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Jodi’s Appeal – Reply Brief (PDF Download)

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Here’s Jodi’s Appeal Reply Brief, filed April 2nd.

Click here (or click the pic below) to open the document (96 page PDF) in a new browser window:

jodi arias appellate opening brief

The arguments covered in the brief are as follows:

ARGUMENT 1:
The trial judge’s failure to protect Arias sufficiently from the massive, pervasive and prejudicial publicity during her trial violated her right to a fair trial.

ARGUMENT 2:
The trial court violated Arias’s right to confront witnesses and the Rules of Evidence when it allowed Officer Friedman to repeat statements made to him by Arias’s grandparents regarding a .25 caliber handgun that was allegedly stolen from their home during a burglary.

ARGUMENT 3:
The trial court abused its discretion when she allowed the state’s expert to testify regarding Arias’s mental state at the time of the crime.

ARGUMENT 4:
Arias was forced to wear a stun belt throughout trial, thus violating her right to a fair trial.

ARGUMENT 5:
The trial court committed clear error when she refused to reinstate panelists after the defense brought the prosecutor’s improper peremptory strikes to her attention.

ARGUMENT 6:
Pervasive and persistent prosecutorial misconduct denied Arias her rights to due process and a fair trial.

*** Click here to open the document (96 page PDF) in a new browser window ***

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UPDATE: The JAA Appellate Fund total currently stands at $105,247.77 — so let’s be sure to keep the momentum rolling so the fund total can push on towards the ultimate target of $250,000. That in turn will help towards covering all the legal fees associated with appealing Jodi’s wrongful conviction.

All donations via Justice4Jodi.com go directly to the fund. It is also the ONLY website authorized to collect donations.

In addition, please DO NOT, under any circumstances, donate through any other website or Facebook page/group claiming to be “official” and/or acting with Jodi’s approval or authorization. The same applies to any “Jodi Membership Clubs”, groups or fake Trust funds that have been set up. These sites are bogus – they continue to steal money from Jodi’s future – and they should be actively avoided. If you are aware of any such sites, please help Jodi by clicking here and reporting them.

Remember… each day that passes takes us one day closer to Jodi’s release date.

we are team jodi - and we will be victorious

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Make no mistake.

Believe it.

Prepare for it.

Be part of it.

As always, be sure to leave your relevant thoughts & comments below…

SJ
Team Jodi #WINNING <<<

Click the banner below to read Jade’s post – “Justice Denied: Why The Jurors Got It Wrong & How The Facts Decimate The State’s Case Against Jodi Arias.”:

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The Missing Bathroom Photographs & Missing Memory Card

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Before I get started with today’s post, I’d like to clarify one specific point which crops up in the comments from time to time.

Basically, in a retrial, new evidence can be introduced. It’s just like the first trial never happened. New evidence, new attorneys, new jury, new witnesses, new strategies, new everything can be used in a remanded case for retrial.

One of the very reasons a case can be overturned and remanded for new trial is new evidence.

For further specific clarification, click here to visit Legalmatch.com and read the section titled: “What is the Difference Between a Retrial and an Appeal?” It explains precisely and concisely what a retrial allows.

Following on from that, here’s an updated version of an early 2016 post — featuring 2 conflicting testimonies, the mysterious missing memory card evidence, and the equally mysterious missing photographs of someone “on the floor of the bathroom bleeding profusely” which Flores directly referenced in his report – even though nobody has ever seen them since.

Here goes…

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Check out this picture of the camera found in the washing machine. This was taken before the “official” crime scene pics & numbered evidence markers were added.

Note that the memory card is actually IN the camera, next to the battery, (indicated by the arrow):

camera-pic

And here’s the official crime scene photograph of the camera in the washing machine, from a different angle:

camera-pic 2

How cool is that? First you take an in-situ picture of how the evidence was originally found (i.e. the pic above with the arrow)… then you rearrange it a bit… make it look how you want it to look… then add the numbered evidence markers and take the “official” photograph.

Here’s where it gets even more interesting.

Heather Connor testified that the memory card was found separate to the camera at the bottom of the washing machine. Based solely on the photographs alone, that’s simply not the case. The memory card is clearly visible in the camera in the first photograph.

Watch the clip of Heather Connor’s testimony (below) where she clearly states: “There was a memory card inside the washing machine that was also collected”:

Forward the video to the 1:33:20 mark and you’ll also see a picture of item #37, where Heather Connor states – “That is the memory card that was originally in the washing machine and then was collected as item #37.”

Moving on…

When Detective Melendez testified, he stated that the memory card was already IN the camera when he received it, and therefore it could have been protected from water. That ties in with the picture at the very top of this page – but it directly contradicts Heather Connor’s testimony.

Watch the clip (below) to see that part of the Melendez’ testimony:

Now, if (as Heather Connor testified) there was a card found & collected separate to the card found in the camera which Melendez received… that would mean there were actually 2 cards found in the washing machine that day… although only the 1 card ever gets mentioned and/or brought into trial, namely Exhibit #215 as referenced in both video clips above — which is the blue SD card where all the “deleted images” were supposedly extracted from.

Here’s a photograph of the actual SD card produced during the Melendez testimony:

Sony Duo SD memory card Exhibit 215

Now, I’m not saying either witness was lying per se. They were just testifying as to what they saw and/or received.

Heather Connor stated she found the SD card (or “a” SD card) loose in the bottom of the washing machine drum… and when Melendez got the camera from the washing machine, he stated the SD card (or “a” SD card) was already in the camera.

So if they are both telling the truth, that means there were 2 SD cards… which subsequently raises the questions — [1] what happened to the OTHER card, and (more importantly) [2] what exactly was on it?

Here’s what I think happened:

Someone at some point (most probably Flores) viewed images from both cards that were found in the washing machine. After that, selected images were put together (and date/time stamps ADDED), all prior to the camera being handed over to Melendez.

As far as I recall, back in 2008, the camera wasn’t technically able to add time & date stamps to the photographs, therefore any date/time stamps were added after the event. How convenient.

So what about the “missing” photographs?

By “missing” photographs I mean the ones that Flores saw (on one of the memory cards) but deliberately withheld from evidence — for reasons I’ll cover shortly.

Here’s an excerpt from Flores’ Probable Cause Report (from 2008):

Flores quote mesa police probable cause report 2008

Here’s what it says:

On 6-19-08 I received the images located on the memory card found in Travis’ digital camera. The digital card had several pictures on it including some, which had been deleted. The deleted pictures were of Travis naked in the shower, just before his death. The first one was time stamped on 6-04-08 at 1722 hours. There were several pictures of Travis as he was clearly posing for the camera. The last picture taken of Travis alive was at 1730 hours. Some of the following pictures were of a subject on the floor of the bathroom bleeding profusely.”

Did anyone see any photographs of anyone on the floor of the bathroom bleeding profusely?

No we didn’t… and nor did anyone else.

Gloria Esteban - Jodi Arias is Innocent -com

Setting aside the fact that Flores is a lying POS at the best of times — (which is why he got demoted immediately after the trial) — he saw those bathroom pics, even though he couldn’t (for whatever reason) identify whoever was “bleeding profusely” on the bathroom floor. What’s more, he even made direct reference to the photographs in his Report. Therefore, the pics exist – or at least they did exist until Martinez got himself involved and had Flores lose them.

This is the way Martinez rolls apparently — and this is certainly not the first time that trial evidence has gone AWOL under his watch.

So WHAT exactly did those bathroom photographs depict?

More importantly, WHY did those specific photographs never get brought into evidence?

I could ask the same question about the now infamous “bathroom boot print” photograph that never even got discussed during the trial — but that can wait for another day.

Let me also clarify something here:

This post is not intended to contradict Jodi’s testimony or her account of TA’s unprovoked attack. It is solely intended to highlight the fact that Flores & Martinez saw the additional bathroom photographs, but then ultimately decided it would be in their best interests to exclude them from evidence as they didn’t quite “fit” with their M.O.

It’s not that Martinez ever had anything against Jodi… or that he ever really gave 2 shits about the worthless piece of abusive & retarded inbred Mormon pedo-scum MF he was representing.  Not at all. He just likes to “win at all costs” regardless of all factors — as we know from all the ethics & misconduct complaints currently stacking up against him from all angles.

The thing is — those “missing” photographs probably validate Jodi’s testimony regarding the sequence of events — hence the exclusion. This of course is the same “sequence of events” that Flores gave 3 different versions of under oath. Go figure.

For anyone thinking the camera & memory card stuff is old hat, it’s not.

Why?

Because if there were 2 memory cards in the washing machine — and the photographs & testimonies certainly confirm that to be the case — that means the other (2nd) memory card (and all its contents) was deliberately concealed and/or disposed of… which is not too dissimilar to what happened to all the phone SIM cards, and all the child porn images found on TA’s laptop.

So while many people may think this case is over and done with… nothing could be further from the truth. There’s still a long way to go.

Let’s fucking do this.

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UPDATE: The JAA Appellate Fund total currently stands at $105,247.77 — so let’s be sure to keep the momentum rolling so the fund total can push on towards the ultimate target of $250,000. That in turn will help towards covering all the legal fees associated with appealing Jodi’s wrongful conviction.

All donations via Justice4Jodi.com go directly to the fund. It is also the ONLY website authorized to collect donations.

In addition, please DO NOT, under any circumstances, donate through any other website or Facebook page/group claiming to be “official” and/or acting with Jodi’s approval or authorization. The same applies to any “Jodi Membership Clubs”, groups or fake Trust funds that have been set up. These sites are bogus – they continue to steal money from Jodi’s future – and they should be actively avoided. If you are aware of any such sites, please help Jodi by clicking here and reporting them.

Remember… each day that passes takes us one day closer to Jodi’s release date.

we are team jodi - and we will be victorious

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Make no mistake.

Believe it.

Prepare for it.

Be part of it.

As always, be sure to leave your relevant thoughts & comments below…

SJ
Team Jodi #WINNING <<<

Click the banner below to read Jade’s post – “Justice Denied: Why The Jurors Got It Wrong & How The Facts Decimate The State’s Case Against Jodi Arias.”:

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Martinez faces formal misconduct complaint from Arizona Bar

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From AZ Central.com, 3/5/2019:

Jodi Arias prosecutor Juan Martinez faces legal issues once again.

The State Bar of Arizona filed a formal misconduct complaint against the deputy Maricopa County attorney Tuesday, including numerous allegations from women in the County Attorney’s Office that he sexually harassed them.

According to court documents, the complaint concerns Martinez’s actions during and surrounding Arias’ murder trial.

The complaint alleges Martinez had flirtatious or sexual relationships with a blogger during the Arias trial, and tried to get her to get information about jurors or leak confidential case information to him.

A court reporter for Maricopa County Superior Court also accused the prosecutor of making inappropriate comments about her, according to court documents.

juan martinez jen wood trial affair ethics complaint

Actions during Arias trial:

According to court records, confidential information was leaked to the media during the trial.

Documents allege Martinez had sexual relationships with a blogger and asked her to seek information from the jury. He told the blogger that if anyone found out he would be disbarred, according to records.

Also, he is accused of talking to jury members directly about how other members viewed the case. Documents state he had a sexual relationship with a juror that included her sending unsolicited nude photographs.

Court records accused Martinez of lying during his deposition about his relationship with the blogger and his communication with the juror.

Allegations of sexual harassment:

A court reporter with Maricopa County Superior Court claimed she was warned by a supervisor that certain people, including Martinez, were flirtatious and that she should avoid them, according to court records.

During hearings for the Arias case, she claims, Martinez stared at her and commented on her appearance. She said he would make inappropriate comments.

Martinez is also accused of making comments toward coworkers at the County Attorney’s Office. The office investigated the prosecutor in December 2017 and interviewed 30 employees, according to court records.

“The allegations included making inappropriate comments, primarily to law clerks, which were of a sexual nature, engaging in unwanted touching and making persistent unwelcome invitations to go to lunch or on a date,” court documents stated.

According to records, Martinez took a law clerk to lunch and asked if she had a boyfriend. He made a comment about “putting a hit on the boyfriend” in order to have her to himself. The clerk claimed she felt he was looking at her “like he was taking her clothes off with his eyes,” which made her hide in the bathroom at work to avoid him.

Another clerk claims Martinez told her “he wanted to climb her like a statue, or words to that effect,” according to court records. The documents stated the prosecutor invited her to Las Vegas and said he could guess the color of her underwear…….

CLICK HERE to read the full story @ AZ Central.com

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UPDATE: The JAA Appellate Fund total currently stands at $105,103.95 — so let’s be sure to keep the momentum rolling so the fund total can push on towards the ultimate target of $250,000. That in turn will help towards covering all the legal fees associated with appealing Jodi’s wrongful conviction.

All donations via Justice4Jodi.com go directly to the fund. It is also the ONLY website authorized to collect donations.

In addition, please DO NOT, under any circumstances, donate through any other website or Facebook page/group claiming to be “official” and/or acting with Jodi’s approval or authorization. The same applies to any “Jodi Membership Clubs”, groups or fake Trust funds that have been set up. These sites are bogus – they continue to steal money from Jodi’s future – and they should be actively avoided. If you are aware of any such sites, please help Jodi by clicking here and reporting them.

And remember… each day that passes takes us one day closer to Jodi’s release date…

we are team jodi - and we will be victorious

 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Leave your thoughts & comments below.

SJ
Team Jodi #WINNING <<<

Click the banner below to read Jade’s post – “Justice Denied: Why The Jurors Got It Wrong & How The Facts Decimate The State’s Case Against Jodi Arias.”:

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GoFundMe page launched to cover Jodi’s legal fees

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Following on from my previous post – State Bar investigator urges disciplinary action against Jodi Arias prosecutor Juan Martinez over sex allegation.” >>>


Having brought a serious bar complaint against Juan Martinez, Jodi now has legal fees that are not covered by the Appellate fund.

The attorneys she retained are now in possession of still more information that warrants another bar complaint. Right now there are several pending bar complaints against Martinez, and this additional submission would help to strengthen the overall case against him.

Jodi has been paying what she could, when she could… but her attorneys now require that she pay off what she currently owes for the original complaint before they proceed further. The balance due now is approximately $12,800. Time is of the essence – so the sooner Jodi’s lawyers are able to act, the more weight the new complaint will carry collectively with the others.

Sandy (Jodi’s mom), has set up a special GoFundMe page for this purpose. Any assistance you can possibly provide will be greatly appreciated.

Click the pic below for further info:

GoFundMe 9-2018 Juan Martinez Bar Complaint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Leave your comments below.

SJ
Team Jodi #WINNING <<<

Click the banner below to read Jade’s post – “Justice Denied: Why The Jurors Got It Wrong & How The Facts Decimate The State’s Case Against Jodi Arias.”:

Read - Justice Denied - Why The Jurors Got It Wrong & How The Facts Decimate The State's Case Against Jodi Arias
Click the links below to read Jade’s previous posts in the series:

Stephens, Sandbagging & The Six Month Crap-Fest
Corruption, State-Sponsored Murder & Twelve Angry Men

The Immaculate Deception: Exposed

Michael Melendez – Perjury Exposed
The Presumption of Innocence
The Great Mormon Porn Swindle

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