Thursday, May 16, 2013

Watch Jodi Arias trial streaming live online May 16, 2013: Will murderer live or die? (videos)

On May 16, 2013, Jodi Arias returns to the Maricopa Superior Courthouse where she enters the second phase of the trial. Now found eligible for the death penalty, it is time to hear victim impact statements and it is possible that Jodi Arias will take the stand and plead for her life.

One important factor that has truly been overlooked in the Jodi Arias trial, and an area where her defense attorneys fell short, was in Jodi Arias' mental health. Kirk Nurmi and Jennifer Willmott had more than enough material to craft an insanity
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defense for Arias. At this point, though, it seems doubtful that anyone really cares if Arias suffers from some mental condition that would make them feel sorry enough for her to spare her life.

When I think about Jodi Arias' parents reaction to learning that Arias was arrested for the June 4, 2008, murder of Travis Alexander, it seems there were mitigating circumstances in her case. Unfortunately, the defense really botched her case by going with a self-defense strategy and allowing Arias to get on the stand and lie to the jury's face day after day, that I don't think anyone cares.

Jodi Arias believed the world was going to end when she was a teenager. She showed extreme gullibility and naivety  She followed her vampire boyfriend's teachings and dabbled in the occult. She then followed Travis Alexander into Mormonism. Jodi Arias is not a domestic abuse victim; but she does have mental problems.

She does not know how to have normal relationships and combined with her wacky, religious views, were bouts of extreme anger and outbursts of hostility.

The sad fact however, is that the majority of people on death row have had mental issues and horrible upbringings. From the looks of it, Jodi Arias' childhood was ideal compared to some serious criminals. If we spared the lives of everyone who had a sob story or mental issue, no one would be on death row.

Whatever facts could have spared Jodi Arias' life were not brought into play when they should have been.

I think it's too late to save her and believe she will get the death penalty.

What do you think?

You may watch the Jodi Arias trial streaming live online, May 16, 2013, in the video player below.
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