Jodi Arias Lawyer Says She Is the 'Reason Why Cancer Infested My Body'

July 10, 2018
By: Mike McPadden

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Laurence “Kirk” Nurmi, the court-ordered attorney who spent six years defending notorious Arizona boyfriend-slayer Jodi Arias, is presently undergoing cancer treatment. And he is also coming right out and blaming his illness on his infamous client.

Nurmi, whose 2015 tell-all book entitled Trapped With Ms. Arias resulted first in his getting disbarred and then in getting sued for defamation by its title figure, was recently quoted as saying:

“What I went through with Ms. Arias was very traumatic for me, in retrospect. I think my role in the Arias trial, and everything that happened, was the reason cancer infested my body.”

It’s not the first time Nurmi has connected his illness to Arias. After being diagnosed in 2015, he said, “I feared that my death would permit Ms. Arias’s lies to taint my legacy.”

Earlier this month, Arias’s present attorneys, Peg Green and Corey Engle, filed a 324-page appeal on behalf of the imprisoned murderer, asking that her conviction be overturned. The state or Arizona has until January 4, 2019, to respond.

In 2013, a jury found Arias guilty in the death of her on-and-off boyfriend, Travis Alexander. He had been stabbed 27 times, shot once in the head, and had his throat slit. At present, Arias is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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