Remember in the closing arguments of the Jodi Arias trial when Nurmi told the jury that “9 out of ten days he doesn’t like Jodi Arias? Well, she is still pissed about that comment. Jodi recently filed a motion to request a change in counsel with Judge Sherry Stephens asking to replace Nurmi with… well anyone else. In a handwritten 12 page letter obtained by wildabouttrial.com, Jodi outlines the many shortcomings (heh) of Nurmi and states that they have not had any contact since May.
Jodi claims that Nurmi has instructed his secretary to hang up on her when she calls and he is not in the office rather than taking a message. Jodi also admits that Nurmi has attempted to meet with her twice in jail since the trial but she has refused his visits. Jodi also attempted to have Nurmi removed as counsel in June and that request was denied. Stephens feels as though Nurmi’s extensive knowledge of the case would be impossible to replicate. Jodi says that Nurmi forgets more than he remembers about her case, does not seek out appropriate character witnesses and often answers her questions with, “Do you want me to explain years of law school to you?”.
Jodi is also claiming that she was very upset that Nurmi turned down the option of having the jury listen to her sex tapes in a closed courtroom causing her to have a psychological meltdown. Remember that day she was unable to continue? Now we know why. Nurmi told her that pitching a fit would not cause her to get her way.
Clearly, these two have not gotten along for some time. She will definitely be appealing based on ineffectual counsel. Click the link to see the entire document.