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Juan Martinez's disciplinary hearing postponed

Posted at 5:36 PM, Aug 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 19:56:49-04

PHOENIX — There are new developments in the disciplinary complaints involving Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez.

A judge has thrown out portions of an ethics complaint against the prosecutor who won convictions in the Jodi Arias murder case and other notorious killings in metro Phoenix.

Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez was scheduled to undergo an attorney-discipline hearing this week, but it was postponed after a ruling Friday threw out two allegations against the prosecutor.

Presiding Disciplinary Judge William O'Neil tossed allegations that Martinez made sexually inappropriate comments to female law clerks in his office and had inappropriate contact with a woman who had been dismissed from Arias' jury and later texted nude photos of herself to Martinez.

Other allegations within the ethics complaint remain against Martinez, including a charge that Martinez leaked another juror's identity to a blogger with whom he was having a sexual relationship.

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State Bar documents state he told one law clerk he wanted to climb her like a statue he told another that he wanted to know the color of her underwear.

Several women are still expected to testify, one is a Superior Court reporter who says Martinez told her he wanted to see what was inside her skirt.

ABC15 is also expecting to hear testimony from Jen Wood the blogger Martinez was allegedly having an affair with along with friends she confided in.

A lawyer representing this woman calls this a huge black eye for the disciplinary system.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 News and for updates.