|Judge Sherry Stephens, CBS 5 News|
|Jodi Arias, CBS 5 News|
Not that I'm counting, but this is the third time a status hearing in the penalty retrial has been postponed. If I'm not mistaken, the prosecution still has to respond to these motions and make his arguments. It's beginning to feel like "Groundhog Day" - if October 4th roles around and we hear the intro to Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" playing in the courtroom I wouldn't be shocked.
Juan Martinez has been ready and eager to set a retrial date since the mistrial was declared. Remember way back when Judge Stephens told both sides to prepare for a start date of September? They aren't even close. Who knows how long jury selection will take, or when it will begin. They still have to determine where the trial will be held, if the jurors will be sequestered, if cameras will be allowed in the courtroom and if the jurors will have to disclose any Twitter accounts. Did I leave anything out? You know a trial has been going on for too long when you can recite the pending motions off the top of your head. Looks like Nurmi/Willmott's stall tactics have worked. I'd be surprised at this point if this thing kicks off before the new year. So must for swift justice.