Discussion in 'Travis Alexander Trial - The State vs. Jodi Arias' started by LambChop, Jan 8, 2015.
It's from the 'family' photos album she posted to myspace.
I believe it's her younger brother.
There is no "step dad", I think the confusion is that Jodi has an older half-sister. Her father had a first wife (or relationship) that resulted in a daughter. I do not think this half-sister has had what would be considered as close sibling relationships with her younger 2 half sisters and 2 half brothers. But there could be more to that part of the story. The older half sister does not seem to be involved in any kind of subject matter as part of this trial that I have read. But I could easily have missed something. I apologize for no source(s). (JMO)
If you google Jodi Arias My Space, there are numerous photos. This one she entitled "Sisters" (half-sister on right)
As I understand it, from reading the Minutes, Special Masters and Mitigation Masters are called in for specific issues only, and withdraw once they're dealt with. For instance:
Jan 7, 2009
IT IS ORDERED appointing the Hon. Gary Donahoe as the Capital Case Mitigation Discovery Master in the above matter.
Jan 21, 2010
Pursuant to the Supreme Court Administrative Order 2009-124, the Court has identified this Motion as one that is subject to the authority of the Special Master [Ruth V. McGregor].
Have not seen this before tonight. Lawd have mercy!
AZ can answer this as to the proper laws involved, but it was my understanding that the PT only has the obligation to make everything available, not to just give them all the evidence. Can you imagine if the police had to load up a van/truck with all the evidence collected from every crime scene and just give it all to the DT, whether the DT wanted it at that time or not, let alone had facilities to hold it all?
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From the above 13th Juror link:
"“…My [Nurmi] client cannot present a full case for life if these [secret testimony] documents are released. Mitigating evidence will be compromised,” he pleaded. He looked down at his notes and then back at the Judge. “This is not about the First Amendment and it is not about KPNX, the media or public rights. This is about our showing mitigating factors and her life. She is not actualized mitigation. The Defendant begs that we do not release these manuscripts.”
Sorry I could not locate original post to Reply With Quote. This BBM stood out for me suddenly.... which must mean that Jodi has not thus far in the secret testimony verbalized her "actual" mitigation?? Is she trying to match up with those affidavits (wonder when they were done versus her secret testimony)?? So if the affidavits are released before she finishes testifying this compromises her mitigation ??? What am I missing here in trying so hard to understand what Nurmi (or rather JA) meant??? Huh??? (JMO)
I'm more interested in why JA went to a private school for her first 3 years, no wonder she thinks she's a "special snowflake".
Okay, that is why I got confused....thank you!
Like Shadowboy, I've been browsing through the Minutes this evening, and it seems Arias would agree with you! She filed motions to prevent her pretrial interviews from being introduced in evidence, period, but also (interestingly) mentions very specific portions of those interviews which she was particularly worried about - including the part where she asks for time to fix her face before being filmed, and of course, her notorious statement that no jury would convict her. She obviously wanted to charm/taint the jury pool in her favor, and filter out the bad parts in court.
In a similar vein, she filed a motion to preclude Travis from being referred to as "the victim" in court, on the basis that it would prejudice the jury against her claim of self-defense. Or in other words, she actually expected the court to assist with her defense. As you can imagine, Juan made short work of that, pointing out the obvious - that Travis IS the victim of a crime, regardless of who committed it, and victims are routinely referred to as such in trials. Hence no prejudice. And hence, DENIED.
There are many similar horrors - expectations of special treatment, etc. - a big cut-and-paste project for a rainy day.
Very much agreed!! :clap:
BBM: Her premeditation to kill was the culmination of every bad feelings that developed between Jodi and Travis, that's for sure. The hurt, humiliation, disappointment and desperation were all there for a long time and she probably thought of killing him for a while but I often ask myself what made her to finally act upon her murderous thoughts. I think when Travis told her to pay up for his damaged BMW, Jodi decided to kill him. It seems attorneys were involved with the BMW issues and Jodi seemed to have lost her case (since she did leave a payment, although it was a bad check). No way she was going to pay him $6000. He had to die.
I'm trying to have faith, unfortunately, I just finished following the Pistorius trial.... :thinking:
Not clear enough imo, especially with KN spouting off about porn "images" instead of what they really are, urls, and getting away with it(didn't hear either JM or JSS correct him) when afaik there have been absolutely none found by either the PT or the DT. In fact, I even went back and relistened to all the trial videos I could find on both Dworkin and Melendez and both were very sure there were no porn "images" on TA's hard drive. Melendez even verified that he didn't even find any pics of any children let alone naked pics from either the waist up or the waist down of women. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9hvA3hQpBk
and Dworkin said he stood by what he'd sworn previously that he had found no porn images, his testimony starts at about 58:00 for those who want to review it on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTpvEnF4ubA
BBM - From:
"January 14, 2013 Det. Melendez testimony
January 14, 2012 morning testimony
Michael Melendez--witness for the prosecution
--works for Mesa PD. In June 2008 he was a detective in the computer forensics department. He conducted examinations of computer related evidence. Did forensic examinations.
--Prosecution is walking Melendez through the steps of what he examines and why. Melendez takes the hard drive and connects it to a
device that makes it incapable of being altered. A copy of the hard drive is made to work with. The original is kept.
--Looks at user account information, and last time computer was shut down. Melendez also looks at cameras. Looks at the memory cards in cameras. Similar process used to examine memory cards. A mirror image is made and software is used to look at the information.
--Melendez initially worked on a laptop. Prosecution asked about deleted information...what happens to deleted information on a computer?
Melendez is explaining how the operating system deals with deleted information. Deleted information stays in the operating system until new information is added to the open space. The operating system will overwrite the deleted information when the space is needed. Prosecution is now asking about deleting information from a camera/media card. The unallocated space doesn't have a file assigned to it so it sits empty until the computer needs the space. Investigators can look into unallocated spaces. Melendez uses forensic software to look at these unallocated spaces."
Sounds to me like he did use the 2008 Encase for his work, whether the DT picked up on that I have no idea, I would presume all that would have been marked on the evidence log for the HD when the DT came calling in 2009 and wanted to "see" what all they wanted. Imo, that they then took their own forensic copy at around that time means nothing more than they wanted to take their own copy to play with, especially since porn of any kind wasn't even an issue at that time.
Would be great, though I believe Melendez' testimony from the trial adequately proves that KN's assertion that they just found out about the 2008 copy last month is a lie, especially since KN was in the courtroom during that testimony.
I am hoping that Monday will be a productive day in court and that things will proceed swiftly and justly.
Right. And I am hoping that my Lottery ticket is the big winner and when I check it on Monday I will be a multimillionaire. I think my dream is about as likely as yours is. LOL
That's a question for AZL, but defense attys get to hide behind defending anything their client says. It's up to the state to try to disprove it. They can't knowingly suborn perjury, but as long as they play like Sgt Schultz they know nussing except what their client leads them to they are safe.
Was this perhaps around the time of the fake pedo letters that Matt created for her?
ETA: I guess it was not as found this
Trial reporting by tweet often results in a digital version of the old Telephone Game.
I think he probably said, "She HAS not actualized mitigation."
Pure conjecture, but since the DT did not complete direct examination before the end of the court day on November 3, perhaps LKN had not yet availed himself of the opportunity to ask if she took responsibility and whether she was remorseful so that she could fake-beg for her life.
It's just as likely -- more so -- that LKN means JA simply hadn't finished all her lying testiphony before her secret Tales of Prevarication were interrupted by the mean ol' Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.