Jury selection for the Jodi Arias penalty retrial

I find it hard to comment on this. What kind of crazy justice system plasters a case all over the news, with 24 hour prejudicial TV coverage, and then expects to retry the case soon after and find a set of jurors who are not biassed.

Never mind that Jodi is innocent.

Are they serious?

Jodi Arias Appellate Issues

Arias in court MondayI was asked what I see as Jodi’s appeal issues. There are so many, but I think the #1 issue has to be Dr Horn’s claim regarding a typographical error in the autopsy report.

After that, anything that proves Jodi only used two gas cans when she filled up at Pasadena.

Then all kinds of other issues relating to ineffective counsel, trial by media ( which Bill Montgomery and Sherry Stephens have already implicitly agreed ), the conduct of Juan Martinez, the perjury of detective Flores, other issues with Dr Horn’s testimony, issues with the blood expert’s testimony.

This is just a very quick list. I am sure there are many more issues.

See also the motion filed 1st October, 2014 for information on prosecution misconduct.

A very minor, but stupid issue : Incorrect Diagram !

Added January 2015, there WAS porn on the computer. See Judge must dismiss charges in Jodi Arias case.

Beth Karas on the appeal process

Trial Index

Instrumental versus Expressive violence

Something I just came across :

Difference between instrumental and expressive violence
-Expressive violence: acts that vent rage, anger, or frustration
-Instrumental violence: acts designed to improve the financial or social position of the criminal

And then we have

Degrees of murder
1. First degree
2. Second degree
3. Felony murder

In the Jodi Arias trial, if you suspect or believe Jodi is guilty, it is surely clear that this was “expressive violence”.

  • Jodi was surely not trying to improve her financial position or her social position.
  • Supposing she accomplished the aim of her alleged secret murder mission, the objective was surely for the mission to remain secret.
  • The theft of Travis’ gun (supposing it was his gun) cannot have been designed to improve her financial position.

It seems to me that charging Jodi with Felony murder surely goes outside the intention of the law. The degrees of murder are meant to be mutually exclusive. Something is wrong here.

See also trial minutes and Women don’t kill unless

Information about veteran conman Simon John Hill

Simon John Hill, alias Simon Johansson, alias SJ is a veteran conman not to be trusted when it comes to money. The latest scam promoted by SJ ishttp://jointhebitcoinrevolution.com/

Past scams promoted by SJ include

1. “The Overnight Cash System”
In 2005/2006 several thousand people each lost thousands of dollars by getting involved in a pyramid scheme called the Prosperity Automated System (or PAS for short). Simon Johansson was heavily involved in promoting PAS along with his partner at the time who called himself Dr Lieven Van Neste. See http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2006/lr19848.htm and http://www.bizoppsuk.com/overnight_cash_system.php

Note: the disclaimer mentions “Champion Trader” (http://championtrader.com/), another site SJ has promoted. The disclaimer has obviously been copied from that site.

2. “The New Millennium Group fraud”
The front man behind the con was Richard Dompier, 48, of North Carolina. In 2007 a federal court in Oregon, where the company was based, jailed Dompier for ten years after he was convicted on 29 charges of fraud and money laundering. He was told to repay £1.4m to investors. Evidence showed that Dompier told his victims that if they invested about £50 in a small bar of silver, he would pay them about £10,000 in commission fees over a 14-month period. The scheme attracted more than 5,000 investors and if Dompier had paid them all he would have been writing cheques for £600m. See http://www.kpic.com/news/local/6082166.html and
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-1614558/Hetherington-Trickster-with-the-silver-tongue.html#ixzz3DpW1csKk ( Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook )

Do not under any circumstances communicate with SJ – he has promoted websites that have scammed many thousands of people of their hard earned cash!

Bankruptcy notice, March, 1994.

HILL, Simon John, Marketing Manager, of 20 Chantry Grove,
Royston, lately residing at 185 High Street, Royston S714RS, and
lately carrying on business in Partnership with another as
Network Marketers under the style of System 2000, and as
Retailers of Dietary Aids under the style of Energi Unlimited,
from Grange House, 16 Doncaster Road S701TH, all in Barnsley
in South Yorkshire formerly carrying on business on his own
account as a Network Marketer under the style of Mailserve UK
and previously carrying on business on his own accountl as an
Analyser of Tachographs under the style of Tachoserve UK, both
from Grange House, Grange Street, Wakefield in West Yorkshire.
Court-BARNSLEY. No. of Matter-72 of 1993. Date of
Bankruptcy Order—20th September 1993. These proceedings
were previously advertised in The London Gazette on 30th
September 1993, under the description: Simon John Hill, 185 High
Street, Royston, Bamsley, South Yorkshire S71 4RS, Self
Employed and lately carrying on business as System 2000, Direct
Mailing-Network Marketing, Mailserve UK Tachoserve UK.


Below is a list of more dubious websites Simon John Hill is apparently associated with:


Further reading

See also

Oscar Pistorius and the Culpable Homicide verdict

I have hesitated to comment so far on the verdict. However from the wikipedia article on the trial, I read:

The defence of Pistorius was that, in shooting at what he believed to be an intruder, he mistakenly believed he was acting in self-defence, and as self-defence excludes the unlawfulness requirement of criminal liability, an act in valid self-defence is lawful. Technically his defence amounted to a claim that he did not intend to act unlawfully. If he could raise a reasonable doubt in his favour that he was mistaken, as he claimed, he is entitled, under South African law, to an acquittal on the charge of murder. The court then considered whether this mistake was reasonable – one that a reasonable person, in his circumstances, may have made.

If this is correct, the test is NOT whether Oscar could have acted differently, but whether a reasonable person, in his circumstances, may have made the same mistake.

I fail to see how this possibility can be excluded. People make mistakes all the time. Unless there was Malice in the mistake Oscar made, I do not believe he should be held to have committed a criminal act. And I see no evidence of Malice, or any intent to act for his own gain, other than to defend himself and Reeva.

To me, the judge seemed mostly concerned with explaining how Oscar was not guilty of murder, and failed to explain adequately her reasoning on the proof beyond a reasonable doubt that he was guilty of manslaughter.

Just my lay opinion. I could be wrong.

David Camm Index

  1. Home
  2. Excluded evidence and Judge Dartt
  3. Charles Boney a Psychopath?
  4. DKE – The story of Donna Kopp Ennis.
  5. Boney Autobiography
  6. Charles Boney Interview with Gary Dunn
  7. Problems with the investigation
  8. Further Observations
  9. Good Closing Arguments – compiled around the time the prosecution closed it’s case.
  10. More Closing Arguments – compiled just before the end of the trial.
  11. Information Section – several pages from the original site concatenated

Note: an archive of the entire original wikispaces site is available here. It is likely that some internal links will break in the porting process. In such cases, please use this index to locate a page. I am trying to choose the best pages to port first from the original site http://david-camm.wikispaces.com/.

Also note, I am just getting used to wordpress, so I made some of these pages as wordpress blog posts rather than wordpress pages which would have been more appropriate. I might fix this at some point. Please bear with me!

David Camm – Home

David attending court, 3 October 2013. Click for videos of David talking about his experience in April 2014 ( scroll down, several videos )

The case of David Camm, accused of killing his wife and two young children. David was in custody from October 2000 until found Not Guilty on 24th October 2013, apart from the period from 26 January 2005 to 9th March 2005, when he was released on bond.

On 24th October 2013, David Camm was found NOT Guilty on all charges.

This site will be permanently left as a record of David’s trials. Please consider joining the Wrongly Convicted Group to support other victims of injustice, thank you!

Please see the Index to navigate.


http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/indiana/2014/04/23/camm-speaks-isu-students-wrongful-conviction/8072245/ April 24. 2014

A MUST read article by Bill Clutter : Private Investigator Gary Dunn working to free David Camm – the inside story.

Post trial coverage by Dateline : http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/54240184#54240184, 31st January, 2014.

News / Support:

See also:

Boney’s criminal history: What’s the deal with the feet thing? Was he a violent foot freak?


1 He abused his own partner: “Boney beat her, threatened her life, and used a stun gun on her” Wikipedia

2 Boney violently attacked five young women, stealing shoes. He took young women hostage on three occasions, in two cases, he used a gun.

Boney also has a very interesting cable bill the month before.

  • Serial Killing 101
  • Panthose Passion 1
  • Foot Teasers 1
  • Panty Frenzy 2
  • High Rise
  • Foot Teasers 2
  • Foot Teasers 2
  • Against The Ropes

Also: Richard Eikelenboom, who owns Independent Forensic Services, said that Boney’s DNA was found near the cuff of Kimberly Camm’s shirt, on the stomach area of 5-year-old Jill Camm, Kimberly and David Camm’s daughter, and on two places on Kim Camm’s underwear.

Richard Kammen speaking on Day 6 of Trial

Women don’t kill unless

Women (acting alone) don’t kill* (except to defend themselves or others) unless they have some MAJOR problem ( like drug addiction, severe depression or other severe mental illness, history of abuse ) or a strong MOTIVE ( typically financial or other material gain, or in crimes of passion, betrayal ).

Exclusions: Acts of War or Political Intrigue.

* By “kill” I mean kill another person or persons.

Counter-examples welcome here or here, but please check all conditions are satisfied.

List of non-counter-examples:

There was a comment:

Not at all true, women are just as evil as men when it comes to murder. See: http://mentalfloss.com/…/8-sensational-female-murderers… ] Add to that Karla Homolka; Aileen Wuornos; Rosemary West; The “Blood Countess” Elizabeth Bathory; Lizzie Bordan; and Bonnie Parker of “Bonnie & Clyde” infamy.

Working through the list of 8:

1. Marie de Roux Manning : did not act alone, motive was financial or material gain.

Over the next two days, Marie cleaned out what valuables, cash, and stock certificates she could find at O’Connor’s home.

2. Constance Kent : is about as clear as mud, was 16 years old, and may have had the motive of competing against step-siblings.

3. Belle Gunness : financial motive.

4. Dagmar Overbye : financial motive ( paid to care for babies, murdered them instead ).

5.Jane Toppan : insane multiple poisoner. Found not guilty by reason of insanity, and was held in a mental institution for the rest of her life.

6. Mary Ann Cotton : murdered husbands, step-children ( motive, to favour her own interests ).

7. Amelia Dyer : another baby-farm murderer, financial motive.

8. Tillie Klimek : poisoned husbands for insurance money.

And the others:

1. Karla Homolka : didn’t act alone.

2. Aileen Wuornos : unusual serial self-defence claim, history of abuse.

3. Rosemary West : didn’t act alone, history of abuse.

4. The “Blood Countess” Elizabeth Bathory : a legend (died 1614). Witnesses may have been coerced : “All but one of the Countess’s servants testified against her–the one who refused had her eyes gouged out and her breasts removed before being burned at the stake.”

5. Lizzie Bordan : not clear : acquitted.

6. Bonnie Parker of “Bonnie & Clyde” infamy : didn’t act alone!

See also Instrumental versus Expressive violence and Psychopaths and Serial Killers.

The dog that didn’t bark in the night

Reading some comments recently, the phrase “The dog that didn’t bark” came into my mind.

We are led to believe that Travis Alexander’s laptop and other computers had absolutely no pornographic material on them whatsoever. This has to be suspicious. There is something fishy about this.

Day 13 1 hour 10 minutes in – Dworkin is asked if any pornography on computer

Update 22 Nov 2014 : See Testimony of Bryan Neumeister