Discussion in 'Travis Alexander Trial - The State vs. Jodi Arias' started by marlap, Apr 13, 2013.
I voted two days to a week
If they get the case on Friday, they will probably have a good idea of where they all stand. Then IMHO they will go home and think about it over the weekend. I wouldn't be surprised to hear a guilty verdict Monday. Then let the penalty phase begin - ughhh! More witnesses, more testiphony of what a great person JA is. I don't think I can take that. Do ya think Donovan will be making a statement? Darryl? McCartney? Grammie, her mom? Dad? Siblings. They all seem to think she's a bit coo-coo-for cocoa puffs.
The aunt seems to have left, so I don't think/know if we'll be seeing her again.
I am waiting for jury instructions for a more accurate estimate. But right now I think about 1 day.
When guilty verdict is read,does she go right off to prison? or back to jail to await the penalty phase? hoping right to her new home(prison)''thnx.
I'm guessing the only thing the jury will deliberate on is what to have for lunch.
I'm thinking the deliberations will be about 3 or 4 days. I'm hoping that most will believe JA is guilty, but there may be a few who will hold out for second degree murder as opposed to first degree. It may take a few days for the rest to convince them to go with first degree.
After being tied up with court for 4 months, I think they will all want to get it over with. So, any hold-outs will probably be easily convinced to go with the majority on first degree murder. lease:
I think the jury will deliberate anywhere from 1 to 3 days. They are not going to want to come back after just 3 hours or so because I believe they want to be very careful with their decision and not give the appearance of having already had their minds made up.
I just really, really hope that the jury instructions are very clear. First elect a foreperson, take a preliminary vote, then each juror will know where the majority stands. The discussions will naturally take off from there, IMO.
This is a death qualified jury and I trust them to agree on a proper verdict. If this isn't a premeditated murder one case I don't know what would be. Still, I will be a nervous wreck during verdict watch!
I don't want LWOP for Jodi or for her to be in general population because she would enjoy it too much. She deserves to be isolated and on death row. The needle will be a much more humane death than what she did to Travis.
When a bailiff in felony court I had a Jury on a capital murder case that came back the same day it was handed to them with a guilty to 1st degree murder. Then during the penalty phase they came back with death penalty the same day it was handed to them. We did not stay out overnight once. That was a first for me. Usually I had sequestered Juries out at least one night per phase in a hotel.
The foreperson on that case was a retired professor at MIT and he guided them through the instructions of law and evidence and it was clear cut and done. It clearly was not a rush to judgment, just a solid case for the prosecutor. Hoping for the same with this Jury.
I voted 2 day- a week.
Seems to me the juror questions should clear up a lot of stuff deliberations would consider.
I think Nurmi and Wilmott will split the closing argument. It will be very painful to listen to!
1 To 2 Days Murder 1st Degree
BBM. I hope their deliberation is therapeutic for them. :grouphug:
And I hope they write a book.:lookingitup:
Agreed, Bette, and I hope the judge will pre-warn the principals (especially the DT) that the Court will not grant extra time (having to send the jury home to to do nothing on the case for a couple of days) for them to get their arguments, etc., together.
It's not like a 1st Degree Murder verdict should be a big surprise. Each side (especially the Defense Team) should already be ready to go on arguments for the Penalty Phase. As soon as Guilty-1st Degree is handed down, if it is -- and please let it be so, they should take a 15min break, or lunch, and get on with it.
I smell a request for delay from the DT if we get that G-1st verdict. Grrrrrrrr.
I'm sorry, but if they aren't ready to rock and roll right away after the verdict comes down, then what have the good people of Arizona been paying that mitigation specialist for to sit in court for four months? Was it just an advertisement for gaudy jewelry and inappropriate behavior?
Voted two days to a week, but one to two days is what I really think. It could easily be Friday, but I'm thinking they'll definitely have a verdict by the end of Monday.
These jurors have asked the most astute questions and endured a great deal. I just want to say Thank You Jurors.
I believe they will come through with a Guilty of Murder in the 1st Degree verdict.
Your post states my position way better than I could have done. I'm thinking two days for a verdict. Jodi will most likely be sick or have her migraine headache before the jury begins deliberating. She will probably puke in her seat. I'm hoping there will be a "guilty" verdict for murder one.
I think it'll be about a Monday verdict.
Hopefully this doesn't sound like a dumb question...but is the jury allowed to take a vote right off the bat before discussing all the testimony and so forth? If that happens it could be over in less than 5 minutes. Either way to give my two cents on the length of time before a verdict is read...I think it will be less than 8 hours. With the amount of evidence the prosecution has presented, if I were a member of the jury I would want to come in with a verdict quickly to demonstrate that the case against JA is so obvious.
I think they can vote right away. The best movie about a jury is the classic 12 Angry Men , IMO. It's the going over evidence and debating and whatnot that takes time. They all have to agree because the one juror that disagrees causes an issue.
Two minutes. Max.