The law specifies that the offenses apply to an unborn child at any stage in its development. The law specifies that the defendant shall not be released until the completion of 35 years if the murdered person was under 15 years of age or was an unborn child.
A new year and it begins with a murder trial! The trial has indeed captivated the public with the elements of an Oscar-nominated blockbuster film-love, lies, and murder.
And like most publicized murder trials, the alleged killer has already been handed a guilty verdict from the public opinion of her peers.
But, unlike most publicized murder trials, the killer has already admitted culpability for the crime. Thus, the killing of Travis Alexander is not about proving who did it, but rather proving whether or not Jodi Ann Arias deserves the death penalty as her punishment.
As a public defender and contrary to popular belief, I believe that the testimony of the Medical Examiner spared Miss Arias from the death penalty and may have even set the stage for the premeditation murder charges to be dismissed.
Also, I find it perplexing that the State went so far as to indict her for burglary. If that is the standards of an Arizona burglary then chain me to the wall!
And please do not even think for one second that the burglary charges are for supposedly stealing the.
The State of Arizona would not charge her for a crime which was committed in California; Yreka is well outside the jurisdiction of Arizona. Generally speaking, it seems that the consensus among the public is that the sequence of weapon use is irrelevant. Oh, but I beg to differ! Let me explain… Since Doctor Kevin Horn has testified that Travis Alexander was stabbed first and shot later then his expert testimony alone is sufficient to disprove the premeditation charges!
See testimony excerpt below on sequencing: Because the prosecution has argued that Miss Arias stole a. Proof of actual reflection is not required, but an act is not done with premeditation if it is the instant effect of a sudden quarrel or heat of passion. The prosecution has rested the premeditation aspect of the charges purely on circumstantial evidence.
But, the question still remains: Did Miss Arias steal the. Juan Martinez has only implied, but not proven she did in fact steal the handgun. Therefore, we have the existence of reasonable doubt.
If I were her attorney, I would recall Dr. Then I would recall the police officer who responded to the robbery of the Yreka residence and have him testify that no knives were reported stolen.
It is now conceivable that Travis Alexander remained a threat to her even after being shot in the face with a very weak caliber handgun.
On the other hand, I would have a very difficult time believing he was still at large after Miss Arias supposedly slashed his throat. Shooting him in the face after slashing his throat was really just adding insult to injury… no other way of putting it.
It would be in the best interest of the defense to subpoena an expert gunsmith to the witness stand so the jury can actually hear from said expert the minimal effects caused by a. Juan Martinez blew it big time when it was revealed through the testimony of one of his expert witnesses that Travis Alexander was stabbed to death first and then shot with a.
I just hope that her defense team seizes the opportunity. They could really turn the tides of her trial and quite possibly receive a much more favorable verdict from the jury, such as an acquittal.Provides a 50 state summary of laws related to fetal homicide.
Also includes an overview of the issue, definition of feticide, increased criminal penalties for violent acts . Following on from my previous post – “State Bar investigator urges disciplinary action against Jodi Arias.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo.
Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from kaja-net.com § Scope of chapter. (a) General ruleThis chapter shall apply exclusively to the following: (1) Proceedings in which a child is alleged to be delinquent or dependent.
Exam question on evaluation of fatal offences. Despite some recent reforms, there are still criticisms to be made of the current law on murder and voluntary manslaughter. Sec. Definitions. In this chapter: (1) “Board” means the Texas Board of Nursing.
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