Does it get anymore f*cked up than this? Here is the crowning jewel example, of a courtroom that is out-of-control. In front of a nation no less. All this trial does is demonstrate just how corrupt and ineffective our very expensive court system has become.
What the heck is the matter with Judge Sherry Stephens and why does she seem so furiously Hell-bent on helping the defense team in the Jodi Arias trial, bleed Arizona taxpayers dry and undermine the system?
What kind of so-called judge allows this type of fiasco to take place in her courtroom, in front of the world?
Judge Sherry Stephens seems to believe that as a judge she actually has the power of the Queen. Dangerous my friends, very dangerous, and when we are talking about a case of this magnitude, to have a judge flat out help the defense undermine the system, in front of the entire country, is a pure outrage.
Since when is it ok for judges to treat the courtroom, as a place to further their own personal agendas?
We all need to now think about passing laws that restrict judges and their terms. This is not only out of control, it’s a slap in the face to every single taxpayer in America.
Rumors of Sherry Stephens (will no longer refer to her as a “judge” in this article) having alcohol and drug issues are running rampant all over the internet, because of her behavior on the bench in this 2 year long, expensive fiasco. She seems oblivious to the laws and rules of the court, and her willingness to help the defense undermine the system, in the face of ever-growing public outrage, even to the point of depriving tax paying citizens of their constitutional rights with “secret witnesses,” has gone too far. Now people are questioning her sobriety. People, including myself.
Is she taking something that has clouded her judgement or is she just drunk with power?
The laws are not confusing. Jodi Arias qualifies for the death penalty and just because she is female, that does not give her a special pass, no matter how badly Sherry Stephens wants her to get one.
This trial that has cost the taxpayers of Arizona millions, and threatens to cost them even more, is another wake up call that JUDGES need to be closely monitored and held accountable or we might as well go back to Nazi Germany and live.
Perhaps this is a personal swan song before she leaves the bench?
Why does Stephens brazenly help the defendant (a sadistic sociopath) to further torture the victim and his family as shocked and horrified public helplessly looks on? This is a victim that could have been any of us! This monster could have slashed any one of Travis’s female friends just as well as she did to him! Is Queen Stephens trying to further her own personal agenda at any cost? If true, how dare she play host to the tricks and stall tactics of a desperate defense and a sadistic killer, and force the good jurors of Arizona to drop from this penalty phase!
Sherry Stephens is acting like she’s above the law and the rules of the court. Laws that were passed by the people of Arizona, that carry the penalty of death, whether she likes it or not.
So what’s up with this judge? Is Sherry Stephens drunk or high on pills as she sits up there on the bench and allows anarchy in her court, or is she just a power hungry public servant who has a not-so-hidden agenda?
Well folks in this case you can be the judge because there’s one thing she has proven beyond all doubt, Sherry Stephens doesn’t give a rat’s behind about the jurors, the taxpaying citizens of Arizona, the victim, the victim’s family or it appears justice in this case.
What she does seem to care about is taking the decision of life and death away from this jury!
Perhaps Stephens wants to teach the taxpayers (who pay HER salary by the way) of Arizona a lesson, and punish them for voting to keep the death penalty, by racking up a giant bill for this trial on purpose?
I have been watching trials since Ted Bundy represented himself in Florida back in the 1970s, and Sherry Stephens is the worst, most biased, most ill equipped, most incompetent judge I have ever seen, bar none.
Not even Belvin Perry, who gave the defense team in the Caylee Anthony case permission to contaminate and tamper with the jury, tamper with evidence and tamper with witnesses, is as horrible as Stephens has shown herself to be.
This has, not surprisingly, reached the proportions of a national outrage and in my opinion this trial will be used in the future to change the laws as they stand now. We need laws to control and hold judges accountable, forcing them to come up for yearly reviews and be re-elected by the pubic. It’s coming, and this trial pushes citizens closer to finding a way to make that happen.
Imagine a judge that thinks she is so powerful that she can blatantly undermine the laws of the court, and help a defense team throw a verdict in a case with national attention such as this.
Where are Sherry Stephen’s superiors as she stomps all over the victims, causing them years of further anguish, while coddling a defense team who’s strategy is clearly to wear the jury down, until they one by one have to go back to their lives? You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to see what is happening. The tactic is a simple one and requires limited to NO courtroom skills.
Perfect for this extremely slimy defense duo. They will walk out of this a laughing stock, as they already are sinking lower every second, and proving to the world with every frivolous motion, that their client is a danger to everyone around her.
At this point it is a safe bet to say that this is a conspiracy to help this defendant avoid the death penalty, and at the same time punish the citizens of Arizona for having the death penalty in the first place, and the judge is in on it. It is an outrage for every tax paying citizen to watch this disgrace unfold and will most likely be the platform for some major changes in the law in coming years, especially how it pertains to the very judges who’s job it is to keep defense attorneys like these in check.
THIS TRIAL IS AND HAS BEEN OUT OF CONTROL, BECAUSE OF A BIASED JUDGE WHO IS HELPING THE DEFENSE TO TAKE THE DECISION OF LIFE AND DEATH AWAY FROM A JURY!
Where is the JUSTICE for the victim? Where is the system “working” in all of this mayhem that Sherry Stephens has brazenly helped to facilitate?
This could be any of us! Any of us could have run into this monster and you don’t need a degree in psychiatry to see exactly what this sadistic creature is capable of. She is a narcissistic sociopath, who believes she is smarter than everyone else and also believes, by her own words, that she is justified in killing people who don’t bend to her whims.
DEATH PENALTY is what she has earned through her planning, sneaking through the dead of night, driving all over the countryside to create an alibi for herself, making her way like a snake towards her prey, seducing him into the shower and then butchering him like a pig.
She is a STALKER and a KILLER, plain and simple. She butchered him in 17 different ways and is still trying to kill him over and over and over again, this time, in front of his family…
…and none of it would be possible without the cooperation of Sherry Stephens.
Whoa be it unto the family who’s loved ones are murdered in Queen Stephens’ jurisdiction. Whoa be it unto you if you happen to lose your life by a sadistic monster who ends up in Queen Stephens’ courtroom. You will be the one put on trial. Your family will be the ones who are tortured and belittled while the killer laughs at them all, and there won’t be a thing you can do about it, because there’s no laws in place to make judges like Stephens do their very jobs.
This defendant has absolutely NO MITIGATORS. None.
JODI ARIAS has more than earned the death penalty for her crimes, but if there was any doubt that this defendant deserves to die for what she did to Travis Alexander, this so-called mitigation phase has proven that this monster will continue to harvest and cause mass destruction where ever she goes. If I ever had a doubt about the death penalty before this, the mitigation phase of the Jodi Arias trial has erased all doubt. Some people will not be stopped any other way, and will abuse the system and be a risk to everyone around them as long as they live, and Jodi Arias, by her own words, is one of them.
We have laws. The death penalty is alive and well and this fiasco only proves one thing, and that is, that we need the death penalty now more than ever. Revise it. Change the threshold of the evidence so that we are sure that the right people are executed for their heinous and brutal crimes, but don’t let judges hold the entire country hostage over a worthless murdering tramp who never did anything but destroy lives and murder innocent people!
We, as a society, don’t allow people to sadistically butcher other human beings, because they are angry and didn’t get what they wanted, otherwise Sherry Stephens, Kurt Nurmi, Jennifer Willmott and whole lot of other people would be lying in a big pile of severed limbs and heads for all the world to throw stones and spit on.
Destroying lives…that’s what they are doing. No regard for the living victims and the society in which they live. They can put lipstick on it and claim that everyone needs a vigorous defense all they want, but it all boils down to one thing…
Nobody is wrecking havoc on the system for free and we are the ones who are paying for this outrage. Everyone of these subversives are being paid by the public to cause havoc in the system, help a cold blooded killer go free, and most importantly, pad their own bank accounts with thick stacks of green money.
Without money, none of them would be here.
It wouldn’t be so hard to swallow if statistics didn’t consistently show, that every single one of these hypocrites would do a 360 if one of their own family members was butchered like a pig and left to die, as this cold blooded, manipulating killer did to Travis Alexander.
Justice for Travis in 2015!