to connectVideoJodi aria’s attempts to overturn her murder conviction, claiming that she did not get a fair trial
Arias attorneys argue that the prosecutor’s misconduct during her first trial, and the judge allowed the case to turn it into a media circus; chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt reports from Los Angeles, california.
An Arizona court of appeals will decide Thursday whether to reverse the murder conviction of Jodi arias, after his lawyers argued that prosecutors had mishandled her case, by whipping up public interest.
Cory Engle, an attorney for arias, told the Arizona Court of Appeals that the prosecutor, Juan Martinez, improperly questioned witnesses, ignored the rulings on the evidence, to the court publicity and it was an unsubstantiated allegation that the expert on her defense team have had an inappropriate relationship with arias.
Jodi arias, right, looks next to her attorney, Jennifer Willmott, during her sentencing at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, arizona.
(Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic via AP)
Engle said the topic of Who is to be the case: “Everybody should ignore you, but it’s me.”
Terry Crist, an attorney for the Arizona attorney general’s office, told the judges that he shall be a believer Who is in violation of the rules of the district court, however, that none of his actions have led to a reversal of the conviction.
She is serving a life sentence for the murder of Travis Alexander in his home in a suburb of Phoenix, Mesa, in 2008. Prosecutors said arias killed Alexander in a jealous rage after learning he was planning a trip to Mexico with another woman.
Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez speaks during a press conference to discuss the outcome of the Jodi arias’ sentencing of a new study in Phoenix, arizona.
Arias has acknowledged killing Alexander, but claimed that she acted in self-defense after he attacked her. He was stabbed nearly 30 times, had his throat slit, and was shot in the head.
Arias was convicted of murder in 2013, but the members of the jury were stalled on penalties. A second sentencing trial that ended in the beginning of 2015, with a different jury deadlocked, leading a judge to sentence arias to life in prison.
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Violent details about arias and Alexander were broadcast live around the world. And the response, ” that’s for the court of justice of the spotlight since 2008, she was arrested, having several media interviews, before and after the conviction.
Engle said ” Who are activated in the field of advertising, and even went so far as to sign autographs and for photos with fans outside the courthouse. She also denied that her client was also courted the publicity.
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The judges have to say when they would make a decision to do so.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.