The judge in the Jodi Arias trial has released new information that provides a fascinating glimpse into a never-before-seen side of the proceedings.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens unsealed the record of the many, many sidebar conversations and in-chambers discussions that took place during the trial. The court's staff is still working on making this complete record available, but in the meantime, The Arizona Republic has obtained the first few tidbits.
Most notably, the initial transcripts reveal the extent of the opposing attorneys' bickering. At times, they insulted each other outright, according to The Arizona Republic.
During one heated sidebar, Martinez told Arias attorney Jennifer Willmott, “Maybe you should go back to law school.”
In another exchange, regarding whether Travis Alexander told Arias that he'd considered suicide, and if so was it just hyperbole, Martinez tells Judge Stephens "If Ms. Willmott and I were married, I certainly would say I f***g want to kill myself. That doesn’t mean I want to kill myself. It just means there’s a bad relationship and I want you to leave me alone.”
The transcripts also include the final jury note about the life or death sentencing.
It said, "We do not feel further deliberations will change the outcome."
That note led Stephens to declared a mistrial.
The full complement of documents will be available shortly, as the judge has ordered full transcripts to be prepared for the public domain. Check back for more coverage of this development on HLNtv.com/JodiArias.