We can all postulate about the Jodi Arias case until the cows come home but unfortunately for all parties this has been a monumental balls up from the start. It seems that , whichever side of the fence you sit on, we are all as dazed and confused as we can possibly be. It is almost as though she is still on trial, we are waiting for the verdict and we have forgotten that she has been found guilty of First Degree Murder because her fate is still unknown. I cannot imagine how it must feel to be convicted of murder in any degree but when the State’s incompetence adds further torture to the convicted and the victim’s family because it embodies a system whereby a persons fate cannot be decided that is just not humane in my book.
And the longer it continues the more difficult it will become for rational decisions to be made and so I am not in the least surprised that procrastination continues to rule the day. I firmly believe that the system employed in Arizona is seriously flawed. I cannot accept that it is morally correct and right for a judiciary which is made up of professional legal experts to hand the responsibility of deciding whether a person should be executed or not to a handful of lay folk. Because the Oct 5th and then the 18th of 2013 – Pre-Trial Hearings are being held in private; closed to the public by the Judge we, the public, are not privy to what is going on. We have no idea what we will be be fed by the authorities at this stage as I assume the families will not also know. I still have serious misgivings about the whole affair and the eventual outcome is still far from certain. I won’t be surprised in the least if this runs and runs for the simple reason that no-one wants to make the next move now. Previous Jodi Arias post.