|Jodi Arias' left palm print found on crime scene wall|
Fagel writes,"When Jodi Arias took the stand in her own defense three weeks ago, I was not surprised by the move because I'm confident the tactic will spare her from the death penalty. With defense attorney Kirk Nurmi's slow, sometimes annoyingly so, delivery, jurors have gotten to hear every single detail of her life. I think letting the jurors, including seven women, get to know her face to face like this will be the key to sparing her life. "
|Travis Alexander autopsy diagram showing self-defense stab wounds on palms|
I'm not certain I agree with Fagel's assumptions. While everyone did get a chance to hear Jodi Arias' background, it doesn't take away from the fact that she has shown zero remorse for killing Alexander. In fact, when testifying on the stand about her frame of mind after the killing (when her memory started to slightly return and she vaguely recalled placing a knife in a dishwasher), she was worried about her own health, safety and well-being.
|Travis Alexander Autopsy Diagram|
When prosecutor Juan Martinez drove home the point that Arias chickened out of suicide because nicking her wrists was too painful, and asked her to imagine how Travis Alexander felt when his throat was slit, she had no physical signs of remorse.
|Travis Alexander autopsy diagram showing stab wounds|
George Zimmerman is facing charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and claims self-defense. He apologized to Trayvon's parents in a court of law. Though he is claiming self-defense under Florida's "stand-your-ground" law, he still felt enough compassion and sorrow to make an apology.
Arias can't even shed a tear for the man whom she claimed she loved completely and spent numerous times being intimate with.
I think Arias' lack of remorse and failure to have any compassion for Travis Alexander or his family will be enough for any sane jury to sentence her to death.
What do you think? Do you agree with Fagel and think that Jodi Arias' testimony will spare her the death penalty?
Is she possibly endearing herself to the jury or making herself appear human? I feel if anything, she is showing that not only is she a pathological liar, but also has no remorse for the brutal way in which she murdered Travis Alexander.
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