Yesterday, Jodi Arias’ defense attorneys filed a motion for mistrial as one of their character witnesses scheduled to testify during the May 20, 2013, penalty phase on Arias’ behalf as backed out due to receiving death threats.
This isn’t the first time someone who has testified for Jodi Arias received public backlash. Her ex-boyfriend Darryl Brewer testified and requested his face to be hidden from the camera.
Travis Alexander and Jodi Arias before his murder on June 4, 2008
Criminal defense attorneys Kirk Nurmi and Jennifer Willmott are expected to argue eight, mitigating factors hoping the jury will spare Jodi Arias’ life and give her either life in prison without the possibility of parole, or life in prison with parole after 25 years. One of the mitigating factors is that Jodi Arias was 27-years-old at the time she stabbed her lover Travis Alexander 29 times, slit his throat from ear to ear and shot him in the head. If Jodi Arias were sentenced to life with the possibility of parole, she could be looking at getting out of prison when she is approximately 52 years old.
Chris Brown has opened up about his 2009 attack on Rihanna, saying that it is the “greatest regret” of his life.
Although Chris Brown, 23, described the assault as a “mistake” he also admitted that the couple had moved on and Rihanna has “forgiven” him.
Speaking to The Mirror, Chris Brown, who is desperately trying to re-vamp his image, claimed that he has had to work hard for Rihanna’s forgiveness.
“That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake,” said Chris Brown, having clearly come to terms with the wrong he did.
“But she loves me – what can I say? I’m forgiven… but, yes, I worked hard for it,” he added, suggesting that the couple had put the incident behind them even if other people hadn’t.
“Sometimes you row, you fight, with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals,” Chris Brown added.
Chris Brown continues to face a public backlash against his actions, which left Rihanna bruised and battered after he attacked her during an argument back in 2009.
He was sentenced to 5-year probation and six months of community service by a court after admitting to the assault.
Due in part to the fact that the pair have reconciled, they’ve faced a fresh onslaught from domestic abuse campaigners and the general public.
Chris Brown has opened up about his 2009 attack on Rihanna, saying that it is the “greatest regret” of his life
Chris Brown, who spent Monday at Elton John’s Oscar party without Rihanna, seemed unfazed by host Seth MacFarlane’s joke about him during the ceremony.
As he introduced Quentin Tarantino’s violent revenge western Django Unchained Seth MacFarlane described it as, “the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who’s been subjected to unthinkable violence – or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie”.
The reference to Chris Brown’s 2009 assault of Rihanna drew gasps from the audience in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.
Although Rihanna wasn’t at the Oscar party with her other half, the couple holidayed together in Hawaii last week to celebrate her 25th birthday.