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Green_Goblin

What is happening right now in terms of the Jodi Arias case?

Curious to know what is going to happen to her... you know, the women who killed her boyfriend for dumping her?

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Court will resume on Wed. of next week. She was found guilty of cruel murder. She gets to have a couple people and herself to talk to the jury to try and get life imprisonment instead of the death penalty. It's almost over now. Yesterday, Travis's brother and sister talked to the jury about how Travis not being in their life has hurt them. The jurors even cried. She'll have to beg for her life now. Wed. should be a good day to watch it. Then the jury will decide her fate.

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Green_Goblin
thnx!
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You're welcome! My wife has been watching this trial for months, so I know a lot about it.
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What an awful thing. I haven't been following this, except through comments here. Yours is the best summary.
I had a girl in my class once who spent the weekend in jail for beating up her boyfriend because he wanted to separate. He was in the hospital. It was awful. Just awful. I stopped doing group work so that boys in my class would not be near her and I sat her near me and everyone else near the back. I guess things are getting a bit more equal.
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Hi R!
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More... equal...? How is this good? We should be moving towards a point where neither gender hits the other over arguments, not a world were both do it.
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1. Jury found her guilty of first degree murder with special circumstances.
2. Jury found her crime met the criteria for capital punishment.
3. Penalty phase began yesterday, 5/16/13. When it comes down, and if its death, there will be an automatic review.

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In Arizona, there is no automatic review. The judge can overturn a death sentence verdict however, should this be what the jury decides, it is highly unlikely she would.
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Death penalty cases are automatically appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court. Prior to the enactment of Arizona?s new death penalty sentencing statute, the Court independently reviewed the propriety of the death sentence. Under the new statute, the Arizona Supreme Court reviews the conviction and sentence for error, but does not independently determine whether to impose a death sentence.
Prior to State v. White, 168 Ariz. 500, 815 P.2d. 869 (1991), the Arizona Supreme Court engaged in a proportionality review of each case to determine whether the death penalty was excessive or disproportionate. This review is not constitutionally required and the Court no longer conducts such a review.
To the extent that the ruling of the Arizona Supreme Court addresses a federal constitutional issue, either of the parties can appeal a decision of that court directly to the United States Supreme Court by petitioning for a writ of certiorari.
https://www.azag.gov/sites/default/files/sites/all/docs/Criminal/ccc/Final-CapPun.pdf
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Automatically appealed and automatically reviewed are two different things. Albeit semantics, I now understand what you meant. Have a good weekend.
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Court will resume on Monday at 1:30 EST. It will then be the defenses turn to have witnesses speak on behalf of Jodi Arias as to her life and character. She will also make a statement. There is an issue going on right now regarding a friend of hers who is going to make a statement on her behalf as well as the issue regarding the fact Arias wants to make her statement on video, she does not wish to speak in open court. Once the defense is done, and character witnesses have spoken, the jury will be "charged" (given instructions by the judge) to then deliberate and decide unanimously, if she will be sentenced to life in prison without parole or be sentenced to death.

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Her case is in the sentencing stage. The choices are life or death.

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