The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars

Book - 2016
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"Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation. Now, speaking openly for the first time, prosecutor Juan Martinez will unearth new details from the investigation that were never revealed at trial, exploring key facts from the case and the pieces of evidence he chose to keep close to the vest. In his book, Martinez will illuminate the unique tactics he utilized in this case and how they lead to a successful conviction, and - for the first time - discuss how he felt losing the death penalty sentence he'd pursued for years. Complete with 16 pages of photos from the case and trial, this book is the definitive account of the case that shocked America."
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2016
ISBN: 9780062444288
Characteristics: 375 p., 16 unnumbered pages of plates : col. ill., col. port. ; 24cm


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May 19, 2017

Yes there was plenty of forensic evidence uncovered by the prosecution and it's explained in this book.

What I found riveting was the outlandish behavior (in and out of the courtroom) by Ms Arias. From over the phone interviews with the cops to how she acted in the courtroom shows that she is a real oddball.

I would have liked more of an analysis of Arias' personality and a psychological explanation for her sometimes bizarre behavior. And isn't that why we read these types of books? To understand why criminals do the things they do?

Oct 03, 2016

Great book and well written, found it a bit dry and slow going at times. I think this is attributable to the fact that the author is a lawyer. Provided some interesting insight to the story.

Jun 28, 2016

Had watched the trial on TV so there was not too much in the book that had not been in the trial, but I did learn a few things about Mr. Martinez that I had not heard or read about before and I thought the book was written very well.

Apr 10, 2016

Very well written. Although most of the material had been covered in another book, and I had watched the trial on tv, there were a few surprises.
I disagree with prior comment re prosecution tactics. Martinez continually kept Arias off guard with his style of questioning to point she was unable to manipulate. A great prosecutor & Arias is where she belongs. Death row would have been better but never getting out of prison is close second.

Mar 26, 2016

A must read for people interested in true crime stories.
It's written by the prosecutor that put Jodi Arias in prison. This case was a huge sensation in the US, I remember it from Dateline NBC.
The mountain of evidence along with the fact she did confess to the killing by the time of the trial (her desperate self-defense plea) there was no way she was walking free, but the writer(lawyer) likes to act like it was his outstanding prosecution style that put her away (typical lawyer).

Having said that, this was a very good read.

One pet peeve, there is an evidence picture included in the book of a SONY camera, but for some odd reason, he keeps referring to it as a SANYO every time.

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