Most striking tweets from Jodi Arias retrial, week 3
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.
Two weeks after court began, the judge banished the media from the courtroom of the penalty-phase retrial. A Court of Appeals sided with the media Monday and granted a stay.
Stacked between the Oct. 21 start and the Oct. 30 interruption were tweets that included the order of events in the murder, the graphic nature of photos of Travis Alexander’s body that were shown to the jury, remarks on a titillating phone conversation between Arias and Alexander and emotional testimony from Alexander’s brother and sister.
Finally, there was outrage when Judge Sherry Stephens cleared the courtroom for a witness’ testimony at the end of the second week, and then relief from the overruling.
Media to be allowed back inside Jodi Arias courtroom http://t.co/1aKzdD4AKN
— Monica Lindstrom (@monicalindstrom) November 4, 2014
ALERT: The AZ Court of Appeals granted an order to re-open the courtroom to the public in the #JodiArias case
— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) November 3, 2014
— Monica Lindstrom (@monicalindstrom) November 3, 2014
Looking like a very short day. Judge just told lawyer in another case to come back at 1030. #JodiArias is set for 10.
— William Pitts (@william_pitts) November 5, 2014
— Monica Lindstrom (@monicalindstrom) November 5, 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
— MaryEllen Resendez (@maryellenabc15) 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