The Jodi Arias Trial Obsession
A mother of six is getting up at 4 a.m. each morning, but it's not to take care of her kids.
Jane Crook is rising before dawn so she can be in court to attend the trial of Jodi Arias for shooting her boyfriend to death.
Crook told INSIDE EDITION, "There is always something different everyday. It is just more interesting to see it in person."
INSIDE EDITION was with her as she hurried through breakfast, packed a lunch, then headed to court at sunrise.
Two friends, who are just as obsessed with the trial as she is, save her a place in line.
Michael Dillon has been at the trial every day and was actually thrown out of court for a day for talking too loud.
Obsessed spectators are turning prosecutor Juan Martinez into a hero.
Kathy Brown says her proudest possession is a cane, which Martinez autographed for her.
"I love him. I love his passion, I think he is fantastic," said Brown.
Pictures like one of Martinez posing with a trial watcher have even triggered a defense demand for a mistrial.
And a juror dismissed for misconduct on Tuesday was led from the court in tears, broken hearted that she will miss the rest of the trial.
At the head of the line Wednesday was Emily Parker, who drove 600 miles from Utah to be in court.
Trial watchers following on TV are drawn to the daily drama, like a video showing Arias’ mom telling police her daughter is disturbed.
The video said, "Jodi has mental problems. Jodi would freak out all the time."
The ratings for the cable network HLN, which is providing gavel-to-gavel coverage of the trial, skyrocketed 53% in March, leading the Los Angeles Times to comment: "HLN should send Jodi Arias a fruit basket and spa vacation."
Beth Karas of HLN told INSIDE EDITION, "These court watchers, who not just watch it on television, but actually take the time to sit in the courtroom, if they are lucky enough to get a seat, feel that they are a part of that drama."