Verdict is in! GUILTY of MURDER ONE - Hung Jury On Penalty Phase

Discussion in 'Travis Alexander Trial - The State vs. Jodi Arias' started by SoSueMe, May 21, 2013.

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  1. Karmady

    Karmady Former Member

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    I heard him say that, but afaik his comment was based on the statement released by the county attorney shortly after the hung jury was announced. The statement was this (bbm):

    "We appreciate the jury's work in the guilt and aggravation phases of the trial and now we will assess, based upon available information, what the next steps will be. As of this point in time, the Court has set a Status Conference for June 20 and we will proceed with the intent to retry the penalty phase. Because, for purposes of a jury determination on punishment, this is still a pending matter, there will be no further comment."

    Imo, they definitely have not yet decided whether they'll re-try it. Even if that's what they're thinking, they're not going to commit one way or the other at this early point.
     
  2. pip

    pip New Member

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    It seems to me his vote must have been life. He says she was mentally and emotionally abused in his mind and that does matter to him, says it has to.
     
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    aa9511 New Member

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    I think it's like this...imagine if someone came to you and said the young daughter of your neighbor commited a horrific, horrific crime where she stabbed her boyfriend to death. You would understanably be shocked, and WANT TO FIND A REASON AS TO WHY. What happened, did she snap? Did she have a mental breakdown? And keep in mind you had never heard anything bad about this girl, and she seemed really sweet and innocent. SO SOMETHING MUST HAVE GONE WRONG.
     
  4. nawd68

    nawd68 New Member

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    I can understand the foreman's statement about connecting the brutality of the crime when looking at Jodi. Sometimes I look at her and I just can't believe she slit another person's throat. Just imagine what it takes to do that to someone?
     
  5. Lilly12

    Lilly12 New Member

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    Oh my gosh. Sounds like she will not give Jodi LWOP. For whom was she emotional for, me thinks Jodi. moo
     
  6. LLC

    LLC Active Member

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    No one is attacking the jury. I think they sucked but I am not "attacking" them. Just like the jury we are entitled to make a judgement call. JMHO. :)
     
  7. ExigentPlan

    ExigentPlan Opinionated A**hole

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    No. This would be horrible. It would be so warped with political correctness and just simply politics that there would be no hope of true justice. Just look at our "professional" legislators these days!

    I think our justice system still has great potential, but one change needs to be made... Get rid of UNANIMOUS decisions. Seriously, there are just too many biased people (we are all biased in some way or another), with their own histories or agendas. All jury verdicts should be decided by a 3/4 vote. 8 out of 12 should carry a verdict. And I'm not saying that because that happened to be the split this time. It would prevent the mistrials from the majority of hung juries. It would reduce the jurors who later claim that they were pressured to vote one way or another. But it also still protects from a person's fate being decide by a simple majority, 50/50 split, coin toss.
     
  8. kpm

    kpm ~ i am easily satisfied with the very best ~ wc

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    IMO, ALV was not believed, the texts and voicemails were believed but they were out of context
     
  9. kscornfed

    kscornfed Active Member

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    we should start a pool on when this starts again, IF it starts again. i seriously doubt anything will happen in july. how many continuances were there before this ever got to trial? it took almost 5 years!!

    with the heat of the case so fresh, i think the DT will, once again, try to put the skids on the whole process, definitely ask for a change of venue, and anything else they can come up with to delay the whole thing.
     
  10. KMouse

    KMouse Well-Known Member

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    I don't want this to come across as an insult or anything. It is not meant that way.

    This is MOO. When I saw the jury getting on the bus after the verdict I was stunned to see the age demographics. To me they looked like they were getting on a seniors casino weekend bus. Honestly, that was my first thought and my second was that may have been part of the problem there. That generation may not "get" how relationships are these days or how people text each other. They may have looked at Jodi as somebody who could be their daughter.
     
  11. Isabelle

    Isabelle Verified registered nurse

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    I didn't get that the foreman voted for DP based on his interview.
     
  12. nawd68

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    People, think with your brain here and not with your emotions.
     
  13. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a link? I haven't seen it, just read an article


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  14. Sues*zoo

    Sues*zoo New Member

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    Professional juries would violate the right to a trial by a jury of one's peers.
    And honestly don't you think after listening to a number of brutal cases that these professional jurors would become desensitized? And maybe compare one trial to another? As in "well this case isn't as bad as the last one I was a part of and we didn't give them the DP so we shouldn't here".The problem is the exclusion of relevant evidence in order to somehow protect the defendant...ie too prejudicial. :moo:
     
  15. InALandFarFarAway

    InALandFarFarAway Lah di freakin' dah

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    You know that eject button on JW's seat that propelled her 10ft in the air whenever she objected? The jurors needed that for JA's chair during her eternal testimony. I would have been pressing the "eject" multiple times per day.
     
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    As soon as you have professional juries you will have corruption. It would never work as well as the 'duty' option.

    JMO
     
  17. Kentucky Gal

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    The way Juan Martinez was with her... He's known for having an aggressive style..
    Jury Foreman.
    Odd comment.
     
  19. Litigatrix

    Litigatrix New Member

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    Me too...

    I was looking very forward to hearing their thoughts but felt confident that "abuse" would not have been coupled with "-ive" by any stretch of the imagination when talking about TA. I.e. "She totally lied about the abuse but we couldn't kill her because she's a sick puppy vs. we had to consider that he was mentally and verbally abusive." (<--just typing this makes me ill).

    I was stunned by the hung jury outcome but not surprised. The rationale, however, actually surprises and horrifies me because of the double standard. If the jury had seen photos of JA decomposing after being slaughtered like an animal, there is no doubt in my mind that Travis would have been UNDER the jail. No matter what purportedly "abusive" IM's she had sent.

    She will still be adequately punished no matter the outcome, but I just hate that her machinations had any effect at all on otherwise reasonably minded people.
     
  20. KMouse

    KMouse Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everything you said. There will be motions galore. In the meantime the convicted murderer will be working the media through her "spokesperson" and her media friend, and losing more weight to look more frail.
     
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