Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars

Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars

by Juan Martinez

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Overview

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.

Through two trials, America watched with baited breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of Murder One for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death. What emerged was a story wrought with sex, manipulation, and deceit that stunned the public at every turn. Arias, always playing the wronged and innocent woman, changed her story continually as her bizarre behavior surrounding the crime and its aftermath came to light. Unwavering, Arias and her defense team continued to play off the salacious details of the case, until she was finally found guilty and—controversially—sentenced to life behind bars.

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. Throughout the trials, his bullish and unfaltering prosecution strategy was both commended and criticized, and 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.

Going beyond the news reports, Martinez will explore the truth behind the multiple facades of Jodi Arias. Sparring with her from across the stand, Martinez came to know Arias like no one else could, dissecting what it took for a seemingly normal girl to become a deluded, cunning, and unrepentant murderer.

With new stories from behind the scenes of the trial and Martinez’s own take on his defendant, the book takes you inside the mind of Jodi Arias like never before. Complete with 16 pages of photos from the case and trial, this book is the definitive account of the case that shocked America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062444295
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/27/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 138,749
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Juan Martinez began working for the Maricopa County Attorney’s office in 1988. In his twenty-seven-year career with the office, he has spent nineteen years prosecuting homicide cases. Some of his most noteworthy cases include Arizona v. Wendi Andriano, who was convicted of first-degree murder and was the first woman sentenced to death by a jury in Arizona; Arizona v. Scott Falater, which was noted for the use of sleepwalking as a defense to the murder of his wife; Arizona v. Loren Wade, in which an Arizona State University football player was convicted of the shooting murder of an ex-ASU football player; and Arizona v. Rick Wayne Valentini, which resulted in a conviction for murder even though the victim’s body was never found.

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Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you Mr Martinez and Detective Esteban for your commitment and class in both of your roles toward justice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was afraid I would be bored reading this book because I had watched the entire trial, but Martinez gave explanations that clarified things for me, and I found his style of writing held my interest. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and read it in three days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I'm sure like most of us that followed the trial and was hoping for some secrets of the case that we werent able to see, i was still impressed with the book and the writing style of Juan Martinez. It held my interest all the way through and makes me want to go back and watch certain parts that he explained why he did certain things that he did and see it played out knowing what i know now. I give him alot of credit for dealing with everything he dealt with in this trial from the defendant and her attorneys, they did some very shady things that he just had to deal with and work through. It is amazing what a contrast he is during trial compared to the interviews he has given on his book tour, very soft spoken in "real life"!! Great guy and a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent account of a trial from the perspective of a passionate prosecutor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I watched this trial like a hawk. More than once thanks to youtube. I loved watching Juan Martinez do his thing in court. He nailed Jodi Arias. This book was awesome! Truly a great read into his thoughts and plans and how to handle that lying psycho Jodi Arias! YOU GO JUAN MARTINEZ!!! Valeri C.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was glued to the TV when this trial was taking place. I felt it only right to buy this book and put an extra buck in Mr Martinez bank account. Great book -very insightful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for anyone who followed or didnt folloe this case. Juan Martinez is fantastic at untangling the web of lies spun by jodi arias, defense counsel, and their witnesses. Easy read and so wonderfully written its hard to put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. I followed the trial and I'm glad Juan Martinez told this story from his perspective.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a page turner!! Juan Martinez reveals how he built a case against Jodi Arias that her lies could not overcome. The most interesting part of the Martinez strategy involved his masterful use of evidentiary rules to spring a trap that no one, not even Detective Flores, saw coming. If you followed this case, get this book!!
CCCTX More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one sitting. I thought it was excellent, being able to read first hand information from the prosecutor of this horrible crime. There is information that is new in this book. I was sorry to hear of tragedy in detective Flores' life during the second penalty phase trial; regardless, he saw this case to the end with prosecutor Martinez.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You did an excellent job in trying this sick woman. She is definitely a predator so locking her up for the rest of her life, makes the rest of the world a little safer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Juan martinez did a hell of a job planning his prosecution of this lying piece of trash. Amazes me what goes on behind the scenes. He was brilliant.watching clips on youtube thedefenselooked like 10 year olds playing make believe.i was awe at how juans mind worked, kudos for a interesting read,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always thought I understood how sick and manipulative this woman was and how a case like this needed one of the best Prosecutors to bring Justice to Travis. But this was even more eye opening than I could've imagined. Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was completely engrossed in the story. I couldn't put it down. At just over 300 pages, it was a quick and easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great insight to a gripping story!
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Absolutely amazing book! I have been fascinated with this story since the beginning, especially because I live in Phoenix. This book tells a lot more details than anyone has seen by watching the trials or reading other articles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very fast read. Followed the trial on TV and thought Juan Martinez did a fabulous job there as well as in this book. I would give this book 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I watched the entire trial I really enjoyed learning how Mr. Martinez was involved with the case at the very beginning. I found a lot of interesting information in the book in regards to the entire investigation. It was very interesting to read how he went through the intricacies of the investigation to the court room. His writing style makes this an easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I watched the entire trial on television and I always wondered what happened before the trial and how Mr. Martinez was able to piece all the information together. This book gives great detail about the case behind the scenes, as well as how Mr. Martinez and Detective Esteban were able to trap Jodi Arias in her web of lies and expose her for what she truly is. I enjoyed the book in its entirety!
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