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Jodi Arias Murder Trial – Day Eighteen

02/12/2013

Don’t know about you, but I am so sick of Nurmi dragging this out.  Yesterday was nuts the way he’d move forward in the timeline and then the next thing you knew he went backwards making things hard to follow.  Can’t even imagine what the jury must be thinking! 

Word has it Judge and attorneys in chambers…sigh.

Martinez just walked out and spoke to Travis’ family.  Bet the sex tape is on the table!

Chris Williams@chriswnews

#JodiArias court reporter emerges from chambers. Now def team. #Arias, deputy & judge still back there.

#JodiArias def team leaves ct room. Juan Martinez @ pros table. No judge. No #Arias

WildAboutTrial @WildAboutTrial

The family and friends of Travis’ were just instructed by the prosecution to show no emotion during testimony.

MaryEllen Resendez@maryellenabc15

#jodiarias is about to begin. #travisalexander Fam& Friends were just warned “not to react” 2 Arais testimony of how she killed TA.

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Chris Williams@chriswnews

#JodiArias judge just called for both legal teams again after meeting with the court PIO in chambers. #Arias in delay. Stay tuned

Jodi’s sis has joined dad and brother today.Screen shot 2013-02-12 at 1.20.25 PM

Jodi is stalling and Judge finally tells a bailiff to make her move her behind!

Arias enters court and for the first time, looks actually upset!

Never seen this kind of emotion from her.

Screen shot 2013-02-12 at 1.21.48 PMCourt begins at 11:21 MST with the Judge sending the jury to lunch.

Give me a freakin break!

So, has the supposed sex tape been tossed and now she will only testify to how she butchered Travis?

Court in recess…

OK, morning off and these guys still can’t get back on time!  Ya, I’m  beyond ticked!!!

Court resumes (or begins depending on how ya look at it) at 1:16 MST with another friggin sidebar…

Judge addresses the gallery, alerting them that phone tape contains explicit sexual conversation.  Travis’ family has listened to the tape and wants it played in open court.

Arias on stand…

Tape being played…

Both busy June-July…

J. She might make a trip to Utah…

(And murder him on the way.)

Jodi making a big deal of looking upset!

J. Says Abe was hoping Travis got his ring.  He said nothing nice about you, but didn’t wanted to be involved in my drama.

Travis saw Abe kiss Jodi???

Travis says he likes her booty.

She says that’s sweet, but it sticks out.

Jodi tells him he has incredible stamina.

Travis says you never stop.

Jodi says she likes to role-play.

J. So, I’ll see you after Cancun?

J. Are you traveling anytime soon, international?  Maybe Argentina.

They had to boost his side of the conversation, he comes out garbled while she is crystal clear!

T. You’re pretty…so attractive.  I’ve never seen you look bad.

J. Thank you!

T. Those were the best times when we just romped!

Jodi is now leading the sex talk.

Travis is going to tie her to a tree and put it in her ass.

Jodi is game.

J. You are a wellspring of ideas, you really are!

Pop rocks and tootsie rolls!

J. When we took a bath together it was awesome.  Maybe it was the bubbles and the candlelight.

J. I wish I could give you a hand job.

T. I never jacked-off till I met you…now he does it everyday.

J. If my grandparents weren’t here, we’d have a big fuck fest.

J. You make me so horny, I’d fuck you everyday.

Jodi is egging him on in this conversation!

No, he is no choirboy, but boy did she lead him astray!

Jodi starts supposedly masturbating over the phone and fakes orgasm.

Tells Travis about fantasies she has…sorry, but she’s really into this.

Jodi tells Travis he has a good-looking penis.

Now, they both masturbate over the phone.

So, been dicey, but this doesn’t help her defense as far as I can tell!                                                                                                      

There are weird gaps in the tape…

Jodi introduced Travis to KY…he never knew about it.

She used baby oil in the past, but that’s not so healthy.

Travis is not directing this, nor is her controlling her!

Yikes!  Talking Spiderman movie they watched together!

She cried when he died.

Can you say Spiderman undies???

So after all this, can anyone tell me how he likes little boys???

Jodi is so leading this whole conversation!

OMG, Jodi just said her sister Angela is dumb because she didn’t get Alanis Morrisett when her lyrics said ‘I’d go down…”

I love her, she’s my sister, but she’s stupid.

Recess called…

There is a God!

Back with Arias on the stand and Nurmi at podium…

When did this conversation take place?  May 10, 2008.

Where were you living?  My grandparents.

She had a new phone and didn’t know all the features.  Travis asked her to record these sex conversations.  To not make him upset, Jodi just kept hitting the record button…hence the choppy tape…ayuh!

Good God!  Nurmi has gone backwards again on the timeline about Abe!

It was the same day she gave him the pamphlet about mental health.  He threw her on the ground and choked her into unconsciousness…first week of April 2008!

Anybody believe this shite?  Press your true buzzer now!

Lord, Nurmi just keeps going further backwards in the timeline.

Oh now Travis asked her to come over dressed as a private school girl, with braids.

A schoolgirl blouse, maryjanes, no underwear, or the Spidie underwear.

Travis wanted her to buy Pop Rocks and Tootsie Pops to play into what they were going to do.

She bought them and some bubble bath.

This is so not believable! She can’t look up, she can’t even look at the jury.  She is so lying.

They had sex in the bathtub twice because sex underwater doesn’t count…sheesh.

I can’t even type half of this bullshit!  And, I’m no prude!

The lying today is worse than we’ve seen before.  I am beyond appalled!

They videoed sex on June 4, 2008!!!

Can ya tell I stopped typing?

Now back to 2006!

Now Jodi claims Travis wanted her to dress like Little Red Riding Hood so he could tie her to a tree!

On the tape, did you fake the orgasms?  Yes, because I wanted him to be turned on.  I need to use both hands.  I wanted to please him.

This is way too rehearsed!

Jodi called her mother to move back to Yreka…she had been loaning Travis money.  He usually paid her back.

They argued and hit her in the face.  He kissed her and told her he loved her.

They had Starbucks and she went back to her house for make-up sex!

Nurmi has her trained…when he slams the pen down…she knows to end her answer!!!!

This is such BS!

Jodi was altruistic and bought his BMW. Lol.

It all made sense to her!

Now she knows it was a bogus about the car, but she was the reason, was her fault.

Judge calls court at 6:33, tell jurors to report at 11 MST!

Late again!

If I shamed or embarrassed or horrified anybody…just reported the session!

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  1. GN5020
    02/12/2013 at 8:01 pm

    I think the sex tape hurt the defense. It let the jury hear the real seductive Jodi, not the little librarian on the stand. It let them hear the consensual nature of their kinky relationship, especially that Jodi was into it, not abused and controlled. Even the tree scenario and little girl fantasies sounded like “role playing”, which Jodi said she liked. And finally, when questioned after the tape was played, she admitted that she lied to Travis when she faked a climax and when she told him she liked things she really didn’t — because she lies to get what she wants. First she wanted Travis as her husband, and when she saw that wasn’t going to happen, she is now lying to get away with murdering him rather than have him end up with someone else.

  2. MMD
    02/12/2013 at 8:23 pm

    “If I shamed or embarrassed or horrified anybody…just reported the session!”

    Donchais, I think that you showed a great deal of restraint.

    The more I watched the more I thought, she should be an attorney. JA has an answer for everything. Maybe she could join forces with that scumbag Nurmi. If that doesn’t work, she could always try acting because she has that down to a “t” although a political spokesperson might be more suitable as she does have the gift of spin.

    I notice that she is once again mumbling the end of her answers so that Nurmi has to get her to repeat her answers. Gotta make sure that those jurors have those “facts” reinforced.

    I was really surprised to learn that she was a high school dropout and barely passed the prior year because I had just assumed she had gone to a good university and had couple of degrees by the way she spoke. I guess all that free time in jail has given her plenty of time to further her education and learn all the big words that she likes to throw around. She did not learn that manner of speech, mannerisms, and fake humility waiting tables.

    That’s all I have now – sarcasm, disgust and cynicism so I should quit while I’m ahead.

  3. donchais
    02/12/2013 at 8:32 pm

    GN5020 :

    I think the sex tape hurt the defense. It let the jury hear the real seductive Jodi, not the little librarian on the stand. It let them hear the consensual nature of their kinky relationship, especially that Jodi was into it, not abused and controlled. Even the tree scenario and little girl fantasies sounded like “role playing”, which Jodi said she liked. And finally, when questioned after the tape was played, she admitted that she lied to Travis when she faked a climax and when she told him she liked things she really didn’t — because she lies to get what she wants. First she wanted Travis as her husband, and when she saw that wasn’t going to happen, she is now lying to get away with murdering him rather than have him end up with someone else.

    GN5020 :

    I think the sex tape hurt the defense. It let the jury hear the real seductive Jodi, not the little librarian on the stand. It let them hear the consensual nature of their kinky relationship, especially that Jodi was into it, not abused and controlled. Even the tree scenario and little girl fantasies sounded like “role playing”, which Jodi said she liked. And finally, when questioned after the tape was played, she admitted that she lied to Travis when she faked a climax and when she told him she liked things she really didn’t — because she lies to get what she wants. First she wanted Travis as her husband, and when she saw that wasn’t going to happen, she is now lying to get away with murdering him rather than have him end up with someone else.

  4. donchais
    02/12/2013 at 8:34 pm

    Me to! This is fodder for the pros!

  5. donchais
    02/12/2013 at 8:35 pm

    MMD :

    “If I shamed or embarrassed or horrified anybody…just reported the session!”

    Donchais, I think that you showed a great deal of restraint.

    The more I watched the more I thought, she should be an attorney. JA has an answer for everything. Maybe she could join forces with that scumbag Nurmi. If that doesn’t work, she could always try acting because she has that down to a “t” although a political spokesperson might be more suitable as she does have the gift of spin.

    I notice that she is once again mumbling the end of her answers so that Nurmi has to get her to repeat her answers. Gotta make sure that those jurors have those “facts” reinforced.

    I was really surprised to learn that she was a high school dropout and barely passed the prior year because I had just assumed she had gone to a good university and had couple of degrees by the way she spoke. I guess all that free time in jail has given her plenty of time to further her education and learn all the big words that she likes to throw around. She did not learn that manner of speech, mannerisms, and fake humility waiting tables.

    That’s all I have now – sarcasm, disgust and cynicism so I should quit while I’m ahead.

  6. kristin
    02/12/2013 at 8:39 pm

    OK after watching almost all the trial coverage today, my biggest issue is with allegations that JA borrowed money( $1300 ) to Travis. First of all, given her “remarkable memory” she cannot recall for exactly what reason Travis needed the money and if he paid her back. That’s a crock of poop because in the next sentence she talked about what she ordered at Starbucks! Secondly, Travis was very well off financially. I think JA borrowed money from Travis and those checks of hers were to repay him NOT lend. Maybe it was to pay back money for travel expenses? BTW, that phone sex recording sounded like 2 willing adults. She doesn’t sound like a rape victim being told by the rapist to say how good he is.

  7. donchais
    02/12/2013 at 8:42 pm

    I tried really hard, Numri made it really hard. God bless Travis’ family for sitting threw this, but also Arias’ family for having to realizing what a pig she is!

  8. donchais
    02/12/2013 at 8:50 pm

    Sorry folks, have no idea why wordpress is so funky, but it is…will look into the probs!!!

  9. Rache
    02/12/2013 at 8:57 pm

    Kristin, I thought the exact same thing….Jodi borrowed money and is paying Travis back with the checks. That makes much more sense to me. Jodi did not sound like an unwilling participant in the tapes, but Nurmi made sure she had enough chances to repeat that she only went along (with everything they ever did) to please Travis. I also noticed that she wanted to appear as if she was crying during the playing of the sex tape….continually sniffling and wiping her nose….but there were absolutely no tears. Does anyone know much about Mr. Martinez? Does he have a good record? I tried to find out but had no luck. I know he is experienced and really hope tears this defense apart.

  10. donchais
    02/12/2013 at 9:06 pm

    Juan Martinez is one of the best…you’ll see a pit bull at his best!!!

  11. Anonymous
    02/12/2013 at 9:13 pm

    I think Travis is a HUMONGOUS scumbag.
    He did not deserve to be killed but he is a wannabe piece of shit.

    • donchais
      02/12/2013 at 9:22 pm

      Wow, Travis a wannabe??? WTF??? Jodi’s sexual boy toy??? For her use, pleasure and gain??? You have obviously missed most of the Arias testiphony!!!!! God help you for being so small minded! Btw, posting anon..shows your cowardice!

  12. Lady liberty
    02/12/2013 at 9:52 pm

    Wow I picture this girl going back to prison sitting with girls dreaming up crap to say and then using her fake face while saying it. I do not know how his family can stop themselves from jumping that railing and slapping her lying mouth

  13. Lisa
    02/12/2013 at 10:21 pm

    Nurmi is so relentless in his Travis bashing. It’s so sickening. I thought it couldn’t get worse than yesterday but man, he just keeps slamming him. Every minute it’s something else. It just never ends. And I also noticed that she wasn’t looking at the jury during most of her testimony except when she started talking about the kinds of frapucinos she bought.

  14. Lisa
    02/12/2013 at 10:30 pm

    I agree that she was probably repaying Travis not loaning him money. Why would u loan someone money if u couldn’t even pay your rent? The defense is making it seem like she is just such a doormat, such a wilting flower that she would give Travis the shirt off her back and that this is supposed to prove she suffers from “battered woman’s syndrome.” I just hope we’re dealing with an intelligent jury here.

  15. Peggy
    02/12/2013 at 11:01 pm

    Wendy Andriano, one of three women currently on Death Row in Arizona, was prosecuted by none other than Juan Martinez. He is a great prosector. I believe the murder was Wendy Andriano’s first offense, as in the Jodi Arias case.

  16. Peggy
    02/12/2013 at 11:04 pm

    I think it is important to remember that Nurmi is being paid at least $225 an hour by the State of Arizona and has spent at least double if not triple the time in court, not to mention the padding he must be doing to his time spent out of court “researching” and other expenses. Can’t help myself. I worked for lawyers for years. More importantly, though, is why doesn’t he give up and just wear suspenders to keep those pants up?

  17. Anonymous
    02/12/2013 at 11:32 pm

    First and foremost……message to you Anonymous….people who hide behind “Anonymous” signatures are full of hot air! Blow it out your ass! Read the transcripts and bring yourself up to date with the facts that are in your face!

    Hello All……well yesterday our little group needed a breather! We couldn’t sit and listen to the Pediphile testimony! We popped in and out from time to time only to hear the same subject dragging on and on…..and Nurmi’s slow speech….OMG….blah blah blah!! We checked in this morning and found out the tape would be played. We again questioned if we wanted to sit and listen to that. 3 Cheers to HLN for having someone monitor the hearing while the tape was being played and providing a recap so we wouldn’t have to listen to everything! Hoorah Hoorah Hoorah HLN!!! Well what we did find out from that tape was
    1) The Spiderman chonies……according to the tape they saw a Spiderman movie at one time so he sent the undies. JA testified she had no idea what that was all about and thought it was “kinda wierd” that he would do that and then added that she thought it was a joke…..ah yea….you forgot to mention the movie you both saw! Instead you testify and imply it may have something to do with him supposedly looking at little boy pictures!
    2) The KY……who was showing who about sex?! You clearly hear TA saying he never knew about that stuff and she says she’s used it before and really liked it instead of the baby oil she used to use! This woman was showing him the ropes based on her past history of bouncing from man to man……oh yea…..let’s not forget one of her previous boyfriends getting up there and testifying on her behalf that they engaged in aggressive sex!
    3)The Porn video they were going to make……JA stated in the recording that she would put on more make-up so she could look like a “Porn Star” when they create their video…..hence the reference made by Nurmi that TA called her a Porn Star….why???….because that’s what she called herself….nobody put words in her mouth!
    4) Her broken finger……excuse me…..her hand and fingers had cuts on them when she showed up at her new love interest’s house up in Utah the day after the murder! You can hear the lead Detective on one of her videos reference the finger and the cuts, however she says her cat did it! With the force used to inflict the wounds TA had she either broke it herself during the assault or TA may have broken it when he tried to defend himself.! She said she didn’t get medical care for her finger because she didn’t have insurance….more likely she didn’t get medical attention because it would have been a paper trail right after the murder and she didn’t want that!

    I think that tape is going to come back and bite her in the butt…..you know…. her butt she referenced in the recording and said it “stuck out”……! You know….I wonder if this was a tactic by the Prosecution….they didn’t want the recording played and fought it, but the Defense wanted it and got it…..only to have it give the Prosecution more ammunition! Don’t you think that maybe if the Prosecution pushed to have the tape played the Defense might have fought it so the Prosecution may have turned the tables on them! The same thing happened with Andrew’s (she was the one TA was dating at one time) testimony. She was on the Prosecution’s list of witnesses but they chose not to bring her on. The Defense thought there must be a reason so instead they said they would call her as a Defense witness and what happened…..it turned on the Defense…..her testimony far favored the Prosecution! Hmmmmm……food for thought?!

    Well after all the controversy over the tape we’re glad it was played. Finally….everyone got to hear JA true to form on that tape!!

  18. Barbara
    02/13/2013 at 12:04 am

    This was a GREAT recap!! I didn’t want to listen to their tape, so I’d mute it when it got dicey but you are SO RIGHT about her leading the whole thing!! And you are hilarious, so thanks for that. This whole thing has me creeped out beyond belief.

  19. Barbara
    02/13/2013 at 12:11 am

    Rache, I found an article on Juan Martinez from 2006 and it said back then that defense attorneys hated him because he’s VERY methodical, almost never pleas, and is always in trial (yet still manages to almost always win). GOD WILLING he wins this one too!!

    Jodi on the phone reminded me of the bimbo girls I remember seeing back in the days. The ones who would laugh at any/everything to make a guy pay attention to her. Soo pathetic.

  20. 02/13/2013 at 2:59 am

    Okay, so let me get this straight. Travis is allegedly violent towards her and yet she gives him a pamphlet on pedophilia (?). She never counciled him on his violence at all? I can’t wait until Martinez get’s his chance to go at her. And why on earth would he request she record the phone conversations when he could have recorded them himself. She’s such a liar.

  21. ritanita
    02/13/2013 at 7:52 am

    Well, I am no prude either, but that tape was a real piece of work! Jodi took the lead in everything and Travis went along with it, in spite of the fact that he was obviously yawning and wanted to go to sleep!

    I took the hit for everyone and listened to the HLN 7-9 PM shows. It amazed me that all three programs (JVM, NG, Dr. D.) have all decided it was a blow for the defense to play the tape. Dr. D. even announced, just prior to JVM that Jodi was the abuser!

    Not that what they think matters. While listening to the tape, my heart felt a lot lighter. Jodi made herself sound like a 12-year-old and mostly talked inanities in between the “sex” stuff and awful singing. What we and the jury heard was Jodi at her manipulative best.

    All the testiphony that followed didn’t help her in the least. Let’s hope the jury takes it all the same way.

    I’m so glad that is all over with. This trial needs to move on.

  22. PK
    02/13/2013 at 8:57 am

    Even the best cons/sociopaths – Jodi is just average – forget to keep with the script from time to time. In the “phone sex” recording, We hear Jodi having multiple orgasms as she giggles on cue and bolsters Travis’s manhood and can’t wait to be the star performer in each and every one of his sexual fantasies. But wait! Later on direct, she admits she was faking the orgasms and just telling Travis what he wanted to hear even though she wasn’t being truthful. More lies. Oops!

  23. Rache
    02/13/2013 at 10:18 am

    Barbara, thanks for the info on Juan Martinez. I am glad to hear that!

  24. jad
    02/13/2013 at 11:09 am

    Please forgive me for going off script, but there is something very fishy with the sworn testimony of Jodi Arias. WARNING — What follows does not necessarily apply to the Trial or to Jodi Arias, but is merely an attempt at understanding the nature of the Beast. Please skip if you only want Trial coverage, which has been aptly presented above, by the moderator of this site. It is just that the accusations made by this pathological liar, Jodi Arias, towards the deceased, Travis Alexander, in which she is relating his deviancy are so out-of-character when applied to his life and lifestyle, while there is much that could show why this woman is the deviant — a psychopath with a million stories about sex, which she seems to relish.

    Because Jodi Arias has brought the subject of sex front and center, this is a matter that should be examined (although not to the exclusion of other [more important] matter). Additionally, the defense team of lawyers made a decision to put sex in the limelight. So, the matter of sex has to be touched on. It is true that the matter of sex should not have to be addressed, since it is plain that there have been multiple financial crimes in the case that lead up to the murder, and all of the defense lawyers’ stories about sex do not show any of the sex acts to have been of a criminal nature or that the sex acts really lead to the murder. To focus the case on sex is a deliberate ploy by the defense to throw off the State’s case and to force the prosecutor into a corner that has no way out. However, it must be acknowledged the case is in competent hands and the prosecutor will do the best that he can without violating his Oath, the Rules of the Court, or the Law.
    The prosecutor has skill with the Law and can be recognized as an attorney who does not contort or pervert the Law. The fact that the entirety of that recording (that Jodi Arias declared was taped May 10, 2008) was heard shows the State has a prosecutor who knows when to take advantage of a mistake in a move by the defense. One of the lawyers from the defense team, Nurmi, has gotten away with so much — both Chris Hughes and Abe Abdelhadi have called Nurmi out because of the way that the defense has tried to present evidence out of context and only let the Jurors hear bits and pieces of the whole or see a partial exhibit. If the defense would have been successful with the way the defense wanted the taped recording to be heard, the Jurors would have only heard from categorized parts of a dissected tape that contained disembodied voices engaged in aberrant behavior concerning bondage and the male’s desire for underaged school girls. Instead, the Jurors got to hear the entirety and can replay whatever it is they want. They won’t be in a situation where they have to pick and choose from a pile of evidence, which has not been seen nor heard. The Jurors were given the opportunity to know what that particular exhibit contained.

    There is a competent prosecutor in Juan Martinez, and, in this death penalty case, the Judge has given leeway to the defense while making sure there is nothing that passes by the Court unless every i is dotted and every t is crossed. So, it is apparent that the State has provided the case with the best that Arizona has to offer in this situation. It is just such a shame that the defense lawyers have used such tawdry material and operated in such a vulgar manner when playing the rope-a-dope. In reality, the defense lawyers don’t really have a theory. The defense is hoping for nothing more than a hung Jury, and this uncouth team of hired guns is angling for the prosecutor to trip himself up, by placing him in what is supposed to be a win/win situation for the defense and a lose/lose position for the prosecution. This is the way that scheme works — If the prosecution does not address the sex angle, the Jury would have to wonder what the State was hiding; and, If the prosecution (decided to attack the voluminous charges of sex antics and) spends a lot of time presenting an argument pertaining to sex, the Jurors would be drawn to that part the State did not cover. One of the results hoped for by the defense would be — Jurors could believe that Mr. Alexander is a pedophile or sexual deviant either because it was believed that the State would not have taken testimony to dissuade them or Jurors could believe that Mr. Alexander is a pedophile or sexual deviant because it was believed that the State did not take any testimony to persuade them. It’s a sticky wicket.

    The defense has nothing on which to rest its case other than a diversion to confusion or any blunder made by the prosecutor, since the State does indeed have a case. Since the defense only needs one Juror out of the twelve for a hung Jury, the defense lawyers are not trying to garner a not guilty verdict, rather aiming for the better possibility for their case (which is basically no case) which is no verdict. The State has the responsibility to prove its case, which is that Jodi Arias murdered Travis Alexander, wherein she murdered him in cold blood, with premeditation. Since the murder can easily be proven due to a grave mistake on the part of Jodi Arias, when she left a camera on scene with images of (the before and) the aftermath of the crime, addressing the murder head-on would not really be on the mind of the defense.

    The defense would busy itself by trying any tactic to prevent the State from proving premeditation and any associated crime. If the defense were to push the State into a mode that is merely a spin cycle on sex, the confusion from watching another go-round of those particulars could throw off the Jurors, or, as the defense would hope, at least one of the Jurors. Regardless, the State holds the proof of other crimes committed by Jodi Arias, and they are not related to sex. It will be up to the prosecutor to walk the tightrope without falling into the pit the defense has prepared when drumming the sex angle to measure up to the primed expectation of the Jurors.

    So long as everything that Jodi Arias has stated is thoroughly examined and corrected before accepting her statements or her testimony, the State should be able to prove her guilt in associated crimes. Jodi Arias was living a hand to mouth existence for months before the date of the murder, and activity surrounding her near bankrupt situation points to an involvement in financial crimes. Both Jodi Arias and one of her sexual partners, Darryl Brewer, testified that their home was foreclosed, and that the bank took the home in the first months of 2008. She has testified her car was turned in because it was being repossessed given that she could not afford to make the payments. That was the reason she said she bought a BMW from Mr. Alexander in January of 2008. She testified she had asked her mother for money at Christmastime of 2007, which she asked for again the following month (in 2008) so that she would have enough money to drive to her grandmother’s house. When asked about her yearly income, she evaded the answer by giving figures for only two months, and she never explained how much money she made. Her own testimony was that she did not have any money, her credit cards were shot, and her checking account overdrawn, when she was supposedly lending money to Mr. Alexander, in 2008. She has told stories about lending money to Mr. Alexander on a consistent basis as the reason she was giving checks to him, but has not offered any proof of a loan or payment plan other than her word and copies of the checks she had given to him in January of 2008.

    When naming the places she was employed, she failed to give the dates of employment. In one particular instance, when she said she was working two jobs (when she first got involved with Pre-Paid Legal), it can be established that she had embellished her job opportunities in view of the fact that one of the restaurant jobs, at Christos [sic?], had been closed for the entire off-season. She testified at another time that she had the position at that restaurant because the bosses held her full-time position for her, even though the business was on hiatus. When she was interviewed by Detective Flores, she asked about checks she had written to Mr. Alexander, which would not have been the same checks she said she had given Mr. Alexander in January of 2008. She said the checks she was interested in were recent and for damage to his BMW. The January checks were not for his BMW. Apparently, she owed Mr. Alexander money. Lisa Andrews testified that he had told her he was experiencing financial difficulty. Also, there have been statements made by his friends that Mr. Alexander told them Jodi Arias had hacked into his bank account. Additionally, she had sliced two sets of tires on his car on two separate occasions, irreparably damaged his BMW, and sliced another set of tires on a vehicle belonging to another person. She might have been involved in a payment plan to which she recognized she could not make good, or she could have feared what had until that time not been a part of the complications of her life, a criminal record. If she was forging checks or involved in computer crimes of financial institutions, credit card scams, stealing, or any type of felony financial crime, she could have feared the Court process and possible prison time. She had the reputation that follows loose women, but, until that time, she was not known as a thief and did not carry the stigma of the reputation of a criminal.

    Jodi Arias has a questionable past, with a string of sexual partners, that she, herself, has admitted started when she was in junior high or middle school. The names of the sexual partners that she gave to the Detectives investigating the murder of Travis Alexander have been checked, and it went undisputed that she had resided with each of these men and these men were all sexual partners of this vamp. However, there was not a lot of research to uncover the names of any more men who could have been her sexual partners, since the need did not arise for that type of investigation. The investigation was a search for information in regards to a murder that had occurred that month, not a hunt for possible carriers of a venereal disease. The CDC was not in charge. The State of Arizona was in charge of the case brought against a California resident. So, Arizona found it to be unwarranted to reach into the past for a registry of all of the sexual partners of Jodi Arias.

    From the accounts Jodi Arias gives about her relationship with Mr. Alexander, and the reference to her acts in her sworn testimony as just being flirty, it appears that this woman seems to be using a twist to the practice of flirty fishing. With her dabbling in witchcraft and vampirism and her fixation on spirituality, it is most probable that she would be familiar with using her sex appeal, which is a necessity for a fisherwoman. Moreover, when she mentioned a customer who preached the apocalypse, it does remind one of the Children Of God, since its home base was Huntington Beach and that message centered on the teaching of COG. Also remember — While Jodi Arias repeatedly said she did not love Mr. Alexander (especially in the beginning when she continued to profess her love for Darryl Brewer), she did not mind engaging in exhibiting acts of ‘loving sexually’ towards him.

    If not flirty fishing, her need to control continual and ongoing relationships with a multitude of men begs an answer be given to a question on this type of behavior. She has declared her monogamous nature, as a faithful woman, yet her relationships with men constantly overlap. Out of her own mouth, she has described an overlapping of her relationship with Bobby Suarez at the beginning and at the end of her other bookend relationships to his), first with Victor Arias (who would overlap with Bobby Suarez) and then with Matt McCartney, a friend of Bobby Suarez. After that, she had a relationship with and lived with Matt McCartney at the time she met Darryl Brewer, who would also end up as one of her sexual partners in a string of men who were her sexual partners. The relationship with Darryl Brewer would overlap her pursuit of Travis Alexander. All of these relationships occurred while she was also seeing other men.

    This overlapping continued when she was in a relationship with Travis Alexander. When she met Mr. Alexander, September 14, 2006, she was living with Darryl Brewer, who would not marry her. Even though she made a decision to break off the relationship, she was still engaged in sexual relations with Darryl Brewer until the fall of 2006, when he would leave the residence permanently (December of 2006). This relationship had been recognized, and the elder in charge of her Baptism wanted the Baptism rescheduled from the date of November 26, because neither he nor his partner would be a party to the Baptism since she could not take the vow of chastity because of her living arrangement with Darryl Brewer. When she was seeing Mr. Alexander in November of 2006, she was also seeing other men, whom she met Veterans’ Day of that year. During their time together, she continued to date other men. At a time that she went on a vacation with Mr. Alexander that included traveling to New York and a soiree at Huntington Beach, she was living with another man and still dating one of the men she had met the year before on Veterans’ Day. Matt McCartney, who she was living with, was her sexual partner who had (years before) lived in a tent with her on the premises of the Ventana Inn and Spa, where her boss, Darryl Brewer, was a man (twice her age) who would become another sexual partner. In the summer of 2007, she was living at the Ventana Inn and Spa again, except this time she was living with Matt McCartney in a red house on the property.

    Most people are only familiar with the name of Abe Abdelhadi, who met Jodi Arias at Anaheim Groves and took her on a date to Pasadena. However, he was not the sole man she met and dated in those days. Jodi Arias has admitted her meeting with Abe Abdelhadi was on November 11, 2006, which would have been (a time this self-professed monogamous woman had a live-in partnership with Darryl Brewer) the month after she said she had been having some [Bill] “Clintonesque” moments with Mr. Alexander. Abe Abdelhadi met her in September (although not at the convention in Las Vegas, where Mr. Alexander had met her), and he had been out with her several times, culminating in December of 2006, when he took her to dinner and a visit to a bookstore. At the time she was supposedly involved with Mr. Alexander and seeing Abe Abdelhadi, she was meeting other men and arranging to see them, date them, or have other arrangements with them. John Dixon, who she has stated she also met on that Veterans Day, at a Super Saturday event for Pre-Paid Legal, when she received images of an erect penis on the flip phone (that was stolen prior to receiving her Helio phone, over one month before the death of Mr. Alexander), also went out with her the same day that Abe Abdelhadi did. The December, 2006 date with John Dixon was both before and after her date with Abe Abdelhadi.

    Unlike Abe Abdelhadi, who broke off with Jodi Arias, including to remove her as a friend from his MySpace, FaceBook page, John Dixon continued to date her. In the summer, when Matt McCartney was her roommate, when she was dating John Dixon and showering at his house, when she said Mr. Alexander spent five days and four nights in Huntington Beach where she testified “There was sexual activity she believes”, she was also dating Mormon gentlemen she met at her singles Ward in Mesa. Besides being physically present, Jodi Arias kept her connections through her phone. The cell phone she was using on Veterans’ Day of 2006 (where naked pictures of an erect penis were purportedly sent) was not the Helio phone given her by Gus Searcy. While it is true that the Helio was given to her in Pasadena and her testimony put her in Pasadena that day, the declaration made was that she used a flip phone. A Helio is not a flip phone. Additionally, even though it has been surmised Gus Searcy knew her in more ways than he has revealed, his declaration was that he did not give her the Helio until she was going to Northern California. Her move to Yreka did not occur until her house was foreclosed in the first months of 2008.

    Jodi Arias had the flip phone on Veterans’ Day of 2006 and also when she attended a convention in Oklahoma City in the springtime of 2007. She had stated she was using this cell phone to tape a drunken woman who had stumbled down the stairs and was clinging onto Mr. Alexander. She said she wanted to tape the entire sexual encounter. However, the phone was restricted in its capabilities, and it could only be used for a very limited time. She failed to mention whether she had saved this video to a file or, if the phone would have had the capability and whether her server provided the service to send the recording to another electronic device, or if she could afford the plan that supported all the bells and whistles for her cell phone. It is possible she would tell people she had the same problem understanding her phone as she had on Veterans’ Day of 2006. That problem was she had never had a picture transferred in the way that her flip phone grabbed the image. She did not know which button to push. Poor Jodi — such inexperience with her phone.

    Because of this unfamiliarity with her flip phone, she described the problem she had when trying to locate the picture that had been sent to her. She said she had to locate it in a “file folder”. She made it appear that this picture magically filed away its own self. However, that is not the way that it can be done. The phone is not a genius, especially a dated flip phone from 2006 that might have had many more years of usage, making it much older. In addition, the phone plan might not have permitted the usage of the technology that had to be put into service for the pictures to be sent. Because of the financial status of Jodi Arias and her live-in boyfriend, at that time, it is apparent they could not afford the toys with the bells and whistles that a top earner could afford. She was putting her mortgage payments on her credit card, and she was not earning with Pre-Paid Legal. Although she declared a sum of $10, – $12,000 in the bank in 2005 (before she bought her home), that amount of money goes quickly when there are extraordinary expenses. Jodi Arias had cosmetic surgery in May of 2006. She had breast enhancement surgery. That alone would put her below the ten thousand dollar figure. In addition, she had signed up with Pre-Paid Legal. So, she probably spent money on clothing and accessories. Her live-in partner was experiencing financial problems of his own. Within that year, she had learned he was an alcoholic and he was moving to be closer to his son from a former wife. From the testimony that has been provided, it was discovered he also had problems with keeping a job and finding one in another locale.

    Jodi Arias must have been at her wit’s end after she realized she and Darryl Brewer had not made a great deal when purchasing a home that was overpriced at $350,000. The interest only payments for one year began in June of 2005, and that last interest only payment was made in May of 2006, the same month she went under the knife for breast augmentation. He was not working, and she could not carry the house with her salary as a waitress at California Pizza Kitchen. The employment at Christos [sic?] was only seasonal, and that summer the restaurant was closed, as it was every summer. They had to find a way to make money, and she must have believed the opportunity to make money could be found in Pre-Paid Legal. She would just have to use her charms (along with her newly constructed body).

    Jodi Arias is a chameleon doubled up with a cocktail personality. This is different from a cocktail conversationalist, who is usually a very witty, knowledgeable person. The cocktail personality is found in a cunning person that can readily change from one nature to another in the same way the chameleon changes in relation to whichever way the wind blows. This person has the ability to read another and alter the entirety of her very being to fit any given situation. There are different tactics used by this type of abnormal person that can adjust herself to act in the way that the plaintive observer wants to see or believe. Her misshapen personality mixed with what is known of the leaning of her religious conviction would make her a welcoming person for The Family that could appreciate her.

    Anyone familiar with flirty fishing knows about the use of this tactic and how the allure of the bait can be used to snag an unsuspecting target. In an attempt to try to get a more thorough understanding of the character of Jodi Arias, there is a question that needs to be answered before cross, which is “What has possessed this black widow when choosing to weave such a convoluted and salacious tale?”. When she described her second dalliance in her first get away with Mr. Alexander in Blythe, it conjured up all kinds of thoughts. For those not familiar with the location, Blythe, California is the City where, [in 2005] at the age of 29, Ricky Rodriguez (may he rest in peace) committed suicide, leaving a note about the sexual abuse perpetrated by those in COG involved in flirty fishing. COG still exists in its carnation as The Family, and some of the practices of this group have been questioned, although not as thoroughly examined today.

  25. Barbara
    02/13/2013 at 11:14 am

    Rache, here is the actual article – from 2002!! I was on my phone last night so I was lazy and didn’t look for it.

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/photoGallery/index/171192/0/

  26. donchais
    02/13/2013 at 11:27 am

    Wow jad! Excellent!

  27. paula
    02/13/2013 at 11:31 am

    I needed a cigarette after listening to that recorded phone conversation. Perhaps Jodi was up for a porn audition and decided to record herself instead of video tapping since she her hands were otherwise occupied. Why on earth would she want to make this public — IMO it did not help her defence.

    • donchais
      02/13/2013 at 11:43 am

      I was thinking more along the lines of needing a barf bag!

  28. Lisa
    02/13/2013 at 12:37 pm

    I think it’s very interesting that Jodi was covering her face through the phone sex but that afterwards she was very calm and collected. Did anyone else notice that her bitterness and anger towards Travis started coming out more in her testimony after the tape was played? Almost as if she’s still blaming him even though he’s dead thanks to her. I hope Martinez is able somehow to get her to display that anger on stand but she’ll be so well-rehearsed she will be emotionless again I’m sure. Still it’s good to hear that Martinez has a lot of experience and skill. Can’t wait to see how he approaches cross-examination. God knows he’s got a lot to work with!

  29. Lisa
    02/13/2013 at 1:02 pm

    I just want to clarify what I just said because it sounded contradictory. Actually Jodi wasn’t as cool and collected after the phone sex recording was played. I think she let her guard down a little. Because right after that she claimed that she stayed in touch with Travis at this point because he “pawned his car off on (her).” Right there she showed her true colors b/c her unwillingness to take responsibility for her own behavior is apparent. She also refers to Travis as Jekyll and Hyde. Another fabrication of course but transparent in that up to this point she has at times resisted Nurmi’s leading questions and presented a balanced view of their relationship (which may be a tactic to make her more believable to the jury because it almost seems as if she’s not jumping on the bash Travis bandwagon and also at times brings credence to Nurmi’s portraying her as a battered woman b/c she still doesn’t blame him, etc) but here she slips up, due to exhaustion perhaps, and shows her true attitude towards Travis. Just hope that Martinez can use her underlying anger towards Travis to the State’s benefit!

  30. PK
    02/13/2013 at 1:16 pm

    Apparently Kirk Nurmi missed the lecture in law school that cautioned against confusing a vigorous defense with virulent defense. Big difference!

  31. GN5020
    02/13/2013 at 1:37 pm

    After watching the start of Jodi’s testimony today (Wednesday), I finally get it — Along Jodi’s rationale for most of her actions during early 2008, slaughtering Travis must have just been another of those “unhealthy choices” she was making at that time. Geez.

  32. lune scorpion
    02/13/2013 at 1:55 pm

    I also am fed up with Nurmi rehashing same questions over and over….

  33. nate sams
    02/13/2013 at 2:08 pm

    The defense is dragging this out so their testimony will be the last thing they hear before the weekend. They want the defense testimony to have an entire weekend to sink in before they get to hear the prosecutions side. I want to hear how this monster explains twelve stab wounds to the back as self defense. I hope she likes being a lesbian….

  34. CiCi
    02/13/2013 at 2:19 pm

    Anonymous :
    First and foremost……message to you Anonymous….people who hide behind “Anonymous” signatures are full of hot air! Blow it out your ass! Read the transcripts and bring yourself up to date with the facts that are in your face!
    Hello All……well yesterday our little group needed a breather! We couldn’t sit and listen to the Pediphile testimony! We popped in and out from time to time only to hear the same subject dragging on and on…..and Nurmi’s slow speech….OMG….blah blah blah!! We checked in this morning and found out the tape would be played. We again questioned if we wanted to sit and listen to that. 3 Cheers to HLN for having someone monitor the hearing while the tape was being played and providing a recap so we wouldn’t have to listen to everything! Hoorah Hoorah Hoorah HLN!!! Well what we did find out from that tape was
    1) The Spiderman chonies……according to the tape they saw a Spiderman movie at one time so he sent the undies. JA testified she had no idea what that was all about and thought it was “kinda wierd” that he would do that and then added that she thought it was a joke…..ah yea….you forgot to mention the movie you both saw! Instead you testify and imply it may have something to do with him supposedly looking at little boy pictures!
    2) The KY……who was showing who about sex?! You clearly hear TA saying he never knew about that stuff and she says she’s used it before and really liked it instead of the baby oil she used to use! This woman was showing him the ropes based on her past history of bouncing from man to man……oh yea…..let’s not forget one of her previous boyfriends getting up there and testifying on her behalf that they engaged in aggressive sex!
    3)The Porn video they were going to make……JA stated in the recording that she would put on more make-up so she could look like a “Porn Star” when they create their video…..hence the reference made by Nurmi that TA called her a Porn Star….why???….because that’s what she called herself….nobody put words in her mouth!
    4) Her broken finger……excuse me…..her hand and fingers had cuts on them when she showed up at her new love interest’s house up in Utah the day after the murder! You can hear the lead Detective on one of her videos reference the finger and the cuts, however she says her cat did it! With the force used to inflict the wounds TA had she either broke it herself during the assault or TA may have broken it when he tried to defend himself.! She said she didn’t get medical care for her finger because she didn’t have insurance….more likely she didn’t get medical attention because it would have been a paper trail right after the murder and she didn’t want that!
    I think that tape is going to come back and bite her in the butt…..you know…. her butt she referenced in the recording and said it “stuck out”……! You know….I wonder if this was a tactic by the Prosecution….they didn’t want the recording played and fought it, but the Defense wanted it and got it…..only to have it give the Prosecution more ammunition! Don’t you think that maybe if the Prosecution pushed to have the tape played the Defense might have fought it so the Prosecution may have turned the tables on them! The same thing happened with Andrew’s (she was the one TA was dating at one time) testimony. She was on the Prosecution’s list of witnesses but they chose not to bring her on. The Defense thought there must be a reason so instead they said they would call her as a Defense witness and what happened…..it turned on the Defense…..her testimony far favored the Prosecution! Hmmmmm……food for thought?!
    Well after all the controversy over the tape we’re glad it was played. Finally….everyone got to hear JA true to form on that tape!!

    Just to clarify…..we old ladies aren’t quite up to speed on how to use these blog windows. This message was from us but we didn’t realize we are supposed to fill in our email information each time before we click on send! Ayyyyy….technology!! Anyway this came from CiCi’s group…..we’re not “Anonymous”…..we identify ourselves except for this time we clicked Post before filling in the form at the bottom! We’ll get better at it though…..at the pace of this case we’ll have plenty of time to practice!!

  35. MMD
    02/13/2013 at 2:31 pm

    Donchais – a few questions since I am not familiar with AZ law.

    1. While I realize that this is the 4th set of attorneys representing JA, I was wondering how long this particular def team have been involved?

    2. If per chance this ends in a hung jury, will the same judge, pros and def (slime) be involved?

    3. While I am aware that Juan Martinez is excellent, what kind of win/loss record does Nurmi have in this type of case? Jennifer Willmott? I know what it says on his website but he is not going to advertise his losses.

    • donchais
      02/13/2013 at 2:37 pm

      Nurmi been around forever, Willmott, last year.

      Usually.

      Don’t know, only that Willmott is death qualified…Nurmi is not.

  36. noangel
    02/13/2013 at 4:08 pm

    Can arias & nurmi be charged with homicide for boring me to death?

    • donchais
      02/13/2013 at 5:10 pm

      If so, it would be for mass murder!

  37. Rache
    02/13/2013 at 5:54 pm

    I am not sure boring is a strong enough word to describe this dog/pony show. Nurmi is exasperating in his slow, monotonous tone. Dragging out this testimony may really backfire.

    Barb, thank you for the article about Martinez. Prosecutor of the year. Works hard and plays fair. I like that. We got a little preview today of what is to come. At least the pace will pick up.

    Jad, I am going to re-read your post…it is fascinating.

  38. M. H
    02/14/2013 at 6:03 pm

    Jodi knows she is guilty. She knows what the world thinks about her and does not care. She continues on with this “show” in order to crucify Travis over and over and over. She developed such hate and bitterness toward him it continues to this day. She knows she is going down and will do whatever it takes to smear his name even unto her own death. A woman scorned.

  39. Ricardo
    02/16/2013 at 4:27 pm

    I believe that Jodi Arias lived most of “this” life with the “others” and not with Travis. Apparently Travis wanted her out of his life and he did or said what he did to get her out of it. She didn’t want to take the hint (by his behavior) and decided to tell her story as if she lived it with Travis and not the others. I am almost sure that she lived this life she talks about with the others and not with Travis or she watched a lot of movies and is trying to include those stories into her life and Travis’s to avoid the death penalty. Those “other” relationships should be investigated to see if these “things” she’s saying happened before she met Travis. I also believe that that she tricked Travis into believing that she wanted to see him for the last time and she wanted to have some memories of him. He believed her and let her in his house. She probably told him she wanted some photographs of him naked and he obliged and when she told him that it was the last picture, he closed the shower curtain of the sliding door and attacked him viciously. He couldn’t really defend himself because of the shower’s slippery floor. Still, I am in doubt if she did it all alone.

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