Thursday, November 13, 2014

I'd Call It Projection, Juan

In a truly bizarre twist in the Jodi Arias penalty phase retrial, persecutor Juan Martinez is trying to persuade an increasingly skeptical public that his department had nothing to do with the erasure of those porn files, more than a few of which were kiddie porn sites, on Travis Alexander's laptop. Instead, he is claiming Jodi Arias's lawyer at the time was the culprit.

Of course the attorney vehemently denied it. It doesn't make a damned bit of sense anyway to DELETE files that would HELP your client's case.

Nope, old Juan and his cronies were somehow responsible to tampering with evidence.

Nurmi and Willmott fought to get another look at Alexander's computer and obtained it only on the day before the second trial began.

The record, incidentally, is full of orders from the judges who have had the case to compel Martinez to turn over the evidence, which he denied existed at first.

Nurmi claimed that a forensic computer expert found that thousands of pornographic images had been removed from the computer during a three-hour period on June 19, 2009. He alleged prosecutorial misconduct and asked that the murder conviction be thrown out, or at least that the intent to seek the death penalty be lifted.

Martinez responded in a motion Wednesday, claiming he is still unaware of any porn on the computer, and pointing out that the specified three hours was when Schaffer, her co-counsel Greg Parzych and an investigator were viewing the computer.

Too bad all of the stuff being discussed in the retrial were not allowed to come out in the open in the original trial.

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