There is literally never a dull moment in this trial. This morning, word is leaking out that after the guilty verdict, both Nurmi and Willmott asked to withdraw from the case. I can’t imagine them thinking the judge would release them at this point in the process. Clearly, these two have been exasperated with Jodi for weeks. The fact that she scheduled the interview without consulting with either of them, I assume was the final straw. Both attorneys are constantly bashed in both social and mainstream media. This case has been going on forever and they have to come in everyday and fight for a client that is working against them and doesn’t appreciate their help. I imagine that at this point they just want it all to end. I’ve heard that the defense team often arrives together. I imagine they have become close as they are the only ones who can talk to each other about what a lunatic Jodi is. I hope they both take a well deserved vacation after this.
Today, the defense has to forge ahead and attempt to save the life of their suicidal client. Jodi says she has no mitigating factors but I assume that her attorneys will call her mother to testify. I am not sure that her mother will be a very good witness. We shall see. Perhaps they will call her stupid sister. I don’t expect the defense to drag things out too long, I think they have all but given up. I also expect Jodi to take the stand.
Juan is expected to call two family members, though which two is unclear. I expect it to be Samantha and Stephen. Some say it will be Samantha and Tenisha but I don’t think Tenisha could get through it. It is expected to be a few days of very emotional testimony from both sides.
All the action starts today at 1:30 pm Eastern and we will be recapping and apparently arguing amongst ourselves in the comments. Join in!