Jodi Arias Trial Live Stream WATCH ONLINE: Who Is Juror No. 8 & Why Was He Released? (DETAILS)
on Apr 29, 2013 09:30 AM EDT
The live court session for Jodi Arias' first-degree murder trial will resume on May 1 for the 2008 Arizona killing of Travis Alexander.
The trial can be watched via the free live stream below.
On Thursday, Judge Sherry Stephens announced without explanation that juror no. 8 will not be returning to the courtroom when the trial resumes on Wednesday. Juror no. 8 is the third to be removed from the trial in the past month.
According to HLNTV, the juror was a man who took copious notes and asked a lot of juror questions when they were submitted to Arias and the defense witnesses.
It has been revealed that juror no. 8 is 52 year-old Daniel Gibb, who lives in the Gilbert area in Arizona. According to AZ Central, was pulled over by police on April 20 in his neighborhood for suspicion of DUI. The arresting officer said during his questioning with Gibb, he revealed that he was one of the jury members on Arias’ trial.
On Tuesday, officers were seen talking to Judge Sherry Stephens in the Maricopa County courtroom, possibly to deliver the news of Gibb’s interaction with police. On Thursday, he was released. The news reporter shared that he witnessed Juror no. 7 turned in Juror no. 8’s notebook binder over to the bailiff after he was released.
Watch the short news report with photos of Daniel Gibb here.
Juror no. 11 was removed earlier this month due to an illness and Arias' defense attorney, Kirk Nurmi filed a request for a mistrial and the removal of juror No. 5 because she said prejudiced statements in front of her fellow juror, according to earlier reports.
Meliha Omanovic, 38, also known as juror no. 5, a north Phoenix resident was booted from court on April 2, spoke out about her removal from Arias' trial.
Arizona's NBC 12 News reported she made an offhand comment that led to her getting kicked out of the jury. According to the sources, after defense expert Dr. Richard Samuels was asked about his hourly rate and he replied that it was $300 an hour, Omanovic told her fellow jurors: "For $300 bucks per hour you'd think that they could get us better chairs to sit in."
Watch Arias' murder trial live online on Wednesday, May 1 which began at 12:30 p.m. EST.
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