During defense attorney Kirk Nurmi’s opening statement in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial, jurors learned that the 32-year-old convicted murderer will have a voice in the proceedings.
As reported by HLN Legal Correspondent Jean Casarez, it is not known if Arias will release a statement or actually speak to the jury. Nonetheless, she is expected to discuss the mitigating factors that could spare her life.
During a live television broadcast Tuesday night, HLN’s Dr. Drew learned that juror 8, who was mysteriously dismissed from the Jodi Arias trial last month, has agreed to appear on "Dr. Drew On Call" Wednesday night, May 15.
According to courtroom spectators, that juror, now identified as 52-year-old Daniel Gibb, actively took notes and may have asked witnesses many questions.
Jodi Arias’ friend Donavan Bering has told HLN that she is the one managing the Jodi Arias’ Twitter account, which now has more than 61,000 followers.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office tells us that even though he 32-year-old convicted murderer does not have any access to a computer in jail, nothing can prevent her from posting through a third party.