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Author Topic: Travis Alexander of Mesa, AZ Found Murdered June 2008-Jodi Arias on Trial  (Read 1362150 times)
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« Reply #3120 on: May 21, 2013, 12:36:57 PM »

Hi Monks! 
Nurmi is gross, Willmott looks anxious, Jodi is still writing.... The mom's sister doesn't seem to be there yuckin it up....
and her friend bailed... nothing to see here!
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« Reply #3121 on: May 21, 2013, 12:37:13 PM »

Food for thought in regards to the attempted withdrawals from the case of defence attorney Kirk Nurmi as well as the allegedly forged letters that were allegedly written by Travis ... allegedly forged letters that Jodi attempted to present as evidence to support her claim that Travis had an interest in children.

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Defense Counsel Information based on case minutes:

First public defender at arraignment is James Hann. There is a minute entry about the public defender having a possible conflict. The State’s Attorney is Juan Martinez

On 9/19/08 the public defender is Maria L Schaffer as primary.

On 9/19/08 another public defender Judis R Andrews requested an extension of time to challenge the Grand Jury proceedings as they did not have a copy of the Grand Jury transcript.

On 12/18/08 the primary public defender is Maria L Schaffer and the secondary public defender is Gregory T Parzych. Juan M Martinez is still the State’s Attorney.

On 5/22/09 the defendant submitted a request for a change of council.
Additional hearings and status meeting are held without further mention of the change of council.

On 8/10/09 the Court received and reviewed a motion from both public defenders to withdraw from representing the defendant. The Court found sufficient cause to allow them to withdraw and noted that the trial was set for February 2, 2010 so there is adequate time for new counsel to be assigned without putting the trial date in jeopardy.

On 8/18/09 Victoria E Washington and Kirk Nurmi appear as counsel along with Maria Schaffer and Gregory Parzych at an evidentiary hearing. Of interest, this hearing was to determine if there is probable cause to add an Aggravating Factor that will make this a death penalty case. This is where the prosecution presents to the Court that the victim was shot first, then repeatedly stabbed, then stabbed in the heart and finally had throat slit. Detective Flores represents to the court that he spoke with the Medical Examiner Dr. Horne and that this is the sequence of events Dr. Horne gave him.

On 8/18/09 Victoria E Washington (secondary) and Kirk Nurmi (primary) are assigned as new defense counsel.

On 11/3/09 new trial date of 8/16/2010 is set. This is per the request of defense counsel who previously stated they need more time to prepare.

On 6/18/10 the trial date was reset to 8/2/2011.

On 2/25/11 Kirk Nurmi announced to the Court that he is leaving the Public Defender’s Office.

On 3/8/2011 a hearing is held regarding Kirk Nurmi withdrawing as defense consel. Very interesting minutes. Defendant strenuously objected to new counsel and possibility of pushing back trial date. The Court noted that “Once a case is set for trial, counsel may not withdraw except upon motion providing the name and address of another attorney, along with a statement from that attorney stating that he or she has been advised of the trial date and will be prepared for trial. Rule 6.3(c). No such motion or statement has been filed in this case. “ Mr. Nurmi was ordered to continue as the lead defense counsel at the standard public defender hourly rate paid to the primary defense counsel.

On 3/9/2011 Mr. Nurmi submitted a formal motion to withdraw and as hearing on the motion was set for 3/21/2011.

On 3/21/2011 Mr. Nurmi’s motion to withdraw as counsel is denied
. At this hearing the State’s request to change the trial date due to a scheduling conflict with State Attorney Juan M Martinez was also denied.

On 3/22/2011 another hearing is held with a second motion to withdraw by Mr. Nurmi. After the hearing on the previous day the Public Defender Office notified Mr. Nurmi that they were withdrawing the mitigation specialist, investigator, and paralegal because the Public Defender Office does not want Mr. Nurmi directing staff when he is no longer an employee. The Court ordered that Mr. Nurmi motion was denied and he was required to remain as the primary counsel and that the Public Defender Office must immediately reassign the personnel to the case.

On 4/4/2011 Mr. Nurmi stated his objection to remaining on the case during a status hearing as he has left the Public Defender Office to go into private practice. The Court found that Mr. Nurmi has an ethical obligation to continue representing the defendant but would begin receiving a reasonable hourly rate of $225.00 as compensation to avoid any financial interests that would place Mr. Nurmi in conflict with his client.

On 8/8/2011 defendant has a hearing on an oral motion she submitted to represent herself. At the end of the hearing this motion is granted but Kirk Nurmi and Victoria Washington are to remain as advisory counsel, with Victoria Washington as primary. The evidentiary hearing on the purported letters from Travis Alexander alleging he is a pedophile is held with Ms. Arias as defense counsel.

On 8/9/2011 during a normal status conference both Victoria Washington and Kirk Nurmi address the Court as to the roles and responsibility of advisory counsel, and the primary counsel (which is now the defendant). The Court agrees and addresses this with Ms. Arias and asks her if she wishes to remain as her own counsel. She states she will continue as primary counsel.

On 8/15/2011 the evidentiary hearing regarding the “pedophile” letters is completed. The Court orders that the letters are precluded and the defense withdraws them. At the end of this hearing Ms. Arias submits an oral request to withdraw as her own counsel and requests that Mr. Nurmi and Victoria Washington be reinstated as defense counsel. The Court orders Kirk Nurmi and Victoria Washington to represent the defendant in all further proceedings.

On 9/9/2011 the trial date is reset to 2/21/2012 due to the primary defense witness needing to withdraw because of a health issue. A new witness will need to be retained and allowed time to prepare for the trial.

On 12/22/2011 a hearing was held on a motion from the Public Defender Office to withdraw from this case due to a conflict of interest with Victoria Washington. Motion was allowed but the Public Defender Office will appoint a new second counsel, investigator, mitigation specialist, and paralegal. Victoria Washington is released as counsel.

On 1/3/2012 a hearing was held on a motion to continue trial due to assignment of new counsel. New secondary counsel Jennifer L Willmott was assigned by the Public Defender Office. Defendant agreed and waived the applicable time limit. Trial date was changed to 10/17/2012.

On 3/12/2012 a hearing was held on a defense motion to dismiss the Intent to Seek Death Penalty. Per the motion “At the status conference on January 3, 2012, the Court granted an oral motion by the defense to continue the trial due to the recent appointment of Ms. Willmott. Defendant Arias agreed to the continuance and the exclusion of time. The trial was reset to October 17, 2012. All time was excluded. See minute entry dated January 3, 2012. Defendant now asserts the State’s Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty should be dismissed because, to assure she had effective representation by counsel, Defendant Arias had to agree to the continuance of the trial to October 17, 2012.” The Court denied this motion as the need for competent and prepared counsel trumps her right to a speedy trial. During this hearing the defense also submitted a motion to preclude the State from referring to Travis Alexander as a “victim” during the trial. Specifically, Defendant Arias argues she would be prejudiced by permitting the State and its witnesses to refer to Mr. Alexander as the victim since it is contrary to her claim of self defense. As such, she would be prejudiced. The State responds that the term “victim” is routinely used in criminal cases and does not imply the defendant committed the crime with which she has been charged. Further, the State argues Mr. Alexander was murdered and thus he was a “victim” of a criminal offense as defined by Arizona law. The Court finds the defendant failed to establish she will be prejudiced if Mr. Alexander is referred to as the “victim” in front of the jury during the trial. The State’s evidence will show Mr. Alexander was the victim of a homicide. Apparently, the defendant will argue she acted in self defense and was thus justified in her actions. Regardless, referring to Mr. Alexander as the “victim” during the trial will not unfairly prejudice the defendant.

On 10/30/12 defense submits another request to continue the trial date (there was a previous motion that was granted moving the trial date from 10/17/2012 to 11/19/2012) because they want their own review of a computer hard drive. State objects to the continuation.

On 11/19/2012 motion is granted changing trial date to 12/10/2012.

On 12/4/2012 defense submits another motion for continuation. Motion is denied.

Jury selection begins on 12/10/2012. Final jury is selected and sworn in 12/20/12. Opening statements scheduled to being 1/2/2012.

jacct - 01-10-2013, 04:48 PM
 http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8715239

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http://www.courtminutes.maricopa.gov/JOnamesearch.asp?casenumber=CR2008031021


Kirk Nurmi has attempted to withdraw from the Jodi Arias case time and time again going way back but each motion was denied.

Could it be that Nurmi realized he could not defend someone with an ego that insisted on being in control of the defense.

Janet



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« Reply #3122 on: May 21, 2013, 12:37:16 PM »

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#jodiarias #fox10 Arias family comes in, sits down in front row across the aisle from Travis' family. No eye contact. Like old Berlin Wall.

http://www.wptv.com/generic/news/national/Jodi-Arias-trial-live-video
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« Reply #3123 on: May 21, 2013, 12:37:42 PM »

Still no sign of #JodiArias' parents yet, rest of the court is pretty full now. We are still hwaiting.

http://wildabouttrial.com/videos/jodi-arias-live-stream.html

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#JodiArias' family is here now. Her father sits in the aisle seat in front row. We await the judge, jury and Jodi.
http://wildabouttrial.com/videos/jodi-arias-live-stream.html
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« Reply #3124 on: May 21, 2013, 12:39:33 PM »

Today the defense wears blood red... SHAMEFUL!!!
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« Reply #3125 on: May 21, 2013, 12:40:44 PM »


The following is a link to Jodi Arias' March, 2011 letter to the judge in response to one of several motions filed by Kirk Nurmi to withdraw his representation.

Janet

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http://twitdoc.com/view.asp?id=94223&sid=20PB&ext=PDF&lcl=JA-Letter-from-Jodi-to-Judge-re-Nurmi-Motion-to-Withdraw.pdf&usr=zou2&doc=139833553&key=key-2gxotllz9sge8erm21fo


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« Reply #3126 on: May 21, 2013, 12:43:56 PM »

I can remember when Jodi first took the stand to testify ... the first question Kirk Nurmi asked was "Are you testifying on your own free will?" (paraphrased)

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« Reply #3127 on: May 21, 2013, 12:44:19 PM »

Today the defense wears blood red... SHAMEFUL!!!

omg are you serious?
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« Reply #3128 on: May 21, 2013, 12:45:27 PM »

I haven't seen him but they said on HLN that Nurmi was wearing a tan suit.
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« Reply #3129 on: May 21, 2013, 12:46:09 PM »

HLN: Jodi's in the courtroom wearing black holding a manilla envelope.
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« Reply #3130 on: May 21, 2013, 12:47:07 PM »

Can you imagine how the Alexander family is feeling.
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« Reply #3131 on: May 21, 2013, 12:48:20 PM »

HLN: Attorney and Jodi are still in chambers.
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« Reply #3132 on: May 21, 2013, 12:52:09 PM »

Hln says the DT is having a problem with the killer.
What's in the envelops the manifesto or those fake pedo letters? Drama drama drama
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« Reply #3133 on: May 21, 2013, 12:56:57 PM »

HLN is speculating that Jodi wants to ask the jury for death, and the judge is vetting her with questions about that decision to protect the case from appeal. Who knows? Maybe they're right.
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« Reply #3134 on: May 21, 2013, 12:58:13 PM »

http://www.wptv.com/generic/news/national/Jodi-Arias-trial-live-video

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RT @elizabetherwin : @tavations She just got here, then went into chambers w/attorneys and two Alexander sisters
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« Reply #3135 on: May 21, 2013, 01:00:04 PM »

I said it yesterday and will say again: If there is stuff to clear up that requires "in chamber" stuff, the judge should order the attorneys to appear BEFORE the set time for court to start. This is so disrespectful to the jury, IMO.
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« Reply #3136 on: May 21, 2013, 01:03:44 PM »

I agree! A few of the jurors were visibly pissed yesterday.
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« Reply #3137 on: May 21, 2013, 01:04:11 PM »

So sorry!! I forgot I was watching trutv.....  duh..
I do think it is so odd how the defense attys dress alike...
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« Reply #3138 on: May 21, 2013, 01:05:29 PM »

Wild About Trial @WildAboutTrial

Prosecution and two Travis' sisters just came out. Flores and Juan went into side room by me. He was moving fast.

http://wildabouttrial.com/videos/jodi-arias-live-stream.html
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« Reply #3139 on: May 21, 2013, 01:06:23 PM »

I agree! A few of the jurors were visibly pissed yesterday.

Hi Loca..

I agree as well.
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