Fox 10 News' Troy Hayden reported yesterday that earlier this year, Jodi Arias found out that former death-row inmate Debra Milke was being moved to the Maricopa County jail to attend court hearings, and she made a request to jail officials to have Milke housed in the cell next to hers. As you may know, Debra Milke spent nearly 20 years on death row after being convicted of murder in the death of her young son. Her conviction was recently overturned and she was taken off death row.
Earlier this year, Milke was moved from Perryville prison to Maricopa County jail so she could attend hearings in her case. When Jodi Arias heard this news, she sent a request to jail administrators asking them to put Milke in the cell next to hers! Her request was denied, as inmates are not allowed to pick their "cellies". How weird is this? Did Arias want to seek advice from Milke on what death row is like, or was she interested in how Milke got her conviction overturned on appeal? It could be a little of both. The Fox 10 News article says that Debra Milke, like Jodi Arias - gave an interview after her conviction from the jail. But Milke has remained virtually silent since. Debra Milke is free while awaiting a new trial. Both Milke and Arias were due in court for hearings on Friday. I can only imagine what Jodi Arias wanted to talk to her about.