As of May 6, 2021, the total amount donated toward the new matching fundraiser is: $1,893.04 ($3,786.08)
ANNOUNCING A NEW MATCHING FUNDRAISER TO HELP GET JUSTICE FOR JODI!
We are pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has pledged to match all donations made to the JAA Appellate Fund, dollar for dollar, up to $35,000! Any amount you donate between now and the end of the year will be DOUBLED. The goal is to raise $70,000 by year's end. Doing so will place Jodi within reach of being able to obtain legal counsel after the standard petitions funded by the state are concluded.
Jodi's case has now entered a new phase in the fight to overturn her wrongful conviction: Post-Conviction Relief (PCR). She was recently appointed new counsel who will need to spend untold hours familiarizing themselves with this complex case, which is riddled with corruption by the state, gaps in due process, and unprecedented occurrences such as the disbarment of both the prosecutor and the lead defense attorney.
The Arizona Court of Appeals found pervasive misconduct by the prosecution and issued a scathing review of its handling of Jodi's case. Despite this court's abject disgust for the prosecutor, it failed to throw out her conviction.
Jodi's PCR lawyers will be asking the same judge who sat through both trials to make an impartial determination that Jodi didn't get a fair trial. Although this is obvious to everyone, including the Court of Appeals, what Superior Court judge—an elected official employed because voters said so—is going to admit that a miscarriage of justice occurred in her own courtroom on her watch? It's ridiculous, and almost unfair, to ask her to admit such. But not as ridiculous as the trials Jodi was forced to endure, and not as unfair as how Jodi was chewed up and spat out by the so-called justice system. After the PCR petition is filed, even if the trial judge agrees to hear argument, this doesn't mean she will agree to do the right thing by overturning the draconian sentence she dealt Jodi in the first place.
So we press on in our fight to get her conviction overturned and thrown out! Now is the time to donate because your dollar will be doubled. PCR is the last stage of taxpayer-funded recourse that Jodi has. Afterwards, she must pay for her own lawyers to guide her case through the labyrinthine federal circuit. And that's the main reason this fund exists: to raise money to retain a lawyer so that when the time comes, Jodi can afford the justice she has long been denied.
The fund's total will be updated regularly to show the fundraiser's progress. Please donate today!
A video message from Jodi’s parents – Bill & Sandy Arias:
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