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The State of AZ vs. Jodi Arias - Opening Statements Slated For 1/2/13

Opening statements are slated for January 2, 2013 in Jodi Arias's murder trial.  Arias has been held on $2,000,000 bail in the Estrella Jail in Maricopa County since September 5, 2008 when she was arrested and charged with the first degree murder of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.  Alexander was found dead in his Mesa Arizona home on June 9, 2008.

According to recorded information provided on a Maricopa County jail hotline, court proceedings will begin at 10:30AM at the Superior Court, Criminal Division on W. Jefferson in Phoenix, AZ on January 2, 2013 where jurors will hear opening statements.  The trial has had numerous delays, changes in defense attorneys, and three differing accounts given by Arias of what happened to Travis Alexander that fateful night in June of 2008.

At one point, Arias wished to act as her own attorney - one of the defense attorneys appointed to the case asked to be taken off the case. His/her request was granted.  Arias's new attorney has a tough road ah…

Jury Chosen in Jodi Arias Trial

"In Session" reported this morning that a jury has finally been chosen in the murder trial of The State of AZ vs. Jodi Arias.  There will be 12 jurors and 6 alternates. The jury pool is reportedly 11 men and 7 women, which the defense must be pleased with.  Arias doesn't look like your typical killer or inmate for that matter, and men may have a more difficult time believing the petite and demure looking Arias is physically capable of carrying out such a brutal attack.

Arias' defense team has been fighting to have footage from jailhouse interviews Jodi Arias gave to TV shows "48 Hours" and "Inside Edition" excluded from evidence.  The judge ruled against the defense's request.  In Session reported this morning that trial coverage will begin on January 7, 2013.  Travis Alexander's family and friends are anxious for their day in court, and it appears they will finally get it!

For a trial that has been referred to as "the biggest trial s…

Jodi Arias Trial Approaches

Travis Alexander was brutally murdered in his Mesa AZ home in early June of 2008.  His ex-girlfriend, Jodi Arias was arrested and charged with first degree murder shortly thereafter.  It was a vicious scene. Alexander was a young man with his life ahead of him.  His friends and family describe him as a positive and larger than life guy who was a devout Mormon.

He had a successful career with Pre Paid Legal.  It was at a convention for the company where he would ultimately meet the young woman charged in his murder.  Arias, now 31 years old is a petite and soft spoken woman who doesn't fit what most of us envision a killer would look like.  But looks can be deceiving.  Alexander and Arias had a brief but intense relationship that only lasted months, but ended up costing him his life.

Mormons are strictly against having sexual relations until or unless you are married. Arias was so captivated by Travis Alexander that she learned all that she could about the Mormon faith. Several of Tr…

Choosing a Jury - AZ vs. Jodi Arias

This week, 375 potential jurors are being summoned to a Maricopa county courthouse in the case of The State of AZ vs. Jodi Arias.  Jury selection is expected to last approximately two weeks.  The first 75 potential jurors were given questionnaires Monday.

Attorneys will review the questionnaires and return to court on Monday, December 17th to begin the process of questioning potential jurors individually.  Opening statements are scheduled to begin on January 2, 2013.  Jodi Arias, now 31 years old, has been incarcerated in Maricopa County since her arrest in mid-2008.

After initially insisting she was innocent, Arias has given at least three versions of what happened to Travis Alexander the night he was killed in early June, 2008.  Her latest version claims she killed Alexander in self defense.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available!

Jury Selection Begins, AZ vs. Jodi Arias

After 4 1/2 years and many delays, the jury selection process has begun in the case of The State of AZ vs. Jodi Arias for the murder of Travis Alexander.  They estimate it will take two weeks to seat a jury, but after the delays we've seen leading up to this point, don't hold your breath!

Arias has been in custody since 2008, arrested and charged in the brutal murder of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.  Arias' defense team has argued that Arias killed Alexander in self defense, and further argue that Arias didn't plan to kill him and it should not be a death penalty case.  Travis Alexander was discovered dead in his bathroom on June 9, 2008.  He had been shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and his throat was slit.

Evidence left at the scene, as well as deleted photos recovered from a digital camera found at Alexander's home link Arias to the murder.  She initially denied having anything to do with the crime, even going as far as creating a makeshift photo memorial pa…

Jodi Arias Trial *Update*

Well the delays keep coming!   Although jury selection was supposed to begin in mid-November, the most recent information I can find gives a potential date of December 10, 2012.  According to HLN News, opening statements will begin on January 2, 2013.  Let's hope that Travis Alexander's family will get the justice they deserve in the new year!

I'm surprised there isn't more news on the internet about this trial, since they have called it the biggest trial since Casey Anthony's.  Speaking of Casey Anthony - we knew it was just a matter of time for a Lifetime movie to be made about the case.  Lifetime will be airing a movie based on the book written by prosecutor Jeff Ashton "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" in mid January of 2013.  Let's hope Ms. Anthony doesn't profit at all from this movie.  Stay tuned.....

Another delay for Arias?

November 19th came and went, and surprise SURPRISE - another delay in Jodi Arias' murder trial.  Apparently her defense team is requesting more time to examine Arias' laptop hard drive. They have asked for a 3 week delay, but I believe the judge has granted them an additional week. This murder occurred in June of 2008 and Arias was arrested in short order.  Yes it's true that she has changed attorneys, and at one point wanted to represent herself - but the time has come to get this thing started.

It's been more than 4 years since Travis Alexander was murdered and these delays have got to be frustrating to his family and friends who want to know what happened, and to see the individual responsible punished.  Perhaps Sherriff Joe Arpaio is holding another holiday singing contest that Jodi wants to enter.  Whatever the case may be - let's get this trial started already!  The date is now set for 11/26/12 to start picking a jury, but at this point I'm not holding my …

The State of AZ vs. Jodi Arias

Jury selection is slated to begin on November 19, 2012 in the State of Arizona vs. Jodi Arias.  It's been more than 4 years since Travis Alexander was viciously murdered in the shower of his Mesa AZ home.  28 year old Jodi Arias was arrested and charged in the murder not long after the crime, yet her antics have caused delay after delay.  It's time to get the show on the road.  It's time for justice for Travis Alexander and it's time to give his friends and family a little closure.

For those of you who aren't familiar with this case, Travis Alexander was a 30 year old motivational speaker, and by all accounts a devout Mormon and a really good guy.  He had a ton of friends, he did well for himself and had a very promising future.  Obviously, I didn't know Travis - but if you see a picture of him, you can just tell what type of person he was.  He had a big, warm smile and kind eyes.  His biggest mistake in life is that he met and dated a woman named Jodi Arias.  …