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Jodi Arias Murder Trial – Day Twenty


Last Wednesday  was actually painful to sit through, what with Nurmi playing hopscotch through the timeline and Jodi’s rambling answers. I bet Nurmi has to be terrified of cross and because he failed to get Martinez tossed; he is stalling. 

I assume Nurmi will continue with his torturous blathering and with Judge Stephens illness and the holiday, he may well take all of this short week on direct to keep Martinez at bay till Monday!

Screen shot 2013-02-19 at 12.45.40 PMCourt begins 10:29 with Arias back on the stand.


OMG, kill me…more text messages!

February 25th text messages identified by Arias.

Did you expect to meet Mr. Alexander that day?

Yes, after I met with Gus Searcy.

Did you expect to have sex that day?  Yes.

She was on the road around Hoover Dam.

You talk about a schoolgirl outfit reference and the Spiderman underwear.  Was that what you received for Valentine’s Day?  Yes.

Did he also say he wanted your vagina hairless?  Yes.

Why?  He didn’t like hair.

Jodi is fake crying again!


Courtesy ritanita!

The next text message is from the 30th.  Was this after the conversation where you hung up on him?  Yes.

Why did you hang up?  He was swearing at me.

Hmmm…Arias family not in court.  Maybe they’ve had enough too!

Even though you were 1000 miles away, we’re you afraid?  Yes, the shaking started.

How did affect you so deeply?  I felt bullied it was awful.

We’ve had 2 sidebars already.

Martinez is objecting to the messages as hearsay.  Nurmi is giving no foundation for this crap.

Next message Travis told her to leave him alone.  Jodi responds, whatever!

Travis said I don’t ever want to get another text or call from you and take on your problems and drama.  He also tells her it’s about time she start paying her debt (the BMW she wrecked.)

Hmmm….didn’t Jodi say HE owed her money, lol!

We are now back to April 7.

Arias was in Hollister visiting her sister and more text messages.

Objection, hearsay relevance….


Arias’ mom and aunt just arrived…mom all smiles for everybody.

Jodi and Travis were texting while she was on the way to Yreka.  Claims she was moving to get away from Travis.

Another sidebar…

We reached April 8 now (wait, now he says 18).

The text was Travis was angry she left behind a signed drawing he gave her.  She was concerned and starting shaking again.

Boy, are they really playing the domestic violence card…phony as it is.

Another sidebar…

Not sure what the heck Nurmi is doing here.  These messages show Travis really reaming her out for being stupid and childish.

Travis says she was childish and selfish.  Don’t give me any part of the madness…just leave me out of it.

These are doing no good for Jodi’s case!

Jodi claims she felt better than she had in a long time.  She was suicidal while in Mesa and getting away was like getting oxygen.

Martinez is objecting to all Nurmi’s leading questions!

Lord, we’re still in April 2008…19 through the 22nd.

Man, did they cherry-pick these emails!

We’re up to May 10.

She accidentally sent a message to Travis that she meant to direct to Steve Carroll (LDS chat board). Claims she was afraid of Travis’ reaction because he got angry about Abe and Sam even though they weren’t still dating!

Why did you feel you had to justify anything to Mr. Alexander in May 2008?  I don’t know.

Judge calls lunch.

Funny from Mike Brooks at InSession: Did Nurmi ask her if she was shaking during the sex call?

Anybody else believe with these cherry-pick texts, Nurmi is giving Jodi as much opportunity to claim abused victim?  They studied the domestic violence handbook together got all the symptoms and catchphrases down and he’s getting her to repeat it ad nauseam!

Court resumes (shudder) at 1:31.


On to texts on the 11th.

Did these occur before or after the phone sex tape?  Later.

Luv when Nurmi gets huffy over Martinez’s objections, lol.

Objection, hearsay…


Much like Jodi, this testiphony is making me shake!

May 25 to 26…she remembers that night Very well!  She called Travis about the pedophile pamphlets she sent him and Travis got upset.  They had phone calls and text messages over the fight.

Is this where he called you a slut, a whore, and a 3-hole wonder?  Yes.

Is this the wrath from Travis that you referred to?  Yes.

Did it make you shake?  Yes.

Travis called her a sociopath and the worst thing that ever happened to him!

She blackmailed him by threatening to tell people he was a pedo!  I was pressuring him to get help.

She outright lied there.  Mentions he said he wanted to anally rape a 12-year-old.  HE NEVER SAID THAT!  He said, and rightfully so, that she sounded like a 12-year-old.

May 2008 your living with your grandparents?  Yes.

She was working as a waitress.

Did you ever call it ‘Margaretville’?  No, I thought it was a country song.

At this point, Jodi agreed to meet Ryan Burns in Utah, but had a lot of destinations.

Go to Monterey on the 2nd.

Do you remember your grandparents home being broken into?  Yes, I wasn’t there, but recall it was May 28.

She went to the house, her sister told her about the break in.

If you wanted the gun, you could open the cabinet and take it?  If I had known it was there.

You planned to go to Monterey, how far is that from Yreka?  About 7 hours.

Then the LA area, maybe San Diego…

How were you intending to travel to these destinations?  Driving.

Did you own a car in 2008, the Infiniti?  Yes, but she was broke and couldn’t pay for the maintenance or the gas because it was a gas hog.

She rented a car after going on the net and that’s how she chose the airport in Redding.  She drove her own car to Redding…not!

She didn’t like the red car because she had always been told red cars get pulled over more often.

Did you tell him it smelled of smoke and that’s why you wanted another car?  No.

There was some testimony that you had blonde hair when you rented the car?

Nurmi shows her a photo from May 15 where her hair is light brown.

Was this the color of your hair when you rented the car?  Yes.

When you left Redding did you have a gun with you?  No.

A knife with you?  No

A cell with you?  Yes.

A charger with you?  Yes.

She spoke with Travis about the death of a church leader.

She met Matt and a friend in Santa Cruz that night.  It was purely social, they were just friends by this time.

Now on the checking transactions…claims she had a business and personal checking accounts.

She sent the money back and forth to ‘loan’ herself money to the business account so she could write off some of the trip to business expenses!

The next day she swung by Darryl’s.  They had breakfast together the morning of the 3rd.  She borrowed 2 gas cans from Darryl.  Claims the gas was too expensive in Yreka, so she wanted to fill the car up there.

Did you tell Darryl you were going to Mesa?  No, I wasn’t planning to go there.

She next goes to Salinas to get her nails done before meeting Ryan.

She next drove to Pasadena to hook up with Darryl’s sister who just had a baby.

She never met up with Darryl’s sister, Laura, because she never returned the calls.

She describes kids messing with her car and license plates.

She is talking to Travis intermittently and tells him she was going to Utah.  So he told her to stop by in Mesa.

Travis was being sweet and talking baby talk and guilted her out into going to Mesa.

She called Ryan and said her phone was dying she couldn’t find the charger and she wanted to conserve the battery so she was turning off.

What color was your hair?  Auburn/brown.

Did you stop to dye it on the way?  No.

Between Pasadena and Mesa, she had to stop for gas twice.

She arrived around 4am at Travis’ house.  She parked in the middle space of his driveway.

She had a suitcase, backpack, and her laptop.  Suitcase was the size of a carryon.

When you arrived at Mr. Alexander’s home, did you have a gun with you?  No.

Did you have a knife?  No.

She entered through the garage and laundry room.

Travis was in his office watching music videos on his computer.

She thought he looked cute at the computer.  The dog finally saw her and barked so Travis got up.

When he had his back to you, did you shoot him?  No.

Travis greeted her with a smile and a big kiss on her mouth.

The kiss was warm, but not overly passionate, but was sexual by his body language.

They moved to the family room because Travis had just gotten a new punching bag!

Travis was showing off his new punching the bag.  In the back of her mind, she was a little apprehensive because he was so strong!

She wanted some water and to sleep because she was exhausted from the tip.

Did he indicate he wanted sex?  Yes, but I was too tired.

Travis has already brought her bags in.

Was anyone else in the home?  I asked and he said a roommate was home.

They slept in his bed.

She woke first around 12-12:30.  Travis was still sleeping.

Did you shoot him?  No

Did you stab him?  No.

She just laid there till 1pm when Travis woke up and they engaged in sex.

She went to Mesa feeling they would have sex because that’s pretty much what they did.

Afternoon recess called.

Wish Nurmi would ask me if I had a gun or knife with me!!!


You told us you entered Mr. Alexander’s office?  Yes.  She identifies a photo of the office and the punching bag.

We were speaking about Mr. Alexander woke up and you had sex.  There was more to it.  We had sex several times that day.

What was different that day?  He wanted to tie me up.  When had done it before but the string was scratchy, this time he had a decorative green and gold rope.

‘scuse me…not a rope, a 2 inch piece of pillow tassel!

Travis tied her to the bed.

Wasn’t it a sleigh bed?

OMG! It was a long coiled up rope and Travis measured it out and cuts a piece long to reach around the entire headboard.  She was naked and he was wearing his ‘magic’ underwear!

Nurmi asks if this is difficult for her to discuss.  She says yes because of the way things ended up.

She only went along with this because she wanted to please him because that’s what he liked.

He performed oral sex, but he hadn’t shaved and it was scratchy so she asked him to stop.

They removed the rope.

Travis measured it out in the bathroom and cut it with a knife from his kitchen knife block!

Bingo! Liar!

Doesn’t remember if he left the knife in the bathroom or brought it back to the nightstand.

Now she says they had ‘vanilla’ sex…vaginal sex!

The ‘naughty bit’ pics are shown and she had her hair in braids because Travis said it was hot!

Travis didn’t like body hair so she had a Brazilian wax!

Lots o’ fake crying happening here!

Travis suggested all the poses of her nude photos!  He was playing with his new camera.

There are photos of them having sex, they set the timer on the camera and set it on the nightstand.  She is not sure, but they may have been trying to make a video of sex per Travis’ request!

These photos are from 1:45 to 2 in the afternoon when none of the roommates are home.

After they viewed the video, she went to take a shower.  She got dressed and started to get ready to get back on the road.

The luggage went back to the car.

Travis had been in the kitchen and then his office.

When you left, you came downstairs to put your luggage in the car, where was his bedding?  In the laundry.  Believes she ran the laundry.

She doesn’t remember what she was wearing…thinks it was a tank top and pants!

Travis got mad about a virus on the computer because the CD’s with his photos she made were scratched.  She said Travis was angry because his voice changed and his body language changed which made her apprehensive.

Travis flung the CD at the wall and it ricocheted off the wall and hit the desk and hit in her head.

She continued to see his anger grow and she became more apprehensive.

The dog saw it too and left the room!!!

She went to rub his back and make sure he was ok.  She had the pics on another drive, she would get them for him.

At this point he pushed the chair aside and he grabbed her on her upper arms and spun her around and bent her over the desk.

She thought she saw anger in his eyes and was afraid he would throw her like he had done before.

He had his whole body weight against her.  She went along with that because if she went along or groveled, he calmed down quicker.

They were both clothed.

He ‘thrusted’ a few times and then pulled her pants down.  She could feel he had an erection.

She was relieved about the sex because it was better than his anger and outbursts.

They had sex and he ejaculated on her lower back.  She then believed his anger was over and felt relieved because the avoided the catastrophe of another fight.

You weren’t able to avoid another fight that day?  No.

Do you feel used or humiliated?  A little after he told to me to go clean myself up.

She used the downstairs bathroom, next to his office, to clean up.

Claims she wasn’t angry and wanted to say goodbye on a good note.

Martinez objected 3 times to Nurmi’s question and Judge calls sidebar…

Went you back to say goodbye was he angry?  He was calmer.

Did you leave?  No, we decided to go back upstairs and take more photos.  Travis had been working out and was proud of his new shape he got into for the trip to Cancun and wanted to take the photos.

Did you have any expectation of going to Cancun?  No!

He was taking his friends babysitter because he owed his friend $2000 and they said if he took the babysitter they would call it even!

They took the pics in the shower of his bedroom with his new camera.

Court in recess!

Knew Nurmi would finish today!

  1. donchais
    02/19/2013 at 6:51 pm

    Shirley, thanks for the post, but something totally wigged-out with it and it was showing your email which I don’t want to publish and I could not edit it…feel free to try again…

  2. Lisa M
    02/19/2013 at 7:38 pm

    Talk about a cliffhanger! So where did she get the gun? Is she going to say it was Travis’?

  3. Lisa M
    02/19/2013 at 7:41 pm

    Do u notice how many times she says she wanted to leave everything on a good note? Just smacks of deception. BTW loved the testiphony comment!

  4. kristin
    02/19/2013 at 7:47 pm

    Whoa! All these lies are making my head spin! I felt she is becoming a more confident liar on the stand today. Just like we all predicted, her memory is failing her on day of the murder. For her to say she had an omelet with Darryl but can’t recall where the knife was left? Her excuses about the rental car and gas cans are so asinine. The most laughable part was saying kids did that to her license plate. That’s labor intensive for a kid. They usually kick, key or spray paint cars! Also when JA stated she thought Travis looked “cute” watching youtube videos. Uhhh no. If I knew someone was sexually attracted to kids, NOTHING about that person is cute. Repulsion would be a truthful persons feeling. Its such a crying shame that Travis didn’t follow his gut instincts about her.

  5. 02/19/2013 at 7:47 pm

    Did she not take an oath to tell the truth? Her prior interviews show that she lied then and why would anyone believe she is now telling the truth. She says she was alleged scared and “would shake” excuse me but have I missed her ever saying she was afraid of him doing bodily harm to where she would have to see a doctor ? AND Nurmi will make me scream if he asks her about being a whore, slut and a 3 hole wonder one more time. He seems stuck on all the sex stuff. Thanks for the daily updates.

  6. Observer
    02/19/2013 at 7:59 pm

    Like me, as Jodi Arias made up more tedious lies designed to paint Travis as the Devil and her as Mother Theresa, I bet the jury wanted to scream: “Get to the part where you stabbed him 29 times in the shower and as he was crawling through the bedroom to get his cell phone to call 911, slashed his throat and shot him between the eyes after he was already dead and then dragged him back to the shower.”

    Every lie Jodi uttered today was calculated to prove that she didn’t premeditate the murder of Travis Alexander. She testified she didn’t bring a gun and knife on the trip, she didn’t tell Daryl she was going to Mesa, Travis insisted she come to Mesa although she didn’t want to and Travis greeted her with a smile and a kiss and then pressed his body against her when she arrived and that she didn’t kill him as he had his back to her in the office and as he slept next to her in his bed.

    Jodi also lied when she said she didn’t steal her grandfather’s gun because she didn’t know he had one. Just because she was at a Buddhist Temple when her grandparents discovered the staged burglary doesn’t prove she didn’t steal the gun and stage the burglary before she left. It’s too much of a coincidence that her grandfather’s 45 caliber handgun was stolen in the home where she was staying on May 28, just days before Travis is shot with the same caliber gun, June 2 and Jodi’s computer and money laying around are not taken.

    The most ridiculous story she told today was Travis grabs her by the arms, throws her against the desk and performs sodomy on her as punishment for scratching his CDs. That’s as unbelievable as him demanding she give him $200 for his mortgage and when she didn’t, Travis slams her to the floor, kicks her in the ribs and breaks her finger.

    Another whopper she told today was that Travis got a knife from his butcher block to cut a rope, which he used to bound her hands to the bedpost before performing sodomy on her. She couldn’t remember if he put the knife in the bathroom or bedroom. She said she had lots of gaps about what happened that day. But she conveniently remembers every detail before the attack. One of those gaps may be how the gun materializes in her hand.

    Another contrived story was that Travis called her a sociopath and evil in text messages after she called him demanding he get help because “he is on tape wanting to rape a 12 year old.” She doesn’t mention his attraction to little boys this time. I assume she is referring to the sex phone tape, where Travis tells Jodi she sounds like a 12-year-old girl and she is hot. He says nothing about raping a 12-year-old girl. Travis most likely calling her an evil sociopath after she slashed his and Lisa’s tires or hacked into his bank account or Facebook.

    If she had no intention of killing Travis, why didn’t she call Ryan Burns and tell him she was going to Mesa and would be a day late? It’s creepy that on the same trip she “hangs out” with two past lovers, Matt and Daryl, murders Travis after marathon sex and tries to start up a new sexual liaison with Ryan. Who is the sex addict?

  7. Nancy Pennington
    02/19/2013 at 8:49 pm

    Love all the comments above and agree with them wholeheartedly! I can’t wait for Martinez to start his cross.

  8. Teresa Brock
    02/19/2013 at 8:53 pm

    Did anyone notice that she stated she believed she had on a tank and jeans. And when she got to the part where he grabbed her and spun her around, and then they were gonna have sex, he is the one that pulled her pants down just below her butt, she states that she wasn’t wearing jeans or nothing like that. WOW

  9. 02/19/2013 at 8:57 pm

    Is Martinez going to go for strictly yes/no answers or let her do her dissertations to see if her story stays the same?

  10. Rache
    02/19/2013 at 9:14 pm

    I thought Jodi tripped herself up, also, when she said Travis had hit her only once. Her lawyer then had to point out (remind her of her lie) that he had also kicked her…..oh, but that wasn’t “hitting” her. Right. I hope Martinez pulls her lies apart. And why should he be gentle with a killer? Would the experts say that if a man was standing trial for the same crime? I bet she pulls a “shaking” episode on cross…..to show how she is so traumatized by an “angry” male. Nurmi is the most frustrating lawyer I have ever seen.

  11. Observer
    02/19/2013 at 11:33 pm

    My TIVO didn’t tape In Session so I missed the first 30 minutes of today’s testimony where the Spiderman underwear was mentioned in a text message between Jodi and Travis. Jean Casarez didn’t replay the text message but she talked about it. She mentioned Travis had said he hated the Spiderman movie and Beth Karas said maybe he liked another movie where the heroine slept in Spiderman underwear. She named the movie but I forgot it.

    No pedophile has sex with a woman dressed as a child. Pedophiles molest children. If Travis was a pedophile, the police would have found kiddie porn on his computer, at his office or his house and he would involve himself in Boy Scouts, Little League or schools to be around children. Travis surrounded himself with adults who shared his interest in Pre-Paid Legal, his church and the sports game he watched with friends.

    Jodi has always portrayed herself on the stand as the pitiful abused woman who did whatever made Travis happy to avoid conflict. This morning she looked more arrogant and controlling. She testified that Travis called her evil and a sociopath in a text message because she called him after he spent all night with a family with kids and told him he had to get help or she would turn him in. Even Nurmi didn’t even know what she was talking about. He asked, “Help for what?” She said, “His sexual interest in children.” She is so full of hate for Travis for not marrying her and his family and friends for telling the police she was his killer that she will make up anything to get even.

    Besides that Travis only hit her once, another inconsistency Jean Casarez pointed out in Jodi’s testimony was that she borrowed the gas cans so she could fill them up in Utah or Nevada where gas was cheaper than California. But she said she filled them up in Sacramento, California. Liars always trip themselves up because they can’t keep their facts straight.

    If that woman doesn’t get the death penalty, I will be sorely disappointed.

  12. GN5020
    02/20/2013 at 7:22 am

    Not only will her lies trip her up, but I think the tipping point for the jury to contradict any pity will be her claims that Travis was a pedophile, only after she murdered him. Jodi and Travis talked about everything under the sun in those text messages EXCEPT Travis’s “sexual interest in children”. It is complete BS. Cameron Diaz wore Spiderman underwear in the movie “Charlie’s Angels” and danced around looking cute and sexy. Since Travis seemed to like Jodi’s booty, it would seem completely normal for Travis to think her dressing in Spiderman underwear would be a sexy turn-on, not indicative of sexual deviancy or pedophilia. Yesterday, she took it a step further claiming that Travis had said he wanted to anally rape a 12-year old, when what he said on the only phone call she taped mentioned, when he was half-asleep, that “She sounded like a 12-year old having her first orgasm”. Nurmi wanted to play just those parts of the tape out of context. The judge admitted the tape but only with the entire call played, which was smart because the jury heard everything we did. When I heard it, it sounded like she was talking in a little girl voice, so his comment could have been that her moans climaxing sounded like when a girl had her first one (wildly orgasmic, haha), which unsophisticated Travis would have thought happened for the first time at puberty (age 12). I think Jodi taping that call was for blackmail purposes. Jodi was experienced with anal sex with her ex, so I believe when she met Travis, she lured him by offering something beyond the Provo Push. They started with oral sex, then anal sex, then vaginal sex — with Jodi hoping her being a “freaky Mormon girl” would be her edge to get him to marry her. And she hinted at that in the taped call. His taped call and texts can substantiate they had a kinky fantasy-filled sex life, but it doesn’t prove he had anal sex with her the day of her baptism, or when he was mad. She added those events to gain sympathy and set up her abuse defense. And it sure doesn’t prove he had any pedophile tendancies. Jodi has shown she is a “planner” but when her plan to get him sealed to her forever in a Mormon temple failed, she didn’t want him to marry anyone else. I hope the jury feels the same.

    Jodi is also now having a far dimmer memory than she had all last week, and I expect today she will be quite fuzzy on the murder details. The jury will have to see that too. And finally, did you watch Nancy Grace last night show videos from different days in court and how Jodi has forgotten to crook her “broken finger” now? Oops.

    • donchais
      02/20/2013 at 7:34 am

      I agree!

  13. 02/20/2013 at 9:05 am

    I agree with the previous comments as well, especially with regard to the charge of pedophilia. It is absolutely ridiculous that Travis be accused of this when he’s not acting out his fantasies with a grown woman. And there is no evidence that he’s been perving on children what so ever.

  14. ritanita
    02/20/2013 at 9:09 am

    I have to think Nurmi is getting very frustrated that his client isn’t answer the questions with the answers he gives her in his leading questions.

    No wonder Martinez isn’t objecting, it’s so obvious when it happens over and over!

    Good morning, everyone!

  15. MMD
    02/20/2013 at 9:17 am

    Love the shaking dog image ritanita!!! Notice the long nose – wonder if it will get longer and longer as the day proceeds a la Pinocchio?

    I couldn’t believe that I fell asleep during the afternoon session after meticulously watching every day. Thankfully I woke up just as they called the break. After the morning session and the texts, which I think hurt the defense because Travis finally saw what we are all seeing, I couldn’t believe we actually ended on a cliffhanger yesterday. It will be interesting to see where JA says the gun and knife came from today since she couldn’t remember the knife’s placement yesterday.

    I hope the jury is getting as tired as I am of Nurmi putting words into JA’s mouth, like wrath, antagonize, intimidate, slut (whore, three hole wonder), catastrophe, used and humiliated, apprehensive, sucked back into the fog, ya get the drift.

    I was in an abusive marriage many years ago with someone that I had known for years. The minute the vows were said, it was like a switch was turned on and by the time we were doing the photos we were already in a fight. Thankfully I was able to extricate myself from that situation after a few years and courtesy of lots of help, I never looked back. So coming from that situation I am hearing all the correct buzz words and while some of what she says may have a grain of truth, I’m not believing any of her story.

    Even if, and that’s a big if, every word was the truth, it still does not justify what she did and continues to do to Travis Alexander, his family, friends, his religion and his community.

    While I realize that every person is entitled to a defense and Nurmi is trying to save JA’s life, it boggles my mind as to how he can look at himself in the mirror in the morning. His website basically says it all. If he has kids, he certainly is making their lives untenable with his career specialty and the daily coverage of his antics.

    Thanks donchais,as always, for the great coverage! You and especially your commentary are so appreciated!

  16. 02/20/2013 at 9:18 am

    Observer, thanks for your comments (this is basically in reference to yesterday’s comments regarding the proper context of the text messages). I was freeze framing the texts as well and I too noticed how Nurmi is ignoring the actual context of the messages. From what I read, Travis was fed up with all her drama, apparently it was taking a toll on him. I think she mentioned in the phone sex recording how someone Abe?, also said that he didn’t want to be a part of all her dramas as well.

    Also all this talk about Travis not wanting her to be involved with or date other men is nothing more than her sick fantasy. She wanted him to be jealous of her seeing other men but I would be willing to bet anything that he could care less who she dated. I’m willing to bet that she mentioned dating other men to get him jealous and I bet he just didn’t care. That text where she accidentally sent to someone else (which she did deliberately) and Travis said something like “let him f*** you against a tree” was not in the context of jealousy but was rather him saying “I don’t care”.

  17. MMD
    02/20/2013 at 9:27 am

    Does anyone know if the rest of Travis’ family are members of the LDS church?

  18. Observer
    02/20/2013 at 9:46 am

    GN5020, excellent points. I didn’t see “Charlie’s Angels where Cameron Diaz wore Spiderman underwear but hopefully Martinez will bring it up or one of the jurors saw it. I’m sure the jurors will notice her finger isn’t crooked. If she hurt her finger, it was while stabbing Travis 29 times. Two Utah friends saw the band-aids on two fingers the day after the murder. Jodi has spent five years in jail creating her fictional stories. She said the other day she shook like a chiwauwau when Travis got mad. Tuesday she said being around Travis was like being in an earthquake. Everyone else said he was easy going and Lisa said she only saw him angry when Jodi slashed his tires. In the sex tape he sounded mellow and lay back. In the text messages he sounded like a man who was frustrated with her psychotic behavior. He expressed his feelings of frustration with her lies, her crying all the time and her not caring about his feelings and acting evil and like a sociopath. He says “leave me alone, I can’t take this anymore” and she responds “whatever” and “be happy” and “I love you” and keeps calling him. He never guessed the evil sociopath would drive 1,000 miles and exhaust him with sex, trap him in the shower naked and defenseless on the pretense of taking photos and stab him 29 times, slit his throat and shoot him in the head

  19. Observer
    02/20/2013 at 9:55 am

    MMD :
    Does anyone know if the rest of Travis’ family are members of the LDS church?

    As far as I know, they are. The LDS grandmother got custody of Travis and his sisters when he was 10 and raised them LDS. They were baptized as kids and Travis went on an LDS mission at 19. One of his sisters said she got more active in the church after Travis died.

  20. 02/20/2013 at 10:02 am

    I just noticed something she said in her latest testimony. Jodi claimed that she had no plans to go see Travis the day she killed him but then she said later that she had no pubic hair because got a Brazilian and Travis liked her hairless. At what point did she get her pubes shaved?

  21. Nancy Pennington
    02/20/2013 at 10:10 am

    About her finger…when she arrived in Utah she had it taped up and told Ryan she had cut it at work. The blonde gal she was friends with and had dinner with said that JA sat next to her husband and he questioned the taped finger also. BUT Gus S. talked with Jean Casarez from InSession a few days ago and he said he had seen her finger before the murder and it was bent. So my question is Gus lying and also lying about his over hearing the phone call between Jodie and Travis where supposedly Travis was swearing at her and made her cry?

  22. PK
    02/20/2013 at 10:21 am

    I would hope that “win at all cost” Nurmi has not contributed any story lines to JA’s best fictional performance to date. If so, when his bogus defense theory fails and JA is convicted of capital murder, she will turn on him in a New York second for whatever her motive and he can kiss his license to practice law bye bye. Would be Jodi just being Jodi, as usual.

  23. MMD
    02/20/2013 at 10:55 am

    Observer :

    MMD :
    Does anyone know if the rest of Travis’ family are members of the LDS church?

    As far as I know, they are. The LDS grandmother got custody of Travis and his sisters when he was 10 and raised them LDS. They were baptized as kids and Travis went on an LDS mission at 19. One of his sisters said she got more active in the church after Travis died.

    Thanks Observer. I figured you would know.:-)

  24. Janet
    02/20/2013 at 10:58 am

    Wow! For some reason I stopped getting notifications on replies or updates of your article! Had to go search it again, and finally found it! Thanks! I look forward to your accounts of what happens daily. I have also caught Jodi trip up a couple of times on her lies….I hope Martinez doesn’t come off as “overly agressive” in his cross so the judge has to refrain him. I’ve heard the actions have been a bit much during cross exam. in the past. But hey, I can’t blame him. All this “hearsay” evidence the judge has allowed up to this point, I am screaming at her and having a hard time controlling my temper with her! 🙂 But seriously, I hope he doesn’t go overboard and make the jury think twice. Please be firm, yet don’t make yourself look like a jerk along the way…… Also, they stated that he is all alone in this prosecution. I never see anyone else with him. Hopefully it’s not true, and he has a team..Anyway, good write up as usual, and can’t wait until today to see her “casually” not remember details of what she did to Travis. REALLY can’t wait till cross exam….Thanks donchais!!! Love the “play by play” reports!!!

    • donchais
      02/20/2013 at 11:02 am

      My pleasure!

  25. Observer
    02/20/2013 at 11:24 am

    Jodi is so hell bent on her own agenda of making Travis look like a sexual deviant and mean and her look like a good little LDS girl that she doesn’t even get Nurmi is trying to establish she was fearful of Travis and that’s why she had to kill him. He asked her, “Did you shake before or after the beatings?” She says, “He only hit me once.” When she said he threw the scratched CD, he asked her if she worried her was going to hit her and she said, “No” and then says he grabbed her and spun her around and bent her over the desk and sodomizes her. Even Nurmi looked like he was shocked by that unbelievable story. That proves the abuse excuse is pure fiction.

    The more Jodi talks the more she proves the state’s case. She claims Travis sweet talked her into going to Mesa to visit him. When Nurmi asks her if Travis was waiting for her outside, she says no, she went through a side door and found him in his office sitting at the computer with his back to her. This proves she surprised him. She said she stood in the doorway for a few minutes until his dog saw her and ran to her and Travis turned around. I think she was going to shoot him in the back of the head but the dog barked and Travis turned around before she had the chance to get the gun out of her purse. He was probably shocked and maybe scared to see her. Nurmi asked her if the roommates were home. She said one of them might have been there when she got there at 4 am but in the afternoon when the killing took place nobody is ever home. She waited around until afternoon to kill him to make sure none of his roommates would walk in and catch her. I wonder where the dog was when she killed Travis? The dog knew her but usually dogs get excited and defend their owner when there is a physical fight. I’d think the dog would have got in the middle if he wasn’t locked in a room.

    The fact that she said Travis took the knife from his butcher block means to me while he was taking a shower, she got the knife from the butcher block, creeped up the stairs and while she was pretending to photograph him she started stabbing him to unleash her rage on him because he was going to Cancun with another woman. Shooting him was too easy. She wanted him to suffer and know how angry she was.

  26. 02/20/2013 at 11:44 am

    Regarding her finger, maybe she is double jointed. Nancy Grace had footage last night of her hands in several frames and her fingers looked as if they all bent the same w

  27. Nienna
    02/20/2013 at 11:50 am

    I agree with Deni about Travis’ response to the “accidental” text. I got all I needed from his response… “Have him come f*** in the woods up against a tree”. This tells me that this is her idea not his. Have hime come do this for you because I’m not now.

  28. CiCi
    02/20/2013 at 11:54 am

    Geez Louise…..Nurmi has two speeds……slow and slower!!! Get the lead out Man!! We old ladies move faster than that!! Well like everyone else we can hear the inconsistencies! We’re also enjoying how Nurmi is getting frustrated because JA is not answering the questions as they probably practiced over and over again! Every time she answers he responds with, “don’t you mean…….”…..hah….what a team they make….Dumb and Dumber!! One thing we noticed was when JA was talking about how TA didn’t like hair and one of her pictures was shown she started to say, “I had a………” and she got cut off! How much you want to bet she was going to say she had a Brazilian Wax done (in her taped sex phone call she said, “I can get a Brazilian Wax” when referencing the video they were going to do!). Why would she have a Brazilian Wax done if she had not planned to go see TA on her road trip!? Premeditation!!! She planned this trip to Mesa and knowing she was going to see him and have sex she had a wax job done on her on the way or possibly the day before!! Liar!!!!!

    We’re getting a kick out of seeing Nurmi sqirm and get pissed off because Martinez is objecting to his “leading” questions and Mis Dumb Ass not responding the way they practiced!! Ha ha ha ha……what a side show!! She is sooooo true to form….keep telling your long drawn out stories JA……you’re tripping yourself up!!

  29. 02/20/2013 at 12:01 pm

    Everything she describes is like she’s seeing it as a movie. Totally unbelievable.

  30. Lisa M
    02/20/2013 at 12:04 pm

    This may sound trivial but I’ve always wondered about Travis’ dog. Maybe I’m flashing back to the whole dog barking part of the OJ case (anyone remember that?) but what was Travis’ dog doing while she was killing Travis and what happened to him afterward? He obviously knew Jodi if like she said he came over to her while Travis was on the computer (if that’s true) so maybe she tied him up or put him in another room? I just wonder because he could have blood on him otherwise or might have been heard barking or something.

  31. Observer
    02/20/2013 at 12:06 pm

    I never heard the police say a knife was missing from his butcher block so she may have brought the knife. Nancy Grace said when Jodi was arrested she was packing boxes and had rented another rental car. Police found a 9 mm gun and several knives hidden in the car. So she travels with knives and guns.

    Abe Abelhadi told the media he knew when he heard Travis was murdered Jodi was the killer and was glad he wasn’t home in Sacramento where she stopped for gas or she could have murdered him on the way to murder Travis. Abe said he and Jodi were friends, not lovers, because all she talked to him about was Travis.

  32. Lisa M
    02/20/2013 at 12:09 pm

    Observer I just noticed that u were wondering the same thing about the dog. I think she must have put him in another room. But seems like he would have barked if ahe sis that. But of course Travis wouldn’t hear him in the shower. Maybe Martinez will ask her about it.

  33. Lisa M
    02/20/2013 at 12:14 pm

    If Nancy Grace is right and police say Jode was found with gun and knives why would defense say she didn’t bring a knife or gun? She didnt bring them but left with them? Guess we’ll find out today! It’s all such a crock, I don’t envy Martinez having to sort through all this testiphony and having to prioritize what to cross her on.

  34. Janet
    02/20/2013 at 12:18 pm

    Lisa M :This may sound trivial but I’ve always wondered about Travis’ dog. Maybe I’m flashing back to the whole dog barking part of the OJ case (anyone remember that?) but what was Travis’ dog doing while she was killing Travis and what happened to him afterward? He obviously knew Jodi if like she said he came over to her while Travis was on the computer (if that’s true) so maybe she tied him

    Lisa M :Observer I just noticed that u were wondering the same thing about the dog. I think she must have put him in another room. But seems like he would have barked if ahe sis that. But of course Travis wouldn’t hear him in the shower. Maybe Martinez will ask her about it.

    up or put him in another room? I just wonder because he could have blood on him otherwise or might have been heard barking or something.

    I was wondering that too! I’m sure she will be asked that! I thought the picture of her and a dog was Travis’ dog, but I don’t suppose we’ve seen his dog, or even know what kind it is…We know what kind Jodi is….a Chihiuahua!! LMAO!!! What a joke!

  35. MMD
    02/20/2013 at 12:25 pm

    Donchais, where are you livestreaming this from? It is not popping up yet on http://www.azcentral.com/. Thanks. Starting to freak………………

  36. Nienna
    02/20/2013 at 12:29 pm

    There is a photo of Travis with his dog. I believe he is a pug. I also heard somewhere that his friend has the dog. I think her name is Katie… the one who helped him with the book editing. I could be wrong.

  37. donchais
  38. MMD
    02/20/2013 at 12:32 pm

    I feel like Gilda Radner – never mind. LOL – it’s up now.

  39. MMD
    02/20/2013 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks donchais – those are going in my TO SAVE FILE!!!!!!!

  40. 02/20/2013 at 1:03 pm

    OMG! i’m flabbergasted at the testimony now. I’m speechless. Does anyone remember the time stamp on the photos to know if she would even have enough time to run into the closet after being body slammed to the ground. Would she even be well enough to get up and retreat? After being slammed on the floor I would imagine she would be stunned a bit before actually recovering and running to the closet! I’m dumbfounded!

    • janet
      02/20/2013 at 7:42 pm

      Lol! That’s exactly what I thought! And, she didn’t complain about being sore when she got to Utah & had sex w/Ryan!!! No bruises! God what a pathological liar she is!!! What a joke!!

  41. PK
    02/20/2013 at 1:07 pm

    Jodi just stepped over the implausible answer for everything threshold she testified under oath that she had no recollection of stabbing Travis 27 times and slicing his throat from ear to ear.

  42. PK
    02/20/2013 at 1:34 pm

    I would hope that if there was any doubt in any jurors mind regarding checking the death penalty box at the conclusion of deliberations that by now each and every one of them has witnessed a very dangerous sociopath in action whose only possible rehabilitation/redemption is a needle connected to a lethal dose of potassium chloride.

  43. Lisa M
    02/20/2013 at 3:01 pm

    Who thinks court won’t resume today because Jodi is suddenly going to become sick? I do!

  44. PK
    02/20/2013 at 3:03 pm

    As a former Utahn who has driven the I-15 strip from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas and on to LA and back too many times to remember, I do hope that Martinez points out what was an obvious attempt by JA to separate herself from any contact with Travis or even being in or around Mesa, AZ during the first part of June 2008 when she purposely avoided traveling the “normal” route from Mesa to West Jordan, Utah, that would have had her heading directly north through Flagstaff, AZ, to Utah 89 north to connect with I-15 via a Utah connector like Utah 30 to I-15 south of the Salt Lake Valley. There was literally nothing JA did not carefully include in her before, during and after slaughter of Travis Alexander.

    Instead, JA murdered Travis and immediately headed west past Lake Meade to connect with !-15 in Las Vegas to establish her alibi that she drove directly from the Los Angeles area to West Jordan, Utah, NEVER leaving I-15 north at any time.

  45. 02/20/2013 at 3:11 pm

    Dr. Kevin Horn said that it is likely the bullet came last but also that it was one of the fatal wounds that would have incapacitated him quickly. He would have lost the ability to function, normally lose consciousness and practically go down, all in very short order. Jodi claims that Travis lunged after her and attacked her after she shot him. Dr. Horn confirmed that of the three major injuries, the stab to the heart, the slash across the throat and bullet wound to the head, the throat cut and the bullet wound are the two fatal injuries that would have caused unconsciousness quickly! There is no way he would have been able to still lunge at her and threaten her.

  46. CiCi
    02/20/2013 at 3:25 pm

    WOW…WOW….WOW!!! We’re listening to her story about the murder!! Did she totally forget about the forensics and time stamps on the photos…..or did Nurmi!!! She says he jumped out of the shower and body slammed her to the floor then she got up and ran down the hall from the bathroom and ran in the closet (where was Travis….standing there waiting for her to come out the other end???), then she says she pointed it him and it went off (the bullet entered his head downward which indicates he was lower than her!), it didn’t stop him and he threatened to kill her. So what happens next? She Blacks Out!! So when does she come back to her senses?! She says…..”I found myself in the desert”……oh but wait…..she was asked about the knife so she backs up and says, “I remember putting the knife in the dishwasher!” So is that when she comes back to her senses????? Geeezzzzz…..and then another suicide story to account for the gun and knives they found when she was under surviellance. What was she going to do with those knives…..shoot herself in the head first and then slit her own throat…..or visa versa!! STOP THE LYING YOU WHACKO!! She doesn’t even cry about how she left him but she can sure pump up the tears when she talks about how HER life is over (excuse us….you’re still breathing!!) and how this will affect HER family…..HER HER HER…..What about TRAVIS?!!!

    Oh….and by the way….notice how she’s already thrown Ryan under the bus when she says she wasn’t kissing him like he testified too?! Surprise Surprise!

    • donchais
      02/20/2013 at 3:30 pm

      Right on all accounts! Can’t wait for Martinez to have a go at her. Unfortunately don’t think that will happen till Monday and I’m betting she’s gonna do that ‘shaking’ thing, lol!

  47. 02/20/2013 at 3:40 pm

    I almost called out of work today so I could watch her testify live… but honestly, it is more entertaining to read the responses here! I will watch the interview on YouTube later this evening, after watching HLN crew discuss it. Wow… what a web she has woven for herself. I certainly PRAY that the jury will see through all of this sham of a testimony.

  48. Lisa M
    02/20/2013 at 3:42 pm

    Guess I was wrong! She’ll wait till cross examination to become “sick.” Nurmi is starting to look like the fool he is.

  49. PK
    02/20/2013 at 3:50 pm

    JA, the wannabe wordsmith extraordinaire, keeps tossing in her childish “um’s” more often than my 12 year old granddaughter does. Hmm… Habit she picked up trying to please Travis’s alleged fantasies, right?

  50. paula
    02/20/2013 at 4:00 pm

    OMG — quickly did a run home for lunch and caught 20 minutes of her talking about the murder — I so did not want to go back to work. Incredible how she remembers every single little stupid detail about something she did 15 years ago but can’t remember the one event that ended someone’s life and possibly her’s as well. I think when Martinez gets his opportunity to cross, she will have many memory lapses, many crocodile tears and shake so violently that the Judge will have to have many, many recesses for her to compose herself. I pray the jury does not fall for her bs sob story.

  51. CiCi
    02/20/2013 at 4:00 pm

    Geeezzzzz….the photos show him in the shower and after the last shower photo, theres the ceiling shot and then the shot after he’s lying on the floor and she’s dragging him. According to the time frames he was dead within a minute! So when did all this running and chasing take place???!! What did he do…..jump back in the shower again after she ran in the closet??? This whole story has nooooo reasoning……we hope the jury is picking up on all this and we’re sure Martinez is going to bring the forensics back to the forefront when he’s on deck!!

  52. Lisa M
    02/20/2013 at 4:09 pm

    I think Nurmi could be the devil in disguise. A thin disguise. Well, maybe thin is the wrong word. How could he still bash Travis even while his family is crying over being reminded of his memorial service? He has no shame and no soul.

  53. Observer
    02/20/2013 at 4:19 pm

    Notice all the details Jodi puts into the story about what happened in August 2007 when she needs her social security number, goes to Travis house to see if it is in boxes she stored in his garage, looks in the window, sees a couple making out, thinks its his roommate making out with a girl, has to go through the house to get to the garage, walks in to say sorry, the girl stands up hooks back her bra, Travis wipes his mouth, she runs out crying even though they are broken up, she calls her sister, then her father crying, goes back the next day to ask Travis if she should move on, he tells her the girl means nothing to him, hears noises, finds him banging his head on the closet, consoles him and at this point Nurmi realizes the story is BS and brings her back to the shower on June 4 when she slaughtered Travis.

    She remembers she is taking photos of him in the shower and he gets mad when she drops his camera, that he slams her to the floor, gets on top of her, she gets away as he yells “Kill you bitch” and she runs to the closet and gets a gun Travis has on the top shelf and points it at him and it goes off.

    Suddenly she gets amnesia and can’t remember stabbing Travis 29 times in the back and chest and slitting his throat or dragging him across the floor or placing him in the shower.

    What struck me was how cold and robotic she told the story. It was obviously fabricated because it doesn’t fit the evidence. It is obvious the camera was dropped during the knife attack because there is only 90 seconds between the last picture of Travis and the accidental picture of him with his throat slit from ear to ear. Forensics shows he was dead when he was shot between the eyes. Travis Alexander never owned a gun, according to his friends and family.

    It’s clear she is psychotic because she admits she only thought of herself after killing Travis.

    She says: “I didn’t call 911 because I was scared of what would happen to me, having to explain how the day had unfolded. I knew I was in deep trouble. I knew my life was pretty much over and I didn’t want anyone to know that happened and I did it. I tried to take steps to cover up that I was there.”

    She admits to calling his voicemail to cover up being there, of calling police to find out when she would be arrested and going to his memorial service so people wouldn’t be suspicious.

    She doesn’t cry for Travis at all but cries for herself. When Nurmi asked her if she had any remorse, she changed the subject.

    I hope the jury fries the cold blooded murderer.

  54. Lisa M
    02/20/2013 at 4:27 pm

    Do u notice how slowly Nurmi speaks when there’s just no way around a bad answer?

  55. Lisa M
    02/20/2013 at 4:45 pm

    Omg Nurmi couldn’t speak any slower at this point could be? And then he asks to approach? Talk about stalling tactics.

  56. Anonymous
    02/20/2013 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks Donchais, and I totally agree with you that this is an outrageous defamation of Travis’ character. Didn’t OJ say he got a cut on his hand from a broken glass, she must have studied those that got away with murder. She a lousy liar though 🙂 No Academy Awards there 🙂

    • donchais
      02/20/2013 at 6:24 pm


  57. janet
    02/20/2013 at 9:46 pm

    Is it just me or is this judge allowing all these “stall tactics” for a reason? I’m no lawyer, but can’t she say anything else but “over ruled, & sustained, or approach?” She is making her own court a joke! Is it not allowed to stop the defense from constantly repeating themselves? It’s obvious “slow poke” is running out of things to ask or “lead” JA to respond to!! What a mockery of this court! Geeez!!!

  58. KLC
    02/20/2013 at 11:27 pm

    For an abuser, TA sure seems like a considerate lover. Aborts bondage at JA’s request when the rope is too scratchy, stops giving oral sex at JA’s request when his beard is too scratchy. Come ON, lady, listen to yourself!

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