Jodi Arias: Hell Hath No Fury

Man accused of threatening anchors over coverage


Jodi Arias July 16, 2013 Photo / AP The Arizona Republic Mark Henle, PoolPHOENIX (AP) — A New York man has been arrested on allegations that he made threats on Twitter against two national newscasters who angered him with their coverage of the Jodi Arias trial, Arizona authorities said Monday.

David Lee Simpson of Bath, N.Y., was infatuated with Arias and became upset by comments from the two female anchors, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.

Investigators found guns, handcuffs and other items in Simpson’s car after taking him into custody in Bath, Arpaio said.

The sheriff declined to name the two anchors because he says Turner Broadcasting, which owns CNN and HLN, had asked his agency not to publicly identify them. But he did say one works out of Atlanta and the other out of New York.

An indictment that charges Simpson, 48, with three counts of computer tampering and two counts of stalking had not yet been made publicly available late Monday afternoon.

Simpson also is accused of threatening a Phoenix woman who defended the anchors online.

Arpaio says Simpson quit his job last week at a Bath auto repair shop and was later pulled over by police as he was leaving town.

The sheriff said investigators don’t know whether Simpson was intending to carry out his threats, but he said items found in Simpson’s vehicle were disturbing. Authorities found several weapons, zip ties and a news clipping about last December’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

It wasn’t immediately clear why Arpaio’s office had jurisdiction to arrest Simpson in New York.

Simpson is expected to be brought to Arizona on Wednesday, Arpaio said. Court records show he does not yet have a lawyer.

Earlier this year, a Maricopa County jury convicted Arias of murder in the death of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, but the jury later deadlocked at the sentencing phase of her trial.

A new jury could be impaneled to decide sometime in late September whether Arias should be sentenced to death or life in prison.

JACQUES BILLEAUD

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Patricia Nelson says:

SHE LOOKS LIKE DIFFERNT MONSTER NOW, WHEN IS THIS COMING TO A CLOSE? ONCE AND FOR ALL. NO MORE GLAMOUR SHOTS FROM BACK IN THE DAY, I SWEAR THEY WERE PHOTO SHOP, THEY DID NOT EVEN LIVE IN THE SAME STATE TO TAKE ALL THESE TRIPS OVER THIS SHORT TIME THEY KNEW EACH OTHER.

   
dickhead says:

Has anyone noticed how UGLY Jodi looked at her last court date? NO MAKE UP, NO NICE CLOTHES, NO HAIR DID, LMFAO!!!! DAMN! She’s buuutttt!!! Now put that together with the thoughts of what she likes to do in the sac, GROSS!!!! SHE looks like my ass smells when I’m pooping! Really gross!

   
joan napolitano says:

Arias may have a network of nut jobs following her on Twitter and whatever websites are other there but on the other side of the coin, I think TV personalities should turn down the rhetoric when referring to people like Arias…it just incites, Nancy Grace is way guilty of that, I wouldn’t even refer to her as a news anchor because she does not report news, she talks over opposing views, name calls and well, she is in a class by herself. thankfully.

   
MistyDawn says:

She even talks over those who agree with her! Nancy Grace, that is. The media attn this trial received without a sequestered jury still baffles me. Obviously, JA is guilty. Not even going there, but I must agree with you on the media coverage…Zimmerman’s case is a good example. Nancy would hang a soeeder if she could!

   
MistyDawn says:

*Speeder

   
MistyDawn says:

*Speeder

   
MistyDawn says:

She even talks over those who agree with her! Nancy Grace, that is. The media attn this trial received without a sequestered jury still baffles me. Obviously, JA is guilty. Not even going there, but I must agree with you on the media coverage…Zimmerman’s case is a good example. Nancy would hang a soeeder if she could!

   
MistyDawn says:

I have a feeling we may see more of this in the future. If you visit jodiariasisinnocent.com (whether you think she is or not) you will find some rather interesting and bizarre ppl there…someone even wrote a song to her. Ppl post things on there as if they know her personally. It really is kind of scary. You can tell some of them are so infatuated with her. It’s like she has this creepy following.

   

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