Jodi Arias: Hell Hath No Fury

Media seeks camera coverage of Arias retrial

Jodi Arias looks at the family of Travis Alexander as the jury arrives on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, during the sentencing phase of her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Photo / AP - The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, PoolPHOENIX (AP) — Several television stations are seeking less restrictive camera coverage of Jodi Arias’ planned Sept. 29 penalty phase retrial.

Arias was convicted of murder last year in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend at his suburban Phoenix home, but jurors couldn’t decide on her sentence. The retrial will determine if she gets the death penalty or life in prison.

Arias’ first trial was broadcast live, but the judge denied that right this time around, ruling that no footage could be broadcast until after the final verdict.

A media lawyer sought Monday to amend that order, allowing trial footage to be aired 30 minutes after the end of each day’s proceedings.

Prosecutors don’t object, but defense lawyers claim it would hamper Arias’ right to a fair trial. The judge didn’t immediately rule.

Source: AP

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Wanda MacDougall says:

Has a decision been made to whether or not the judge has granted access to the media to have live coverage of the penalty phase retrial in this case? If not, when will there be a ruling on her decision? I believe it should be televised due to that fact that the public are the ones who are paying for the penalty phase for this trial and have a right to view it.

lee c fairfax says:

I believe that cameras in the courtroom for every trial everywhere is the modern equivalent of allowing the public into the courtroom. the trials are open to keep a check and balance on the way court is conducted. aside from that I really want to see this one in it’s entirety, no edits or commercials. I miss CTV.

Trish says:

Totally agree! There should be cameras in every courtroom!

I miss Court TV so much – I even watch county animal control hearings (Amazing fun seeing the excuses people try to fly to get out of a $50 fine when their dog bit the pants off an animal control officer. Fabulous entertainment)


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