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Showing posts from August 10, 2014

Jodi Arias to Represent Herself in Penalty Phase Retrial

The latest news that Jodi Arias will act as her own attorney in her upcoming penalty phase retrial shouldn't come as any surprise to those of us who have been following this ongoing saga for the last 6 years - yet I was indeed surprised!  What is this woman thinking?  She sought to represent herself early on, long before her case went to trial but she seemed to realize then that she was way out of her league in the legal ring.  Can you imagine Jodi Arias going toe to toe with Juan Martinez in a courtroom showdown? I can't believe this isn't going to be televised, as this would surely make for must-see TV.

It's not exactly breaking news that Jodi Arias did not see eye to eye with at least one of her attorneys (Kirk Nurmi) but she seemed to have a better rapport with Jennifer Willmott.  Both Nurmi and Willmott have unsuccessfully petitioned the courts to be removed as her attorneys, perhaps this is their solution?  Will this give her more ammunition on appeals?  As we all…