Jodi Arias: Hell Hath No Fury

Transcripts of Jodi Arias’ closed-door testimony is released (View Documents Here)


In this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo, Jodi Arias sits during her sentencing phase retrial in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Officials have released transcripts of closed-door testimony given two months ago by Arias during her sentencing retrial. The public was barred from watching the testimony after a judge said the witness, whose name was then kept secret, was skittish and wouldn't testify unless the courtroom was closed. Arias was convicted last year in the murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, but jurors deadlocked on her punishment. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, File)

In this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo, Jodi Arias sits during her sentencing phase retrial in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Officials have released transcripts of closed-door testimony given two months ago by Arias during her sentencing retrial. The public was barred from watching the testimony after a judge said the witness, whose name was then kept secret, was skittish and wouldn’t testify unless the courtroom was closed. Arias was convicted last year in the murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, but jurors deadlocked on her punishment. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, File)

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PHOENIX (AP) — Officials on Tuesday released transcripts of closed-door testimony given two months ago by convicted murderer Jodi Arias during her sentencing retrial.

The transcripts include Arias testifying about her interactions with victim Travis Alexander, her boyfriend, when the two first met at a business conference in Las Vegas in September 2006.

Arias also described their first sexual encounter less than two weeks later in the San Diego area, where both were attending a house party.

Arias also discussed how Alexander encouraged her to read about the Mormon religion. According to her testimony, their texts and emails often went from spiritual to flirtatious.

All those details were previously revealed during public testimony by Arias.

Maricopa County Judge Sherry Stephens had barred the public from watching some testimony after saying the witness, whose name was then kept secret, was skittish and wouldn’t testify unless the courtroom was closed.

News organizations protested the closure and the transcripts were released weeks after an appeals court ordered the move.

Arias was convicted last year in the murder of Alexander, but jurors deadlocked on her punishment.

A new jury has been picked to decide whether she should be sentenced to life in prison or receive the death penalty.

JACQUES BILLEAUD

Source: AP

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madeline says:

This will go into Feb. grrrr!

   
madeline says:

I would like to know if this portion will actually be done this month. There are those in there that are getting very valuable time snatched away from them. I say let’s get some justice today!

   
madeline says:

I saw no need for secrecy except to make the trial longer and more expensive. Can some one think of other reasons?

   
Dianna says:

Nothing new..SMH

   
Mam says:

blah blah blah same ole same ole

   
kat says:

Bravo for keeping the public aware

   

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