There are a several faceboook pages dedicated to the Jodi Arias trial. Deb, one of out commenters on the case, sent me an email today for this one A local trail watcher, Sandra Huskey-Matthews was able to get a seat inside the courtroom and provided the site with a description of the jurors. I remember that the Casey Anthony jury selection was televised (without showing the potetial jurors) and taking copious notes about those selected. It has been rather nerve-wracking to have no info at all on the jurors for this trial. Sandra provides us with a brief sketch of each juror and a few notes on their behavior. They seem to be very engaged and many of them are quite young. There are currently 18 jurors. So unless Arizona has some weird practice I am unaware of there are 6 alterates but we have no idea who the alternates are. If it were up to me, I would get rid of “R.” What to y’all think?
Click through for jury descriptions. Thanks to Deb for the link.
I, for notetaking ease, assigned a letter to each juror right away and made a chart so I could easily identify in my notes. Also my age estimates are just that, my own estimation. Also any description I give means nothing more then what I saw. I also realized when I got home, that Except for A, J, and H, though I remember the others, I can not say who was what. A and J were definately white men, and H appeared to be Native American.
Back to front, left to right. (I do not know if they maintain the same order each day, though I think they might) and this is how I will refer to them. Also there were some jurors that I could not see most of the time. I will identify which ones. When I saw All Jurors, it is all that I had a view of at that time. Some jurors I only saw when people in front of me shifted etc, so what I write is not implying thats the only time they were attentive.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I
J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R
All – Pay close attention when mugshot testimony and 48 hours explanation. Seem to be listening closely on the incident of Jodi being in Tavis’ house and falling asleep on his “lovesack” while he out with Mimi. They as a group seem unhappy with Nurmi’s outbust around this time. A few watch Nurmi closely as he inspects the dvd evidence, look agitated.
Front row (most of them) are tracking back and forth between Jodi and Juan when the testimony is about her moving to AZ. Looks almost as if they are watching a ping pong game, for at least a couple of minutes. Many of them are leaning forward and most are writing.
“A” is a Male, 50ish baldingLooked puzzled when Juan was mentioning the sex tape. Kept glancing at Jodi’s family during the FHE discussion.Writing a lot when Mugshot/48 hours explantion. Writing a lot during the whole “innocent of THAT charge” testimony.
“B” is a Female – 30ish -I could not see her very often.Nodding and writing when Juan got Jodi to admit it was her who got in trouble and ultimately her fault that she got grounded.
“C” is a Female – 30ish – I could not see her very oftenI noticed her flipping a page when Jodi agreed it was her fault she got grounded.
“D” is a Male – 50ish I could not see him after he sat down
“E” is a Male – 40’s T-shirt with a green cordaroy or flannel shirt/jacket over that, glasses – my opinion 3rd most attentive Juror.Paid close attention Tracking Juan and Jodi, along with most of the front row, when testimony about why she moved to AZ, was leaning forward and taking notes. Paying close attention when testimony of Jodi leaving school as a junior and moving in with Bobby, and also when testimony about her moving around a lot. Looked to be listening and writing during most of the trial.
“F” is a Male – high 20’s ? Low 30’s? Flannel Checkered shirt, stubble I only saw him when lady in front of me kinda scooted overWatching intently when talking aout how Jodi pursued Bobby, when she called him and he hung up and she called back. Shook head when Jodi said it could have been a phone malfunction. Flipped pages twice while writing in his notebook during this time.
“G” is a Male – 40’s Veiw blocked after he sat down
“H” is a Male – 25 ish? Long black hair, braided or pony tail . Looked Native American by the hair. (The hair reminded me of someone I know, that is why I say that. ) I could only see his body and arms most of the time, not his face. Leaned forward alot off and on the whole time, writing most of the time.
“I” is a Female – upper 20’s – out of view after sitting down
“J” is a Male – 50ish, long silver pony tail, jeans -To me seemed to be the 2nd most attentive juror overall. Writing when testimony about how Matt wouldn’t betray her. Paying close attention.Paying close attention and writing when talking of sex jodi didn’t mind.Paying close attention on the mugshot/48 hours testimony, writing.When Jodi said she didn’t see Travis and the woman through a sliding glass door, but it was a window, this juror started flipping back in his notebook as if looking for something he wrote before. Was slightly shaking his head in a “no” reaction.Writing alot, turning pages a lot all throughout.
“K” is a Male – 40ishwriting a lot when the “pursuing Bobby” and why she moved to MesaInterestingly I have little written about him, though I remember having a good line of site.
“L” is a Male – older 20’s ? younger 30’s maybe.Put hand over his mouth when “why she moved to Mesa” testimony and about grandma. Looked almost frightened at the “stalking ” Bobby and Travis things. Leaning forward and writing during most things about her pursuing different guys, after she was broken up with them. Also had what I could only call a “are you sh*tting me” look when Jodi said that about she hadn’t looked in a sliding door, it was a window.
“M” is a female- 40ishOnly thing I wrote about her is she leaned forward during the testimony of why Jodi moved to Arizona, and was writing at this time. I also saw her most of the time, but don’t have anything else written.
“N” is a female – 25 or 30 ish? two toned hair, light blonde on top, brown under the blonde. This is who I belived to be the most attentive Juror. Watched Jodi intently when she was talking about what sex she liked.Shook her head slightly when the mugshot came up on screen.When Jodi talked about using the BMW to drive sister missionaries, this juror was looking at her with a look that made me think of a mom who was watching a child who was lying. Almost an embarrased look with “pursed” lips and slight head shake.Tracking between Juan and Nurmi during 48 hours clips, writing a lot during Jodi’s explanations. Nodding when the testimony was about Jodi falling asleep on the “lovesack” when he was out with Mimi. Nodding with a “here we go again” look on her face. I swear she almost rolled her eyes. Writing frantically.
“O” is a male – 60ish Watching Juan when talking of the whole “stalking” Bobby/Travis thingWriting and leaning forward while during the Why she moved to AZ testimony.At BMW testimony flipped a page while writing.Writing all during the 48hours/Mugshot explanation.Leaned forward when she said she was “innocent of THAT charge”
“P” is a Female – 40ishOnly time I saw her was when she leaned forward and was writing during the Why Jodi moved to AZ testimony.
“Q” is a male – 50 ish I did not see after he sat down.
“R” is a female – 60’s ? short grey hair. Looks like a grandma or teacher. Closest to JodiLeaned forward and was writing when Mug shot explanation was on 48 hours.Again leaned forward during the “Innocent of THAT charge” statement.Many people have said this is the one who seems to be agreeing with Jodi. I didn’t pick up on that. She does nod a lot, but more in an “I see where this is going” kind of way. Often has a look on her face, that I can only describe as the look you wouldn’t want to see on your grandma. She does look at Jodi most of the time, and writes most of the time.