Jodi Arias Trial to Stay in Phoenix; Hearing in January


Jodi Arias, the Arizona woman convicted of killing her boyfriend Travis Alexander five years ago, will have her sentencing phase retrial in Phoenix.

A judge denied a second motion from her defense attorneys last week, reported The Associated Press. The attorneys sought to move the trial due to intense media scrutiny.

A pre-trial hearing will take place on Jan. 3 ahead of the trial, which starts in mid-February, Alexander’s brother, Steven, wrote on a Facebook page.

“Letting everybody know, the trial isn’t due to start until mid February. We believe this is a tactic to try and get us to throw in the towel. We will not! I say again it won’t happen. Our family will come together and see it through until it is finished,” he wrote.

He added: “There is a monster that haunts us, but once the correct sentence is given, it’s her who will be haunted until the most the most humane punishment comes to her. Nothing compared to the sentence she gave to a good man. Anyhow, the entire Alexander family thanks all of you. Thank you for having our backs.”

The sentencing trial date has not been specifically set. Prosecutors are trying to seek the death penalty.

In the first sentencing attempt, jurors failed to agree on her sentence, leading to the new trial.

Arias, 33, said she killed Alexander in his suburban home in 2008, but she said it was in self-defense. Alexander was stabbed more than 30 times, his throat was slit, and he was shot in the head.

Prosecutors argued that Arias killed him in a jealous rage.

A month ago, a report said that Cassandra Collins, a woman who shared a cell with Arias, claimed Arias wanted to kill Maricopa County Attorney Juan Martinez if she got the death penalty. Her cellmate also said Arias had an odd infatuation with Martinez.

“She’s dangerous, very dangerous,” Collins told KSAZ-TV in late November. “She’s out of her freaking mind.”

Collins said she was speaking out because she feels Martinez is in danger.

“She asked me questions like, ‘Why doesn’t Juan Martinez love me?’” Collins said. “And I’m like, ‘Love you? He’s your prosecutor. He’s there to prosecute you for a crime.’”


  • QuaglinosPlaceOrMabels

    Finally! The penalty phase is long overdue, thanks to her defense team’s seemingly endless stall tactics just so they could find some credible (ahem) mitigating witnesses. They’ve had five years to do that and came up empty handed…imagine that!

    • Christine King

      Yes, Quaglinos! This is long overdue. I hope they finally put this @#$%# to sleep for good.

    • Sharyn G.

      And we have a new place to comment!!!

      • QuaglinosPlaceOrMabels

        YES!!

        • Sharyn G.

          I will try to get other meatballs here !

          • QuaglinosPlaceOrMabels

            That would be great Sharyn!

      • Earl Hickey

        I bet theres plenny of space on ur but for comments,
        Do all ur clients sign ur but, miss cell hag?

    • Earl Hickey

      They could, but the haters scared them away with death threats
      Even the jury foreman got some.
      For shame!
      Free Jodi, it was self-defence! Travis was scum!

      • TheTexanFan

        Uh, just what did TA do so terrible that he deserved this? You are a lost soul and probably would feel better with more people like you around. I doubt Jodi being free will make you any bit of a better person. Don’t even bother replying to this…You have shown your ignorance.

  • Sharyn G.

    Can’t wait for this cell hag to face her final round. Lets pray for the right jury and no Cactus Bill Zerkavos types who take one look at her and say “she just didn’t look like she could have done that…”

    • QuaglinosPlaceOrMabels

      “Cell hag” LOL! You’re being generous Sharyn. But it does have a nice ring to it!

      • Sharyn G.

        It is generous. Can’t wait to see what happens!

        • Earl Hickey

          You get the shaft, cuz your a cell hag! Hahaha..

    • Earl Hickey

      BTW, you look like a cell hag.

  • Gin1234

    So what is Collins in for, and is she any less dangerous?

    • Earl Hickey

      They picked her up cuz she was acting crazy or something
      Cassandra Collins is a certifiable loony, it says so in her case file which is publicly available

  • Earl Hickey

    I hope they will grant her a new trial
    This one was a sham, a travesty of justice!
    Justice for Jodi!!!
    TRavis was a scumbucket! Deserved his end!

    • giggy

      Earl Hickey we wish you could trade places with Travis

    • TheTexanFan

      Justice for Jodi? I just bet you haven’t had nookie since nookie had you.

  • Earl Hickey

    Cassandra Collins is a nutcase liar
    She was in for being mentally unstable. Even unfit to stand trial

  • Earl Hickey

    Maricopa county is run by crooks
    Martinez is a crook!
    He withheld evidence!

    • TheTexanFan

      Yo! There was a lot of evidence withheld….Most of it had nothing to do with her innocence or guilt. Now if there were evidence that supports her lame story, I would love to hear it. You talking evidence like she had gold keys for that rental and not silver? Just what would any new evidence prove, that we could make this trial last for a century until every piece of evidence is mentioned? get real dude!

  • Earl Hickey

    Even one juror admitted that he felt that Martinez was hiding something (hence he didn’t vote for the Death Penalty)

  • Earl Hickey

    Martinez had all Hispanic and African-American jurors disqualified!
    Ask yourself – Maricopa being a predominantly Hispanic community, why were all the jurors white? None of them were Hispanic or African American!
    Is Martinez racist? Or did he want to leverage the white population’s bias against Hispanics to secure an easy win? (sinse Jodi is of Hispanic descent)

  • Enos Conrack

    Earl Hickey = drain bramage


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