Jodi Arias, who admitted to killing her boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008, is broke. She has even taken to Twitter to appeal to the general public to give her money.
Jodi Arias’s Tweet read: “Donations are now being accepted for my appeals at “
The Justice4jodi.com website explains why Arias has made the appeal, explaining that legal fees have basically exhausted her funds:
This trust is for payment of the beneficiary’s legal expenses related to the appeals of her pending criminal case, including without limitation; attorney fees, investigator fees, expert-witness fees, transcript and filing fees. Please note: any donations made are not tax-deductible.
Jodi Arias is due in court today for a possible settlement which could remove the death penalty as an option from the agenda. In which case the judge would decide between life and natural life in prison.
More than four months of testimony passed until a jury found Jodi Arias guilty of murder. Although the legal system also meant that she was eligible for the death sentence the jury could not agree unanimously to give it to her.
Bill Montgomery, the Maricopa County Attorney, said that the state is still seeking the death sentence against Jodi Arias but would consider resolving the case without another trial.
No cameras will be allowed in the courtroom today as the hearing is closed to the public and the media. Jodi Arias seems to be keen to put the case back in the news and to get some public attention, and as per her Tweet, hopefully a bit of cash.
It remains to be seen what the outcome of Thursday’s court hearing will be and whether Arias will receive the death penalty or a lighter sentence.
Here is the original Tweet sent by Jodi Arias:
Donations are now being accepted for my appeals at http://t.co/BBwnVe222s.
— Jodi Arias (@JodiAnnArias) October 23, 2013