Jodi Arias has been found guilty of first degree murder and guilty of cruelty in the aggravation phase of her trial for the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. The jurors who found her guilty of the first two phases of the trial could not agree on the final phase, which resulted in a hung jury and a mistrial for the final phase of the trial. Now the State & the victim's family have to decide whether to continue and impanel a new jury. A new jury would decide whether Arias receives the death penalty or life with or without parole. If they cannot decide, the death penalty is out.
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That's the answer... right there! How can you argue with that? Thank you; I couldn't agree more!
fpherj48, Watching the trial as long and intensely as I did, I kept looking for something ... anything in Jodi Arias that resembled remorse ... instead, I saw a T-SHIRT and I heard lie after lie and heard Jodi, Jodi, Jodi. She is infuriating.
Ah, yes, "THE T-SHIRT." How DARE she? True Domestic abuse victims, are TRAPPED. They do NOT "stalk" their abuser, nor move themselves MILES, to live near them, or sneak into their abuser's home. They do NOT go to extremes to be NEAR abuse! HELLO Jodi
see my Hub on "Why are men less victims than women." We are in full agreement on the point you made.
Thanks for sharing! I'd have to agree wholeheartedly. I feel bad for Travis' family and friends. Jodi will get satisfaction as she has all along if she continues to live. She'll have it easy living for free (on our money), relations with guards, etc
It is pretty sad that tax dollars of hard working Americans are paying for her defense & will pay for every appeal she makes hereafter.
I agree, RealityTalk. Some may not believe in the death penalty, and that's fine. We all have our own beliefs. However, non-existence or hell would be my choice for her. We are punishing ourselves (taxes) with keeping her around. :/
I am curious. If you were on the jury & you found as the jurors did for phase 1 & 2 of the trial. Could you have sentenced a pretty young woman to death in phase 3? I think a woman could, but many men cannot not, because she is female &
Reality Talk, I can't speak for any man, but for me the matter of looks doesn't even enter the equation. Ted Bundy was an attractive man but that didn't count for squat and it should not count for squat.
I agree, Beth! Many male serial killers have been good looking men. Not only Ted Bundy, but Jeffrey Dahmer and Gary Ridgway. Ridgway was even an NFL player. We must look at the crime, not the face.
Good point. Just today on TV there was a man on death row for 18 years who was exonerated by medical evidence. Our forefathers believed it better 10 guilty go free than one innocent die.
U.S. Supreme Justices questioned the effectiveness of the death penalty due to just what you said. Appeal after appeal after appeal & they can survive on death row for a decade & some.
Why exactly 365 days? Just curious...
In California there have been people such as "The Night Stalker" who have been on "death row" for over 20 years! Texas and Florida are probably the quickest states to follow through with executions and it still takes longer than a year.
it is enough time to have a complete review of all evidence, including anything excluded under the rules of evidence, and 1 appeal. That is all I would grant anyone sentenced to death.
I can appreciate your sentiment. It is easier for us to say she should be sentenced to death, but to be a juror sentencing her to death or the actual person who gives her the lethal injection is something else.