Once again, Arias' shenanigans are causing delays in the judicial proceedings. She reportedly suffers from headaches and has been caught on camera taking her Immitrix throughout the trial. Her defiance and shock over the guilty verdict are not surprising after getting to know Jodi Arias through her jailhouse tweets and media interviews. This is a woman who shows no remorse for killing another human being. Near the end of her death penalty trial, she tweeted complaints about not receiving her commissary order, comparing it to awakening on Christmas day to no gifts! Does this seem like a woman who grasps the reality of the situation she faces? It's almost as if it's somebody else's reality, not hers. It's par for the course with Jodi Arias.
Due to scheduling conflicts with key prosecution witness Dr. Kevin Horn, the aggravation phase of the trial is expected to resume on Wednesday at 10:00AM PST, barring any further delays or bomb threats! Speaking of Thursday's bomb threat, a suspect has been detained for questioning by the Phoenix police department. I am not aware of the suspect's name, but a search of the suspect's hotel room revealed bullets - no gun, or explosives but bullets would seem to be an odd accessory to bring to a hotel room. It's not something that I pack in my travel bag. I'd be very curious to know where this person was when Dr. Janeen DeMarte's home was broken into and her laptop containing Arias' psychological reports was stolen.
When the verdict was read on Wednesday, the hundreds of people gathered outside of the courthouse erupted in cheers and tears. There were people who traveled from all over the country in order to support Travis Alexander and his family and who just wanted to be there when the verdict was read. Jodi Arias has her own group of supporters as well. As you all know, there are websites dedicated to selling Jodi Arias "original" (and I use that term loosely) artwork and that take donations to support Arias' jailhouse snack and vanity needs as well as her family's travel expenses. The site that proudly claims to be "The #1 Jodi Arias support site" has some sickening and very disturbing things posted there today. I've only visited this site three times - each time out of pure curiosity, but what I saw there today angered and sickened me to a whole new level. Freedom of speech would likely prohibit any of us from doing anything to get this garbage taken down or curb the distasteful content of the site. The website owner refuses to accept comments from "the haters" who don't agree with their agenda. He/she refers to supporters of Travis Alexander as "haters and pedo-huggers".
What I saw today was so disturbing. The author posted a rant that people like Travis (pedophiles) should not be able to reproduce. There is a photograph posted on that site that is guaranteed to infuriate you - I was hesitant to post it here, but since we started this journey together I feel I need to share it with this forum. To me, this is worse than the crime scene photos and takes distasteful to a level I've never seen - the caption to this photo says "Justice for Travis has long been served and here's the proof":
|Photo From JodiAriasIsInnocent.com's website|
IF Jodi Arias is aware of the material that is being posted on this website, it shows how little respect she really has/had for Travis Alexander, his family and his friends. I believe her jealousy over the very people Travis loved and cared for has turned to bitterness and anger. This has only escalated as the jury rejected her self-defense and abuse claims. The depths to which these people have stooped to is incomprehensible. I did not post this photo for shock value or to inflame people. I am saddened and angry to see something like this out there on the internet. Killing somebody is not something to be proud of, yet this site seems to be thanking Arias for her sinful deeds.
I have only one more thing to say. Jodi Arias may have managed to delay the aggravation phase of her trial for a few days, but make no mistake - the trial will go on. She has been found guilty of first degree murder. Barring some unseen judicial snafu or blatant trial error she will be sentenced. It's too late for an insanity plea. It seems that Arias is still unwilling to accept any responsibility for her crime and is trying to delay her punishment for as long as she can. Even if she has no remorse for what she has done, you would think as a human being, she would still have some respect for the family and for the deceased. Her behavior doesn't correspond with the deeply religious person she wants us to believe she is.
The jury has spoken and the guilty verdict is a reflection that Arias' claims about abuse and sexual deviancy were rejected by these 12 jurors. Her post-verdict behavior in giving a media interview only furthers my belief that she is a true sociopath. I truly think she believed her testimony would minimize her punishment and set her free. As I've been saying since my initial posts back in November and December of 2012, Jodi Arias has underestimated the jurors who will hear her case while overestimating her own charm and intelligence.
That's all for now, enjoy your weekend!