When court is done for the day, the conversation is only just beginning. Watch "HLN After Dark: The Jodi Arias Trial" nightly at 10 p.m. on HLN.
HLN’s new special series "HLN After Dark: The Jodi Arias Trial" is all about the unpredictable proceedings that have captured the nation’s attention -- the murder trial of Jodi Arias. Jodi Arias is accused of shooting her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in the face, stabbing him multiple times and slitting his throat from ear to ear.
"HLN After Dark: The Jodi Arias Trial" is a new conversation that delves into the trial from a nighttime perspective. Our experts will present a bold accusation each day related to evidence and hot topics presented in court. Then they will argue all sides of the issue in front of our jury of in-studio guests and you at home. At the end of each show, the jury will present a verdict on the day’s topic.
Arias spent 18 days on the stand, during which she was asked more than 5,000 questions from her own defense attorney, the jury, and of course, prosecutor Juan Martinez.
Maricopa County Attorney Juan Martinez is trying Arias for the 2008 murder of Travis Alexander, and if Arias is found guilty, she could get the death penalty. Martinez is known for his aggressive approach in court and he’s been criticized by some for being too aggressive. But is his tough style what it takes to get the conviction he’s after? In 2004, Martinez successfully prosecuted Wendi Andriano for the murder of her husband; she was sentenced to death.
Despite any success Martinez has had in the past, each case and each jury are different. Martinez’s style and behavior can affect how the jurors interpret the facts. Martinez is trying to prove that Arias committed premeditated murder, while the defense argues that Arias killed Alexander in self-defense. So is Martinez’s aggressive approach more beneficial for the prosecution, or for the defense?
Tonight on the show, our trial experts will present and argue the facts and evidence related to that issue. We’ll find out what our in-studio jurors are thinking throughout the entire process.
Join the conversation and take part in our virtual jury! Click the link to vote on today’s Bold Accusation: Prosecutor Juan Martinez is too aggressive.