JODI ARIAS TRIAL: Trial Resumes Today… The Arias Parents… UPDATE: Defense Motion For Jury Sequestration Denied…

The Jodi Arias trial will resume Thursday at 9:30 am Arizona time… that’s 12:30 pm EST.



Nurmi filed a motion to sequester the jury… motion DENIED.


The Jodi Arias trial was canceled unexpectedly around 11:15 am yesterday without word yet on why.   Alyce LaViolette could not continue with her testimony because she was ill.


Prosecutor Juan Martinez was seen leaving  the courtroom out of a side door with the family of victim Travis Alexander.


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Video of police interrogation of Jodi’s parents were released:

Jodi’s mother:

Jodi’s father:


Over the weekend, the defense filed a motion for a mistrial based on information gathered while questioning each juror individually about the prosecutor, Juan Martinez’ “misconduct.”

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Arias is on trial for killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander on June 4, 2008. Arias’ attorneys base their motion for a mistrial on information about behaviour by Juror 5 that was discovered in a sealed hearing last Thursday.

According to the motion filed…

“Ms. Arias takes the position that the statements Juror 5 made in front of her fellow jurors amounts to misconduct. Given the evidence that came forward on March 28, 2013, it is beyond legitimate dispute that Juror 5 is not fair and impartial making her unfit to continue as a juror.”

Juror 5 is a married, white female in her 30s. Court observers have said she is the most visible juror from the gallery because she has a “unique hair style.”

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Judge Sherry Stephens held the sealed hearing last Thursday to discuss with the jurors whether any of them had witnessed prosecutor Juan Martinez posing for pictures with fans outside the courthouse.


Arias’ attorneys want Juror 5 kicked off the jury if the judge doesn’t grant a mistrial.

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Removing Juror 5 may be a remedy, because there are 18 jurors right now. Twelve jurors will be chosen before deliberations, and the rest will be alternates that could be called in deliberate if necessary.

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2008 interview after Jodi was charged and in jail…


266 comments on “JODI ARIAS TRIAL: Trial Resumes Today… The Arias Parents… UPDATE: Defense Motion For Jury Sequestration Denied…

  1. 10:30 a.m. wed – Lav concedes that Travis was afraid of Jodi because of her stalking

    Of course it doesn’t last, now that she’s trying to say that Martinez is not using the correct definition of stalking” on her continuum of aggression & violence (because, of course, stalking is only something that happens to women, it’s not something women can do)


  2. I love it that Juan is using Laviolette’s own “Continuum of Aggression & Abuse” to define Jodi’s behavior as stalking.

    She keeps claiming that, after Jodi & Travis broke up, Jodi moving from CA to Mesa, sneaking into Travis’ backyard & watching him necking with another girl isn’t stalking.

    I guess she forgot to write on her chart that it’s only stalking if the person doing it has external reproductive organs.


    • Or it’s not stalking if Jodi did it… She is so innocent. Jodi is disgusting and lying for a disgusting murderer like her that’s disgusting as we’ll for me.


      • I don’t think that Laviolette thinks Jodi is innocent because she’s been hired by Jodi – I think Laviolette believes Jodi didn’t stalk simply because Jodi doesn’t have a penis.

        Now Laviolette is defending “battered women syndrome” because there’s been numerous studies & numerous books. But….

        1. Laviolette didn’t do any of the studies, & did not reference a single study in all the days she was on the stand.

        2. Just because people write books about a claim doesn’t make it true – people wrote tons of books about phrenology and almost nobody thinks that phrenology is science today.


    • It totally was stalking, as Juan was alluding to, Jodi watched kissing and then a bra comin off… If it was not stalking, Jodi woulda left the instant she saw another woman, not watch. Jodi also said the garage door code she had did not work..uh, yo, that is because he changed the code to keep her out. If he wanted Jodi there, he woulda known she was comin and opened the front door.


  3. Now Willmott is asking about Laviolette’s CV (resume). I think what matters is not the number of pages her CV has – but whether it has perforations.

    Willmott rehashing the question of whether Lav was a keynote speaker is so ridiculous – Team Jodi clearly lost that point – why remind the jurors that your “expert” fudged the resume that she gave to a court – what could Willmott possibly hope to accomplish?


    • Idk Trish, from what I could tell, I think they are trying to say Laviolette didn’t mean to lie, that she was not trying to imply that she was the key note. They seemed to try to sweep that whole bit right under the rug with an eye roll. I want to know why is the lady attny doing all of the work with this expert, it seems like it’s Jodi, Wilmott, and Laviolette, the three amigas. Nurmi just sits there like a fat slug.


  4. I notice that Laviolette so often uses as an example of – if not an abusive behavior per se, at least as an example of proto-abusive behavior – “the silent treatment. Although I’ve seen such a behavior in sitcoms, I’ve never experienced or witnessed “the silent treatment” in my life. I’m starting to wonder whether I’m an outlier.

    Questions for all you intelligent & perceptive women

    1. Have you ever experienced/witnesses “the silent treatment”?

    2. What do you think the chances are that every time Laviolette refers to “the silent treatment” in either her talks or in testimony, she’s referring to a single incident she was told about?


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