening. Took him a long time to realize that those lies weren’t the exception but the rule in the state’s case.

  77. Can someone tell me if there is a video of today’s hearing? I thought I read something about a video or audio being released on it, or am I making this up……..

    • William Pitts and others were tweeting today that provided the hearing wasn’t too long, it would be televised tonight. I have been looking for it, but haven’t found it yet.

      • Carol, I have found a small 2min clip of today’s hearing being introduced by Steve Krafft on Fox10Phoenix.com, but I do not know how to copy and paste here – it doesn’t work for me. Maybe you could get it here for everyone….

    • JSS should grant Nurmi’s motion to remove death and save the taxpayers the cost of this retrial because like Nurmi said, she will never be executed. Jodi can get out of solitaire and start appeals. Her appeals should be somehow expedited because of all this treachery she has been put through.

  78. I want so much for Jodi to fight on – even if they remove the death penalty and give her life she needs to fight on for an overturn of the verdict based on the Brady violations and prosecutorial misconduct, perjury, etc…..She looks like she has been worn out – to me she looks significantly older and more stressed than she did during the trial….solitary confinement can kill you slowly 🙁 🙁

    • She will.

      Even if JSS grows a brain over the weekend and shuts this thing down, there’s no way the conviction will stand, even without the DP.

      And no way to retry her after what the state has done.

      Just a damn shame it’s gonna take so long.

      At least appeals are mostly on paper, I don’t think she’ll have to sit in a court much longer anyhow. She’ll be in solitary at Perryville, but that was a done deal anyway. At least her amenities as Perryville will be a bit better.

        • It just breaks our hearts to watch Jodi and her DT fight so hard. But Journey you are right it will be overturned. I think JSS must know that but it’s almost like she either doesn’t care, or is afraid or has brain damage. I don’t get why we heard all of this again today..

    • I was just reading an article by Pope Francis from October 23, 2014. He doesn’t believe in the DP or life in prison. He states: “Life imprisonment is a hidden death penalty.” It’s listed in the “Comments” section of Kiefer’s latest article above.

      • Coldcase53, I also read that article awhile back. I am impressed by what I have learned about Pope Francis so far. He is striving to put the focus upon love__ the true religion__ and wean people from the old rotting structure that has corrupted and obscured what is fundamental.
        The world needs to end the death penalty, all cases of life in prison except for those rare cases where there is no other viable alternative, (and even the worst of the worst should never be punished for a life time, but ultimately be confined to a far superior environment where the person is still monitored for saftey reasons).
        And the world must end the evil, sickening practice of solitary confinement.
        As human beings, we must take the higher ground, and still treat even those people who truly are the most vile, as human beings.
        They are not ‘its’ no matter how much people pretend they are.
        And probably without exception, even the vilest largely became that way because they did not receive the love and nurturing they required as human beings.
        I know saying this comes off as naive, but it is still true.

  79. There is a small 2min clip video of today’s hearing on Fox10Phoenix.com. I don’t know how to get copy and paste to work here but if you go there you can find it….

  80. Michael Kiefer just tweeted:
    Jodi Arias confessed to killing Travis Alexander and was found guilty. But appeals courts don’t like Brady (withholding evidence) violations

    EXACTLY !!!
    JSS, DO YOUR JOB, OR THE APPELLATE COURT WILL DO IT FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  81. Like Jade, I’m increasingly puzzled by Stephens’ failure to take a very easy course of action that would both extricate her from a difficult situation and leave her smelling like a rose. Namely:

    1 Appoint a court expert to adjudicate between defense claims of pros misconduct with the computer and the prosecution’s ridiculous defense.

    2 After the court-appointed expert sides with the defense experts (as seems inevitable), grant the defense motion to take the DP off the table, send the jury home, and sentence Jodi to life w/wo parole. Then nothing about mitigation witnesses is any longer in question.

    3 That leaves the issue of vacating the conviction to a higher court. If such a court vacates the conviction, it will be because of pros misbehavior, and JSS will incur no criticism for it.

    This course of conduct would both show some integrity on JSS’s part and insulate her from any criticism for the failure of the conviction, which would be blamed on Martinez.

    So, why will she not do it?

    • Good question, Alan. I’d love to know who JSS will be talking to this weekend and the content of their conversation.

  82. Hell-o-o-o …brain calling Stephens…anybody home?

    You want to know if the defense has shifted to the porn being the issue? NO! That’s only a thousand cherries on top of the cake and directly material to everything Alyce, Dr. Geffner and Dr. Samuels told the 12 morons that confirmed 18 days of Jodi Arias’ battering testimony,

    The issue is that the defense was blindsided every way under the sun and had to mount a defense against false evidence, willful perjured collusion and a repugnant low life prosecutor who suborned and orchestrated all of it..

    While simultaneously putting Alexander on a gleaming lily white pedestal of virtue that anyone who dared to challenge, was mocked and personally assassinated as a defense hired LIAR.

    From the time the crime scene tape went up at Alexander’s house, that computer hard drive was fucked with, tampered with and fixed to show what they hoped a naive defense would never discover.

    1. Flores has now admitted to waking up the computer…..files were immediately overwritten. Already it’s altered.

    2. Melendez jacked more files a SECOND time, by pulling the plug causing a “power loss” shutdown.

    3. Neumeister gets a “copy” that should have been gospel true as original and typically expected from every honest police department. But instead he has to employ sophisticated technology to reconstruct files that were hidden and INTENTIONALLY ATTEMPTED TO BE DELETED. And is deluged with every kind of porn–teen, tween-ta ta’s, anal, and some of which was too vile to even speak about.

    4. Melendez with the innocent face of a preacher and as the police EXPERT in video and audio analysis testifies ZERO porn. Zero viruses. Even though the first thing he sees when he powers up the drive is a product ID number and a VIRUS ALERT!

    5. Then the image that is turned over is found to be a clone of the hard drive from a YEAR LATER. Not the original that was kept in the vault and being hidden from disclosure. Nobody got that mirror image.

    6. Bat Guano sensing the walls closing in and with his testicles in the bear trap, admits in a motion (probably not realizing it or intending to) that there WAS porno on the hard drive.

    7. Then his own expert Smith who he was hoping would stop the bleeding, instead does a Judas and added to the plot crumbling. He confirmed there was lots of porn on the original. Apparently he didn’t WANT to bound over to a grand jury for perjury!

    8. Now we’re down to the dwarf master conspirator begging to be let off the hook because Lonnie Dworkin–the first defense expert to be duped–may (or may not) have told him in an “interview” that he found no pornography.

    Well NO, he wouldn’t have! Since the one with the pornography has always been THE ORIGINAL and that is not the mirror copy ANYBODY received until just a few days ago.

    If you don’t call a mistrial Stephens somebody needs to take your black robe and send it to Goodwill because you don’t know what the hell you’re wearing it for.

    • That’s so clear, Jade, you ought to send it to JSS to help her make up her mind this weekend! 😆

      And don’t forget Dworkin testified he was very frustrated because he received an EnCase copy from Mesa PD instead of “complete raw data”.

      Plus! The camera wasn’t entered into the evidence locker until July 21st, 2008. Where was it the previous 6 weeks?

      • Right. And I’ve now got a post in the works about that camera too. I just have to put it together.

        Melendez is as dirty and detestable as everybody else in this Maricopa mafia. And I’m going to show it.

        • Jade, the DT needs to hire you to straighten out this case and set things right ! It is so clear that this case should be dismissed with prejudice but JSS is stubbornly hanging onto the last thread………

    • OMG !!! Said perfectly, Jade !! JSS is brainless but here’s hoping and praying that she still has a few cells left upstairs……….

      • The one thing that gives me a sliver of a shimmer of a glimmer of hope, is that Stephens allowed “Smith” to testify because she said MELENDEZ testified that there was no smut. I’m confident Martinez desperately did NOT want that ruling and was quaking in his little boots when he heard why his objection was overruled. Because now for the first time, we are actually having defense in the possession of the concealed gold nugget 2008 drive and testimony was going to be heard as to what he found. She at least is cognizant that Melendez is key.

        I also have a feeling Stephens is quaking in her high heels because I believe it had to be something extraordinary that Jodi proffered that got her to shut out the media. I believe it is witnesses that would have blown the guilt trial wide open with the information that they had to tell, but were scared literally possibly for their lives to reveal it. FOURTEEN WITNESSES. And now Stephens has that elephant on her plate, She realizes she is right in the cross-hairs with her spectacularly wrong rulings the entire time.

        I wonder if one of them is someone who saw the finger marks around Jodi’s neck. And maybe Chad Perkins has surfaced and finally is willing to spill the beans.

    • I don’t know how JSS can possibly hang her decision on Lonnie’s testimony…..He testified there was porn but then quickly retracted under bullying from JM and LD agreed that if in his interview he said there was no porn, then he would agree to that. How does this have anything to do with the fact that THE STATE UNLAWFULLY WITHHELD EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE FROM THE DEFENSE AND LIED ABOUT IT FOR YEARS !!!! She can’t possibly hold the defense responsible with the “you didn’t do your due diligence” claim when they had no concrete evidence that porn did exist on the computer and the state continually lied and covered up the exculpatory evidence. She can’t be that STUPID !!!

      • It really doesn’t matter what Lonnie saw or didn’t see because he was given an Encase copy of the 2009 drive. He couldn’t access the raw data on the image drive he got and it wasn’t the 2008 version anyway so they withheld evidence. This is really such a simple ruling.

        • I think what matters to JSS is that the DT didn’t pursue it at the time (and yes, as I said yesterday and BB said above, the DT had nothing left to pursue after JM bullied LD into retracting the porn statement, and Stephens seems to have overlooked that point). It’s about making a record of every last thwarted effort on the part of the defense team. DT did nothing to CHALLENGE the lack of porn evidence at trial – because they had no expectation that the state would build a case on lies – so there’s a tiny little bit of wiggle there that JM’s trying to point at, that the DT is at fault for not challenging. That would make it the DT’s failure to advocate for Jodi rather than ‘prosecutorial misconduct’ – or so JM hopes.

          • Lonnie testified he was not hired to look for porn. He was looking at a very short parameter of time on 4th of June to verify Jodi’s testimony that T-Dogg was up at 4:00 AM. Malware brought up naked breasts out of the blue. I can’t see where the DT did anything wrong. How are they supposed to know that the evidence was tampered with, and this great deception was going on? There was one hearing involving emails where the Hughes testified.. Again, with the assertion that TA was a squeaky clean living kind of guy. Nurmi only learned there was a 2008 version until just a few short weeks ago.

            Malware is using arguments that are not reasonable and smell like desperation.

  83. Question:

    Why did Nurmi say today that Jodi needed to know JSS’ answer so Jodi could decide whether to testify during this trial, when the media seems to think the testimony about to be released is of Jodi testifying during this trial in front of this jury already???

    🙄

    • I think it’s that Jodi isn’t going to make that decision until she knows she has to – IOW, if Stephens rules in the defense’s favor, the retrial will be over.

  84. I imagine if Jodi’s s.trial ends Monday, the DT will file her first appeal within a few weeks. Or, will there be a delay while a decision is made as to who her lawyers will be for the appeals process.
    I just looked at Marissa Devault’s trial. She was the AZ woman who was convicted of killing her husband with a hammer. She was found guilty on Apr. 8/14, sentenced to LWOP on June 6/14 and filed an appeal on July10/14. As far as I could see, nothing has happened since.

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