I think she is going to get off....just like Casey Anthony. She is charged with First Degree Murder. Are there any lesser charges? I can't find a charging document or anything. Anyone know?
To think that the jury won't have one hold out is just too optimistic. She has confessed, right? Or at the very least, there is no doubt she did it. So they just have to prove murder in the First Degree which includes willfulness, deliberation and premeditation.
Of course, taking a gun from your grandparents, driving across the desert, buying and filling up the gas cans, stabbing, & shooting another person...organizing, disposing of the weapon, driving back to CA, creating an alibi.......doesn't leave a lot of doubt in my mind.........but I am quite sure Casey Anthony killed her daughter, so what do I know?
DH - and that's just my opinion
Isn't the second degree charge on the table?
I think she will be found guilty of First Degree. I mean, She lied so many times and she can't remember things that are disadvantage to her and remember every little detail of the things that are advantage to her. It's so convenient. Her parents even said she was crazy and they were not surprised about the murder.
I think she will be found guilty of first degree murder, as well. She hasn't done a single thing to make herself likable to the jury, that is for sure. It seems clearly premeditated to me, she went through a lot of trouble both before and after the murder. Driving so far, coloring your hair, calling him right after the murder to leave a message. I don't buy that anything happened because of abuse or in the heat of the moment. She had her intentions and she carried through.
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
But in this case there are video tapes and texts (and photos downloaded from the internet?). So it's kind of hard to say she's making that part up. It does not make him sound like a clueless guy who was ensnared by a lunatic that's for sure. To me, he sounds like a sleaze having what he thought was fun on the side (though certainly not my idea of fun) who got ensnared by a lunatic but maybe also kind of liked that she was a lunatic.
I also think she'll get convicted. I don't see a lot of room for reasonable doubt here from a legal standpoint. The most she can hope for is to convince the jury that maybe it should be second degree because she didn't plan the actual killing (just the coverup). But that's about it as far as I think they could go and I don't see them being inclined to do that given that she's just not that likable.
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I know a lot of well-adjusted, hardworking, reasonable, kind people who enjoy BDSM and sex that some people would automatically label as 'unhealthy'. No one would know if they didn't tell you. They are wonderful people. That just happens to be the kind of sex they enjoy.
I think this girl is batshit, but I also think that far too many people assume that only batshit people enjoy non-vanilla sex. Plenty of perfectly sane people aren't vanilla in the bedroom. As long as you're safe I don't care what you are doing.
Disclaimer: I am not claiming that these two people had a healthy sex life, I am speaking in general. I don't think someone like Jodi Arias is capable of a healthy sex life even if it were an entirely vanilla menu.
Will this trial never end? It feels like it's been going on all year! HLN has turned into the Jodi Arias channel.
"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
If I remember correctly, I think they have 3 charges they can find guilty/not guilty on. First Degree, Second Degree or Manslaughter. That's always been my thinking so I must have heard it at some point, but I don't have a link to show it.
Anyway, I just haven't been too impressed with either of them. I realized there is a social taboo about "saying ill of the dead" but I don't subscribe to it in all cases.
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A little role-playing never hurt anyone, but everything that he "debased" her with, we only have her word to go on. And through all of it, she's claiming she was victimized by saying, "I felt it was debasing, but I went along with it because I didn't want to upset him." I guess she didn't get the memo about honesty and consent being the most important thing about following a BDSM lifestyle.
I wouldn't be surprised if the prosecution brought up some of his other gfs or his close friends to sort that matter out, though. If they even care, because this kind of has nothing to do with the fact she stabbed him 30 times....
Last edited by BaileyCatts; 04-08-2013 at 12:18 PM.
must say how impressed I am with alyce violette.. she's a friggin tank.. she might just keep Jodi alive.. I'm against the death penalty anyway even though I have no sympathy for jodi...but she certainly has major issues.. she still needs to be held accountable..
Thanks to PI .. I discovered I'm actually a Nontheist
"Love is better than Anger, Hope is better than fear" Jack Layton 1950-2011