I have tried to avoid the Jodi Arias trial…mainly because of the media talking heads who are covering it.
That being said it’s very hard not to notice that Jodi Arias is taking pages from the “handler’s” of child killer Casey Anthony.
I have news for Jodi Arias…she better get out the checkbook if she wants her trial to work out like it did in the worst case of criminal behavior by a defense team that I have ever seen.
I have slowly been drawn into the Jodi Arias case…have seen the crime scene photos… heard the defendant’s constantly changing story…watched some of her testimony and been surprised by her steady and calm demeanor.
After watching murderer Casey Anthony have temper tantrums, make faces, give the finger to the camera, giggle uncontrollably, create scenes in court, primp, laugh, fidget, fake cry, pick, poke, scratch and act for all the world as if she never progressed past the age of 2…it is a stark contrast to watch Arias.
But perhaps that is one of the things that makes this crime so offensive. This defendant is not babbling on about herself showing everyone what a psycho she really is. She is carefully calculating every single thing she does in that courtroom.
She is not sticking her tongue out and picking at her nose and eyes, flipping people off and making crazy faces.
Several things leap out at me about the way they are trying to “package” this “new killer.”
Arias is apparently copying the stylist (paid professional or amateur team member?) that was used in the Anthony trial…and she’s coming off far better then Anthony did…that’s for sure.
It is so similar as to almost feel like a parody….and makes her look more guilty in my opinion. This kind of blatant manipulation should be insulting to jurors…and has certainly proven ineffective to a trial watching audience.
This is what guilty women do…they take off their partying clothes and put on ”puffy green shirts” and imitate other guilty people who have gotten away with murder.
So will this be in any way effective?
In spite of her crimes Jodi Arias’s attorney has a better raw material to work with then Jose Baez did.
Perhaps the reason it looks better on Arias…is because Arias is smart enough to do what she is told and Anthony is not?
So now we have “stylists” for child killers and stalker/killers…great.
Is it just me…or is our justice system in the toilet?