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    I wonder if today is the sentencing? I hope I don't hear anything about it today so I can watch along with Nancy Grace tonight.

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    Today Jodi will present her mitigating factors...not that there really are any. She will have the opportunity to speak to the jury and have others speak on her behalf. I read that a childhood friend was supposed to speak, but has backed out. Her former boyfriend (who testified for the defense) might. With Arias, who knows if and what she might say. Once that's over, jury will deliberate life or death. If they're not unanimous, I read they will have to pick a whole new jury to decide her sentence. Crazy...
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    Today was the first day that I heard why Jodi's mom would not be going to to speak for Jodi on mitigating factors. The problem, apparently, is that Martinez could cross examine her after Arias' attorneys are finished with her, and they could reveal some of the problematic behavior Jodi exhibited before she left home.

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    ^ Or her family just doesn't give a shit, and are happy Jodi will never be moving back home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    ^ Or her family just doesn't give a shit, and are happy Jodi will never be moving back home.
    I wonder. I think her mom attended most of the trial. The dad could not, though, and it appears it is mainly because he is on dialysis. I think the big breaking point for that family was when they caught Jodi growing pot in her bedroom at 14. At that point, Jodi became very secretive and her parents never really knew what was going on with her after that.

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure her mom attended every day. The aunt was there quite a bit, and grandma at the end, but the dad and siblings not so much. To be fair, none of them live locally so it may have been difficult. The Alexander family basically gave up their lives for 5 months.

    If you saw the police interviews with Jodi's parents, it's quite obvious they knew she had major issues and didn't have a good relationship with her. She left home at 17 and apparently lived with her grandparents whenever she was in town. Her mom said in the interview that she had asked Jodi if she was involved in Travis's death. Who asks their kid that? She seemed understandably upset, but not really shocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure her mom attended every day. The aunt was there quite a bit, and grandma at the end, but the dad and siblings not so much. To be fair, none of them live locally so it may have been difficult. The Alexander family basically gave up their lives for 5 months.

    If you saw the police interviews with Jodi's parents, it's quite obvious they knew she had major issues and didn't have a good relationship with her. She left home at 17 and apparently lived with her grandparents whenever she was in town. Her mom said in the interview that she had asked Jodi if she was involved in Travis's death. Who asks their kid that? She seemed understandably upset, but not really shocked.
    Yeah, I think her mom said she thought Jodi was bipolar or had some kind of personality disorder. As I was looking up the pot thing, I saw the transcript of an interview that one of Jodi's friends gave to Nancy Grace. It was like one of the most unhelpful interviews ever in terms of getting a sense of what Arias' problem was. The friend was all blue skies when discussing their teen years. When Grace asked her about growing pot, the friend said something like, "I don't really want to comment on that." I can see how the friend didn't want to put another nail in Jodie's coffin, but how could she NOT have seen some of the behavior (like dramatic mood swings) that Jodi's mom said happened routinely throughout her teen years.

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    I think that's the friend (Patty something) who was going to testify for her, but has now withdrawn due to "intimidation." I read she has a criminal record for possession of heroin.

    Holy crap, they are dismissing court until tomorrow. Defense asked for mistrial. asked to withdraw from case, both denied. Then said they would call no mitigation witnesses. Now they're saying Jodi will speak to the jury tomorrow. Two of Jodi's siblings are there. Another big waste of everyone's time.
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    Patti also is on public assistance and sold photos of Jodi to news networks and didn't report that income. That's another reason she didn't want to testify.

    They said Darrell Brewer was all set to testify and was basically around the corner in a motel and they never called him. So, they did have a witness, why didn't they use him? Her lawyers are so checked out.
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    And the State paid for a mitigation specialist to sit in court every day. Unreal. Bottom line, all her witnesses are dirty or tainted in some way and will either impeach their own prior statements, or contradict Jodi's lies. And the defense seems to think their credibility shouldn't be challenged? Yeah, that's prosecution intimidation. *rolleyes*

    She'll get an automatic appeal once they sentence her to death, so just move on with it already.
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    Her statement is cold and all over the place. She actually thinks teaching sign language and spanish, tracing photos and donating to locks of love is gonna save her?

    Can't wait for Juan Martinez to tear all of that apart. Again!
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    Very befitting of her personality (disorder) though. Travis is dead, so let's talk about me me me . She has so much invested in being the victim, she can't let go of it. When she mentioned all the things she'll never get to do--have children, see her family for holidays...UMMMM yeah, neither will that guy you killed!

    Now her dumb bitch attorney is trashing the victim AGAIN, wtf? I thought this was about penalty? Jury didn't buy the abuse excuse, remember? Grrrrr....
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    She couldn't resist trashing the family one more time. That T-shirt was unforgivable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    Very befitting of her personality (disorder) though. Travis is dead, so let's talk about me me me . She has so much invested in being the victim, she can't let go of it. When she mentioned all the things she'll never get to do--have children, see her family for holidays...UMMMM yeah, neither will that guy you killed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    "If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life" - Brooke Shields
    Give Brooke a break - she's a Princeton grad you know

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