It’s the first Jodi Arias court day of 2015. So far it’s just like all the other court dates in 2014. It begins with a long sidebar. Then a “five-minute” recess. Then the jury was sent home during the recess and the media observers were informed by the Maricopa court twitter feed. All attorneys, Jodi, victims family scoot off to chambers. The assumption is that there will be a hearing about the release of the transcripts from Jodi’s secret testimony. Or it’s just a run of the mill clusterfuck. Because, Arizona.
Eventually, they return to court. The judge says that will reconvene at 4pm to determine if the defense can move forward and have court tomorrow. Nurmi filed an appeal to the Supreme Court regarding the release of the “secret transcripts.” Or they might come back before four if they feel like. But first, Nurmi has to interview some mystery person. I swear I am not making this up.
Okay, this is really hard to follow. Remember there are three rings to this circus. In the ring about the media access to the secret transcripts of Jodi’s testimony, that hearing is now scheduled for Thursday, January 8th at 8:30 am.
In the main ring, it seems that Nurmi was supposed to call Neumeister to the stand and was the only scheduled witness. Then he changed his mind and wants to call another guy that worked (with Neumeister?) on the laptop to talk about “all the porn.” He also wants that person to be able to use a pseudonym. Martinez filed a Motion to Preclude the pseudonym person from testifying. It seems that Neumeister was interviewed by Juan in further preparation for court and Neumeister repeatedly answered questions stating that Pseudonym Dude would be the one who could answer that question. That interview was last Friday. After the interview Nurmi informs Juan he wants to call Pseudonym TODAY. Juan tried to deal with it and scheduled an interview for yesterday (yes on a Sunday) at 8 am. then Nurmi changed it to 10 am. and sprang a 7,000 page technical report on Martinez. Martinez says he had a court reporter at 8 and now he wants the witness precluded or for the witness to submit to interview with a week to prepare.
Some people now think that Martinez is interviewing the Pseudonym Guy now and will be done by four.
Meanwhile, as everyone is sitting in court waiting for it to be 4 pm there, the Maricopa County Twitter feed reports no court for Jodi Arias case tomorrow. I feel bad for the people who just sat in the courtroom all day and got no information at all.