Jodi Arias

Jan 18, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: ABC News

The murder trial of Jodi Arias has been punctuated with increasingly angry calls for a mistrial and the arguments have cited a woman's claim of being stalked and menaced, suggestions of ethnic bias and personal jibes among the lawyers.

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Life

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#1 Jan 19, 2013
I do believe Jodi loves Travis even though they had a dark day. Aswell I believe Travis would want know harm to Jodi.
Life

United States

#2 Jan 19, 2013
I do believe Jodi loves Travis even though they had a dark day. Aswell I believe Travis would want know harm to Jodi.

Wes
Marcy

Scottsdale, AZ

#3 Jan 19, 2013
All this immature defense counsel does is try to call mistrials in an effort to avoid discussing the facts and physical evidence. It doesn't serve anybody and has already dragged this trial out. These stall tactics insinuate guilt even further. Mr. Martinez and Det. Flores should be commended for their careful handling of all of these slippery people, including the defendant.
LA Guy

North Hollywood, CA

#4 Jan 21, 2013
Marcy wrote:
All this immature defense counsel does is try to call mistrials in an effort to avoid discussing the facts and physical evidence. It doesn't serve anybody and has already dragged this trial out. These stall tactics insinuate guilt even further. Mr. Martinez and Det. Flores should be commended for their careful handling of all of these slippery people, including the defendant.
Well said, Marcy, with the exception of characterizing the defense team as immature. Yes, Mr Martinez and Det Flores should be commended. The problem with this case, is that Jody has been overcharged. This is not a first degree murder, much less a death penalty case. The general public, do not understand the law in these matters. Mr Martinez no doubt knows in his heart, that this is realy a Manslaughter case, but no doubt the decision was not made by him, but by the elected DA and his top staff. People do not like to hear it, but Jody also has a valid battered women defense.

Keep in mind, that in a homicide involving lovers, it is not uncommon for multiple gruesome wounds. Battered women will also pre-arm themselves, which does not in and of itself prove premeditation. One noted Phoenix area attorney was recently interviewed and commented that the prosecution must prove that Jody intended to kill Travis, when she entered his place, which may prove difficult.

Travis was sexually Dominant and they were in a quasi BDSM relationship. Oh, yes, ropes, verbal abuse, roughing her up.
A day of kinky BDSM tinged sex, both of them apparently enjoyed it (some poeople do). When he was cleaning up in the shower, he said or did something which debased her further and she snaped. Jody was in a fragile mental state, which must be kept in mind.
LA Guy

North Hollywood, CA

#5 Jan 21, 2013
Life wrote:
I do believe Jodi loves Travis even though they had a dark day. Aswell I believe Travis would want know harm to Jodi.
Wes
Agree...few understrand these factors. Jody loved him too much.
Travis was young, arrogant and a stud (like I was). He would have gone on to marry someone else, and later come to understand that he really loved Jody. He was a good man and would now want no harm to come to her.
Other LA Guy

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Jan 21, 2013
Felony Murder trumps a Justification defense. If burglary is still on the table after the next evidentiary hearing, Jodi isn't going to be leaving prison any other way except horizontally, wearing a toe tag.
LA Guy

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Jan 22, 2013
Other LA Guy wrote:
Felony Murder trumps a Justification defense. If burglary is still on the table after the next evidentiary hearing, Jodi isn't going to be leaving prison any other way except horizontally, wearing a toe tag.
All indications so far is that the jury is not buying Felony murder as you put it. Yes, I'm aware of this terminology and the AZ statute. If you think proving a Burglary will push this jury in any direction, well then you are naive.

Jody may walk, or be convicted of Manslaughter. In any event, she's walking out still young, at some point. Look for a hung jury, mistrial.
LA Guy

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Jan 22, 2013
Dep DA Martinez is not connecting with this jury, although he is a highly competent prosecutor, a decent man and is presenting a straight forward case. He knows in his heart that Jody is overcharged and the jury perhaps is picking up on this factor.

Charging Jody with First Degree Homicide, is Immoral on it's face.
Other LA Guy

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Jan 23, 2013
LA Guy wrote:
Dep DA Martinez is not connecting with this jury, although he is a highly competent prosecutor, a decent man and is presenting a straight forward case. He knows in his heart that Jody is overcharged and the jury perhaps is picking up on this factor.
Charging Jody with First Degree Homicide, is Immoral on it's face.
It's so savage that it looks like a jealous rage killing to me. It's certainly not manslaughter, but more like 2nd degree murder. Like I think he might have said something that really pissed her off. Regardless, If the judge says burglary stands, and Jodi takes the stand, I think it's all over.

JM: Jodi, where did you get the gun?
JA: It was my grandparents'(admits burglary)

JM: Jodi, where did you get the gun?
JA: It was Travis' own gun
JM: Where is it now, then?(she took his gun with her; burglary)

She wouldn't be the first person put away for life on a technicality.

Since: Jan 13

Merrylands, Australia

#10 Jan 23, 2013
Other LA Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
It's so savage that it looks like a jealous rage killing to me. It's certainly not manslaughter, but more like 2nd degree murder. Like I think he might have said something that really pissed her off. Regardless, If the judge says burglary stands, and Jodi takes the stand, I think it's all over.
JM: Jodi, where did you get the gun?
JA: It was my grandparents'(admits burglary)
JM: Jodi, where did you get the gun?
JA: It was Travis' own gun
JM: Where is it now, then?(she took his gun with her; burglary)
She wouldn't be the first person put away for life on a technicality.
If the defence can show a Dom/sub relationship then there has to be a code word to make the dom stop the aggression. Did they have one? Did travis ignore it?
JerseyGrl

United States

#11 Jan 27, 2013
This case is not hard guys. Of course its first degree murder. Your telling me if a man stole a gun, rented a car to drive all that way, had sex witb an exgirl, slit her thoat, stabbed her 29 times, and shot her in the face, you would think it wasnt first degree murder? Comon now.You CANT possibly be that taken in by a cute face and a tightass! Just because he was a player(if thats really the case) doesnt dismis the fact that you cant take someone elses life...no matter what she looks like.
LA Guy

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Jan 27, 2013
JerseyGrl wrote:
This case is not hard guys. Of course its first degree murder. Your telling me if a man stole a gun, rented a car to drive all that way, had sex witb an exgirl, slit her thoat, stabbed her 29 times, and shot her in the face, you would think it wasnt first degree murder? Comon now.You CANT possibly be that taken in by a cute face and a tightass! Just because he was a player(if thats really the case) doesnt dismis the fact that you cant take someone elses life...no matter what she looks like.
Hello

I have attempted to educate you in the past, but I will give it to you en-breve one more time. Think in wrms of self defense and or battered woman syndrome. Multiple gruesome wounds is not uncommon in cases when they kill their male lover. Does not in and of itself prove the elements of first degree murder, nor any crime when self defense can be established. Prosecution must also prove that Jody intended to kill Travis when he let her in the house, otherwise it does not reach the level of premeditation.

All day kinky sex, ropes and BDSM esque relationship. This is a low degree Manslaughter case at best. Something happen when he was cleaning up in the shower, further debasement, which pushed her over the edge.

All of her lying and running, is not uncommon in these type of cases, althiough she should have called 911 and stayed at the scene. Some battered women do this, but most flee.

I have nothing against Travis, he was enjoying himself with a hot willing Jody, but there can be deadly conseguences to BDSM sex games. Travis was a good guy, but young and still arrogant and lacked soohistication.

Did you catch the interviews last week with another doe eyed young Latina who he was grooming. He had her assigned to picking up dog poop and running errands for him. She wouild stay in his Master bedroom all alone for many hours and his roomates did not even know she was in the house.

I could have handled Jody and nothing bad would have happen.

Since: Jan 13

Merrylands, Australia

#14 Jan 29, 2013
Other LA Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
It's so savage that it looks like a jealous rage killing to me. It's certainly not manslaughter, but more like 2nd degree murder. Like I think he might have said something that really pissed her off. Regardless, If the judge says burglary stands, and Jodi takes the stand, I think it's all over.
JM: Jodi, where did you get the gun?
JA: It was my grandparents'(admits burglary)
JM: Jodi, where did you get the gun?
JA: It was Travis' own gun
JM: Where is it now, then?(she took his gun with her; burglary)
She wouldn't be the first person put away for life on a technicality.
What if she doesn't take the stand?
Up till now in spite of telling many versions she has never said boo about the weapons.

Since: Jan 13

Merrylands, Australia

#15 Jan 29, 2013
Other LA Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
It's so savage that it looks like a jealous rage killing to me. It's certainly not manslaughter, but more like 2nd degree murder. Like I think he might have said something that really pissed her off. Regardless, If the judge says burglary stands, and Jodi takes the stand, I think it's all over.
JM: Jodi, where did you get the gun?
JA: It was my grandparents'(admits burglary)
JM: Jodi, where did you get the gun?
JA: It was Travis' own gun
JM: Where is it now, then?(she took his gun with her; burglary)
She wouldn't be the first person put away for life on a technicality.
What about she bought it at a gun sale

Since: Jan 13

Merrylands, Australia

#16 Jan 29, 2013
LA Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello
I have attempted to educate you in the past, but I will give it to you en-breve one more time. Think in wrms of self defense and or battered woman syndrome. Multiple gruesome wounds is not uncommon in cases when they kill their male lover. Does not in and of itself prove the elements of first degree murder, nor any crime when self defense can be established. Prosecution must also prove that Jody intended to kill Travis when he let her in the house, otherwise it does not reach the level of premeditation.
All day kinky sex, ropes and BDSM esque relationship. This is a low degree Manslaughter case at best. Something happen when he was cleaning up in the shower, further debasement, which pushed her over the edge.
All of her lying and running, is not uncommon in these type of cases, althiough she should have called 911 and stayed at the scene. Some battered women do this, but most flee.
I have nothing against Travis, he was enjoying himself with a hot willing Jody, but there can be deadly conseguences to BDSM sex games. Travis was a good guy, but young and still arrogant and lacked soohistication.
Did you catch the interviews last week with another doe eyed young Latina who he was grooming. He had her assigned to picking up dog poop and running errands for him. She wouild stay in his Master bedroom all alone for many hours and his roomates did not even know she was in the house.
I could have handled Jody and nothing bad would have happen.
what is the name of this girl? have you got a link?

Since: Jan 13

Merrylands, Australia

#17 Jan 30, 2013
LA Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said, Marcy, with the exception of characterizing the defense team as immature. Yes, Mr Martinez and Det Flores should be commended. The problem with this case, is that Jody has been overcharged. This is not a first degree murder, much less a death penalty case. The general public, do not understand the law in these matters. Mr Martinez no doubt knows in his heart, that this is realy a Manslaughter case, but no doubt the decision was not made by him, but by the elected DA and his top staff. People do not like to hear it, but Jody also has a valid battered women defense.
Keep in mind, that in a homicide involving lovers, it is not uncommon for multiple gruesome wounds. Battered women will also pre-arm themselves, which does not in and of itself prove premeditation. One noted Phoenix area attorney was recently interviewed and commented that the prosecution must prove that Jody intended to kill Travis, when she entered his place, which may prove difficult.
Travis was sexually Dominant and they were in a quasi BDSM relationship. Oh, yes, ropes, verbal abuse, roughing her up.
A day of kinky BDSM tinged sex, both of them apparently enjoyed it (some poeople do). When he was cleaning up in the shower, he said or did something which debased her further and she snaped. Jody was in a fragile mental state, which must be kept in mind.
The more I read about Travis the less I like him. He played with her head and as a consequence lost his. I am sick of reading his camp making him out to be someone really special. Jodi was able to have a 4 year relationship with someone and still remain friends. That says something. Travis two ex girlfriends are witnesses for the defence. His friends are also witnesses for the defence. I appreciate that they have to defame him in some way but once I heard about 82000 messages I knew he had lied to his friends and probably was deceitful to the core.
J Grubb

Lakewood, WA

#18 Jan 31, 2013
Second degree - guilty as Hell. I think when she realized he would not marry her, she felt like she had been nothing more that whore to him.

No excuse for killing somebody. I think she should rot in prison.
Off topic, but I had to comment: I have never seen such dead and soul-less eyes on a female in my life. Not just in the courtroom but, in every photograph they have shown on television.

Peace to all from Seattle, WA
LA Guy

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Jan 31, 2013
J Grubb wrote:
Second degree - guilty as Hell. I think when she realized he would not marry her, she felt like she had been nothing more that whore to him.
No excuse for killing somebody. I think she should rot in prison.
Off topic, but I had to comment: I have never seen such dead and soul-less eyes on a female in my life. Not just in the courtroom but, in every photograph they have shown on television.
Peace to all from Seattle, WA
Doe Eyed - look it up

At least you agree that it is not murder one.
LA Guy

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Jan 31, 2013
Pharmabill wrote:
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The more I read about Travis the less I like him. He played with her head and as a consequence lost his. I am sick of reading his camp making him out to be someone really special. Jodi was able to have a 4 year relationship with someone and still remain friends. That says something. Travis two ex girlfriends are witnesses for the defence. His friends are also witnesses for the defence. I appreciate that they have to defame him in some way but once I heard about 82000 messages I knew he had lied to his friends and probably was deceitful to the core.
Great point as to remaining friends after four years.
J Grubb

Lakewood, WA

#21 Jan 31, 2013
LA Guy wrote:
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Doe Eyed - look it up
At least you agree that it is not murder one.
I know what doe eyed means. If she is doe eyed, it must be one dead doe!

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