I really have no insight or explanation for what happened in court today. They jury was not there they were told to return tomorrow so the judge and defense could get their shit together. Basically, Nurmi went on a rampage about how the media is going to cause a mistrial by reporting on the case. In all the trials in this county in the last hundred or so years that were covered by the news via pony express or live feeds, trials were able to be carried out without issue. But Jodi Arias’ rights are being violated by the news coverage. Nurmi says the sentencing trial will end in “mistrial by media” which apparently is a new thing that only applies to Jodi.
Nurmi says he is unable to move forward until he appeals the decision. To whom will he be appealing the appellate court decision, the Supreme Court of Arizona? I have no idea. But until he does that he can’t do anything. Judge Stephens says he should be able to take his witnesses out of order. I don’t think he planned to call anyone else except Jodi. Jodi won’t testify in front of the media. Somehow this is all the media’s fault.
Nurmi says he doesn’t expect to finish until the end of January. Martinez says December 18th is the scheduled end date and the victims deserve to have this end. Judge Stephens has give Nurmi until next Wednesday continue his defense. Best I can determine, the jurors will be called in only to sent home for a week. Technically, there was no court scheduled for Friday, Monday or Tuesday anyway. Because, Arizona.
This is ridiculous.