PHOENIX, AZ – So here’s a question. What is the first thing you do when 12 of your peers determine you are a cold-blooded, lying murder?
Well, if you are Jodi Arias, you talk with a reporter about your ‘feelings’ when you heard the guilty verdict. “I think I just went blank,’ she said. ‘I just feel overwhelmed.”
Jurors did not believe her changing stories or her flood of court-room tears regarding the stabbing, shooting, and throat-slitting of her former boyfriend.
Sheri Schneiderman Corning is a Clear Lake area psychologist who told us what she thought about Arias’ response to the verdict, “Really what it appears to be is like she’s not even there. It’s like a total emotional attachment. Like it’s about somebody else. And she has not positively processed it in a way that relates to her feelings.”
Now the question is: was she lying when she said she wanted to die?
“I believe death is the ultimate freedom. I’d rather have my freedom as soon as I can get it.”
Jurors could grant her wish. If they do not, she could get paroled after 25 years, or spend the rest of her natural days in prison without the possibility of parole.
And since she’s only 32, that could mean the people of Arizona could be taking care of her to the middle of the century, or beyond.