Juan Martinez, a former prosecutor of the most famous Mormon murderer Jodi Arias, has been deprived of his barrister status by The State Bar of Arizona.
This disbarring is the final step in the chain of events that lead to Martinez’s eventual fall from grace. He first came under fire during the trial of Jodi Arias, who was accused of knifing down and shooting her boyfriend and fellow LDS Church member Travis Alexander. Martinez himself was later accused of leaking secret information, such as the name of one of the jurors in Arias sentencing to a blogger Jennifer Wood. It was also discovered that Martinez and Wood had a sexual relationship.
During the Arias trial, Martinez made sexually inappropriate comments towards a female court reporter. He also wrote a book titled “Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars” while the trial itself was still ongoing, which was a serious ethical offense.
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.