Two people have been arrested in Arizona following a bomb threat at the Jodi Arias trial. Police have detained two teenagers for sending a menacing tweet after the verdict was read out.
As we reported, Jodi Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder yesterday in the 2008 death of boyfriend Travis Alexander.
She has suggested that she wishes to be awarded the death sentence as “death is the ultimate freedom.”
ABC 15 relays the message tweeted directly from the courthouse by 18-year-old Laquint H. Cherry and his girlfriend, Christina Hogan.
While they announced they would be bringing improvised explosive devices to the courthouse, a sweep by the bomb squad hasn't turned up any.
“Planted some IEDs in the #jodi arias Superior Court room in Phoenix Arizona tomorrow I'll become a HERO and also shot by pigs once I unload,” it reads.
Hogan was released after being interrogated, while her boyfriend remains in police custody. They were detained by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 11 a.m., while they were staying at a hotel on 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road.
The Sheriff’s office informs that Cherry tweeted other threats, mentioning not wishing to be captured alive and wishing to kill law enforcement officers. He was transported to Fourth Avenue Jail and charged with crimes related to terrorism.
Arias' sentencing has been postponed until Wednesday for unknown reasons. The sentence in her case was supposed to be laid out on Thursday.
While court documents are off limits in the publicized trial of the Arizona murderer, ABC 15 published a fragment of one of said documents yesterday.
“Ms. Arias requests that any and all victim impact evidence be presented via videotape so as to prevent any unpredictable outbursts that interfere with the rights due Ms. Arias,” it states.