Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens says enough is enough, it is time for the closing arguments in the Jodi Arias trial, now scheduled to begin next week based on an ABC News report on Thursday.
The Jodi Arias trial has monopolized the news while also sickening those who take issue with the smearing of a victim's name in court, indefinitely, which has happened in this trial. Travis Alexander's reputation, faith and personality have been attacked as much during the four months of testimony by the accused as when she shot and stabbed him to death physically. The only difference in the court room is that she is being allowed to do it while the world watches her murder his name this time.
On Thursday of next week, however, and the Friday afterward, Jodi Arias will have her last say about the man she is claiming in her newly found "jail cell memoir " impregnated her. And that's a good thing, since his family has to be reliving his murder over and over again every day that the woman who says he did it is allowed to keep harming him.
Few have thought about what the testimony of the admitted murderess is doing to those who knew and loved the victim. And few victim's families have to endure the lengthy and graphic trial made so public as that of Travis Alexander. That's why it is good that the judge in this case is finally wrapping things up, giving some sort of end to the constant "Travis is bad; I'm good, so he deserved to die" type of testimony coming from the woman on trial in the case.
Travis Alexander was shot and stabbed to death as he tried to take a shower after being intimate with a woman who continued to sleep with him as she claimed he was abusive. That woman is alive, lied to police and others, and is now going to be made to shut up about the victim once and for all--unless the jury in the Jodi Arias trial believes there is enough reasonable doubt to set her free. Could they be that naive?
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