Jodi Arias: Hell Hath No Fury

Jodi Arias seeks delay of penalty phase retrial


This May 15, 2013, file pool photo shows Jodi Arias looking at the family of Travis Alexander as the jury arrives during the sentencing phase of her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias' legal bills have topped $2 million, a tab being footed by Arizona taxpayers that will only continue to climb with a new penalty phase set for March, officials said Monday Jan. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, File)

This May 15, 2013, file pool photo shows Jodi Arias looking at the family of Travis Alexander as the jury arrives during the sentencing phase of her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias’ legal bills have topped $2 million, a tab being footed by Arizona taxpayers that will only continue to climb with a new penalty phase set for March, officials said Monday Jan. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias is asking for a delay in the penalty phase retrial of her murder case while a judge considers whether to allow one of her attorneys to quit the proceedings.

Arias was convicted last year in the 2008 murder of her ex-boyfriend, but the jury deadlocked on a sentence. She said the killing was done in self-defense. Prosecutors argued it was carried out in a jealous rage.

A second penalty phase is set for Sept. 8 when jurors will decide whether she lives or dies for the crime.

Lawyer Kirk Nurmi has asked to leave the case. The judge has granted Arias’ motion to serve as her own attorney, but Arias now says she will allow one of her two advisory lawyers to represent her if Nurmi is permitted to bow out.

There was no immediate ruling Wednesday.

BRIAN SKOLOFF

Source: AP

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lee c fairfax says:

I think Marlyn has it right about DP qualified. it’s just another move to keep her in the spotlight longer and run the jodi show. I didn’t like him but I thought Nurmi kept a better rein on her than her look alike did. I would never let her move the date again, at this point, no matter what she did. but she’s making money with the sales of her ‘art’ again. didn’t the judge rule no release of photos or filming of Jodi-Ho until after the show is over? besides, after this come all the appeals.

   
sweetiepie says:

That’s a really good point, Marilyn. I guess Jodi got her DP GED in jail last week, so she’s qualified, too.

Why aren’t there any photos of Jodi from the hearing today? Anywhere?

   
Marilyn says:

Isn’t Nurmi the DP qualified attorney, so if he allows to leave, wouldn’t this be an appeal?

   

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