Juan Martinez is no longer a prosecutor due to the decree of The State Bar of Arizona. Mr. Martinez is best known for having previously worked on the infamous Jody Ariasa case, who killed her Mormon Travis Alexander ex-boyfriend in 2007 and ended up in life imprisonment. Her case had a great public response.
This decision is the finish of a chain of problems related to him. Criticism against the prosecutor began during the trial of the ill-fated case. Juan Martinez became the source of information leakage that is a forensic secret. He de-anonymized the name of one of the witnesses, and then an unacceptable sexual relationship between them was revealed.
During the trial, he made sexually inappropriate comments towards a female court reporter. The process resulted in a book called “Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars”, which he wrote and published before the case was closed.
Back in March of 2020, he was finally fired from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office after a string of sexual harassment complaints from several law clerks.