I actually walked away from the computer at some point and turned off HLN…(I don’t watch much of it any more anyway) while waiting for the verdict in the Jodi Arias murder case. That’s how stressful it was for me.
I could feel myself growing angrier and angrier as defense attorneys like Jason Lam and Jane Weintraub hawked ludicrous theories to audiences they clearly thought were mentally challenged.
I finally had enough of loud mouth defense attorneys…bullying everyone on the set and insulting audiences by puking out tripe they thought might stick to the brain of some addled loser out there in TV land.
It was only then that I was able to think about how impossible it was that even one of these jurors would believe that everyone else was lying…
and the lying, liar who lies…and coincidentally the one who is on trial for murder…is the only one who is telling the truth.
No one is that stupid and thick. No one is that brain dead. Well…
except 12 mental midgets in Pinellas County that is.
Soon my stress level was back up. What if someone was able to “get” to one of these jurors and what happened in Florida…happens again in Arizona…only this time it is a hung jury?
I will never forgive the 12, greedy traitors in Florida who destroyed, not only my faith in the justice system but an entire country’s TRUST in juries…all to fill their own bank accounts with money! It is a betrayal that grows more despicable with time.
The fact that this jury not only did the right thing…but they PAID ATTENTION…and most of all they cared about justice, it casts the terrible 12 in an even harsher light.
Did I want to see justice for Travis Alexander? You bet I did. Juan Martinez proved that clearly Jodi Arias devised an intricate plan to butcher Travis Alexander in cold blood…and made a conscious effort to not only carry out the plan…but document the event! She planned it and was successful in killing him.
I would contend that the thoughtful questions posed by this jury…the time they gave of themselves…the fact that they have proven that not all jurors are dirty, greedy and corrupt…
qualifies them as bonafide heros.
I can’t wait until they come out and talk about what was going through their minds during the testimony of one of the biggest liars in modern day history (which is saying a lot considering the list keeps getting longer and longer.)
Justice lives again in America and whatever this jury decides her fate will be…I will respect it…because I have nothing but respect for this jury.
If you look at the animated files at the beginning of this article, you can see the flash of anger cross this killer’s face along with hatred for the jury and disbelief. As each of the jurors speaks loud and clear…you can see it again. Anger. Rage. Hatred for the jury. Hatred and rage for Martinez. Rage towards her attorneys. Rage towards the victim and the victim’s family.
Look. You can see there is outrage in some of those faces. She can hardly keep it in and from what I understand as soon as she was alone with her attorneys she began screaming at them saying…
“How could you let this happen?”
Because as Juan stated in his closings…”…it’s always someone else’s fault.”
If there is any doubt what so ever that this simple fact is true and that because of it Jodi Arias will always be a danger to the people around her…
Arias straightened it all out in her “post verdict” interview.
Putting the interview aside for a moment…which I certainly hope Juan Martinez does not do tomorrow…let’s look at what already has happened in front of this extremely intelligent jury.
What did the jury notice?
Did they notice the smirks and the laughter from the defendant? Did they notice the same from her attorneys?
Did they notice the laughter and light hearted fun taking place from the killer’s family members?
Did they notice the “rolling eyes” coming from the defense side of the room?
Did they notice the “pill taking?” Did they notice the killer “sustaining” her own attorney’s objections?
Did they notice the lips pulling back from the killer’s teeth during Martinez’s cross as I did?
Did they notice the killer jump all over any opportunity to trash the victim?
Did they notice the “glee” and “party-like” atmosphere coming from the defense and her family during autopsy photos and other inappropriate events in court?
Did they notice the childish second grace tactics of this woman who is supposed to have a high IQ but acts like she is 5 years old and got caught stealing cookies? Did they notice the pulling of the hair across the face in an effort to hide her reactions from the jury…because she can’t act appropriately?
Did they notice her inability to keep from peeking at Travis Alexander’s autopsy photos…something I found extremely disturbing and something that IMO she couldn’t stop herself from doing?
In her “interview” she says the verdict was “unexpected” and I would shake my head in disbelief but I do belief that the psychopath (and I do agree with those who have diagnosed her as a psychopath) did in fact believe that she would not get premeditated first degree!
“It was unexpected to me because there was no premeditation on my part.” JA
Well the jury just found there was so basically she just told the jury they got it wrong.
“A psychologist once explained to me that society has a need to persecute people. They get some kind of satisfaction out of it…there might be something going on there.” JA
Wow. Insult the jury right before a sentencing hearing. Hadn’t heard of that tactic before. Maybe the jury will listen to the mitigators and listen to Jodi Arias’s post verdict interview and realize that they made a terrible mistake. She’s still insisting on her innocence…what did we miss? Maybe we should let her live because what if we’re wrong…after all…she has such a great history of being honest?
This move reminds me of the one Aileen Wuornos made right after her jury found her guilty. I believe her statement went something like this:
“Scumbags of America! I hope your children get raped!”
Didn’t work out so well for her.
So it’s the jury’s fault you got convicted.
In her interview, when asked about the brutality of Travis’s murder and why she lied about it so many times, she replied:
“It was difficult to face the fact that I had been pushed to that point.” JA
So it was Travis’s fault that you killed him so brutally and lied about it three times (four if you want to count her testimony on the stand.)
When asked in the interview about sleeping with someone so soon after she murdered Travis she replied:
“I checked out. I was in a fog. I hardly remember that day.” JA
These are exactly the same answers that the jury has already rejected.
When asked why she trashed Travis she replied:
“Well I was hoping to get a plea to avoid talking about him.” JA
Translation: I told them I would throw all kinds of dirt on Travis if they didn’t give me a plea deal and they wouldn’t give me a plea deal so I trashed him as much as I possibly could.
It’s “their” fault I trashed Travis.
“If we had been able to avoid trial we could have avoided some of the murkier aspects of his life that were hidden.” JA
“We” ??? Who is this “we” that she is talking about? Does she mean herself?
More like: If she could have avoided trial then she wouldn’t have had to make up the worst things she could think up…about the man she killed.
“I would have been happy to go quietly into the night.” JA
Wow. That pretty much puts a period to any doubt what so ever as to the question of remorse. She goes on to talk about the “unseen photos” of Travis, dressed like a Priest, chasing a naked little boy in an obvious attempt to get Catholics all riled up.
She will never stop killing Travis Alexander and will never admit that she did anything wrong. She has even blamed the jury now for where she is…as if they wanted to be there and listen to all of her lies for months.
I do believe that she harbors a hatred for Juan Martinez and now the jurors. I wonder if they will see it that way? As long as this psycho is alive people will be in danger. My hope is that this interview is played in open court in front of the jury so that they can see that she will never have any remorse and always lash out at those around her.
She is the lying liar who lies, kills and then lies some more.
By doing this interview she has left no doubt that she will kill again.