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« Reply #680 on: August 01, 2014, 11:18:12 AM »

http://www.azfamily.com/news/Sentencing-retrial-in-Jodi-Arias-case-still-on-schedule-269319761.html

Sentencing retrial in Jodi Arias case still on schedule
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:52 PM

 
A new jury will be selected at the start of the retrial.

At Wednesday's hearing, Arias' defense team claimed prosecutor Juan Martinez has not been forthcoming about potential witnesses for the sentencing retrial.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.


"forthcoming" -- oh cry me a river!
Arias hasn't been forthcoming about anything!

thanks for the updates grace-land.
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« Reply #681 on: August 04, 2014, 07:16:42 PM »

http://www.azcentral.com/story/ejmontini/2014/08/04/jodi-arias-travis-alexander-sentencing-phase-trial/13585899/
Murderer Jodi Arias to get the spotlight all to herself
August 4, 2014


The trial of Jodi Arias seemed to go on and on and on. The TV networks -- all of us in the media -- couldn't get enough of it. Finally, last May, Arias was convicted of the brutal murder of Travis Alexander.

That should have been the end of it. She should have gotten a life sentence and then sent off to rot in prison.

But no. The Maricopa County Prosecutor's office make this a death penalty case. Unfortunately, the jury in the trial could not decide between life in prison or the death penalty. And so there will be a new trial just for sentencing. A new jury will be selected. All of the evidence will be presented, again.

Who knows how long it will last?

It will be awful for the family of Travis Alexander. Dragging them through repeated traumas like this new trial only adds to the horrors they've already had to endure.

But for Arias, who otherwise would be sitting in a stark, lonely cell, it's show time. A Maricopa County judge Monday approved Arias's request to represent herself in the sentencing trial.

And why wouldn't she?

If there was one thing that came across loud and clear in the first trial it is that Arias loved the spotlight. And she hates to share it with anyone. And now she won't have to do so.

It's sad.

It's grotesque.

And yet the most sad, most grotesque aspect of this is that too many of us won't be able to resist paying attention, and in the process give a convicted killer exactly what she wants.

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« Reply #682 on: August 04, 2014, 07:18:05 PM »

http://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/national/arias-to-represent-herself-at-death-penalty-trial/article_9e4c64cd-5093-5baa-aa68-6ace994651b8.html
Arias to represent herself at death penalty trial
August 4, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) A judge has ruled that Jodi Arias can represent herself in the upcoming penalty phase of her murder trial, where jurors will decide whether she is put to death for killing her ex-boyfriend.
Arias, 34, was convicted of first-degree murder last year in the 2008 killing of Travis Alexander, but jurors couldn't reach a decision on sentencing. Under Arizona law, Arias' murder conviction stands, and prosecutors have the option of putting on a second penalty phase with a new jury in an effort to secure a death sentence.
The case captured headlines worldwide and became a cable television staple with its tales of sex, lies and a brutal killing.
A new trial to determine the sentence is scheduled to begin Sept. 8. If the second panel fails to end in a unanimous decision, the death penalty would be removed from consideration. The judge would then sentence Arias to spend her life behind bars or to be eligible for release after 25 years.
Arias told the judge Monday of her intentions to act as her own lawyer, and Judge Sherry Stephens granted the request.
 
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« Reply #683 on: August 04, 2014, 07:19:00 PM »

My heart really went out during the trial for Travis's family.  It's terrible what they had to endure. And now this.   
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« Reply #684 on: August 04, 2014, 09:50:28 PM »

I think the fact that she will be representing herself  as her own lawyer is a death penalty conviction for sure.

She just wants to be on stage one last time.
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« Reply #685 on: August 05, 2014, 02:12:29 PM »

I think the fact that she will be representing herself  as her own lawyer is a death penalty conviction for sure.

She just wants to be on stage one last time.

I agree.

And I agree with Muffy.  What a horror for the Alexander to have to listen to her BS yet again!
 
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« Reply #686 on: August 08, 2014, 10:47:21 PM »

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/jodi-arias/2014/08/08/jodi-arias-attorney-motion-kirk-nurmi/13781429/

Jodi Arias lawyer tries to quit case
12:46 p.m. MST August 8, 2014

On Monday, convicted killer Jodi Arias was granted permission to act as her own lawyer in her September retrial to determine if she is sentenced to life or death.

On Friday, her lead attorney, Kirk Nurmi, asked the court to let him quit.

Arias, 34, is supposed to start picking a new jury Sept. 8. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens approved Arias' motion to represent herself, and appointed Nurmi and his second-chair attorney, Jennifer Willmott, as her legal advisers for the upcoming trial.

Nurmi had asked to be removed from the case in 2011, but another judge denied the motion. With Friday's filing, Nurmi asks for reconsideration because the situation has changed.

In his motion he noted that the earlier judge told him he had an ethical obligation to stay on the case. But now that he is merely advisory counsel, he wrote, "his ethical obligations to Ms. Arias are lessened to the point where these ethical obligations are of significantly lesser import."

He also pointed out that Arias has repeatedly tried to fire him from the case.

On Monday, Nurmi told Stephens that he and Arias did not agree on defense strategy for the upcoming retrial.

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« Reply #687 on: August 09, 2014, 11:18:49 AM »

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/jodi-arias/2014/08/08/jodi-arias-attorney-motion-kirk-nurmi/13781429/

Jodi Arias lawyer tries to quit case
12:46 p.m. MST August 8, 2014

On Monday, convicted killer Jodi Arias was granted permission to act as her own lawyer in her September retrial to determine if she is sentenced to life or death.

On Friday, her lead attorney, Kirk Nurmi, asked the court to let him quit.

Arias, 34, is supposed to start picking a new jury Sept. 8. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens approved Arias' motion to represent herself, and appointed Nurmi and his second-chair attorney, Jennifer Willmott, as her legal advisers for the upcoming trial.

Nurmi had asked to be removed from the case in 2011, but another judge denied the motion. With Friday's filing, Nurmi asks for reconsideration because the situation has changed.

In his motion he noted that the earlier judge told him he had an ethical obligation to stay on the case. But now that he is merely advisory counsel, he wrote, "his ethical obligations to Ms. Arias are lessened to the point where these ethical obligations are of significantly lesser import."

He also pointed out that Arias has repeatedly tried to fire him from the case.

On Monday, Nurmi told Stephens that he and Arias did not agree on defense strategy for the upcoming retrial.




I can't really blame Nurmi from trying to extract himself from this. 
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« Reply #688 on: August 09, 2014, 07:09:29 PM »

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/jodi-arias/2014/08/08/jodi-arias-attorney-motion-kirk-nurmi/13781429/

Jodi Arias lawyer tries to quit case
12:46 p.m. MST August 8, 2014

On Monday, convicted killer Jodi Arias was granted permission to act as her own lawyer in her September retrial to determine if she is sentenced to life or death.

On Friday, her lead attorney, Kirk Nurmi, asked the court to let him quit.

Arias, 34, is supposed to start picking a new jury Sept. 8. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens approved Arias' motion to represent herself, and appointed Nurmi and his second-chair attorney, Jennifer Willmott, as her legal advisers for the upcoming trial.

Nurmi had asked to be removed from the case in 2011, but another judge denied the motion. With Friday's filing, Nurmi asks for reconsideration because the situation has changed.

In his motion he noted that the earlier judge told him he had an ethical obligation to stay on the case. But now that he is merely advisory counsel, he wrote, "his ethical obligations to Ms. Arias are lessened to the point where these ethical obligations are of significantly lesser import."

He also pointed out that Arias has repeatedly tried to fire him from the case.

On Monday, Nurmi told Stephens that he and Arias did not agree on defense strategy for the upcoming retrial.




I can't really blame Nurmi from trying to extract himself from this. 

I agree Muffy, but this will just lead to another postponement.  Of course, she is going to appeal whatever because of "ineffective" counsel.  A no win situation.
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« Reply #689 on: August 10, 2014, 09:28:52 AM »

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/jodi-arias/2014/08/08/jodi-arias-attorney-motion-kirk-nurmi/13781429/

Jodi Arias lawyer tries to quit case
12:46 p.m. MST August 8, 2014

On Monday, convicted killer Jodi Arias was granted permission to act as her own lawyer in her September retrial to determine if she is sentenced to life or death.

On Friday, her lead attorney, Kirk Nurmi, asked the court to let him quit.

Arias, 34, is supposed to start picking a new jury Sept. 8. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens approved Arias' motion to represent herself, and appointed Nurmi and his second-chair attorney, Jennifer Willmott, as her legal advisers for the upcoming trial.

Nurmi had asked to be removed from the case in 2011, but another judge denied the motion. With Friday's filing, Nurmi asks for reconsideration because the situation has changed.

In his motion he noted that the earlier judge told him he had an ethical obligation to stay on the case. But now that he is merely advisory counsel, he wrote, "his ethical obligations to Ms. Arias are lessened to the point where these ethical obligations are of significantly lesser import."

He also pointed out that Arias has repeatedly tried to fire him from the case.

On Monday, Nurmi told Stephens that he and Arias did not agree on defense strategy for the upcoming retrial.




I can't really blame Nurmi from trying to extract himself from this. 

I agree Muffy, but this will just lead to another postponement.  Of course, she is going to appeal whatever because of "ineffective" counsel.  A no win situation.


BBM  I was thinking along the same lines as you are about the "ineffective" counsel.  I realize some want DP for her, but it just drags it all out again for Travis's family.  It's a hot button for many, no matter how heinous the crime.  LWOP sounds like a good punishment.  Not so much drama and attention for her and at her age, she would have a lot of years behind bars before her death.  A long, long time.... JMHO
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« Reply #690 on: August 11, 2014, 09:00:40 AM »

Muffy, I agree.
 

If the death sentence was that should would have to endure what Travis endured -- then I would be all for it.  I think the better penalty is life w/o parole.
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« Reply #691 on: August 14, 2014, 11:46:11 PM »

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/jodi-arias-seeks-delay-penalty-phase-retrial-24967181

Jodi Arias Seeks Delay of Penalty Phase Retrial
PHOENIX Aug 13, 2014, 3:57 PM ET

Jodi Arias asked a judge Wednesday to postpone the second penalty phase of her murder trial, explaining she would no longer represent herself if one of her two attorneys is allowed to quit the case.

Arias, 34, was convicted of murder last year in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend, but jurors couldn't reach a decision on sentencing, setting the stage for a Sept. 8 retrial to determine her punishment.

Judge Sherry Stephens previously granted Arias' motion to represent herself while her two court-appointed attorneys stay on as advisers.

However, one of those attorneys asked the judge on Wednesday to let him quit the case. Lawyer Kirk Nurmi explained in a motion filed last week that "a completely fractured relationship between counsel (and client) now exists."
 
Arias asked for the delay to give her time to interview an expert witness she plans to call to testify and to review evidence.

Prosecutor Juan Martinez vehemently objected, noting the case has dragged on long enough. He said the ruling that allowed Arias to represent herself also said there would be no delays.

"She agreed to those terms," Martinez told the judge.

Arias has tried to fire Nurmi several times, and he has sought to get off the case in the past after frequent clashes with Arias over strategy.

In response to his latest request, Arias told the judge that she would no longer serve as her own attorney and would allow her other lawyer, Jennifer Willmott, to argue the case if Nurmi was permitted to quit.

"As far as I know, he has not done anything" lately to assist in the defense, Arias told the judge.

Arguments were then closed to the media and public, and it was not immediately clear if the judge issued a ruling.

The prosecutor and defense attorneys left court without comment.

A hearing is set for Aug. 22 on Arias' motion to postpone the retrial.
 
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« Reply #692 on: August 14, 2014, 11:51:30 PM »

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/jodi-arias/2014/08/14/jodi-arias-lawyer-defending/14089627/

Jodi Arias still defending herself after judge keeps lawyer on case
6:09 p.m. MST August 14, 2014

In a single sentence, the judge in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial refused to let her lawyer off the case.

That means Arias is still representing herself. For now.

Arias, who was convicted of the 2008 murder of her lover Travis Alexander, was granted the right to defend herself against the death penalty in a trial that is supposed to start Sept. 8. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens ordered that her attorneys during her 2013 trial, Kirk Nurmi and Jennifer Willmott, stay on as her advisory legal counsel.

But on Wednesday, Nurmi asked to be let off the case, and Arias told the court that if Nurmi leaves, she will "relinquish" her right to defend herself. That likely would have meant that Willmott would stay on as her lead counsel and a second attorney would be appointed.

Death-penalty cases require that the defendant have two death-qualified attorneys, an investigator and a mitigation specialist, who gathers evidence and witnesses to why the jury should not impose death.

Stephens took the matter under advisement and later on Wednesday issued a minute entry (which is a record of a day's hearing or a judgment) that said simply, "It is ordered denying advisory counsel Kirk Nurmi's motion to withdraw."

Whether Arias continues to defend herself remains to be seen. She asserted the right once before her first trial in order to argue evidence she wanted included in trial but her lawyers did not. When she lost, she asked to have her attorneys back.

Stephens has said that if Arias decides she wants attorneys again, it will be a final decision.
 

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« Reply #693 on: August 15, 2014, 10:16:55 AM »

Oh where oh where is the duck tape whe it's needed?

Geez...will she ever shut up?
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« Reply #694 on: August 15, 2014, 10:21:30 AM »

Oh where oh where is the duck tape whe it's needed?

Geez...will she ever shut up?



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I was thinking along those same lines. 
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« Reply #695 on: August 15, 2014, 02:21:27 PM »

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/jodi-arias-seeks-delay-penalty-phase-retrial-24967181

Jodi Arias Seeks Delay of Penalty Phase Retrial
PHOENIX Aug 13, 2014, 3:57 PM ET

Jodi Arias asked a judge Wednesday to postpone the second penalty phase of her murder trial, explaining she would no longer represent herself if one of her two attorneys is allowed to quit the case.

Arias, 34, was convicted of murder last year in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend, but jurors couldn't reach a decision on sentencing, setting the stage for a Sept. 8 retrial to determine her punishment.

Judge Sherry Stephens previously granted Arias' motion to represent herself while her two court-appointed attorneys stay on as advisers.

However, one of those attorneys asked the judge on Wednesday to let him quit the case. Lawyer Kirk Nurmi explained in a motion filed last week that "a completely fractured relationship between counsel (and client) now exists."
 
Arias asked for the delay to give her time to interview an expert witness she plans to call to testify and to review evidence.

Prosecutor Juan Martinez vehemently objected, noting the case has dragged on long enough. He said the ruling that allowed Arias to represent herself also said there would be no delays.

"She agreed to those terms," Martinez told the judge.

Arias has tried to fire Nurmi several times, and he has sought to get off the case in the past after frequent clashes with Arias over strategy.

In response to his latest request, Arias told the judge that she would no longer serve as her own attorney and would allow her other lawyer, Jennifer Willmott, to argue the case if Nurmi was permitted to quit.

"As far as I know, he has not done anything" lately to assist in the defense, Arias told the judge.

Arguments were then closed to the media and public, and it was not immediately clear if the judge issued a ruling.

The prosecutor and defense attorneys left court without comment.

A hearing is set for Aug. 22 on Arias' motion to postpone the retrial.
 


From above, this says it all to me:

Arias asked for the delay to give her time to interview an expert witness she plans to call to testify and to review evidence.

Prosecutor Juan Martinez vehemently objected, noting the case has dragged on long enough. He said the ruling that allowed Arias to represent herself also said there would be no delays.

"She agreed to those terms," Martinez told the judge.
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So why would there be a hearing on this motion? Seems like her motion to delay has no merit to me.
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« Reply #696 on: August 15, 2014, 03:02:28 PM »

Hi Monks.......KN tried once again to get off the case........that motion has been denied....the order can be seen here https://thetrialdiaries.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/motion-for-reconsideration-denied.pdf


I keep holding my breath that this isn't some how delayed once again.  This circus needs to be OVER!!
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« Reply #697 on: August 15, 2014, 03:06:07 PM »

Hi Monks.......KN tried once again to get off the case........that motion has been denied....the order can be seen here https://thetrialdiaries.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/motion-for-reconsideration-denied.pdf


I keep holding my breath that this isn't some how delayed once again.  This circus needs to be OVER!!


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« Reply #698 on: August 15, 2014, 03:22:23 PM »

Hi Monks.......KN tried once again to get off the case........that motion has been denied....the order can be seen here https://thetrialdiaries.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/motion-for-reconsideration-denied.pdf


I keep holding my breath that this isn't some how delayed once again.  This circus needs to be OVER!!


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Hi Sunny!  sunny

 

Hi Muffy!!!   I am glad KN has to sit through this mess.....after the way he trashed Travis' memory, he deserves to sit there and listen to his 'client.'   I am concerned about 'his client' (I am being good cause you never know where Klass is  ) calling the Hughes as witnesses for her though...this is the mitigation phases and IIRC the Pros is not allowed to cross the witnesses.....I will have to check this out with an attorney....but I believe I am correct. I am remembering the emails....if anyone needs a refresher  try this link  http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/20130430jodi-arias-trial-unreleased-e-mail-exchange-revealed.html  If the Pros is not allowed to cross this could be a huge help to her IMO.....your thoughts??
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« Reply #699 on: August 15, 2014, 03:28:22 PM »

Ok...my mind started working....yes the Pros can cross but only only what was brought up in the direct.....so IMO this could still be a problem as this jury will not hear about the stalking and the listening at the door, crawling into Travis' home via the doggie door or sleeping under the Christmas tree after being ask to leave as there was no place for her to sleep......
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