Jodi Arias – Appellant’s Opening Brief

After 4 extensions, Jodi’s legal team finally files her appeal…

Click Link Below to View Documents

Jodi Arias – 7-3-2018 – FILED – APPELLANT’S OPENING BRIEF

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ARGUMENT 1 
The trial judge’s failure to protect Arias sufficiently from
the massive, pervasive and prejudicial publicity during her
trial violated her right to a fair trial.

ARGUMENT 2 
The trial court violated Arias’s right to confront witnesses
and the Rules of Evidence when it allowed Officer
Friedman to repeat statements made to him by Arias’s
grandparents regarding a .25 caliber handgun that was
allegedly stolen from their home during a burglary.

ARGUMENT 3 
The trial court abused its discretion when she allowed the
state’s expert to testify regarding Arias’s mental state at
the time of the crime.

ARGUMENT 4 
Arias was forced to wear a stun belt throughout trial, thus
violating her right to a fair trial.

ARGUMENT 5
The trial court committed clear error when she refused to
reinstate panelists after the defense brought the
prosecutor’s improper peremptory strikes to her attention.

ARGUMENT 6 
Pervasive and persistent prosecutorial misconduct denied
Arias her rights to due process and a fair trial.

CONCLUSION
….For these reasons, Arias respectfully requests that her conviction for First Degree Murder be reversed.

Jodi

Click Link Below to View Filings for Jodi’s Appeal

Record of Appellate Case filings – Jodi Arias – CR150302

We can expect to see the Answering Brief (in response) by January 4, 2019

 

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