Arias Verdict is In!
It is expected to be announced at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time this afternoon, which is basically a half hour after the posting of this update.
Be sure to tune in so you can learn the fate of this unusual—and potentially psychotic—woman. Either she’s a victim of abuse who acted in self-defense or a cold-blooded killer. We’ll just have to wait and see which the jury believes she is.
It’s worth noting that before taking lunch today, jurors revealed they had reached a verdict. Most jurors were smiling and sighing in relief—having survived such a long, grueling and high-exposure case–but at least one was seen wiping tears from her eyes.
Granted, she could be upset because Arias is going free and she feels badly for Travis Alexander and his surviving family members. Personally, though, I believe the opposite to be true: Arias will be found guilty and, once convicted, could face the death penalty or life in prison.
My Nostradamus hat is on, so let’s see how well it works. Stay tuned, peeps!
UPDATE: Okay. Maybe it didn’t take a psychic or prognosticator to figure out what the jury in the Jody Arias trial would do, but I still gave myself a little pat on the back when I heard she was GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. Justice was served, brothers and sisters! Yes!
Of course, Jodi has yet to be sentenced. That circus is scheduled to begin tomorrow. And even if she is condemned to death, years of appeals will undoubtedly follow. For now, though, Travis’ family can breathe a little easier in the knowledge that the person responsible for his death will either pay with her own life or spend the rest of her days in a tiny, claustrophobic jail cell.
Unless Jodi stages some kind of daring prison break, that is. And given all the crazy shit that’s gone down so far, I certainly wouldn’t put it past her.
Posted on May 8, 2013, in Perspectives and tagged Arizona, Capital punishment, commentary, Crime and Justice, current-events, Jodi Arias, law, murder, news, perspectives, Travis Alexander. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.