PHOENIX — A judge’s decision to allow live-tweeting during the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial has provided instant fact sharing from inside the courtroom at the Maricopa County Superior Court.
After a jury was empaneled, the group began work Oct. 20.
During the eight weeks of proceedings, there was titillating testimony (just as in the murder trial), interruptions, sniping between lawyers and witnesses, juror dismissals, charges of prosecutorial misconduct and demands for the death sentence to taken off the table.
Jurors experienced an abrupt break in their duties, when Judge Sherry Stephens booted them and the media out so that a “mystery” witness could testify. No mystery there, it turned out. The witness was Arias.
A state court of appeals overruled Stephens and the media returned.
Court went on break after the Dec. 18 session and will resume Jan. 5, 2015.
If the man in court really is #jodiArias boyfriend he can't b worried this will happen to him, she's never getting out
— Monica Lindstrom (@monicalindstrom) October 23, 2014
When I was 10 I lied to my dad over the phone about mowing the lawn…I sounded more tense than #JodiArias did in that post-murder voicemail
— Dave Erickson (@ericksonvision) October 27, 2014
Judge closed the courtroom for the first defense witness in #JodiArias. I've never seen anything quite like this.
— Beth Karas (@BethKaras) October 30, 2014
— Jen's Trial Diaries (@TrialDiariesJ) October 30, 2014
— Troy Hayden (@troyhaydenfox10) November 26, 2014
paranoia subscales- she really feels like people are out to get her score of 100 #JodiArias
— Monica Lindstrom (@monicalindstrom) December 15, 2014
JM just pointed out the mitigation expert goes by the name “Cougarlicious”, wow, bet she never thought that would come back to haunt her
— Monica Lindstrom (@monicalindstrom) December 11, 2014
#jodiarias defense expert is describing two sides of Travis Alexander as if he were the Incredible Hulk.
— Steve Krafft (@SKrafftFox10) November 17, 2014
With this testimony it is clear that both TA & #JodiArias suffered abuse during their lives
— Monica Lindstrom (@monicalindstrom) November 13, 2014
Apparently #JodiArias was filmed talking to someone at the defense table and it was broadcast. Nurmi is angry. Camera guys say nothing new
— Michael Kiefer (@michaelbkiefer) November 5, 2014
Jury will be dismissed and there will be no trial until next Wednesday at 9:30 am. #JodiArias
— MC Superior Court (@courtpio) November 5, 2014
In #JodiArias' diaries, dated after she killed Travis, she writes she misses him more than words can say and wants to name her son after him
— Tammy Rose (@News20Chopper) October 27, 2014
— MikeGalanosHLN (@MikeGalanosHLN) October 22, 2014