Jodi Arias: Hell Hath No Fury

Arias jurors can consider manslaughter charge


Judge-Sherry-Stephens-April-24-2013-Photo-The-Arizona-Republic-Mark-Henle-PoolPHOENIX (AP) – Jurors who will decide the fate of Jodi Arias will be allowed to consider the lesser charge of manslaughter.

The judge is providing instructions to the jury in a packed courtroom, including some people who lined up at 2 a.m. Thursday to get a spot in the gallery. The prosecutor will later present closing arguments.

The jury will essentially have four choices: first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter or acquittal.

First-degree can lead to a death sentence and requires the jury to believe that it was a premeditated act. The basic standard for second-degree murder is that the defendant intentionally caused the death of another person. Manslaughter has a much lower standard.

Arias acknowledges she killed Travis Alexander but says it was self-defense.

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Les Symmerall says:

Only by the gravest miscarriage of justice can Jodi escape the Murder One-Premeditated rap. The evidence, coupled with even the slightest array of intelligence and common sense, would lead any reasonable person to the MOP conclusion. After that, it’s all Needle Nectar for Jodi the Butcher. Sleep eternally, Killer of the Innocent.

   
Patricia Nelson says:

Too much evidence against her, she will get murder one.

   
Rho says:

I hope Jodi doesn’t get off with murder like what happened in the Casey Anthony case.

   
Linda Progar says:

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