Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27713 Sep 26, 2013
What's going on in this case continues to be shrouded in a veil of mystery. It makes no sense that Evidentiary Hearing is scheduled if guilt has already been established and the only pending matter is sentencing.

CR2008-031021 9/27/2013 14:30
Evidentiary Hearing - Motion Undesignated
State Of Arizona vs Jodi Ann Arias

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Jodi Arias to sit with prosecutors in settlement conference in Oct.
By Michael Kiefer
The Republic | azcentral.com
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:01 PM

Jodi Arias will sit down in a settlement conference with prosecutors on Oct. 24, according to her case calendar on the Maricopa County Superior Court website.

Arias’ defense attorneys have not said what they will be talking about.

“The court asked if the parties would be willing to discuss a potential settlement,” said Maricopa County Attorney spokesman Jerry Cobb.“Consistent with what the County Attorney has said all along, the State is always willing to discuss possible resolutions to the case. Neither side has presented an outline of an agreement or an official position to the court.”

Cobb said the conference will be made in front of retired Maricopa County Superior Court Judge James Keppel.

Settlement conferences are usually handled by a judge other than the one who presides over the case.

<snip >

Arias also has an evidentiary hearing this Friday, which, like the list of Arias’ mitigation witnesses, will be sealed.

http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/artic...
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27714 Sep 26, 2013
"Arias was convicted of murdering her former lover Travis Alexander in May. While a jury was able to decide that the killing was brutal enough to warrant consideration for the death penalty they could not reach a decision. Arizona law allows the state to attempt to secure a death penalty through a retrial; the conviction cannot be overturned in such a trial."
http://www.hngn.com/articles/13324/20130925/j...

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"The conviction cannot be overturned in such a trial (a retrial)......."

I doubt the US Supreme Court would agree.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27715 Sep 26, 2013
Jodi Arias to sit with prosecutors in settlement conference in Oct.

By Michael Kiefer
The Republic | azcentral.com
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:01 PM

<snip>

Arias, 33, has already been found guilty of first-degree murder, and there are three sentencing options: death, natural life in prison, or life with a chance of release after 25 years.

Under state law, prosecutor Juan Martinez and his boss, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, need a jury to get a death penalty.

They do not need a jury or an agreement from Arias to get a life sentence; all they need to do is drop the intent to seek the death penalty and the decision would then go to Judge Sherry Stephens. And in the unlikely event that Stephens were to impose a sentence of 25 to life, there is no longer any mechanism to facilitate a release short of clemency granted by the governor.

The option of parole for first-degree murderers was eliminated in 1994, although the phrase “life with chance of parole” has erroneously lingered in court parlance. And even the chance of “release” after 25 years has been eliminated for murders committed after 2012.

So what’s left to bargain?

The state could ask Arias to waive appeals in exchange for a life sentence, but that would be foolish on her part, as her attorneys have made a careful record alleging court and prosecutor errors.

More
http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/artic...

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So a sentence of 25 years to life for PREMEDITATED murder has 'errorously lingered in court parlance"? Isn't that interesting.......EVERY past death penalty or natural life conviction in Arizona must now be teetering on the brink of appeal if the court did not consider that third 'lingering' option in the respective sentencing.

Also that this writer dares to suggest a court has the LEGAL right to bargain with a defendant over "waiving appeals" I seriously question.

The fact is it is written in Arizona law that a defendant must be retried if a jury is deadlocked in the sentencing phase - the State cannot violate it's own laws and they have NO bargaining power.

Media fluff.........most likely the entire case is sealed and I say what is being written is total speculation written under the guise of "news".
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27716 Sep 27, 2013
Is Jodi Arias heading for a settlement?
By Richard Dool
updated 7:48 PM EDT, Thu September 26, 2013

Is Jodi Arias heading for a settlement? It was just announced that a settlement conference is scheduled for October 24th. Jodi Arias, her defense team and prosecutors will all meet to discuss a possible settlement.
http://www.hlntv.com/video/2013/09/26/jodi-ar...
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CR2008-031021 9/27/2013 14:30
Evidentiary Hearing - Motion Undesignated
State Of Arizona vs Jodi Ann Arias

I suppose the media is ignoring the Evidentiary Hearing scheduled for later today because it doesn't fit into the storyline about a post-guilt phase sentencing deal.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27717 Oct 3, 2013
Maricopa court docket - Judge Stephens

CR2008-031021
10/4/2013 8:30am
Oral Argument - Undesignated
State Of Arizona vs Jodi Ann Arias
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27719 Oct 4, 2013
Jodi Arias due back in court for closed hearing
by Catherine Holland
Video report by Jill Galus
Posted on October 4, 2013 at 7:01 AM
Updated today at 7:20 AM

PHOENIX – Convicted killer Jodi Arias is scheduled to be in court this morning for a hearing that is closed to the media.

Friday’s hearing was originally slated to take place on Sept. 16, but Judge Sherry Stephens continued it.

The last hearing was Aug. 26, and lasted only minutes as Stephens announced the continuance to Sept. 16. Arias did not even have the chance to sit down before being escorted from the courtroom and back to jail.

Just days before Sept. 16, Stephens delayed the hearing again. She did not give a reason.

The media is not permitted in the courtroom for Friday's proceeding.

It’s possible that Stephens could set a date for Arias’ penalty phase retrial. She also is expected to rule on defense motions relating to media coverage and access to the prospective jurors' Twitter accounts.

After a trial that went on for more than four months, a jury convicted Arias of first-degree murder in May. While they found her eligible for the death penalty, they could not unanimously agree to sentence her to it.

The plan now is to seat a second jury to decide Arias’ fate. Her conviction on first-degree murder is not in question and will stand. The new jury, which the defense wants sequestered, will deal only with her sentence.

The issue of a retrial, however, could be moot. A little more than a week ago, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office confirmed that a settlement conference is on the calendar. That should happen Oct. 24.

The outcome of that conference could determine whether Arias lives or dies.

In order for Arias to be sentenced to death, there has to be a retrial of the penalty phase. In Arizona, only a jury can impose the death sentence.
http://www.azfamily.com/news/Jodi-Arias-due-b...

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Reading this is rather amusing.....since "the hearing" - Oral Arguements - is closed which is highly unusual, let's just assume it must be about something not very important because the two sides will be anxious to settle on the 24th.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27720 Oct 4, 2013
"The court finds there is a compelling interest that overcomes the right of public access, specifically, there is a substantial probability that publication of information provided during these court hearings (through evidence or argument) could taint the jury pool and significantly impact the parties' ability to effectively present matters at trial. The court also finds that, in light of the intense media coverage of this case, there is no less restrictive means to achieve these compelling interests."
http://www.kpho.com/story/23610197/jodi-arias...

Hogwash!

I notice no source is mentioned. All "the evidence" was already revealed and reported by the media in the original trial when Jodi was found guilty!

Something else is happening - I bet the examination of the Twitter accounts involves the PAST jury and the possibility of it being tainted.
Riverside

Riverside, CA

#27721 Oct 4, 2013
Rambler wrote:
"The court finds there is a compelling interest that overcomes the right of public access, specifically, there is a substantial probability that publication of information provided during these court hearings (through evidence or argument) could taint the jury pool and significantly impact the parties' ability to effectively present matters at trial. The court also finds that, in light of the intense media coverage of this case, there is no less restrictive means to achieve these compelling interests."
http://www.kpho.com/story/23610197/jodi-arias...
Hogwash!
I notice no source is mentioned. All "the evidence" was already revealed and reported by the media in the original trial when Jodi was found guilty!
Something else is happening - I bet the examination of the Twitter accounts involves the PAST jury and the possibility of it being tainted.
Just like you could prove Little Caylee's pull-ups had teddy bears on them.... We know you way to well to fall for this line. You're just trying to get a conversation going LOL
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27723 Oct 5, 2013
Arias attorneys seek to bar live TV coverage of second trial, media fights back
Article by: BRIAN SKOLOFF , Associated Press Updated: October 4, 2013 - 8:00 PM

.........Now facing a retrial to determine her sentence, Arias' lawyers are asking a judge to bar live TV coverage inside the courtroom, an irony not lost on prosecutors and a lawyer representing CNN.

"She has voluntarily thrust herself into the vortex of this public controversy," the news network's attorney, David Bodney, told the judge at a hearing Friday. "It is unfair to deprive the public ... because someone can't control her own speech."

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/tv/2...

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Yes, the public now owns Jodi Arias!
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27724 Oct 5, 2013
Riverside wrote:
<quoted text> Just like you could prove Little Caylee's pull-ups had teddy bears on them.... We know you way to well to fall for this line. You're just trying to get a conversation going LOL
You don't me at all then because you've got me confused with Days.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27725 Oct 5, 2013
Rambler wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't me at all then because you've got me confused with Days.
* you don't KNOW me
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27726 Oct 5, 2013
Rambler wrote:
Arias attorneys seek to bar live TV coverage of second trial, media fights back
Article by: BRIAN SKOLOFF , Associated Press Updated: October 4, 2013 - 8:00 PM
.........Now facing a retrial to determine her sentence, Arias' lawyers are asking a judge to bar live TV coverage inside the courtroom, an irony not lost on prosecutors and a lawyer representing CNN.
"She has voluntarily thrust herself into the vortex of this public controversy," the news network's attorney, David Bodney, told the judge at a hearing Friday. "It is unfair to deprive the public ... because someone can't control her own speech."
http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/tv/2...
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Yes, the public now owns Jodi Arias!
Anyone wonder why Star tribune is reporting on a hearing that other media claim was closed to both the media and the public?

“Dance”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

Dance

#27728 Oct 8, 2013
Rambler wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone wonder why Star tribune is reporting on a hearing that other media claim was closed to both the media and the public?
NOPE
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27729 Oct 9, 2013
State Of Arizona -(1)
Jodi Ann Arias -(2)
CR2008-031021-001

10/7/2013
OBJ - Objection/Opposition.- Party (001)
NOTE: OBJECTION TO DEFENDANTS RENEWED REQUEST TO SEQUESTER HER JURY

10/7/2013 RET - Request For Extension Of Time - Party (001)
NOTE: DEFENDANT'S REQUEST FOR EXTENSION AND TO THAT ALL FUTURE PLEADINGS REMAIN UNDER SEAL PRIOR TO RULING

10/4/2013 REQ - Request - Party (001) 10/4/2013
NOTE: REQUEST OF CNN AND PNI FOR UNSEALING OF TRANSCRIPT

10/3/2013 REQ - Request - Party (001) 10/3/2013
NOTE: CNN'S REQUEST FOR OPEN PROCEEDING
http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket/...

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Hmmmmm........all these motions recently filed, doesn't appear a impending settlement is in the crystal ball.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27730 Oct 9, 2013
I'm also skeptical that a Judge would sequester a jury for only a penalty sentencing phase, while reported to have previously ignored numerous motions from the defense team to do so during the most critical - the guilt phase. There are several media videos appearing online of the jury boarding a bus and getting off at a parkade, then each of their vehicles exiting as they head home. It's hard to believe in such a highly publicized case that not only their safety but the protection of the integrity of the justice system would be so utterly lax.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27732 Oct 10, 2013
10/7/2013 RET - Request For Extension Of Time - Party (001)
NOTE: DEFENDANT'S REQUEST FOR EXTENSION AND TO THAT ALL FUTURE PLEADINGS REMAIN UNDER SEAL PRIOR TO RULING *

10/4/2013 REQ - Request - Party (001) 10/4/2013
NOTE: REQUEST OF CNN AND PNI FOR UNSEALING OF TRANSCRIPT**

10/3/2013 REQ - Request - Party (001) 10/3/2013
NOTE: CNN'S REQUEST FOR OPEN PROCEEDING ***

http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket/...

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*** This suggests the entire case may be sealed going forward.

** What is it that's still sealed? Media reports would suggest otherwise.....nothing has been withheld. Is it A CLUE that CNN suddenly ceased without explanation its livestream of the trial before it's conclusion? My bet is on a whole new trial has been granted.....not that the televised one was anything more than entertainment.

Level 1

Since: May 13

United States

#27733 Oct 10, 2013
If Zimmerman judge was on bench - this trial would be over - This judge lost control long time ago. She will entertain all the BS & take her time to muddle thru it & this case won't move forward until next year just like the defense wanted. This defense team has done a fantastic job of sizing up the judge & playing their cards accordingly to get the delays they wanted.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27735 Oct 10, 2013
CNJY wrote:
If Zimmerman judge was on bench - this trial would be over - This judge lost control long time ago. She will entertain all the BS & take her time to muddle thru it & this case won't move forward until next year just like the defense wanted. This defense team has done a fantastic job of sizing up the judge & playing their cards accordingly to get the delays they wanted.
The complexity behind the storyline of the two cases cannot be compared, other than both defendants claimed self defense. One was a chance encounter lasting a few short minutes at most, the other a dysfunctional ongoing personal relationship between the two rife with question marks from beginning to end.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27736 Oct 10, 2013
Too Relaxed wrote:
It's crazy the amount of time and money spent on this b.s. I am glad the million side bars and objections are something we are not compelled to watch anymore.
Who forced you to watch it?
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#27738 Oct 13, 2013
Jodi Arias: I'm filing for bankruptcy
By Kamal Wallace
updated 8:46 AM EDT, Sat October 12, 2013

Convicted killer Jodi Arias tweeted Thursday that she is filing for bankruptcy, if she can ever afford to do so.

Arias also tweeted that rumors of her family profiting from her trial are “absurd.”

Arias is currently in jail awaiting her sentence. She was convicted on May 8 in the 2008 death of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. Alexander was stabbed multiple times, shot in the head and his throat was slit from ear to ear.

Jurors found Arias guilty of first-degree murder, but they could not reach an unanimous verdict on whether Arias should get life in prison or the death penalty.

A settlement conference is set for October 24 to discuss a possible plea deal. The plea deal would avoid a potential retrial of the penalty phase of Arias' case. Her murder conviction still stands.......
http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/10/11/jodi-...

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Sure enough.....

I'm filing for bankruptcy (if I can ever afford to do so).
https://twitter.com/JodiAnnArias

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A great example of the farsical - the girl has a great sense of humour! Only rich people can go bankrupt! LOL!!!

And I notice still nobody questions how someone locked up in jail, reportedly with no access to the internet is posting on twitter, or why nobody cares that someone else is very obviously violating the terms of twitter by impersonating her. I'd say it's A CLUE she's not in jail at all....

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