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Jodi Arias Death Penalty Could Be Scrapped Over Claims Of Prosecution’s ‘Misconduct,’ ‘False Evidence'

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Dec. 15 2014, Updated 12:16 p.m. ET

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The Jodi Arias hearing regarding porn files on Travis Alexander’s computer came to a close Thursday afternoon, according to a new report on The Arizona Republic.

Next, Judge Sherry Stephens must decide whether prosecutors’ intent to seek the death penalty against Arias is void due to prosecutorial misconduct.

More than six years after Alexander’s murder, his convicted ex-girlfriend found a lucky break that could potentially triumph her freedom once again – or at least allow her to avoid the death penalty.

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The hearing, stretched three days stretched over three separate weeks, brought new claims to light. Arias' attorneys and their forensic expert Bryan Neumeister led the court through a description of the porn sites that had been visited and the computer viruses that had infected Alexander's computer because of his usage.

Meanwhile, prosecutor Juan Martinez adamantly blamed the previous defense team for the deletions, Perry Smith, the Mesa police expert, eventually admitted to porn found on Alexander’s laptop.


During the closing arguments, Arias’ defense lawyers stressed that the state should no longer allow prosecution to continue to seek the death penalty.

"Let's put an end to this circus," defense attorney Kirk Nurmi said Thursday. "Any further proceedings will be based on false evidence," he added.

Judge Stephens informed the lawyers that the trial will resume on Monday.

Do you think Judge Stephens will drop prosecution’s intent to seek the death penalty? Let us know in the comments below!



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