Prosecutor accused of misconduct, sexual harassment
PHOENIX (AP) — A prosecutor in Arizona faces allegations of professional misconduct, including sexual harassment and leaking confidential material during Jodi Arias' murder trial, according to a...
Prosecutors urge court to uphold Jodi Arias’ conviction
PHOENIX (AP) — The prosecutor who won a guilty verdict against Jodi Arias in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend made mistakes at trial that should be outweighed by overwhelming evidence of her guilt, state lawyers said while urging an appeals court to uphold her conviction.
Prosecutors seek extension in responding to Arias’ appeal
PHOENIX (AP) — A two-week extension has been requested by prosecutors in responding to Jodi Arias' appeal of her murder conviction in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend.
Prosecutors faced a Friday deadline for responding to Arias' appeal, but asked for the extension Thursday.
The Court of Appeals hadn't ruled on the extension request by the close of business Friday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias is asking an appeals court to overturn her murder conviction in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend, saying a prosecutor's misconduct and a judge's failure to control news coverage during the salacious case deprived her of the right to a fair trial.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals has rejected a bid by Jodi Arias to bar the public from viewing the opening brief in the appeal of her murder conviction in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend.
The order issued Monday marked the second unsuccessful attempt by Arias to seal her opening brief. A similar request was rejected in late May.
The latest ruling says Arias didn't show that releasing the document would lead to a specific harm.
PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' lawyers are getting more time to file the opening brief in her appeal of her murder conviction.
The latest and now-erased deadline was Wednesday but the Court of Appeals didn't set a new deadline as it granted a defense motion for an extension.
The court is still considering a request by Arias' lawyers to file her appeal brief under seal and it set new deadlines in the next two weeks for further comment from prosecutors and Arias' defense team on that issue.
PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' lawyers apparently want more time to file the appeal of her murder conviction and also are still asking to be allowed to file at least part of it under seal.
The Arizona Court of Appeals docket lists a motion filed Monday that is described briefly in its title, but the motion's full contents are sealed and unavailable to the public.
Court spokeswoman Heather Murphy said Tuesday the court didn't rule immediately on the motion.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona court ruling cites a "strong presumption for public access" and denies a request by Jodi Arias' lawyers to file her upcoming appeal of her murder conviction in the killing of her ex-boyfriend under seal.
PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' lawyers say the upcoming appeal of her murder conviction in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend should be kept secret because the trial records remain sealed and public interest in her case remains extremely high.
Those arguments are in a reply to prosecutors' objections to Arias' pending request for a court order to file her initial brief due June 6 under seal.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals has given Jodi Arias's lawyers more time to file the appeal of her murder conviction in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend.
The opening brief in Arias' appeal was due Wednesday, but the court granted her request for a three-week extension to file the document.
Arias is serving a life sentence for her first-degree murder conviction in the death of Travis Alexander at his home in Mesa.
PHOENIX (AP) — A sizeable portion of the trial that sent Jodi Arias to prison for life in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend was shrouded in secrecy.
PHOENIX (AP) — A state court has set new filing deadlines in Jodi Arias' appeal of her murder conviction after her lawyers missed a Feb. 28 deadline to submit their opening brief and then asked for more time.
The Court of Appeals is now giving Arias' lawyers until mid-April to file the brief and also new deadlines later in the year for the prosecution's response and the final defense brief.
PHOENIX (AP) — After missing the deadline to appeal her 2013 murder conviction in the death of her ex-boyfriend, lawyers for Jodi Arias are asking for an extension.
The attorneys filed a request Thursday for three more months to hand in their appellate brief.
Her attorneys cited several reasons for an extension, including a computer problem, a staff shortage in the lawyers' office and one lawyer's chronic health issue.
Murderer Jodi Arias sues former attorney over tell-all book
PHOENIX (AP) — Convicted killer Jodi Arias has sued her former defense attorney over his tell-all book, claiming passages are personally disparaging to her or violate the rules of ethical conduct for lawyers.
Transcript errors and omissions prolong Jodi Arias appeal
PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' case remains a headache for Arizona's court system long after her murder trial had spectators lining up for seats, attorneys squabbling in court and two different juries deadlocking on whether she deserved the death penalty.
Problems compiling trial transcripts have delayed Arias' appeal of her first-degree murder conviction by about a year.
Prominent Arizona prosecutor cleared in ethics case
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix attorney who prosecuted the Jodi Arias case was cleared in an ethics case after a State Bar of Arizona complaint was dismissed.
The presiding disciplinary judge of the Arizona Supreme Court dismissed the complaint accusing Maricopa County deputy prosecutor Juan Martinez of unethical behavior after a full day of testimony Tuesday, The Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.ly/2h3sIOT ).
Former Jodi Arias attorney to be disbarred over book
PHOENIX (AP) — A former defense lawyer for Jodi Arias has agreed to lose his Arizona law license over a book he wrote about the murder case.
Kirk Nurmi filed a consent agreement on Monday accepting his disbarment, superseding an agreement submitted last week that would have had Nurmi be suspended for four years. According to court paperwork, Nurmi's disbarment is effective immediately.
Ex-Arias attorney agrees to 4-year suspension in ethics case
PHOENIX (AP) — A consent decree between the State Bar of Arizona and Jodi Arias' former lead defense lawyer asks a judge to suspend him from the practice of law for four years over the book he wrote about the murder case.
Attorney Kirk Nurmi admits in the consent decree released Thursday to breaching attorney-client confidentiality regarding Arias, whose televised 2013 trial resulted in a first-degree murder conviction in the 2008 killing of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.