site
stats
Menu
Tag archive

Juan Martinez

The Mysterious Boot Print (revisited)

in Latest News by

.
Not withstanding the blatant state-sponsored evidence tampering and the accompanying unbridled assholery witnessed throughout the trial — there are still countless unanswered questions relating to the events & specific whereabouts of certain people of June 4th, 2008. This includes the photograph of the (still) mysterious boot print (aka “the shoe impression”) found on the tiled floor in the bathroom at the end of the hallway — which was duly photographed, labeled up & documented by Heather Connor, the relatively inept crime scene & latest print examiner.

That same evidence was brought up (and into evidence) by Kermit & Heather Connor on the morning of Trial Day 3. It’s all covered within a short section of the trial video below starting at 13:50. The chart detailing the exact position of the boot print appears at the 14:20 mark…

From my recollection, the morning of Trial Day 3 was the one and only time the boot print evidence was discussed in any capacity.

This begs the question: WHO DID THE BOOT PRINT (“SHOE IMPRESSION”) BELONG TO?

It didn’t appear there “by magic” – and it’s not an optical illusion… so it can only have been put there during the event… or later that same day (June 4th)… or possibly the day after. In all probability, the blood would have dried after 2 days – so a print from fresh blood would not have been possible.

Taking into account the monumental lack of attention to detail throughout the trial, and the State’s insistence with concentrating on irrelevant items (such as the gas cans, gas receipts, Jodi’s hair color & underwear), it’s hardly surprising that this possible piece of key evidence was bypassed. I mean, why would Kermit want to mess things up for himself and spoil his fairy tale?

After all — and relative to another “high profile” trial — had there been a mysterious bloody shoe/boot print found in the toilet cubicle that did not belong to either Oscar Pistorius or Reeva Steenkamp – I kinda think it would have been thoroughly investigateddon’t you?

In this trial though, that didn’t happen. It was wheeled out in evidence on Trial day 3 and never heard of again.

And there’s this from trial day 5 (October 28th, 2014):

In reply to jurors questions after his direct testimony (the 2nd time around), bungling Flores confirmed that one of the roommates was in the property on June 4th.

MK tweeted it as follows:

jodi arias retrial tweetingz 5
By the way — this is not a cue to start up any Ninja story BS again – so let’s not go down that rocky road. We know WHAT happened on June 4th – and we know WHY it happened. I’ve written this post merely to generate feedback on the boot print itself, and more to the point HOW it might have got there, when, why and who put it there.

To finish off this post, here’s the crime scene photograph of the boot print (circled), followed by the diagram Kermit produced showing the boot print location (arrowed):

crime scene - shoe impression 1

shoe impression 1 - crime scene plan

I’m can’t speculate any further at this point… but it would appear (from the boot print location & direction) that someone was well aware of the bathroom contents several days prior to MCSO showing up – and being knocked over by the documented stench of decomp.

Just sayin’…

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

UPDATE: The recent JAA Appellate Fund Matching-gift Campaign raised $91,805.45 — thanks to a generous matching donor and all the supporters that donated to the fund. Let’s now be sure to keep the momentum growing so the fund total can push through $100,000, and even closer towards raising sufficient funds to help cover 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…

we are team jodi - and we will be victorious. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

If you missed any of our previous posts, click on the links below:

Child Porn & The Joy of Executions
“ALEXSCAMMERS, this one’s for you… my compliments” – (by Jade)

“Monumental Incompetence” (a post by Jade)

Today’s BS Hearing, 6/22

The Mysterious Stench of Decomp & BS
My Reply To Kirk Nurmi’s BS

Survivor Day – June 4th – Celebrate The Day!

Sky Hughes – Email Exchange r.e. TA’s Pedo Antics (June 2010)
Chris Hughes – Liar & Pedo-Hugger (trial testimony from 2013)
TA’s Pedophile Letter Handwriting Comparison – (Part 2)
TA’s Pedophile Letter to Jodi Arias – (Part 1)
Juror #17 – We Thank You
Jodi Arias Victorious Verdict Day: Video Coverage
The Jodi Arias Verdict: My Thoughts On “Pedo-Huggers United”

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

If you’d like to send Jodi a letter or postcard, click here for the current address details & guidelines.

To access every court document & motion relating to this trial, click here or click the Court Docs link from the main menu at the top of the page.

In the meantime…

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

Never question it.

Never doubt it.

Prepare for it.

Leave your boot print related 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.”:

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:

The Photos Tell The Story (by Jade)
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

It’s Kermit v Nurmi in the battle of the BS books

in Latest News by

.
Nowadays, the more clueless you are about Jodi’s trial, the higher the likelihood of you putting pen to paper and writing a book about it.

This probably explains Kermit’s book (due out in January) and Nurmi’s self-published book just released via CreateSpace.

Here’s the story as featured in AZ Central:

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

Jodi Arias prosecutor, defense attorney retry case in the bookstore

“Very little about the Jodi Arias murder case was in good taste.

Her 2013 and 2015 trials both ended with juries unable to reach unanimous decisions. They were filled with sex and deceit, all consumed by a voyeuristic public that tried via the Internet and social media to influence news coverage and the jury decisions.

Her case is now in front of the Arizona Court of Appeals, which has not deterred her prosecutor and one of her defense attorneys from writing tell-all books about the case.

Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars, written by Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Juan Martinez, will be published by a midtown Manhattan publisher in January. Trapped With Ms. Arias, by her former defense attorney Kirk Nurmi, was self-published this week on Amazon.com. Both promise behind-the-scenes looks at the case.

Nurmi no longer represents Arias, who now has public defenders who specialize in appeals. The prosecution in the case is now in the hands of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Nonetheless, lawyers on both sides of the aisle are supposed to respect attorney-client privilege and confidentiality, and they are supposed to eschew “extrajudicial” statements while communicating with the press or the public…….”

“I can’t think of a case where a sitting prosecutor wrote a book,” said Beth Karas, a former New York City assistant district attorney. Karas covered the first Arias trial for the HLN TV network, and the second trial as a freelancer.

Martinez’s former boss, Rick Romley, does not approve.

“This thing’s on appeal. Until there’s finality in the case, you should never write a book,” Romley said. “As long as they were working for me, they would not be able to do that.”

Nurmi and Martinez did not respond to requests for comment.

*** CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE @ AZ CENTRAL ***

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

UPDATE: The recent JAA Appellate Fund Matching-gift Campaign raised $91,805.45 — thanks to a generous matching donor and all the supporters that donated to the fund. Let’s now be sure to keep the momentum growing so the fund total can push through $100,000, and even closer towards raising sufficient funds to help cover 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…

we are team jodi - and we will be victorious. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

If you missed any of our previous posts, click on the links below:

Child Porn & The Joy of Executions
“ALEXSCAMMERS, this one’s for you… my compliments” – (by Jade)

“Monumental Incompetence” (a post by Jade)

Today’s BS Hearing, 6/22

The Mysterious Stench of Decomp & BS
My Reply To Kirk Nurmi’s BS

Survivor Day – June 4th – Celebrate The Day!

Sky Hughes – Email Exchange r.e. TA’s Pedo Antics (June 2010)
Chris Hughes – Liar & Pedo-Hugger (trial testimony from 2013)
TA’s Pedophile Letter Handwriting Comparison – (Part 2)
TA’s Pedophile Letter to Jodi Arias – (Part 1)
Juror #17 – We Thank You
Jodi Arias Victorious Verdict Day: Video Coverage
The Jodi Arias Verdict: My Thoughts On “Pedo-Huggers United”

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

If you’d like to send Jodi a letter or postcard, click here for the current address details & guidelines.

To access every court document & motion relating to this trial, click here or click the Court Docs link from the main menu at the top of the page.

In the meantime…

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

Never question it.

Never doubt it.

Prepare for it.

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.”:

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:

The Photos Tell The Story (by Jade)
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

Jennifer Willmott – interviews w/Michael Kiefer & ABC15

in Latest News by

.
Check out the videos below featuring post-sentencing interviews with Jennifer Willmott. I’ve also included a Fox 10 interview with Juan Martinez:

Jennifer Willmott with Michael Kiefer/AZCentral – (video opens in a new window):

jennifer willmott michael kiefer jodi arias 4-16-2015

Jennifer Willmott 2-part interview with ABC15 AZ’s Nohelani Graf, which includes Jennifer’s thoughts on Jodi’s comments, the sequence of events, her relationship with Jodi, Kirk Nurmi, death threats from pedo-huggers, the evidence of TA’s abuse and the social media involvement during the trial:

Video 1/2:

Video 2/2:

Juan Martinez interview with Fox 10:

Despite the obvious & well documented flaws of the Fox interviewer, I’ve watched this 34 minute video and found it interesting enough to include in today’s post:

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

If you’d like to send Jodi a letter or postcard, click here for the current address details & guidelines.

To access every court document & motion relating to this trial, click here or click the Court Docs link from the main menu at the top of the page.

In the meantime folks, and as always… we plough on regardless

Jan-21 jodi arias. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If you missed any of our previous posts, click on the links below:

The Mysterious Stench of Decomp & BS
Chris Hughes – Liar & Pedo-Hugger (trial testimony from 2013)
TA’s Pedophile Letter Handwriting Comparison – (Part 2)
TA’s Pedophile Letter to Jodi Arias – (Part 1)
REQUIEM FOR CANDY CRUSH (by Lise LaSalle)
Juror #17 – We Thank You
Jodi Arias Victorious Verdict Day: Video Coverage
The Jodi Arias Verdict: My Thoughts On “Pedo-Huggers United”
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

And finally…

If you would like to help Jodi by way of a financial donation to the JAA APPELLATE FUND, click the Team Jodi link below for further details. All donations via Justice4Jodi.com go directly to the fund for assisting with the legal fees associated with appealing Jodi’s wrongful conviction. Justice4Jodi.com is 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 – and they should be actively avoided. If you are aware of any such sites, please help Jodi by clicking here and reporting them. Thank you for your ongoing support!

We Are Team Jodi ---- And We Will Be Victorious!

Remember…

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

Never question it.

Never doubt it.

Prepare for it.

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.”:

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:

The Photos Tell The Story (by Jade)
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

.

Jodi Arias Retrial, Day #12 (11/17)

in Latest News by

.
Welcome to another week of the AZ State Circus.

If you missed it the first time around — here’s the 12 News Exclusive interview with Maria Schaffer (Jodi’s former defense attorney), who Martinez accused of deleting TA’s child porn stash:

maria schaffer 12 news exclusive interview jodi arias retrial…….
Click here to read the State’s BS Motion in Limine (in response to the Motion to Dismiss)

filed 11/11 — 3 page PDF Document

“Attorneys are not allowed to file bogus allegations. That in itself would be misconduct. So you have to assume that if they are filing these allegations it’s because they’re true. Prosecutor Juan Martinez is someone who has a reputation. They have talked about him in the AZ Supreme Court.” – Michael Kiefer

Click here to keep up with everything via Michael Kiefer’s live Twitter feed. Today’s kick off is scheduled for 9-30 am MST.

Latest pics from the courtroom, 11/17:

jodi arias 11-17
Jodi Arias & Jennifer Willmott, 11-17

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

Remember…

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

Never question it.

Never doubt it.

Leave your thoughts & comments below…

SJ
Team Jodi #WINNING

If you would like to help Jodi by way of a financial donation to the official JAA APPELLATE FUND, click the Team Jodi link below for further details. All donations via Justice4Jodi.com go directly to the fund for assisting with the legal fees associated with appealing Jodi’s wrongful conviction. Justice4Jodi.com is 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 – as are their intentions – and they should be actively avoided. If you are aware of any such sites, please help Jodi by clicking here and reporting them. Thank you for your ongoing support!

We Are Team Jodi ---- And We Will Be Victorious!.

Jodi Arias Retrial, Day #11 (11/13)

in Latest News by

.
In an unusually long trial day yesterday, we basically had it confirmed that TA was a lying manipulative & abusive POS… and the Hugheses didn’t fare much better either. Nothing new there really, but the jurors seemed impressed.

From AZ Central:

“In Wednesday’s hearing, Nurmi said that his analysis of the computer was ongoing and that he was not ready for an evidentiary hearing. He asked for two or three days of expert testimony later in the month.

“There is a plethora of evidence being uncovered by the expert,” Nurmi said.

Meanwhile, Judge Sherry Stephens granted Martinez’s motion asking that no witnesses be questioned about pornography on the computer until it is sorted out.

The presence of pornography, especially child pornography, matters because Arias claimed that Alexander was attracted to young boys.

June 19, 2009, is the date that current Arias attorney Kirk Nurmi noted in his motion as the time when the massive deletions took place.

And on that day, Martinez wrote, Arias’ first defense team, Maria Schaffer and Greg Parzych, went to the Mesa Police Department to view “a number of electronic items seized during the investigation, including the victim’s Compaq Presario computer.”

“If the history was altered, it was changed by defense counsel, not the state,” Martinez added.

Martinez was present when the attorneys examined the electronic items, he acknowledged in court.

Schaffer, who has represented many high-profile defendants, including “Serial Shooter” Samuel Dieteman and 1991 “Temple Murderer” Johnathan Doody, told The Arizona Republic that she was “livid” at the allegation, but would not comment further.”

Latest pics from the courtroom, 11/13:

Jodi Arias - 11-13
Jodi Arias & Jennifer Willmott, 11-13
Dr. Fonseca 11-13 jodi arias
Dr. Lucia Fonseca 11-13

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

So… Jodi’s own defense team deleted all the child porn from TA’s computer? Ya, that makes sense. Not.

Let’s see what delights Day 11 holds in store. Maybe Pickles might even get around to reading Kirk Nurmi’s Motion to Dismiss sometime between now & Christmas.

Click here to keep up with everything via Michael Kiefer’s live Twitter feed. Kick off is scheduled for 9.30 am MST.

Remember…

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

Never question it.

Never doubt it.

Leave your thoughts & comments below…

SJ
Team Jodi #WINNING

If you would like to help Jodi by way of a financial donation to the official JAA APPELLATE FUND, click the Team Jodi link below for further details. All donations via Justice4Jodi.com go directly to the fund for assisting with the legal fees associated with appealing Jodi’s wrongful conviction. Justice4Jodi.com is 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 – as are their intentions – and they should be actively avoided. If you are aware of any such sites, please help Jodi by clicking here and reporting them. Thank you for your ongoing support!

We Are Team Jodi ---- And We Will Be Victorious!

.

The Trial Diva & Kermit – Exposed – (a lilypad exclusive)

in Latest News by

.
Ok. So how do you really get “the inside scoop” on a high-profile trial you’re blogging about? Simple. You screw the prosecutor – and you screw him multiple times.

This (apparently) is just what Jenn Wood (one of the “Trial Divas”) has been doing for the past year or so.

When someone tweeted to say “Fuck Juan Martinez!” – Jenn obviously took it literally.

Dammit. I mean… how bad must things have been for her to be screwing Kermit?  That poor woman! :mrgreen:

I just hope none of it was caught on camera… for the sake of their respective spouses (and the other 6 dwarfs).

Anyways, here’s a screenshot regarding the whole affair from HLN’s FB page this evening…

juan martinez jenn wood affair

… and here’s a link with a lot more interesting information, details & screenshots surrounding the antics of Scoopy & Kermit (click here).

Not sure what to make of it really.

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

In the meantime though…….

Remember: WE ARE TEAM JODI – AND WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS in our quest for JUSTICE FOR JODI!

As always, leave your thoughts & comments below.

SJ
Team Jodi

If you would like to help Jodi by way of a financial donation to the official JAA APPELLATE FUND, click the Team Jodi link below for further details. All donations go directly to the fund for assisting with the legal fees associated with appealing Jodi’s wrongful conviction. You can also check out Jodi’s new Art Gallery website by clicking this linkThank you for your ongoing support!

We Are Team Jodi ---- And We Will Be Victorious!

.

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

in Latest News by

.
After reading the comments from whichtrial? in last Tuesday’s thread (click here to read the comments)— it set me off thinking how twisted this seemingly never-ending trial fiasco has become.

This is what I came up with while trying to make sense of everything…

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

I actually think Martinez knew this was a basic self-defense case… but his job was to twist everything around and coerce, convince & cajole the jurors into thinking it was a clear case of pre-meditated murder, using every trick necessary. We know it wasn’t pre-meditated murder. Most people of an average IQ (or higher) know it wasn’t. Deep down, even the radical clerics at the HLN mosque (Vinny, NG etc) know it wasn’t. But once again, everyone has a job to do… so they ploughed on regardless.

HLN declared Jodi “obviously guilty” right out of the gate, because that’s what they do. That’s what their viewers crave. And more viewers = higher ratings = more millions in advertising revenue. So with that in mind, the HLN entertainment channel rode the Jodi money train all the way to the bank (quite literally).

With regards to Martinez… he is employed by the State to convict people of crimes, even if they never committed them in the first place. With Jodi’s trial, we therefore have to say he was “successful” in his mission. But he was only successful in getting the “result” that he and the State wanted. TA’s misfit family wanted a “result” too, of course… because even when one of your own wayward black-sheep inbreds meets an unfortunate end, you gotta blame someone else so you can feel better about yourselves, right? Yeah… whatever.

But the thing is… Martinez wasn’t successful with regards to justice being served. No way. Coercing & railroading the jurors into a guilty verdict can never (under any circumstances) be seen as justice having been done… especially when there was never any credible evidence presented during the trial to prove pre-meditation. Note:  Assumption, supposition, guesswork & wishful thinking does not count as credible evidence.

And after realizing they’d been conned into finding Jodi guilty in the first place, the jurors weren’t prepared to compound their own stupidity even further by letting Martinez wheel them out for an encore performance during the penalty phase. Oh no. That BS got conveniently left for the next bunch – if it ever happens.

Overall though, it actually makes a total mockery of the whole judicial system. “Judicial farce” is the phrase I’m fishing for once again.

It looks very much like in-between being handed the case and the trial starting, Martinez managed to set his own common sense & limited amount of logic to one side – and proceeded to convince himself that Jodi was actually guilty of pre-meditated murder. After that, it was a simply case of getting all the square pegs to fit into all the round holes and it was off to work we go.

After all, a slim teenage girl can convince herself that she’s overweight if she thinks about it long enough and tells herself enough times. Martinez’ convincing himself of Jodi’s non-existent guilt is very reminiscent of that. He then used the very same tactics on the jurors.

But the bottom line is — we can only really say justice has been rightly served, when Jodi finally walks free from this circus.

By the way, I spoke to Jodi again last week. She is in high spirits despite her current situation… and she’s doing her very best to work through & reply to the ever-growing mountain of postcards she continues to receive. I told Jodi we will be here for as long as it takes until justice is done. Jodi also wanted me to tell you that she is overwhelmed, grateful, humbled and blown away by the tremendous level of support she has received. Overall, Jodi is staying strong and positive. We should all endeavor to do the same.

I told Jodi (as I always do)…  “WE ARE TEAM JODI, AND WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS… however long it may take.”

Now ain’t that the truth.

Leave your thoughts and comments below, and have an awesome Sunday!

SJ
Team Jodi

If you would like to help Jodi by way of a financial donation to the official JAA APPELLATE FUND, click the Team Jodi link below for further details. All donations go directly to the fund for assisting with the legal fees associated with appealing Jodi’s wrongful conviction. Thank you for your support!

We Are Team Jodi ---- And We Will Be Victorious!

.

Can the system curb prosecutorial abuses? (Part 4/4)

in Latest News by

.
After highlighting countless instances of prosecutorial misconduct in AZ over the past 11 years, here’s the final part of Michael Keifer’s series. Today he takes a detailed look at what can be done to curb future prosecutorial abuses.

You can keep up with all Michael’s tweets right here in his Twitter page.

The previous 3 parts in the series can be access by clicking the links below:

Prosecutorial misconduct alleged in half of capital cases (Part 1/4)
Prosecutors under scrutiny are seldom disciplined (Part 2/4)
Objections raised to Juan Martinez’s conduct in Jodi Arias trial (Part 3/4)

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

Can the system curb prosecutorial abuses? (Part 4/4)
by Michael Kiefer:

“For three days, The Arizona Republic has examined prosecutor conduct and misconduct, citing cases in which prosecutors stepped over the line without suffering consequences to themselves or the convictions they win.

The question remains: What can be done about it?

Options already are in place.

When a prosecutor steps over the line, it’s up to the defense attorney to call it to the court’s attention, and it’s up to the judge to decide whether an offense has been committed and whether it affects the defendant’s right to a fair trial.

Yet, neither likes to do so.

Prosecutors are arguably the most powerful people in the courtroom: They file the charges and offer the plea agreements. They determine whether to seek the death penalty, and, given mandatory sentencing, predetermine the consequence of a guilty verdict.

Defense attorneys worry that if they cross a prosecutor, future clients could be treated more harshly the next time they face that prosecutor in court. Judges worry about prosecutors who use court rules to bypass those judges who rein them in. Both know that prosecutors are rarely sanctioned by the court or investigated by the State Bar of Arizona for ethical misconduct.

So overly aggressive prosecutors continue to have their way in the courtroom – as long as they win cases, experts say.

“It comes from this ‘end-justifies-the-means mentality,’’’ said Jon Sands, the federal public defender for Arizona. “We’ll do anything we can to bring someone to justice.

Part of the problem of reining in prosecutorial misconduct is defining it.

When a defense attorney does something wrong while defending a criminal client, it’s called “ineffective assistance of counsel.”

When a judge does something wrong, it’s called “judicial error.”

But when it’s the prosecutor who is under scrutiny, it’s called “prosecutorial misconduct.” It’s a fuzzy concept rooted more in constitutional law than in rules of professional conduct: A “term of art,” according to the American Bar Association.

“The vast, vast majority of prosecutorial misconduct claims go to inadvertent slip-ups rather than calculated interference with the wheels of justice,” said Judge Peter Swann of the Arizona Court of Appeals…….”

>>> CLICK HERE TO READ PART 4 IN FULL AT AZCENTRAL.COM <<<

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

Remember…

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

Leave your thoughts & comments below.

SJ
Team Jodi

If you would like to help Jodi by way of a financial donation to the official JAA APPELLATE FUND, click the Team Jodi link below for further details. All donations go directly to the fund for assisting with the legal fees associated with appealing Jodi’s wrongful conviction. Thank you for your support!

We Are Team Jodi ---- And We Will Be Victorious!

.

Objections raised to Juan Martinez’s conduct in Jodi Arias trial (Part 3/4)

in Latest News by

.
Here’s part 3 of Michael Kiefer’s new series, which highlights & fully details countless instances of prosecutorial misconduct in AZ over the past 11 years… where winning is invariably far more important than the truth.

As I said yesterday — Kudos to Michael Keifer for his highlighting of this issue too. He’s already taking flak on his Twitter account from delusional pedo-huggers & people with a necrophilia fetish… and long may it continue. After all, everyone else’s fuck-ups get highlighted. Why should prosecutors fuck-ups be treated any different?

You can keep up with all Michael’s tweets right here in his Twitter page.

Today, the well documented prosecutorial misconduct, lies & deception of Juan Martinez is highlighted in great detail.

Here’s the latest installment:

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

Objections raised to Juan Martinez’s conduct in Jodi Arias trial (Part 3/4)
by Michael Kiefer:

“Juan Martinez was Arizona Prosecutor of the Year in 1999, more than a decade before he became a media darling with his performance in the Jodi Arias murder trial.

This year, Martinez convinced a jury to find Arias guilty of first-degree murder, but the jurors could not reach consensus on whether to sentence her to death or life, and Arias likely faces a new trial to make that decision.

Martinez helped send seven other killers to death row since he was hired at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in 1988.

He was accused by defense attorneys of prosecutorial misconduct in all but one of those cases; the Arizona Supreme Court characterized his actions as constituting misconduct in one of them, and cited numerous instances of “improper” behavior in another, but neither rose to the level where the justices felt they needed to overturn the cases. Allegations of misconduct by Martinez in the second case and at least two others are pending in state and federal courts.

It is not uncommon for defense attorneys to allege misconduct against prosecutors. A study by The Arizona Republic determined that it was alleged in about half of all death-penalty cases since 2002, and validated in nearly one-quarter of them.

But it is rare for Supreme Court justices to call out a prosecutor’s conduct in open court.

One day in mid-2010, the Arizona Supreme Court was on the bench as lawyers presented arguments during the direct appeal of a first-degree murder conviction and death sentence for a man named Mike Gallardo, who killed a teenager during a Phoenix burglary in 2005.

Transcripts show Justice Andrew Hurwitz turned to the attorney representing the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, the prosecutorial agency that handles death-penalty appeals.

“Can I ask you a question about something that nobody’s discussed so far?” he asked. “The conduct of the trial prosecutor. It seems to me that at least on several occasions, and by and large the objections were sustained, that the trial prosecutor either ignored rulings by the trial judge or asked questions that the trial judges once ruled improper and then rephrased the question in another improper way. … Short of reversing a conviction, how is it that we can… stop inappropriate conduct?”

The assistant attorney general struggled to answer.

Justice Michael Ryan then stepped into the discussion.

“Well, this prosecutor I recollect from several cases,” Ryan said. “This same prosecutor has been accused of fairly serious misconduct, but ultimately we decided it did not rise to the level of requiring a reversal,” Ryan said. “There’s something about this prosecutor, Mr. Martinez.”

There had been multiple allegations of prosecutorial misconduct against Martinez in Gallardo’s appeal. Ultimately, in its written opinion, the court determined that Martinez had repeatedly made improper statements about the defendant. During the oral argument before the Supreme Court, the justices fixed on a question that Martinez asked three times, even though the trial judge in the case had sustained a defense attorney’s objections to the question.

But in the end, the justices ruled that Martinez’s behavior still did not “suggest pervasive prosecutorial misconduct that deprived (the defendant) of a fair trial.”

And, as the justices noted, it was not the first time that Martinez had walked away unscathed…….”

“Arias admitted that she killed Alexander and claimed that she shot him after he attacked her. For four years, police and prosecution maintained that Arias first shot Alexander and then stabbed him and slit his throat. But days before jury selection, Martinez changed the facts of the case, saying that Arias had shot Alexander last instead of first; Arias’ attorneys, Kirk Nurmi and Jennifer Willmott, protested that the rationale for seeking the death penalty had been based on the first theory.

They filed a motion for mistrial alleging prosecutorial misconduct when Martinez appeared on television, signing autographs and posing for photos with fans.

Martinez verbally attacked Arias and her witnessess. He painted Arias as a sexual predator. He asked compound questions and then accused witnesses of being non-responsive when they would not answer yes or no.

“I would not have let the cross-examinations go on for that long,” said Fields, the retired judge. “It was just badgering and bullying the witnesses in an attempt to ruin their credibility. It crossed the line.”

As video and transcripts later showed, many of the trial’s most contentious moments took place in the judge’s chambers or at the bench, out of earshot of the rest of the courtroom and the cameras. Etiquette is a given during court proceedings. Martinez was frequently insulting.

The first question he posed to Arias during cross-examination set the tone, when he displayed a photograph to the courtroom and described it to her as a “picture of you and your dumb sister.”

One day at the bench, as the attorneys debated whether to admit a statement about whether Alexander wanted to kill himself, transcripts show Martinez said, “But the thing is that if Ms. Willmott and I were married, I certainly would say, ‘I fucking want to kill myself.’”

Willmott objected, and two days later at another bench conference, Martinez said to Willmott, “Well, then, maybe you ought to go back to law school.”

Nurmi asked Judge Sherry Stephens to step in, but she did not.

“In my view, that would have been a fine,” Fields said. “I probably would have reported him to the Bar. It shows his bias. It’s just inappropriate.”

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

Remember…

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

Leave your thoughts & comments below.

SJ
Team Jodi

If you would like to help Jodi by way of a financial donation to the official JAA APPELLATE FUND, click the Team Jodi link below for further details. All donations go directly to the fund for assisting with the legal fees associated with appealing Jodi’s wrongful conviction. Thank you for your support!

We Are Team Jodi ---- And We Will Be Victorious!

.

Fox News rips Martinez and new one… [re-post]

in Latest News by

.
Check out the re-post below from April 7th. It covers a Fox News review of Martinez’ antics at that time regarding Alyce LaViolette, together with a replay and his now infamous “Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs” performance.

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

To say Martinez’ latest Snow White fueled antics were unforgettable would be a massive understatement. For decades to come, laws schools will be citing it as the ultimate example of how NEVER to cross examine an expert witness.

Check out the video below from Fox News, where 2 attorneys discuss the event in further detail. This is what happens when people who are NOT paid to take sides, give their opinion on proceedings…

And just in case you missed it, here’s a video featuring the Snow White cross examination Greatest Hits (from HLN / Raising America)…

I also counted 6 valid objections from JW just in the clip above, all of which were promptly overruled, including my favorite… >>> Objection: Relevance —> Speculation —> Fairy Tale :mrgreen:

Leave your comments below…

SJ
Team Jodi

1 2 3
Go to Top