In a surprising turn, Jodi Arias' lawyer asked for a mistrial after the jury was excused on Thursday, on the claim that Detective Flores, the lead detective on the case, gave inaccurate information at a hearing in 2009. The judge denied the motion, claiming that the error made by the detective did not prevent Jodi from getting a fair trial.
This discrepancy is apparently involving information in the case report he may or may not have heard from ME Kevin Horn, regarding the sequencing of the injuries. Surely, many people are wondering why it matters at this point which fatal injury was inflicted first; it actually kind of does. Though it was originally thought that she would've had to have shot him first to incapacitate him, it is believed now that, when Travis was shot, he may have already been dead, meaning it was the last of the injuries inflicted. Not only would this show more brutality and cruelty on Jodi's part than if she shot him first, this may be the key the prosecution needs to show this was not a case of self defense, as is currently her defense.
This really seems a ridiculous ploy to prolong the life of the defendant. Really, it's not as though more time will make her less guilty. This trial has already been prolonged and dragged out for over 4 years. Travis Alexander deserves justice, and in no way should Jodi Arias be allowed to escape what's coming to her.
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