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03/28/2104

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The Court has received Defendant’s Request for Extension of Time to File her Response to “CNN’s Request for Video Camera Coverage of Sentencing Phase Retrial and Reconsideration of November 14, 2013 Minute Entry in Light of Amendments to Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. 122” and good cause appearing,
IT IS ORDERED granting the motion and extending the deadline to respond to 3/31/14.
03/21/2014

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The Court has been provided with a stipulation relating to issues raised in Defendant’s otion to Dismiss State’s Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty Due to State’s Preclusion f Mitigation Specialist. The stipulation having addressed the matters raised in the motion,
IT IS ORDERED denying the Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss State’s Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty Due to State’s Preclusion of Mitigation Specialist.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED sealing the stipulation pending further order of the court.
03/07/2014

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IT IS ORDERED setting Trial on the penalty phase on 9/8/14 at 8:30 a.m. in this division.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED setting Oral Argument on 4/11/14 at 11:00 a.m. in this division.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the deadline for disclosure is now 5/2/14 at 5:00 p.m.
02/27/2014

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A clerical error having been made,
IT IS ORDERED directing the Clerk of Court to seal the minute entry in this case issued 2/19/14, filed 2/21/14 but improperly docketed on 2/25/14, not to be opened without further order of the Court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED directing the Clerk of Court to remove said minute entry from the Clerk of Court minute entry website immediately.
02/11/2014
HONORABLE JOSEPH C. WELTY
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IT IS ORDERED vacating trial dates of March 17, 2014 and March 18, 2014.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED affirming Oral Argument date of February 19, 2014 at 9:30a.m. before Judge Stephens, at which point Court and counsel will discuss the resetting of the trial date
02/10/2014
HONORABLE JOSEPH C. WELTY
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On the Court’s own motion,
IT IS ORDERED setting a Status Conference on February 11, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. before the Honorable Joseph C. Welty. If counsel are unable to make personal appearances they shall provide the Court with telephonic information where they can be reached to appear telephonically.
02/06/2014

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IT IS ORDERED denying the defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Death: Cruel and Unusual Punishment filed January 17, 2014.
02/04/2014

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Court has been advised by the Exhibits Department that exhibit # 243 which is in a sealed clear plastic bag containing a handbag was not inventoried of the items contained inside, IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED unsealing exhibit #243 to take the inventory and update the exhibit worksheet. Exhibit #243 shall then be resealed.
01/28/2014

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At the request of the State, IT IS ORDERED vacating Oral Argument set this date and resetting same on 02/19/2014 at 9:30 a.m. before this division.
01/22/2014

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The Court is advised there is a hearing scheduled before the presiding criminal judge on an unrelated matter and a portion of the transcript of the hearing conducted on January 13, 2014 is needed for that hearing. At the Court’s request, the court reporter has transcribed the portion of the hearing which is needed by the presiding criminal judge. Good cause appearing, IT IS ORDERED unsealing the portion of the hearing conducted on January 13, 2014 which has been transcribed by the court reporter
12/05/2013

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IT IS ORDERED denying the Motion to Reconsider Change of Venue and Request for Individualized Voir Dire filed December 1, 2013.
12/03/2013

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IT IS ORDERED denying the Defendant’s Motion to Compel Juror Twitter Accounts.
11/26/2013

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This is the time set for an Oral Argument (regarding Defendant’s Motion to Compel Juror Twitter Accounts). LET THE RECORD REFLECT that the State objects to Defendant’s Motion to Compel Juror Twitter Accounts. IT IS ORDERED setting an Oral Argument (regarding Defendant’s Motion to Compel Juror Twitter Accounts and issue regarding Defendant’s exhibit #271) on 12/03/2013 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Stephens. IT IS ORDERED taking the Issue of Defendant’s Motion to Compel Juror Twitter Accounts under advisement.
11/26/2013

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RULING
The Court has considered the Request of CNN and PNI For Unsealing of Transcript filed October 4, 2013, the Defendant’s Response to the Request of CNN and PNI for Unsealing of Transcript filed November 14, 2013 and the oral argument conducted on November 26, 2013.

CNN and PNI seek an order unsealing the transcript of a hearing conducted on October 4, 2013 regarding Defendant’s Motion to Preclude or Limit Live Coverage of the Sentencing Phase Retrial. Defendant opposes the request to unseal portions of the transcript until the trial phase proceedings are complete. The State does not object to unsealing the transcript in its entirety. The Court has reviewed the sealed transcript from the October 4, 2013 proceeding. The Court finds portions of the transcript should be unsealed. The remainder of the transcript will remain sealed until the sentencing phase retrial is completed. The Court finds the sealed portions should remain sealed for the reasons set forth in the court’s minute entry dated October 1, 2013. A copy of the redacted transcript will be filed with the Clerk of the Court and placed on the docket.
11/19.2013

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This is the time set for Status Conference.
The Court will hold in abeyance Defendant’s sealed Motion until the hearing currently set for 11/26/2013.
Discussion is held between Court and counsel regarding trial exhibits as stated on the record.
11/14/2013

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For the reasons stated in this Court’s sealed minute entry dated November 14, 2013,
IT IS ORDERED granting Defendant’s Motion to Preclude or Limit Live Media Coverage of Sentencing Phase Retrial. Still photographic coverage will be permitted unless an objection is made by a specific witness prior to testifying. Use of electronic devices will not be permitted in the courtroom. Any media coverage must comply with Arizona Supreme Court Rule 122 and the policies of the Maricopa County Superior Court. Consistent with this ruling, FTR disks of the trial proceedings will be available to the media and public after the jury has reached a verdict.
11/14/2013

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IT IS ORDERED denying Defendant’s Renewed Request to Sequester Her Jury.
11/14/2013

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IT IS ORDERED denying Ms. Arias’ Renewed Request For Individualized Voir Dire By Counsel filed August 21, 2013.
11/13/2013

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The Court has considered the Motion for Change of Venue filed August 27, 2013
IT IS ORDERED denying the defendant’s Motion for Change of Venue.
11/01/2013

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1:40 p.m.
State's Attorney: Juan Martinez
Defendant's Attorney: Kirk Nurmi and Jennifer Willmott
Defendant: Present
Court Reporter: Mike Babicky
This is the time set for Oral Argument.
Defendant’s Motion to Change Counsel is argued to the Court in an ex-parte closed proceeding.
For reasons as stated on the record,
IT IS ORDERED denying Defendant’s Motion to Change Counsel.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED the remainder of this hearing will be recorded under separate minute entry order and remain under seal, not to be opened without further order of the Court.
SEALED: Minute Entry
4:30 p.m. Matter concludes.
10/18/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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The parties have agreed the settlement conference scheduled for October 24, 2013 should be closed to the public and the media. The settlement conference was scheduled by agreement of the parties and is subject to the provisions of Rule 17.4, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Rule 410, Arizona Rules of Evidence. The court finds an open proceeding for the settlement conference presents a clear and present threat to the due administration of justice, specifically, the right of the parties to a fair penalty phase trial by an impartial jury.
10/01/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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The parties have agreed the pretrial hearings/oral arguments scheduled for October 4, 2013 and October 18, 2013 should be closed to the public. The court finds an open proceeding for these pretrial hearings presents a clear and present threat to the due administration of justice, specifically the right of the parties to a fair penalty phase trial by an impartial jury. The court finds there is a compelling interest that overcomes the right of public access, specifically, there is a substantial probability that publication of information provided during these court hearings (through evidence or argument) could taint the jury pool and significantly impact the parties’ ability to effectively present matters at trial. The court also finds that, in light of the intense media coverage of this case, there is no less restrictive means to achieve these compelling interests. Good cause appearing,
IT IS ORDERED closing the hearings scheduled for October 4, 2013 and October 18, 2013.
09/16/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Ex Parte hearing held between Court and Defense.
IT IS ORDERED all mitigation witness names shall be filed under seal with a copy to be provided to the State.
IT IS ORDERED sealing this hearing not to be transcribed without Order of the Court.
IT IS ORDERED affirming prior custody orders.
IT IS ORDERED excluding all time
09/13/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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It appearing that State’s Motion entitled “Objection to Motion to Preclude” was erroneously filed electronically on September 11, 2013 and docketed September 12, 2013. Therefore, IT IS ORDERED directing that the Clerk of the Court remove the above mentioned document from the e-filing system and place this document under Seal upon its retrieval, not to be opened until further Order of the Court.
08/26/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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IT IS ORDERED setting a Complex Case Management Conference on September 16, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in this division
08/09/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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..IT IS ORDERED denying defendant’s Motion to Vacate Aggravation Phase Verdict
Pursuant to Rule 24.2 Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, filed July 8, 2013.
07/16/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Discussion is held regarding penalty phase trial issues.
IT IS ORDERED setting Status Conference on 08/26/2013 at 8:30 a.m. in this division.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED Counsel for the Defendant shall have until 5:00 p.m. on 08/05/2013 to file a Reply to the State’s Response.
IT IS ORDERED excluding all time.
IT IS ORDERED affirming prior custody orders.
07/15/2013
HON .SHERRY K. STPEHENS
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The Court has received and reviewed the Motion for Extension of Time to File Response filed by Counsel for the State.
IT IS ORDERED granting the Motion.
06/20/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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IT IS ORDERED vacating the Trial set 7/18/2013. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED setting Status Conference
and hearing on Defendant’s Motion to Continue Trial for 7/18/2013 at 8:30 a.m. in this division.
LATER: IT IS ORDERED resetting the above Status Conference and Motion to Continue Trial from 7/18/2013 to 7/16/2013 at 8:30 a.m. in this division.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED excluding all time.
06/18/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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The Court having reviewed a prepared transcript of a proceeding conducted in chambers, under seal, on February 6, 2013,
IT IS ORDERED this proceeding shall remain sealed.
06/12//2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Court Reporter is not present.
LET THE RECORD REFLECT all counsel appearing telephonically.
LET THE RECORD REFLECT the Court meets informally with Counsel.
The Court finds dissemination of transcripts and recordings of bench conferences and in
chambers hearings could potentially affect a future jury pool, therefore,
IT IS ORDERED (re)sealing all bench conferences and in chambers hearings until further order of the Court.
05/30/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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IT IS ORDERED that all bench conferences and hearings conducted in chambers shall
be unsealed except: (1) all ex parte hearings shall remain sealed; and (2) all hearings conducted
in chambers with jurors or witnesses present shall remain sealed; and (3) the oral argument
conducted on May 21, 2013 shall remain sealed.
05/23/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 74 We, the Jury, duly empanelled and sworn in above-entitled action, upon our oaths,
unanimously find having considered all of the facts and circumstances that the Defendant should
be sentenced to: XX_ NO UNANIMOUS AGREEMENT
IT IS ORDERED setting Status Conference on 06/20/2013 at 8:30 a.m
IT IS ORDERED setting retrial on 07/18/2013 10:00 a.m
05/22/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 73 10:10 a.m. Trial to Jury continues from 05/21/2013.
The jury is not present.
LET THE RECORD REFLECT the FTR is not on for this hearing.
All parties are present in the court room.
Discussion is held regarding RAJI.
Defendant’s Motion for Mistrial argued.
IT IS ORDERED denying the Motion.
Defendant’s Motion to re-argue the omitted RAJI argued.
IT IS ORDERED granting the Motion.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED each party shall have five minutes to present argument.
10:31 a.m. The Court room is now open and FTR is turned on.
The Jury is present.
Counsel present argument.
10:38 a.m. The Jury retires to the jury room to resume deliberations. Court stands in recess.
11:17 a.m. The Jury has informed the Court they have a question.
11:49 a.m. Court reconvenes with Defendant and respective Counsel present.
The Jury is present.
LET THE RECORD REFLECT Counsel approach the bench and the jury question is discussed with Counsel out of hearing of the jury.
FILED: Jury Question
11:55 a.m. The Jury retires to the jury room to resume deliberations.
12:02 p.m. Court stands in recess.
4:30 p.m. Court stands in recess until 05/23/2013 at 10:00 a.m.
05/21/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 72 Allocution
05/20/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 71 ..Counsel for the Defendant makes an oral Motion to Stay the proceedings...Denied.
05/16/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 70. Victim impact statements
05/15/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 69. Aggravation phase: We the Jury, duly empanelled and sworn in the above-entitled action, upon our oaths do find that the Aggravating Factor, Especially Cruel
05/14/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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This is the time set for Status Conference.
LET THE RECORD REFLECT Lisa Allen and Deputy Chief Brian Lee from the
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office are present. Also present are the victim’s next of kin.
Discussion is held.
10:23 a.m. All parties leave the court room. Counsel for the Defendant and the Defendant remain and ex parte hearing begins.
Discussion is held.
10:36 a.m. ex parte hearing concludes. All parties are now present.
LET THE RECORD REFLECT Lisa Allen and Deputy Chief Brian Lee from the
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office are present. Also present are the victim’s next of kin.
Discussion held regarding media interviews with the Defendant.
IT IS ORDERED there shall be no further media interviews with the Defendant pending further order of the court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office shall not approach
the Defendant with any media requests pending further order of the court.
Discussion held regarding Defendant’s Request that Victim Impact Evidence be Presented via Videotape.
IT IS ORDERED denying the Request for reasons stated on the record.
Discussion held regarding Defendant’s Motion for Discovery of Victim Impact Evidence.
IT IS ORDERED denying the Motion.
Discussion is held on Counsel for the Defendant’s Motion to Withdraw.
IT IS ORDERED denying the Motion.
10:59 a.m. Status Conference concludes.
05/09/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 68
Counsel for the Defendant moves to dismiss the death penalty option.
Discussion is held. IT IS ORDERED denying the motion.
05/08/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 67 Verdict
05/07/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 66 (Jury deliberations)
05/06/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 65 (Jury deliberations)
05/03/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 64 Closing arguments
05/02/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 63 Closing arguments
05/01/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 62 Surrebuttal day
04/30/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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IT IS ORDERED the Office of Public Defense shall pay the mitigation specialist, Maria
De La Rosa, compensation for 100 hours of services rendered during the guilt phase of the trial.
04/30/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Status Conference
10:31 a.m.
LET THE RECORD REFLECT present for the City of Gilbert are: Kelly Schwab, Patricia Ronan, Lt. John Lyle, Officer Chris Robinson, Sgt/ Jesse Sanger. Discussion is held.
10:39 a.m. All parties for the City of Gilbert are dismissed.
Court and Counsel review jury instructions.
11:43 a.m. Counsel for the State leaves the court room.
Ex Parte hearing proceeds with Defendant, Counsel for the Defendant and mitigation specialist Maria DeLa Rosa.
Discussion is held.
IT IS ORDERED sealing the hearing not to be transcribed without prior order of the Court.
12:05 p.m. Matter concludes.
LATER:
The issues raised in the sealed pleading captioned Motion to Dismiss State’s Notice of
Intent to Seek the Death Penalty: Speedy Trial and Effective Assistance of Counsel have been resolved.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED denying the Motion to Dismiss State’s Notice of Intent to Seek the
Death Penalty: Speedy Trial and Effective Assistance of Counsel.
04/25/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 61
04/24/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 60
04/23/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 59 Amanda Webb + other rebuttal
04/18/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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10:30 a.m...
LET THE RECORD REFLECT Edward DeCoste is also present.
This is the time set for Status Conference.
Discussion is held as stated on the record.
IT IS ORDERED sealing the Status Conference not to be transcribed without prior order of the Court.
10:57 a.m. Matter concludes
04/18/2013
HON. SHERRY K .STEPHENS
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Day 58
04/17/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 57
04/16/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 56
04/15/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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EVIDENTIARY HEARING ON MOTION FOR ATTORNEY MISCONDUCT AND WITNESS INTIMIDATION AND DAUBERT HEARING
04/15/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 55
04/12/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 54
04/11/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 53
04/10/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 52
04/09/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 51
04/08/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 50
04/04/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 49
04/03/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 48
04/02/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 47
03/28/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 46
03/27/2013
HONORABLE JOSEPH C. WELTY
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Protective Order regarding public records request
03/27/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 45
03/26/2013
HONORABLE JOSEPH C. WELTY
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Camera coverage of the hearing
03/26/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 44
03/25/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 43
03/25/2013
HONORABLE JOSEPH C. WELTY
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Received and reviewed motion for Protective Order
03/21/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 42
03/20/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 41
03/19/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 40
03/18/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 39
03/15/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Evidentiary Hearing set for 03/18/2013
03/14/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 38
03/13/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 37
03/07/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 36
03/06/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 35
03/06/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Discussion is held on Defendant’s Ex Parte request
03/05/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 34
03/04/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 33
02/28/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 32
02/27/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 31
02/26/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 30
02/25/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 29
02/21/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 28
02/20/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 27
02/19/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 26
02/13/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Sky Hughes is served a subpoena by the defense. Misconduct hearing.
02/13/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 25
02/12/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 24
02/11/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 23
02/07/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Evidentiary hearing Michael Melendez, Esteban Flores
02/06/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 22
02/05/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 21
02/04/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 20
01/31/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 19
01/30/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 18
01/29/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Evidentiary Hearing continues from 01/28/2013
01/29/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 17
01/28/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Chris Hughes + Abe Abdelhad
01/17/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 16
01/16/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 15
01/15/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 14
01/14/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 13
01/10/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 12
01/09/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 11
01/08/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 10
01/03/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 9
01/02/2013
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 8 - Opening statements
12/20/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 7 - Jury selection.
Eighteen (18) persons are selected and sworn to act as trial jurors in this cause:
Juror #’s 12, 21, 29, 33, 49, 62, 88, 115, 144, 161, 164, 172, 174, 187, 199, 202, 226 and 233.
12/19/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Motion for mistrial denied
12/19/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Defendant’s Motion to Preclude State from Admitting or Publishing Ms. Arias’ Prior Interviews filed December 9, 2012 Denied
12/18/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 6
12/17/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 5
12/14/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Clerical error
12/14/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 4
12/12/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 3
Discussion is held on Defendant’s request for further computer hard drive data. The Court notes that Detective Flores
with the Mesa Police Department testified on12/10/2012 that all data has been disclosed to the defense. Therefore, for
the reasons stated on the record, IT IS ORDERED denying the Defendant’s request.
12/11/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 2
12/10/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Day 1
12/07/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Oral Argument on Motions. Many key issues argued.
12/04/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Ex parte sealed hearing regarding the computer hard drive granted
11/19/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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State shall have the Detective take the State’s hard drive to Defense counsel to review at 10:00 a.m. on November 20, 2012
11/13/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Oral argument
11/07/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Oral argument ( defence witnesses )
10/30/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Complex case management confererence
10/25/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Ruling on Ms. LaViolette’s notes (redaction)
10/18/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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TLSI Incorporated shall provide a complete copy of its records regarding all work performed on computer hard drive #402873
10/16/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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The Court addresses Detective Flores regarding the outstanding computer discovery as stated on the record
09/27/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Discussion is held regarding redacted and unredacted notes from the expert
09/25/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Defendant’s Motion to Seal Defense Team Billing Logs denied
09/25/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Ruling on Motion to Preclude the State from Arguing Lack of Remorse During any Potential Sentencing Phase
09/24/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Oral Argument on Motion for Unredacted Copy of Experts Notes
09/06/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Capital Case Management Conference
08/27/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Ruling on Motion to Preclude the State from Arguing Lack of Remorse During any Potential Penalty Phase
08/02/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Capital Case Management Conference
07/12/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Motion to Allow Jury to Consider Polygraph Results During Sentencing Phase denied.
07/12/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Request That an Interpreter be Provided for Spanish Only Speaking Jurors denied
07/12/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Various
06/19/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Request for Order to Assist Mitigation Investigation granted
05/18/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Various
03/12/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Motion to Dismiss State’s Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty; Speedy Trial and Effective Assistance of Counsel filed December 29, 2011, denied.
03/09/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Oral argument as to the Defendant’s Motion in Limine to Preclude References to Mr. Alexander as the “victim”
01/03/2012
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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TRIAL CONTINUANCE PAST ORIGINAL LAST DAY
12/22/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Public Defender’s Office Motion to Withdraw granted.
12/21/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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STATUS CONFERENCE RESET
12/19/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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ORAL ARGUMENT SET
12/19/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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STATUS CONFERENCE SET
12/15/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
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Motion to Reconsider Denial of Protective Order dated December 12, 2011 denied
12/09/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
ORAL ARGUMENT SET
12/06/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
Oral argument on Motion for Protective Order
12/06/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
Defendant’s Motion for Protective Order denied ( Sheriff Arpaio )
11/28/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
HEARING RESET
11/21/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
Various, a legal representative for truTV and In Session appear for hearing on December 2, 2011.
11/16/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
Various
11/04/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
TRIAL RESET. No reference to google mail or instant messageing shall be made during opening statements
10/28/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
Photo’s of State’s exhibits .. returned to Court on this date to be substituted for the physical evidence.
09/16/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
COMPLEX CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
09/09/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
IT IS ORDERED vacating the current trial date and setting this matter for trial on February 1, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
08/31/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
STATUS CONFERENCE
08/25/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
CONTINUANCE Samantha Alexander addresses the Court telephonically in opposition to the defendant’s motion
08/19/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
Counsel for the Defense is directed to contact expert witnesses with regards to this case
08/16/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
State’s Motion Regarding Arguing Weight of Mitigation granted
08/15/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
Various, inc. State’s Motion to Preclude the Letters granted.
08/10/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
IT IS ORDERED granting approval of In Session’s Camera Coverage.
08/09/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
Evidentiary hearing: Heather Nitterauer is sworn and testifies with the assistance of counsel, Christopher Winchell.
08/08/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
The Defendant makes an oral Motion to Represent Herself
08/08/2011
JUDGE DOUGLAS L. RAYES
Go
Exclusion of witnesses and the witnesses leave the courtroom
07/29/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
STATUS CONFERENCE
07/22/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
ORAL ARGUMENT SET
07/20/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
IT IS ORDERED vacating Evidentiary Hearing set on 07/26/2011.
07/15/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Settlement conference
07/12/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
CBS 5 News Request..IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the victims shall not be photographed. The Defendant may be photographed.
07/11/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
Minute Entry - completely blank??
06/28/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Settlement conference date arranged
06/21/2011
HON. SHERRY K. STEPHENS
Go
STATUS CONFERENCE
06/20/2011
JUDGE DOUGLAS L. RAYES
Go
ADMINISTRATIVE REASSIGNMENT
06/17/2011
JUDGE DOUGLAS L. RAYES
Go
Administrative reassignment
06/10/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Case management conference
06/08/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Pending before this Court is Defendant’s Motion for Courtroom Decorum. Dates set.
06/08/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Various
05/25/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Oral Argument on the Defendant’s Motion to Compel any and all materials related to the attempted interrogation of Matt McCartney
and the Motion to Compel the Notes of Detective Flores
05/24/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
IT IS ORDERED setting Oral Argument on the Defendant’s Motion to Compel
05/09/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Pending before this Court is the Defendant’s Motion to Compel the Notes of Detective Flores.
05/09/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
A clerical error having been made.
05/06/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
The Court is in receipt of the State’s Motion to Compel Disclosure and the State’s Response to Defendant’s Motion to Limit Disclosure.
05/03/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Capital Case Management Conference and oral argument..Defense shall disclose the CD from their expert
04/26/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
IT IS ORDERED setting a Status Conference/oral
04/21/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Pending before this Court is the Defendant’s Motion to Preclude Witnesses Not Interviewed by June 30, 2011.
04/11/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
CAPITAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
04/04/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Larry Hammond and Mark Harrison are present on behalf of the Defendant for limited purpose only.
Mr. Nurmi stated his continued objection to remaining on the case.
THE COURT FINDS that Mr. Nurmi has ethical obligations to continue representing the Defendant.
THE COURT FURTHER FINDS that, in order for Mr. Nurmi to represent the Defendant conflict free, he must be compensated at a reasonable rate..
03/22/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
The Office of the Public Defender does not have unilateral authority to dismantle the defense team.
03/21/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
IT IS ORDERED denying Attorney Nurmi’s Motion to Withdraw.
03/16/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Pending before this Court is the State’s Motion to Continue Trial.
03/11/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
For the limited purpose of representing the Defendant, Jodi Ann Arias, in connection with the pending Motion
to Withdraw filed by first chair, Kirk Nurmi,
IT IS ORDERED appointing attorney’s Mark Harrison and Larry Hammond on behalf of the Defendant.
03/09/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
IT IS ORDERED setting oral argument on Defense counsel Kirk Nurmi’s motion to withdrawal for March 21, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. in this Division.
03/08/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Discussion is held regarding withdrawal of Attorney Kirk Nurmi..
03/02/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
IT IS ORDERED setting a Status Conference
02/25/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
This is the time set for Capital Case Management Conference.

Pending before this Court is defendant’s Motion for State’s Impeachment evidence pursuant to Brady v.Maryland. IT IS ORDERED granting the Defendant’s motion.

Also, pending before this Court is the Defendant’s Motion for Order That a Complete Copy of the State’s File Be Made and Turned Over to The Court for Review and to be Sealed for Appellate Review.

For reasons stated on the record, IT IS ORDERED denying the Defendant’s motion.

In addition, pending before this Court is Defendant’s reply re; Defendant’s renewed motion to dismiss charges or in the alternative, motion to dismiss death due to prosecutorial misconduct and recently discovered Brady violations. THE COURT FINDS there is no prejudice to the Defendant. Therefore, IT IS ORDERED denying the Defendant’s motion.

Defendant’s exhibits 1-4 are received in evidence for appellate purposes.

Furthermore, pending before this Court is the State’s Motion to Preclude Letters Purportedly Written by Travis Alexander to Defendant.

LET THE RECORD REFLECT the State’s is waiting for a report on the inspection of the letters and hands analysis.

LET THE RECORD REFLECT the Court spoke with the expert on the phone and the report shall be completed by 03/18/2011.

LET THE RECORD REFLECT that Mr. Nurmi announced that he is leaving the Public Defender’s Office. The Court questioned Mr. Nurmi about whether his departure from the office relives him of his obligation to continue to serve as first chair in this case.

IT IS ORDERED setting a Capital Case Management Conference for March 21, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. in this Division.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED setting an Evidentiary Hearing for June 10, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in this Division. (Allotted time: 1 Day)

IT IS ORDERED affirming Final Trial Management Conference set for July 22, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. in this Division.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED affirming Trial set for August 2, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. in this Division.
01/27/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Oral argument set
01/20/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
CAPITAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
01/13/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
IT IS ORDERED directing the Clerk of the court to seal Supplement to Defendant’s Response;
Motion to Preclude Letters Purportedly Written by Travis Alexander to Defendant filed on December 22, 2010
01/13/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Pending before this court is Defendant’s Motion to Allow Expert Examination of Evidence. Granted.
01/06/2011
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
IT IS ORDERED setting oral argument on defendant’s written Motions in Limine re:Singing Competition and Pretrial Media Interviews
12/03/2010
COMMISSIONER LISA M. ROBERTS
Go
Rule change 24 months from 18 months, death penalty sought
12/01/2010
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
The Court has received Defendant’s Motion for Specific Discovery
11/23/2010
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
IT IS ORDERED that the Defendant may conduct an independent DNA testing of items impounded by the Mesa Police Department
11/18/2010
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Capital Case Management Conference
10/26/2010
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
The Court has received Defendant’s Request for Additional Discovery Relating to the Assertion that the Letters Submitted to the Court are Forged.

IT IS ORDERED setting oral argument on November 18, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in this division.
10/26/2010
HON. SALLY SCHNEIDER DUNCAN
Go
Capital Case Management Conference
09/14/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
Capital Case Management Conference
09/07/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
Capital Case Management Conference reset
08/11/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
Capital Case Management Conference
08/05/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
Capital Case Management Conference
The Court notes that the following motions from the State are pending:
Motion to Preclude Letters Purportedly Written by Travis Alexander;
Motion for Disclosure by Order of the Court of Original Letters Purportedly Written by Travis Alexander;
and State’s oral Motion for Discovery
07/15/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
The Court has received Defendant’s Response; Motion to Preclude Letters Purportedly Written by Travis Alexander to Defendant.
At the request of the Defense
07/02/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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IT IS ORDERED denying Defendant’s Request for Protective Order. Discussion is held re: Defendant’s Request
for Additional Discovery Relating to Any and All Handwriting Analysis Performed by the State.
06/30/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
IT IS ORDERED setting a Status Conference on 07/02/2010 at 1:30 p.m. in this Division
06/22/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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RULING
The Court has considered Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss the Alternative Charge of Felony Murder,
the State’s Response, and Defendant’s Reply. The Court has also considered oral argument presented by the parties on June 18, 2010.
IT IS ORDERED denying the Motion.
06/18/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
MINUTE ENTRY - A LOT IN HERE
06/15/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
IT IS ORDERED granting Defendant’s Request for Extension of Time.
06/14/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
The Court has received State’s Motion to Preclude Letters Purportedly Written by Travis Alexander to Defendant filed on 06/10/2010.
06/08/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
ORAL ARGUMENT SET
04/22/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office shall transport
Jodi Ann Arias, date of birth: 07/09/1980, booking number: P458434, to the Lions Vision Center
at 1016 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008, within 30 days of the date of this order,
for purposes of conducting an eye examination of the Defendant
04/16/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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Capital Case Management Conference and oral argument.
Argument is heard on Defendant’s Motion to Compel Text Messages and E-Mails
Obtained from the Victim’s Phone and or Any of His E-Mail Accounts.
04/06/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
ORAL ARGUMENT SET
04/06/2010
HON. WALLACE R. HOGGATT
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IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that defendant’s Motion to Reconsider Defendant’s Motion to Disqualify
the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is DENIED. Also DENIED are defendant’s Motion
to Join [other] Superior Court [Case] Nos. and Renewed Request for Evidentiary Hearing and Oral Argument.
03/11/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
The Court has received and reviewed the Defendant’s Request for Greater Specificity as
to the Alternative Charge of Felony Murder. THE COURT FINDS the following:..
03/04/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
Emergency Status Conference at the request of the defence
02/26/2010
HON. WALLACE R. HOGGATT
Go
Motion to Disqualify the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is denied.
02/02/2010
HONORABLE WALLACE R HOGGATT
Go
IN RE: MOTIONS TO DISQUALIFY THE MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE ORDER IN CASE NOS:.... (23 case numbers)
01/21/2010
SPECIAL MASTER RUTH V. MCGREGOR
Go
Motions to disqualify the Maricopa CountyAttorney’s Office from prosecuting.
01/20/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
The Court has received Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Allegation of Death Penalty; Conflict of Interest.
01/12/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
Capital Case Management Conference (interseting one)
01/07/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
The Court has received Defendant’s Motion to Allow Jury to Consider Method of
Execution (Lethal Injection) as a Mitigating Factor filed on January 7, 2010.
01/06/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
The Court has received Defendant’s Request for Out-of-State Summons Pursuant to A.R.S. §13-4093 filed on 01/05/2010.
01/04/2010
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
The Court has received Defendant’s Renewed Request for Discovery Relating to any and all Forensic Examinations Conducted upon
any and all Electronic Media filed on December 22,2009; Defendant’s Motion to Exclude Fingerprint Evidence filed on 12/22/2009; and
Defendant’s Request for Hearing; Admissibility of Interviews Conducted by “48 Hours” filed on January 4, 2010.
11/30/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
Capital Case Management Conference
11/24/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
Status Conference Set
11/18/2009
HON. GARY E. DONAHOE
Go
TRIAL CONTINUED
The Court has considered Defendant’s “Motion to Set Capital Case for Trial Beyond Current Last Day of March 5, 2010.
The State has not filed a response. Because the current defense team has had the case only since August 18, 2009,
the Court finds good cause exists for a trial continuance. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED vacating the trial date of February 2, 2010.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED excluding time and extending the last day to August 31, 2010.
11/13/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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Capital Case Management Conference
Argument is heard on Defendant’s Request for Additional Discovery Relating to any and all Forensic Examinations Conducted upon any
and all Electronic Media.IT IS ORDERED that the State shall disclose on or before November 20, 2009, a mirror image of the hard drive
(internal, external and storage device) and the memory card(s) from the cellular phone(s).With respect to the text messages on the CD
that the State previously disclosed to Defense counsel, IT IS ORDERED that the State’s paralegal shall work with Defense counsel to
locate the text messages on Defense counsel’s copy of the CD. With respect to Defendant’s Motion to Strike State’s Death Notice
Since Death by Lethal Injection will Result in Cruel and Unusual Punishment filed on November 9, 2009,
IT IS ORDERED that the State shall file a Response and Defense counsel shall file a Reply.
Discussion is held re: Defendant’s previous Motion to Continue, which was denied by Judge McMurdie.
Defense counsel advises the Court that he intends on filing another Motion to Continue Trial.
10/27/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
Telephonic Status Conference at the request of counsel for the State. Discussion is held re: depositions of police officers in California.
Pursuant to stipulation of counsel, the following shall be deposed in California and the deposition will be tape recorded: .. (7 officers).
10/27/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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The Court has received State’s Objection to Defendant’s Request for Additional Discovery Relating to any and all Forensic Examinations
Conducted upon any and all Electronic Media. IT IS ORDERED setting oral argument on November 13, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. in this
division, to be heard in conjunction with the Capital Case Management Conference.
10/14/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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The Court has received Defendant’s Request for Additional Discovery Relating to any and all Forensic Examinations Conducted upon
any and all Electronic Media. IT IS ORDERED setting oral argument on November 13, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. in this division, to be heard
in conjunction with the Capital Case Management Conference.
09/29/2009
HONORABLE PAUL J. MCMURDIE
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IT IS ORDERED that the motion is DENIED. LAST DAY REMAINS: March 5, 2010.
09/25/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
Go
Discussion is held re: Defendant’s Request for Additional Discovery Relating to DNAEvidence. Based on the discussions held,
The Court notes that the case file has been disclosed by the State, but the State has equested the additional DNA evidence. Therefore,
IT IS ORDERED that the State disclose the additional DNA evidence on or before October 16, 2009.
Discussion is held re: Defendant’s Motion to Set Capital Case for Trial Beyond Current Last Day of March 3, 2010.
IT IS ORDERED forwarding this Motion to the Criminal Presiding Judge, Judge Donahoe, for further ruling.
Argument is heard on Defendant’s Motion to Prohibit the State from Viewing and/or Accessing Jail Visitation Records.
Based on the arguments presented, IT IS ORDERED prohibiting the State or any member of the State’s staff from viewing
and/or accessing the jail visitation records. If the State wants to review the records, the State
shall submit them to the Court for an in camera inspection.
Discussion is held re: previous court order issued on 08/07/2009 regarding handwriting exemplars from Defendant.
IT IS ORDERED affirming the previous ruling with respect to the handwriting exemplars from Defendant.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED setting the next Capital Case Management Conference on November 13, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. in this division.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a Joint Case Management Report shall be submitted to this division no less than two working days
before the Case Management Conference IT IS FURTHER ORDERED affirming Trial Management Conference set on January 29,
2010 and Trial set on February 2, 2010.
09/17/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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The Court has received Defendant’s Motion to Prohibit the State from Viewing and/or Accessing Jail Visitation Records.
IT IS ORDERED setting oral argument on September 25, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. in this division, to be heard in conjunction
with the Capital Case Management Conference. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a Joint Case Management Report shall
be submitted to this division no less than two working days before the Case Management Conference.
08/18/2009
HON. ROLAND J. STEINLE
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IT IS ORDERED appointing Victoria Washington and Kirk Nurmi as Defense Counsel for all further proceedings.
08/18/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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RULING
Following the evidentiary hearing on August 7, 2009, the Court took under advisement
the defendant’s Request for Determination of Probable Cause on Alleged Aggravating Factor.
...
08/10/2009
HON. ROLAND J. STEINLE
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WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL
The Court has received and reviewed Counsel’s Motion to withdraw. Based upon that review,
The Court finds there is sufficient cause to allow the attorney’s from the Office of the
Legal Defender to withdraw from representing the defendant.
LET THE RECORD REFLECT the Trial is set for February 2, 2010, so this allows
Counsel to withdraw and time is allowed to appoint defendant New Counsel to prepare for Trial.
IT IS ORDERED GRANTING the Motion to withdraw the Office of the Legal Defender.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that New Counsel be appointed to represent the defendant in all further proceedings.
LET THE RECORD REFLECT a sealed minute entry will follow.
08/07/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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Counsel for the State makes an oral request for handwriting exemplars from Defendant pursuant to Rule 15.2.
There being no objection from Defense counsel, IT IS ORDERED granting State’s oral request for handwriting exemplars from Defendant.
Defense counsel shall be given the date and time for the exemplars in order for Defense counsel to be present.
Evidentiary Hearing commences at this time: State’s case: Esteban Flores is sworn and testifies. State’s Exhibit 27 is received in evidence.
Pursuant to stipulation of counsel, State’s Exhibits 1 through 26 are received in evidence.
LET THE RECORD REFLECT that the witness makes an in-court identification of the Defendant.The witness is excused.
4:22 p.m. Court stands at recess. 4:28 p.m. Court reconvenes with the Defendant and respective counsel present.
Court reporter, Scott Kindle, is present. Argument is heard. IT IS ORDERED taking this matter under advisement.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED setting the next Capital Case Management Conference on September 25, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. in this division.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a Joint Case Management Report shall be submitted to this division no less than
two working days before the Case Management Conference. 4:43 p.m. Matter concludes.
07/10/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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IT IS ORDERED vacating Evidentiary Hearing set on July 15, 2009 and resetting same
to August 7, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. (time allotted: 1 hour) in this division.
07/07/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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IT IS ORDERED vacating Status Conference set on July 17, 2009 and resetting same to July 15, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. in this division.
06/16/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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The Court has received Defendant’s Request for Determination of Probable Cause on Alleged Aggravating Factor.
IT IS ORDERED setting Status Conference on July 17, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. in this division.
05/22/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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Defense counsel presents to the Court Defendant’s Pro Per Motion to Change Counsel. Discussion is held.
Based on the discussions held on this date, IT IS ORDERED that Defense counsel, Maria Schaffer, shall meet with Defendant to
discuss the issues raised in the Motion.Discussion is held re: Items listed under No. 3 of the Joint Case Management Plan.
Discussion is held re: Court’s minute entry dated May 18, 2009 regarding IQ Testing and Competency Screening.
The Court notes that Defense counsel objects to the IQ Testing and Competency Screening.
Based on the discussions held in this date, IT IS ORDERED setting the next Capital Case Management Conference on July 17,
2009 at 11:30 a.m. in this division. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED affirming prior custody orders. LAST DAY REMAINS: 03/05/2010 10:48 a.m.
Matter concludes.
LATER: On the Court’s own motion, IT IS ORDERED sealing Defendant’s Pro Per Motion; same not to be opened without prior Order of the Court.
05/18/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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Upon review of the Court file, the Court could not determine whether IQ Testing and/or Competency Screening had been previously ordered.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Defendant submit to IQ Testing pursuant to A.R.S. §13-703.02(B).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant submit to Competency Screening.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defense counsel shall notify the Court if the IQ
Testing and Competency Screening are necessary at the next Capital Case Management
Conference set on May 22, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in this division.
04/22/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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The Court has received and considered State’s Motion to Continue Status Conference.There being no objection from Defense counsels,
IT IS ORDERED vacating Capital Case Management Conference set on May 1, 2009 and resetting same to May 22, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in this division.
03/25/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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Discussion is held re: Defendant’s Motion for Specific Discovery. There being no objection from the State,
IT IS ORDERED granting Defendant’s Motion for Specific Discovery. The State shall disclose the items within 10 days from today’s date.
Status of the case is discussed Based on the discussions held on this date, IT IS ORDERED issuing the following discovery deadlines:
Guilt Phase discovery shall be disclosed on or before June 30, 2009.
Penalty Phase discovery shall be disclosed on or before June 30, 2009.
Mitigation disclosure shall be disclosed on or before November 30, 2009
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED setting Capital Case Management Conference on May 1, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in this division.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a Joint Case Management Report shall be submitted to
this division no less than two working days before the Case Management Conference.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED setting Final Trial Management Conference on January
29, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. (time allotted: 3 hours) in this division.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED setting Trial on February 2, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in this division.
Estimated length of trial: 4 months
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Joint Pretrial Statement (JPTS) is due in this division by 5:00 p.m., five (5) judicial days before the TMC.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED with the JPTS, Counsel shall deliver to this division, copies of the following:
...
03/05/2009
HON. GARY E. DONAHOE
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Because of expressed concerns about possible violation of victim’s rights by holding ex parte mitigation status conferences,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED relieving the appointed mitigation master of any further duties in this case with the exception that if the
mitigation master has received any objection to any order signed by the mitigation master, the mitigation master shall rule on that objection.
Any objection to any order signed by the mitigation master filed after the date of this minute entry shall be heard by the assigned trial judge.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED vacating all pending ex parte mitigation status conferences set with the mitigation master.
The assigned trial judge shall be responsible for oversight and management of mitigation issues.
Should counsel desire an ex parte hearing with the trial judge regarding mitigation or any other issue, counsel
are directed to Rule 15.9(b), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.
02/18/2009
HON. GARY E. DONAHOE
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CAPITAL CASE MITIGATION CONFERENCE
8:55 a.m. This is the time set for a mitigation status conference. Present are the Defendant, Defendant’s attorney, Maria L. Schaffer,
and Defendant’s mitigation specialist, Gwen Fehnel. Co-counsel, Gregory T. Parzych, is not present because of a required municipal
court appearance.Court reporter, Terry Masciola, is present. Judge Donahoe as the mitigation master conducts a mitigation status conference.
Judge Duncan is advised that the mitigation work is progressing. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED setting an ex parte mitigation status conference on
April 10, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Defense counsel and the mitigation specialist shall be present and shall give the court a report of the progress made
in the mitigation work. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED sealing the record of today’s status conference, not to be transcribed without further court order.
02/10/2009
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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Capital Case Management Conference
01/12/2009
HON. GARY E. DONAHOE
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Judge Donahoe having been appointed as the Mitigation Special Master in this case,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED setting an ex parte (no State representative present)
mitigation status review conference on February 18, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 511, East
Court Building, 101 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona. (Time limit: 1 hour.)
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that both of defendant’s counsel shall be present along
with the mitigation specialist. Counsel and the mitigation specialist shall be prepared to present
to the Special Master a detailed report regarding the status of the mitigation investigation.
01/07/2009
THE HONORABLE ANNA M. BACA
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ASSIGNMENT OF CAPITAL CASE MITIGATION MASTER
12/18/2008
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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Capital Case Status Conference
10/22/2008
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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Trial Management Conference
10/06/2008
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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The Court has received and considered Defendant’s Motion to Reschedule Trial Management Conference.
For good cause appearing, IT IS ORDERED vacating Trial Management Conference set on October 28, 2008 and
resetting same to October 22, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. in this division.
09/19/2008
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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The Court has received and considered the Defendant's Request for Extension of Time to
Challenge the Grand Jury Proceedings. As grounds for the request, counsel indicates that he has
been unable to secure a copy of the grand jury transcript and will need additional time.
IT IS ORDERED granting Defendant's Request for Extension of Time to Challenge the Grand Jury Proceedings.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant shall have 30 additional days to file any
appropriate challenge from the deadline set forth in Rule 12.9(b) of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.
09/19/2008
HON. SALLY S. DUNCAN
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The Court has received and considered Defendant’s Motion to Extend Rule 12.9 Deadline.
IT IS ORDERED granting the Motion.
09/11/2008
JUDGE PRO TEM LISA ANN VANDENBERG
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NOT GUILTY ARRAIGNMENT
09/09/2008
HONORABLE EMMET RONAN
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CASE LOCATION CHANGE TO DOWNTOWN COURT COMPLEX