Watch live as Jodi Arias trial heads for final showdown (streaming, online videos)
|Judgment day quickly approaches in the Jodi Arias trial|
On May 1, 2013, the defense will present their final witness and Judge Sherry Stephens announced the jury will stay in the courtroom as long as it takes to get this trial over! Court begins early tomorrow morning with the jury
entering and court scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. PT. Those who've followed the Jodi Arias trial may be used to delays, sidebars and secret meetings in Judges' chambers, but we expect things should start on time tomorrow.
Judge Stephens wants this trial over as it has already far extended way beyond the time period initially set. It's mind-boggling to think that the Jodi Arias trial began on Jan. 2, 2013, and is still going on into May! Final arguments are slated to begin on May 2, 2013, exactly four-months after the trial started! Will the jury feel there is enough evidence to send Jodi Arias to the death chamber? Though Arias has admitted to lying about her involvement in Travis Alexander's death, there is little evidence pertaining to the crime. For instance, the knife Jodi Arias used to stab Travis Alexander 29 times and to slice his throat nearly from ear to ear is missing. So too is the gun Arias used to fire a shot to Travis Alexander's head. Jodi Arias' bloody clothing has not been recoveed. Will this serve as some type of reasonable doubt factor for the jury? Will they consider far-fetched possibilities and not feel that the state has proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Jodi Arias planned and premeditated Travis Alexander's murder in cold-blood?
Jodi Arias stated that "No jury will convict me." Will these words prove to be prophetic or a foolish statement on Arias' part?