By Michael Kiefer | The Republic
Attorneys seeking disciplinary action against Jodi Arias prosecutor Juan Martinez have filed further allegations with the Arizona State Bar about Martinez’s conduct with women in the courthouse.
Within the past month, one former court aide told attorneys Karen Clark and Ralph Adams that Martinez, a deputy Maricopa County attorney, had sexually harassed her, and said that she could provide the names of seven other women who had suffered the same.
Another courthouse employee sent the attorneys a letter dated March 4 in which she described Martinez pushing her face into a piece of murder trial evidence that reeked of decomposition. Martinez’s action was famously deemed “inappropriate” by the Arizona Supreme Court when he waved that evidence in front of a trial jury for its “smelling pleasure” during a 2005 trial.