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-- -- back -- session on the docket today a guilty verdict in the -- areas murder trial first degree.
But the -- far from over.
In just a few hours the jury will be back they will listen to arguments from prosecutors.
That areas killed her boyfriend Travis Alexander in an especially.
Heinous cruel and depraved manner back in 2008.
If the jury agrees that that is true they will decide whether or not she should be put to death.
Apparently areas while she claims.
That she wants the death penalty Nicolaus and what she said to our fox affiliate right after the verdict.
Well we're -- company would be natural life I would much rather die sooner than later longevity friends and family.
And the rest of my natural life in one place.
-- You know pretty healthy I don't smoke.
You know probably when -- kind.
Senator from influencing.
I think years ago that I got to get death and life and -- still is true.
I believe -- has failed to bring them so.
I'd rather just have nutrients into the -- I can get it.
Death is the ultimate freedom.
But it -- -- the Fox's legal analyst jobs bill -- a former prosecutor now defense attorney and dad.
There's a real question about whether that was how she truly feels -- that was something designed to try to manipulate.
Jurors who may contrary to the court's instructions be consuming some news information.
Your thoughts on -- Mercedes.
-- -- -- undoubtedly that's what this -- -- manipulate us because frankly if this crime doesn't fit death penalty.
Stemming -- -- 29 times slitting the throat shooting them taking pictures.
I don't know what crime there isn't -- that actually get the death penalty.
So she knows and then she spent eighteen days and that on that defense stand she thinks she can continue to manipulate that.
Jerry -- didn't -- the first on.
In the you know by this time what they have to prove John had to get death in the case it is going to be the jury's decision -- beyond just that recommended in Arizona they get his side.
Well first they have to find that there were aggravating factors and if you ask me mega -- at that pretty aggravating factors in this first that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- our standpoint the times that wasn't good enough let's put two bullet holes in his face.
To me that's aggravating if they get past that they still have the option to not sent her to death if they -- cute they could let her lead and not not so sure it.
Is she trying to use reverse psychology on the stat that's you say he wants to really -- but she she noted that they don't -- so much right so I'll tell you what I -- which is death.
So that you'll give me yup back and windy like this right so what planet is she living and you know to make the statement that while but long Debbie runs in my family you go to prison baby even given a warm welcome Bologna sandwiches for the next seven years I think it's gonna take a few years up your life I'm just -- -- -- here -- -- as well.
The juxtaposition OK let this is the second -- -- about how she wants Travis Alexander's family defying.
Peace look at this some meat delivery.
She's so concerned about their happiness their peace now listen.
I hope that.
You -- -- -- continue to do that they're able Greenpeace.
I don't think they'll -- kind of pace that they would you like but maybe seen maybe it won't be on the list.
Have greater peace now.
Some semblance of it and be able to move on her life and remember that president the way they want.
That's that's great and the Oscar goes -- my because this is a woman who.
Stabbed him 27 times in the heart as well then shot him.
And look at the bloody sick I'm not to be sensationalist but prosecutors say the man was standing at this -- Watching himself gets stabbed to death watching himself get murdered.
And bleed out over over the -- Mercedes she's so concerned about the family's peace.
Give me a brain exactly some of that family members is sitting there jumping at that at that screen right then and there they want did choke her.
And do things that she did to him -- -- absolutely ridiculous and with that little soft sweet -- I'm an Angel please don't do me yeah.
-- are affected so I think frankly ridiculous.
But OK so they're gonna find aggravating factors -- -- -- broad agreement that jury's gonna find tiger because he every murder is -- and it but that it's -- to be -- has to be especially pains me.
I think they've got it but that doesn't mean she gets that that doesn't mean that they -- to death how now how did they stop a death penalty recommendation or death penalty verdict at that point.
Well Bob probably have to do we've seen another death penalty -- -- she might have to get on the stand Daniel.
Painfully this time hopefully not for eighteen long days and really beg for Murphy but.
Here's giving inner do you say that well I think especially I don't lot mercy I wanna die she had to get on the stand they never mind all that I really do wanna live that we don't like what is the standard -- once the.
Jury has said there are aggravating factors in this person could be sentenced to death.
Now what they'd sit back and say now convince us about whether we should censor to death or life in prison Mercedes statement how what -- -- it and had hair or is it just I just don't wanna do it.
Now you know the mitigating factor she's going to introduce she's already started talking about that is a fact that her family abuse terrorism tells us is gonna bring in deep views and she's going to talk about the abuse that she suffered -- Travis is hands to.
All of those go into the equation as to whether the mitigating factors that elections there -- life.
This jury though frankly they're gonna sit there think we're not gonna by Travis but they really haven't heard anything about very substantial about the family history.
That might save -- what I want to ask you because -- three women in Arizona's death row right now.
Two of them killed kids.
One of them.
Sounds a little bit more like what I -- area's windy every Otto here she is I think.
She killed her husband after he'd been diagnosed with terminal cancer -- was tired of -- with -- so she poisoned him.
At which one is it Rihanna anyway that the point is.
She sounds a little bit more like that one but they all did get death.
And so her crying is not so much less heinous that at least one of these women and Giuliano who's on death thrown out job.
Yeah I know.
I don't know -- that the jury in this case might hang on something that I.
I seriously -- any of those other defendants took the stand for eighteen days.
Jody Gerut was able to -- this during a whole lot of information there could be a little deepest sympathy something mitigating an eighteen -- the testimony that wonder will hang on and if they don't agree on that -- she's not getting that room.
And it wouldn't be sitting on -- jury if they weren't death qualified -- they're saying they're able to do it.
Panel thank you both so much.
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