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At last, murderer Jodi Arias is getting her sentencing retrial. Will it be life or death?

Convicted murderer Jodi Arias is finally having her day in court. Again. She brutally butchered her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander last year in a crazed, demented fit of rage. She stabbed him dozens of times, shot him in the head and nearly decapitated him. I watched the whole trial and was so relieved that she got Murder 1 because she definitely premeditated that murder.

The jury, however, could not agree whether she should be imprisoned for life or given the death penalty. try as they may, no decision could be made. So a whole new jury had to be chosen and a new trial has to executed. This new jury will decide her fate. If they can't for some reason, the judge will make the final decision.

Unfortunately, the victim's family has to sit through another absolutely revolting trial and see photos and other evidence of their murdered loved one. But they want justice.

But what is justice? Is it better for Jodi to live her life out in prison or be sentenced to death? Is one more punishing than the other?

I think so. Prison isn't fun but Jodi is one of those people who charm others and gets away with...well..muder. She contracted Hep C in jail from supposedly messing around with one of the authorities assigned to guard her!

What she did was reprehensible. It was so brutal and so heinous that I feel she deserves the death penalty. But I don't want her to be put to death. See, when you are sentenced to death, you are put in solitary confinement away from the general prison population. You have very few perks or rights. Life is miserable for you while on death row. Much different than if you were in prison serving time. I want Jodi Arias, an admitted cold blooded butcher, to have a miserable life. I think the fact that she even HAS a life when she so mercilessly took one is good enough. She will still eat, shower, read, breathe, dream, think, and communicate but there isn't much else she can do.

If sentenced to death, the chances of her actually being put to death are incredibly low. She will live out her life waiting to die and die when she is old, not when she is injected by a needle. For the sake of the victim, I feel this woman should be sentenced to death which is actually a sentence of a solitary life without the fun things other prisoners get to do (take classes, write books, gather amongst themselves, socialize, etc.)

I sound mean but if you watched the trial and know about the case, you may feel the same way. She is repugnant and a menace to society. If she does end up getting life in prison, I pray that she has no possibility of parole. She should not be allowed to walk among the people again.

Of course, that is just my humble opinion. I'd love to hear yours.


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Jadecat777 wrote on October 23, 2014, 7:24 AM

No sentence that she gets will ever be right for her, because she took those lives. In the end those victims families need to live with this pain.

alexdg1 wrote on October 23, 2014, 11:07 AM

I share your sentiments. Isolation in Death Row for the rest of her life until she's either executed or dies of natural causes is the most suitable punishment she can get. I have not followed the case closely, but what I do know about this woman simply disgusts me.

Feisty56 wrote on October 23, 2014, 11:10 AM

As a rule, I am not in favor of the death penalty, often because those sentenced are done so on circumstantial evidence -- in other words, there will always be some doubt that the accused is the perpetrator. That isn't so in this instance. Arias admitted the killing, even though in her warped mind she tried to find a way to justify it. I don't have a preference for her sentencing, other than whatever it is keeps her away from the public for the rest of her life.

inertia4 wrote on October 23, 2014, 2:35 PM

PattyTherre I saw some of the first trial. My girlfriend watched the whole thing. She is a sick person. And a selfish one at that. She played the victim but being a transparent piece of glass that she is, it is easy to see right through her. I think the death sentence would be fitting for her. Or maybe put here with Charles Manson. LOL.

PattyTherre wrote on October 23, 2014, 4:40 PM

She would probably love to hang with Manson. He isn't even as disgusting as she is because he didn't actually commit the murders. What she did was so crazy that I cannot believe she can live with herself.

PattyTherre wrote on October 23, 2014, 4:43 PM

I generally don't like the idea of the death penalty either especially is there is even a slight shadow of the doubt about whether a person may be innocent. In this case there is no doubt and the wounds show that this wasn't a murder out of self defense or even a crime of passion. She's crazy! I would be terrified if she ever got out of prison that she would do it again but get away with it this time.

PattyTherre wrote on October 23, 2014, 4:44 PM

She is out of her mind. She is already selling "Jodi" bracelets and other things and has a Go Fund Me page for donations for an appeal if she does get death. One thing that would be good is, if she gets life with no parole, it will be over. If she gets death, there will be appeals for ages.

PattyTherre wrote on October 23, 2014, 4:46 PM

The worst part is this man felt everything. he did not die from the gunshot or the stabbings. He was aware that she was slicing his throat open and was fighting for his life until the end. That is just so brutal for me to wrap my head around.

alexdg1 wrote on October 23, 2014, 5:38 PM

#PattyTherre Wouldn't craziness disqualify her from capital punishment? I haven't followed the case closely, but she seems to be more evil than crazy.

Jadecat777 wrote on October 24, 2014, 5:08 AM

That is brutal and no human being should have died feeling and knowing that the end is near. I hope that his soul will rest in peace and that he will be at a good place right now.

inertia4 wrote on October 27, 2014, 12:07 PM

PattyTherre I hear that. He never killed anyone. Thats true. But he is mental. But I think he would give her a run for the money. She is disgusting. My girlfriend watched that entire case. I saw parts. They should just lock her in a padded room with just a little hole for light.

PattyTherre wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:45 AM

I agree. People who are depraved as those two should never see the light of day again.

PattyTherre wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:46 AM

She didn't want to plead insanity and couldn't really under the guidelines of the law. She was very aware that she was going to kill him and how. She had a whole plan, hid the murder weapons, had an alibi, etc. She is nuts but apparently not insane.

inertia4 wrote on October 28, 2014, 2:03 PM

PattyTherre Correct. I was thinking a room the size if maybe just a bed.