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Friday, May 24, 2013

Jodi Arias Poll Question: Life or Death?

Deadlock for Jodi Arias jury;
mistrial declared on penalty phase: 

Even given a second chance to determine Arias' fate a Phoenix jury still couldn't unanimously decide whether she should be put to death for killing Travis Alexander or given a life sentence instead. 

 
In Arizona, such indecision automatically results in a mistrial, which can either be resolved by the prosecution abandoning pursuit of the death penalty, or, alternately, by seating a brand new sentencing jury.

A new jury entails months more of deliberations as they necessarily review all the previous testimony and evidence -- a daunting task in a trial that has dragged on for months and months without end.

Millions of dollars have already been spent to prosecute the defendant, in a highly televised trial of circus proportions that even saw witnesses for the defense intimidated from testifying and defense lawyers motioning at least twice to be recused citing irreconcilable differences with their client.

Although these now-dismissed jurors are the very same ones who previously proclaimed Jodi Arias guilty of "especially cruel" premeditated homicide, her subsequent mitigating testimony and post-trial television interview from jail has clearly created some confusion in their minds.

Yet another reason cameras should have been barred from the entire courtroom spectacle and jurors sequestered at all times.  

Also perplexing, no doubt, is the fact that Arias had no prior criminal history before the gruesome slaying of Alexander, and still firmly clings to the contention that she was a victim of domestic violence and his murder committed in self defense.

Certainly, from sexually graphic descriptions of her relationship with the victim, plus reams upon reams of the couple's less than loving communiqués, there undeniably existed an inherently abusive and unhealthy bond between them.

Whatever happens now, though, there are more than ample grounds for future appeals, so whether Arias ultimately lives or dies is still a destiny that's as far off as ever.

SCROLL TO THE POLL AND YOU DECIDE THEN: Should the defendant be executed by lethal injection for 'cruelly' killing Travis Alexander, or given a life sentence instead? 
 
She claims she ought to be spared and "given a second chance" because she can "contribute to society" in a variety of useful ways, including encouraging literacy among fellow inmates, donating her long hair to cancer patients (again), and advocating for domestic abuse victims.
 
But Team Alexander says NOPE, Arias is just a heartless, conniving, fork-tongued sociopath who should be put to death without a second thought or a moment's hesitation.

To cast your vote, simply post a reply of "Life sentence" or "Death sentence" in the comment section below (no essays please) and I'll tally the results as they come in.
 
 

38 comments:

  1. I almost hesitate when I say death BUT then I think how I would feel if this was my family member who was slaughtered. Considering that,I say death.

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  2. Death!!! Death!!! Death!!! Since she was CONVICTED of 1ST DEGREE MURDER in a CRUEL AGGRAVATING manner, Travis's family should be allowed to be armed with a big ass knife and a .25 calliber gun and let them loose in Jodi's cell. Economicaly and psychologicaly satisfying all at the same time!

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  3. As a woman, knowing that still women are viewed as objects by men and treated as such, but certain women receive this treatment more than others, I fear being in that position and have been in several relationships with men who became physically violent early on. If put in that situation, I do not know what I would do. Everyone is saying death death death, but if she would have been slaughtered due to his violence, it would be just another domestic dispute. How many men are in jail ALIVE who have done the same thing? So I say NO DEATH PENALTY!!!! Do NOT judge because any of you could be placed in her shoes at any time in your life and be unprepared for it. Death is in the hands of the creator. Lock her up, yes.

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  4. She deserves a chance I agree with Anonymous May 22, 2013. This Arizona man was a sicko and a motivational speaker who had persuasive power over her and had her brainwashed into thinking he changed her life. He pychologically & sexually abused her to the point of insanity. If the situation was reversed and it was a male who committed the crime he would be given life not death.So many men are in jail Alive! that have harmed women. NO DEATH PENALTY FOR JODY ARIAS - She was abused!

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    1. This vote = LIFE SENTENCE

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    2. Are you serious? Why does she deserve a chance at life? She didn't give him a chance at life! And there is no evidence AT ALL that he was a "Sicko", if you are referring to the child pornography claim. There is also no evidence AT ALL that he sexually or in any way physically hurt her, except from her, a PROVEN SERIAL LIAR. And by the way, there are 122 men on death row in Arizona, many for crimes against women(http//www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/liveinhd/LiveinHD.aspx ). Maybe you should inform yourself a little better before you try to defend a disgusting human being like Jodi . It is simpering women like U that make the rest of us look bad.

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    3. Very true, thanks

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  5. DEATH ALL THE WAY!

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  7. Life sentence. They want to kill someone for killing someone. Makes no sense to me.

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  8. Death is not punishment enough. She is pure evil.

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  9. At least death. However, it is not enough for this evil.

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  10. death death death

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  11. life with parole.

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  12. ok so we all agree death

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  13. Death Row for the monster.

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  14. Life.

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evil-deeds/201305/jodi-joran-and-casey-the-psychology-evil/comments

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  15. LIFE. Forgive those whom may have sinned. LDS Book of Mormon.

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  16. DEATH for lying sicko

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  17. She should not get special treatment. In this case Death!

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