Jodi arias request for the court secrecy is denied by the Arizona court

Jodi arias, center, watches the jury enter the courtroom for her sentencing phase, new research in Phoenix, March 5, 2015.


Convicted killer Jodi arias’ motion to file opening appeal brief under seal was denied Wednesday, a report said.

Arias’ lawyer argued that keeping the brief secret was “in the interest of the protection of the safety of certain parties,” the Arizona Republic reported.

Since her first trial in 2013, “the absurd level of interest in this case was the cause of the problems, arias’ lawyers said, according to the report.

However, a three-judge panel in the Arizona Court of Appeals wrote that “the court concludes that the current request is legally insufficient to overcome the strong presumption in favor of public access,” the Republic reported.

The court did grant the arias until the following Tuesday to detail parts of its brief opening which can be closed for privacy or confidentiality reasons, the report said.

Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in 2013 in the 2008 death of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in his house in Mesa, Arizona.

Prosecutors said arias attacked Alexander in a jealous rage after he wanted to end their affair and planned a trip to Mexico with another woman.

Arias has acknowledged killing Alexander, but claimed it was self-defense after he attacked her.

A significant part of the arias’ new process in 2015, which sent her to prison for life was reportedly shrouded in a haze of mystery.

A white noise machine was turned on regularly during her conviction to new research from three years ago to keep the spectators hear what the lawyers argued as they huddled around the judge’s bench.

At other times, the public was not allowed in the courtroom, such as when a judge let a skittish witness testify behind closed doors, without the person in question in the arias.

She is now serving a life sentence at the Arizona Department of Corrections’ Perryville Prison Complex, the only women in the prison, the Republic reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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