The Jodi Arias Trial — Lessons Learned

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  1. Kevin L. Warmack, E.J.D. says:

    Michael,
    I wholeheartedly agree with you. This case has gone on way too long and its only because Judge Stephens is trying to moderate her appealable issues. The points in this case have been established – Arias has admitted that she killed Mr. Alexander. All that needed to be proven was whether premeditation was involved and thereby leading to the 1st degree Murder charge. Instead, we have a travesty going on in Arizona that should end soon for the sake of the taxpayers of Arizona (they are paying for Ms. Arias’ defense as well as the prosecution) and the public at large.

  2. Ria says:

    I’ve wondered throughout this whole trial why the defense went with self defense in the first place. Doesn’t the fact that they came up with this defense make it more difficult for the prosecution because now, they’re not only trying to prove premeditation but have to prove it was even murder at all? Was the defense only trying to keep her off death row with self defense or are they seriously hoping she gets off easily?

    It seems that any decent self defense attorney would have gone with a non-premeditated murder, like a crime of passion or something. Or is that all they’re trying to do with their self defense theory?