Jodi Arias has NO mitigating factors said Juan Martinez
#JodiArias has NO mitigating circumstances said Juan Martinez
"The jury instructions are MANDATORY.There is NO discretion as to what verdict you are to return if you find that there are NO mitigating circumstances. It is the State's position that there are none.
If you DO find mitigating circumstances, the instructions tell you any connection, or lack of connection, to the murder may affect the quality or the strength of that mitigating evidence. For example they talk about her being 27 years old at the time of the crime. Men and women have fought and died in wars at the age of 18! What does her being 27 have to do with this brutal murder? Not worth considering! When you take a look at the horrific nature of the murder her mitigating circumstances are NOT worth considering. You have to engage in analysis.You look at the facts. You look at the law and you apply them to reach a decision if THEY ARE SUFFICIENTLY SUBSTANTIAL enough to call for LENIENCY . The mitigation must be of such quality of value. NOTHING she has presented is a possible mitigating circumstance when you take a look at what this individual did.
The only thing you can do under these circumstances is return a verdict of death" Juan Martinez explained.