Friday, May 15, 2015

The Saga Continues... By: Edie Morse

Written By:  Edie Morse

The Saga Continues...

The Saga Continues...
“There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy.” ~ Joseph Pulitzer
My goodness gracious... The nightmarish trauma of Jodi Arias' "gaming the system", and a weak & inept judge, Judge Sherry Stephens (JSS), who endlessly colludes with her & her unethical defense team, in a manner that we do not witness in other criminal trials, never ceases to amaze me. I really thought that the nasty surprises were finally over... but they are not. Just when one begins to think that this 2-year debacle will come to an end-- JSS continues to cave into JA & Co.'s ceaseless demands. It's an unhealthy pattern-of-behaviour that she cannot seem to break-- perhaps she doesn't realize how destructive it is... or maybe she just doesn't give a damn. What hold does the convicted psycho-butcher have over JSS? For as of yesterday, JSS is pushing back the Restitution Hearing at JA & Co.'s request... i.e. not bringing it forward to an earlier date, nor is she delaying it by 1 or 2 days... but, she is actually pushing it back for 3 weeks. Ugh.
We all recall that back on April 13th, 2015, JSS sentenced Skank to "Natural Life" = LWOP, but she did not condemn the convicted murderer verbally for the misery that she had caused to the victim & the victim's family, even though Jodi Arias admitted to Travis Alexander being conscious when she stabbed the knife into his neck... this, as we know, was after she had stabbed him 29 times (9 times in the back, chipping out the bone from the back of his skull), and then, as we know, she proceeded to slash his neck, nearly beheading him, like a terrorist... she dragged his dead body back to the shower... she shot him in the head... and, she left him to rot in the shower like an animal... and then, as we know, she proceeded to flee the crime scene, disposing of the murder weapons & her bloody clothing... she called Travis Alexander's answering machine & left a message, pretending that he was alive, but knowing that he was dead... and, she ran to bang Ryan Burns, who had to stop her from having full-blown sex, etc. etc. etc. Yet, JSS did not issue one single word of condemnation to the convicted psycho-butcher-- although there is no appellate case whereby a conviction is overturned on the basis that the judge admonishes the convicted murderer during a sentencing hearing.
It would seem to me, in retrospect, that JSS had to choke-out the words "Natural Life" = LWOP-- and would have probably given Jodi Arias "Life" = LWP-- had the public not been so outraged by the brutality of the psycho-butcher's murder of her victim-- her blatant attention-grabbing on TV interviews from the time of her arrest & onwards throughout the trial, loving the cameras, until the media & the public turned against her for fabricating the most cruel and malicious of lies about her victim, and then she complained that the media could not be trusted-- i.e. the media & the haters could not be trusted, because anybody with more than two working brain cells could see that she is a pathological liar & a vicious sado-narcissistic killer. By contrast, JSS has treated Jodi Arias with kid gloves:-- Why? ... This is a question which needs to be answered, for the sake of the historical record-- because this was a criminal trial, with no National Security implications-- and, because the public has the right to understand why Jodi Arias has been treated in a deferential manner unlike any other convicted murderer, i.e. with undue deference & special treatment. There is a growing sense, from many comments that I have read across the media spectrum over the past few weeks, that Jodi Arias is able to manipulate the system... and, JSS pulled the trigger on this mistrust of justice being done in this case, from the outset of her criminal trial:-- e.g. not placing a "gag-order" on Skank; precluding relevant facts proving Skank's cruelty & viciousness (that other, more capable judges allow into evidence); and, allowing JA & Co. to run-amok.
During the Sentencing Hearing, on April 13th, 2015, JSS clearly verified that the most convenient date for the upcoming Restitution Hearing, for all parties, would be June 1st, 2015. Jodi Arias waived her right to be present at the Restitution Hearing. Jennifer Willmott agreed to that date. Juan Martinez also agreed to that date. So, in the meantime, Jodi Arias & her gruesome fan base have continued their desperate money-making spree with an intense fury:-- (1) bragging that a donor would provide $25,000.00 in matching funds for monies donated to her disgusting JAA Appellate Fund scam, and recently crowing that they have raised over $60,000.00 to-date-- and also, that some horny ole' fart is planning to leave to her, his estate; (2) continuing to hock her worthless crap on-line to dopes with more money than brains, including her junk-"art"; "Survivor" T-Shirts; and, cheap plastic "Justice4Jodi" wristbands; and, (3) her money-grubbing supporters also claiming that her commissary account is flush with money... thus enabling her to continue with her spending habit of $100.00/week on goodies & other special treats. But bizarrely, on May 1st, 2015, JSS awarded JA a Public Defender, i.e. Tennie Martin, who also happens to be a Tax Attorney as well as an Appellate Attorney, to handle her case, henceforth. However, Jennifer Willmott continues to be paid by the AZ taxpayers to handle her case, and apparently her future Restitution Hearing too. A Public Defender is appointed when a defendant claims an "indigent" status, and the Court is supposed to verify the validity of her affidavit. But, Jodi Arias is not "indigent"-- i.e. she has a lot of money. Now, she's an "indigent" defendant with a lot of money and two Public Defenders, although the DP has been "off-the-table" since March 5th, 2015!
Background:-- On May 11th, 2015, Jennifer Willmott filed a motion asking for a "reset" (i.e. a delay) of the Restitution Hearing... with no explanation as to why... and, this bizarre motion was filed nearly a month after the Sentencing Hearing, where the date of June 1st, 2015, was then agreed to by all parties. As of yesterday, JSS vacated the June 1st, 2015 date for the Restitution Hearing-- i.e. it's no longer on JSS's Court Calendar... and, she has reset the new-fangled date for June 22nd, 2015-- i.e. now the new date on JSS's Court Calendar. No explanation was given to the public. Have the victims, i.e. the Alexanders, been informed as to the reason as to why the Restitution Hearing has been delayed? Obviously, JSS is in no hurry to hold Jodi Arias, a convicted murderer, accountable for the restitution which is due to the victims. JSS is also in no hurry to let the public know why she continues to pander to JA & Co. ... And moreover, JSS is in no hurry to answer questions as to why Jodi Arias wrongly enjoys both a fraudulent "indigent" status AND also simultaneously is making money "hand over fist"! The AZ taxpayers continue to be bilked and defrauded... for the longer that the restitution phase is dragged out-- then, the longer that the victims suffer from not being compensated for their outrageous financial burdens over the past 7 years-- and to Skank's benefit, the longer that she is able to retain Jennifer Willmott and also her appellate attorney, Tennie Martin, the more special treatment that she enjoys. What other defendant is granted such lavish, expensive legal counsel, all at the AZ taxpayers' expense?
There are many, many questions which need to be posed to JSS, but which the AZ media seem to be loathe to ask of her, or of the AZ Judiciary. Instead, they act as shills for JSS and JA & Co. ... Ergo, they are unhappily far more inclined to focus on self-indulgent, attention-getting propagandist diatribe-letters from Skank to her demented supporters, such as a recent one where she claims to love life in Perryville; but then proceeds to attack Juan Martinez, and also bitch about the fact that she did not obtain the leniency that she delusionally believes that she deserves-- although my goodness gracious, JSS rigged her farcical "final penalty re-trial" so that a stealth juror, i.e. Juror #17 (who might have been tampered with by JA & Co.) could save her worthless life. Still, Skank is transparently angry, bitter & twisted, and thus, she wants to continue to torment the Alexanders, and to continue to make sufficient blood money such that she can garner special treatment in prison, as she did in the courtroom. But, what is JSS thinking? Why isn't JSS held to account for two years & more worth of a disastrously incompetent, biased, and corrupt mis-management of Jodi Arias' case. I would start with these questions to JSS concerning recent events:--
1.) Why haven't you unsealed the over 127 sealed documents; the transcripts from the many sealed hearings; and, the transcripts from your myriad "ex-parte" meetings with JA & Co., and all other unedited videos, etc., which took place in the aftermath of the hung jury in May 2013? Why are Skank's visitation records from her stay in Estrella jail, for example, still sealed? Why are full costs of Skank's defense team; her mitigation specialist; her private investigators; her charlatan "experts"; etc.; for example, all still sealed? Who are you really protecting with your unconstitutional secrecy, JSS:-- Jodi Arias; her unethical defense team, her mitigation specialist, her PI, & charlatan "experts"; and/or yourself too?
2.) Why did you delay the Restitution Hearing from June 1st, 2015 until June 22nd, 2015? On what legal basis did Willmott ask for such a delay, nearly a month after the date was agreed to, in the first place? What if JA & Co. want more delays? Will you grant them too? Do the Alexanders' rights matter at all to you? Do the public's rights to speed in the disposition of this matter & transparency matter at all to you? The Alexanders' rights & the public's rights were both ignored for the two plus years that you pandered to the convicted psycho-butcher & her unethical defense team throughout the criminal trial:-- Why do you continue to ignore the need to put the restitution phase behind them all now? What about the taxpayers of Arizona? They bear the expense for both Willmott (criminal trial counsel) and Martin (appellate trial counsel), until the Restitution Hearing is over. Why are you allowing Jodi Arias multiple legal counsels, at the taxpayer expense, for an indefinite period of time?
3.) Why didn't you freeze and/or seize all of Jodi Arias' ill-gotten gains when you agreed, de facto, to her claim of an "indigent" status, at the time that you assigned her a Public Defender? Why is the convicted murderer allowed to make money & also claim to be without funds... a legal paradox... i.e. both cannot be true? Under the AZ forfeiture statutes, you could place a hold on all of her blood monies, pending the full restitution of the victims & the State of Arizona. Yet, according to JA's web-sites, she is making more money than ever, and the blood money keeps rolling in. Why is this allowed? Or else, why haven't you revoked her "indigent" status, pending a full accounting of her financial status-- which must occur during the Restitution Hearing? Why is Jodi Arias allowed to have it both ways, when other convicted murderers do not enjoy such an unprecedented special privileges?
When will JSS's jurisdiction over Jodi Arias' case be concluded? Hopefully, following the Restitution Hearing... because, JSS has not acted in a manner befitting the public trust. For over two years now, she caved into Skank's demands for ungodly delays & unconstitutional secrecy. This appalling pattern-of-corruption of our criminal justice system continues unabated, even today... and unfortunately, even today, during the restitution phase. What insights would be revealed from the sealed hearing, which occurred in the courtroom, when the Alexanders' civil attorneys discussed this case with the Court, back in March of this year? Jodi Arias; her Mommy Dearest & Auntie $hrew; and, her money-grubbing fans all seem quite thrilled with her money-making operations. Why? Because, let's be frank, Jodi Arias also has been granted an "indigent" status, and so for the foreseeable future, the AZ taxpayers are "footing the bill" for her attorneys (plural) and also, she can stuff her face with Hershey Bars & other goodies, as well as potentially buy special favors in prison. Pathetic.


^^^ The sado-narcissistic psycho-butcher, Jodi Arias (JA), still continues to torment the Alexanders and to shamelessly promote herself in order to garner attention and also to make more & more money. Money is her new "turn on"-- replacing sex-- because even in prison, Money = Power. JA is a two-faced hypocrite who feigns her phony "Nice Girl" act (e.g. claiming that everything is hunky-dory in prison, in order to sound compliant & to manipulate the Perryville prison officials), whilst also taking the opportunity to maliciously attack Juan Martinez & to bitterly complain that she didn't get the leniency that she delusionally believes that she deserved, although she bragged about Travis Alexander being conscious when she stuck the knife in his throat... and as we know, she then proceeded to nearly behead him, before she shot him in the head, and then dragged his butchered, mutilated dead body back to the shower. JA talks out of both sides of her ugly mouth:-- and by the way, neither Willmott, nor Nurmi, knew what she was going to say during the sentencing hearing. She is a pathological liar, who only fools the dumbest of the dumb.

Why did Judge Sherry Stephens (JSS) postpone the Restitution Hearing, which was supposed to take place on June 1st, 2015 until June 22nd, 2015? Haven't the Alexanders been through enough already? Why did JSS appoint JA a Public Defender, which only is supposed to happen when the defendant is "indigent". An "indigent" status only is supposed to apply to a defendant who has no resources. Skank & her despicable fans have bragged on-line that she has:-- (1) over $60,000.00 in her crooked JAA Appellate Fund scam; (2) an over-bloated commissary account flush with money, such that she has been spending $100.00/week on goodies & treats, for years; and, (3) bank & PayPal accounts with bloody money sucked in from the worthless crap that she hocks on-line to dopes with more money than brains. All of Skank's ill-gotten gains should have been confiscated long ago. She only made her blood money due to her notoriety for having brutally slaughtered Travis Alexander-- apart from that, she didn't have a "pot to piss in".

JA's "indigent" status is fraudulent. Either JSS should immediately revoke her "indigent" status OR confiscated all of her ill-gotten gains, under the AZ forfeiture laws. By law, JA has no right to enjoy both the taxpayer-paid services of a Public Defender (as well as the continued services of Willmott) via exploiting a dishonest "indigent" status AND also to simultaneously keep her blood money, which continues to roll in. JA didn't have any assets at all when she was arrested in 2008 for her savage extermination of Travis Alexander-- and yet, she was allowed to run a business from Estrella jail, which really was put into full operation following the hung jury in May 2013-- making her a lot of money-- whilst dishonestly bilking the AZ taxpayers for a hyper-inflated defense... ergo, the fraud continues. JA wants it both ways:-- i.e. for the AZ taxpayers to foot the bill for her defense, while Willmott plays the delay-game.. and, who knows how many others aiding JA are continuing to be paid by the AZ taxpayers, while JA sits back and makes ill-gotten money which should be seized & used to pay restitution to the Alexander family & also to reimbourse the AZ taxpayers, in perpetuity. JSS owes the public an explanation as to why she has delayed the Restitution Hearing, without taking action to freeze Skank's blood money.