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Jodi Arias Murder Trial – Day Twenty-Four

02/26/2013

Yesterday was a total success for the prosecution.  Juan Martinez did a stellar job proving Jodi will lie about everybody and everything under the sun to protect herself and her reputation.

Of course that didn’t stop Jodi’s snarkiness from rearing its ugly head!  Her word games are unbelievable.

Everybody seemed stunned and upset that Jodi sent Travis’ grandma flowers and wrote an 18 page letter to the family telling the ninja story.  What a loon!

I am soooo dreading Nurmi’s redirect and we know he can’t rehabilitate the loon!

Judge and attorneys in chambers.  Court begins at 10:45.

Screen shot 2013-02-26 at 12.43.54 PMArias on the stand.

Martinez…

When you were 17, you moved in with Bobby Juarez?  Yes.

You got to a point where you felt something was wrong with your relationship?  Yes.

He had numerous phone calls with a woman in Louisiana he had had an interest in her prior.

The same old cheating story!

They were at the library using a computer together.  They did not need a password for the computer.

Jodi eventually dropped him off at a friend’s house and instead of going to work; she went back to the library and accessed Bobby’s hotmail account from the same computer.

Jodi is back to playing word games with Martinez and she is playing she isn’t understanding his questions.

So another case of Jodi hacking someone’s email.

Jodi printed out emails between Booby and this woman.

You decided he was cheating on you?  Yes.

You didn’t go to work that day.  No.

You went to talk to Bobby and confronted him with the letters.

She packed her belongings and went to stay at her grandmother’s.  Few days later she moved back in.

You did the same thing with Matt McCartney?  No.

Same thing happened with Mr. Alexander when you were looking in the window and you went back the next day to confront him?  I wasn’t allowed to be confrontational with Travis.

Back to Bobby for a moment.  You had anal intercourse?  Yes, twice.

Do you know Mr. Samuels who is assisting in this case?  Yes.

Samuels is a shrink and computer forensic guy.

Did you tell him you had ever had anal sex with Bobby?  I don’t know if it was discussed.

So you didn’t tell him?  I would have if he asked.

Do you remember in the May telephone call with Mr. Alexander?  You spoke about baby oil and KY?  Yes.

In fact, you and Mr. Juarez used baby oil for anal sex, right?  I don’t remember.

You broke up with Mr. Alexander because you thought he was being unfaithful?  He was unfaithful.

And you know that how?  While he was asleep, I looked at his phone and there were inappropriate messages from several women.

Holy crap!  Jodi just told Martinez he asked a compound question!!!

Did you have his permission to look at the phone?  Yes, earlier he told me I could.

Ma’am are you have problems understanding?  You’re making my brain scramble.

Oh, so it’s the questions being asked by the prosecutor?  It’s your posture and demeanor and anger.

Are you telling the truth here in court?  I have no problem telling the truth.

When you were interviewed by Det. Flores, he spoke very softly, yet you still lied to him?  Yes.

He was sitting during the interview?  Most of the time.

So my standing here is causing you to have problems answering questions?

Would you be more comfortable if I stood at the lectern?  No.

If I stood back here would you be more comfortable?  No, it doesn’t matter where the prosecutor stands.

So it doesn’t have anything to do with the posture or whether you’re sitting, you would still lie?  No.

This is insane with her tap dancing around the questions! She’s done this double talk for a whole lifetime!

I stopped typing a while back because I can’t stand her double talk!

Lunch recess called.

So, what we’ve learned is if your dating Jodi, you are not allowed to talk to any other woman, not Travis, not Bobby, not Matt.

Juan has, beyond a doubt, proven she’s an unmitigated liar, stalker, email, and phone hacker, jealous and possessive to a fault.

Court resumes at 1:38.

Ma’am y we were talking about the phone messages and the emails on MySpace?  Yes.

They were flirtatious?  Flirtatious and sexual, yes.

The 48 Hour interview, she said she didn’t have a problem with him being flirtatious.

Martinez shows a picture from the trip to Sedona and points out she and Travis are approximately the same height!

48 Hours again and Jodi is saying she’s angry and upset that Travis is dead and she can’t imagine what it must be like for his siblings to get a phone call like that!

48 Hours again…I can’t see any motive for myself to do this to Travis.  He did so many little, kind and generous things.

You went to the memorial in Mesa?  Yes.

You went up to Mimi and spoke with her?  Yes.

That was when you find out about her going to Cancun?  I don’t remember, but it could have come up.

You and he discussed Cancun before?  Yes.

But he didn’t ask you to go?  No.

On May 28 you knew he was going to Cancun with somebody else?  Yes.

His going to Cancun with somebody else did not upset you?  No.

His not asking you to go to Cancun did not upset you?  No.

Jodi submitted one of her photos of Travis for the memorial scrapbook and wrote in it…she didn’t sign her name!  She wrote that Travis was beautiful on the inside.

So you wrote that even though you told us he was masturbating to pictures of little boys?  Yes, he had issues, but was beautiful inside.

She says she believed he could get better felt and he hated that part of himself.

In Yreka, she was working and had her own money.  Claims she was giving money to Travis.

You weren’t giving him money; you were paying off a debt?  I gave it to him willingly.

But, you were paying of a debt?  Yes.

Martinez has been going over the sex during the first two weeks Jodi and Travis were together.  She claims she was uncomfortable because she thought it was to early in the relationship, but didn’t want to hurt his ego.

48 Hours, she claims the sex was always mutual!

When you said you felt like a used piece of toilet paper, the sex was in fact, actually mutual.

Martinez has now proven she loved all the sex stuff and wasn’t abused sexually!!!

Yikes, we just found out photos of Jodi’s boobs before the fake ta-tas, were taken by Darryl!  Jodi claims they were medical photos…sticking a pen in my eye!

You introduced Mr. Alexander to KY?  Yes.

So the sexual encounters were more enjoyable with KY?  Yes.

When you said you felt like a prostitute, you actually enjoyed the sexual encounters?  It was mutual.

Then why did you feel like a prostitute?  I didn’t feel like a prostitute during, only afterwards.

So, with the KY, you’re moving the relationship ahead?  I don’t understand the question.

If you introduced the KY to make your encounters more enjoyable, the why did you feel like a prostitute?  Well, when candy was thrown at me and he ejaculated on my face.

Martinez shows a text where she says she’ll give him a ‘bj’ and hopes he’ll gave her a ‘facial’!!!

So why before did you say you felt like a prostitute?  Well, that was a different time.

But it was the same activity, right?  Yes.

Nurmi looks as though he may be going into apoplexy!

Not for nothing, but Jodi seems to be making a humongous mistake getting off on trying to titillate the jury with salacious sexual talk and edumacating them on sexual street slang terminology!  Stupid ho!

Afternoon recess.

On return, Nurmi asks to approach and Judge calls a 10-minute recess.

Ok, pop-quiz…how much abuse have we heard today?????

Jodi conferring with her lawyers at the defense table.

Jury back at 3:45.

Judge releases the jury and tells them to return at 10:15 in the morning!

Nurmi wants to put on the record…Ms. Arias has not had access to lunches; the sheriff’s office hasn’t provided them.

Jodi has migraines and court needs 4:30 to be the drop-dead time!

Awww, poor Jodi, feel so sorry for her…NOT!!!

Don’t forget folks, 15 minute earlier start tomorrow…snicker!

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  1. MMD
    02/26/2013 at 5:58 pm

    What a load of crap! I get migraines and she did not exhibit one single symptom unless she consumed something during the break that triggered one.

    It seems to me that the def is trying to curtail the prosecution’s line of questioning. Maybe this is why Squirmy Wurmi was so quiet this afternoon. As to keeping court to only 4:30 at the latest, gimme a break. They are not even on a full day’s schedule as it is. All this does is draw out the inconvenience of the jury.

    As for the lunches, you mean to tell me that it took almost 2 months to realize that JA wasn’t getting fed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This doesn’t pass the smell test. For that matter, imo, it’s highly suspicious.

  2. Observer
    02/26/2013 at 6:21 pm

    Today we learned Jodi Arias, a Good Little Mormon girl who testified that she felt like “a piece of toilet paper” and a “prostitute” when sexual deviant Travis Alexander ejaculated on her face and sodomized her actually texted Travis and requested to give him a BJ if he would give her a facial. She also admitted she had oral sex with Bobby like it was no big deal. She also admitted on 48 Hours that Travis and her sex life was mutual.

    Martinez is slowly unraveling her lies of being sexually and physically abused. Travis yawned through the entire phone sex tape after she called him and started the sex talk. Today she admitted she introduced Travis to K-Y jelly. He got her to admit to oral sex with Bobby and she said, not as much as Matt. When Martinez said she said she broke up with Travis over text messages, she changes her story and says, no, she broke up with him because he was sleeping with other women. She made that up to make him look bad. She knew Travis was only with her because she provided the sex his Mormon girlfriends did not.

  3. GN5020
    02/26/2013 at 6:28 pm

    I noticed today that while Jodi is pretty good at not showing her nerves in her face, when Martinez brought forward text messages as exhibits (something she can’t manipulate), her neck and throat visibly shook. Hard to see with her long hair, but look for it. Even great poker players have a “tell.”

    • donchais
      02/26/2013 at 6:35 pm

      Yup GN5020, started noticing that yesterday. Also, when about to answer a question, if she shrugs her shoulder…usually means lying coming!

  4. 02/26/2013 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you MMD. Wurmi is up to something. And I cannot believe her attorney’ s did not day something before this or at least feed her. Or maybe she did not like what they gave her.
    Every day becomes more and more incredulous with her attitude and answers. Have her attorney’s given up on saying anything to her?
    Scrambled brain, migraine, no wonder having to think how you are going to answer every question asked and keep the lie the same. Cannot wait for tomorrow!!!

    Thank you again donchais as this must be taxing for you-but appreciate the job you do.

  5. Laine
    02/26/2013 at 6:40 pm

    donchais :Yup GN5020, started noticing that yesterday. Also, when about to answer a question, if she shrugs her shoulder…usually means lying coming!

    I haven’t noticed the throat, so will look out for that….but I have noticed the shoulder shrug and she twists her lips to one side too…Donchais could you tell me what a compound question is please? I noticed she said that, but I don’t know what it is so I don’t get the significance. Thanks!

    • donchais
      02/26/2013 at 6:48 pm

      Laine, In asking a question, you can’t ask two or more distinct questions in the one original question. Hope that makes sense.

  6. Observer
    02/26/2013 at 7:08 pm

    I think Jodi Arias is proud of her sex exploits and that she was Travis’s first and only sex partner. That’s why she purposely sits up there on the stand making up detailed sexual encounter after encounter with Travis and admits she lived with three lovers, Bobby, Daryl, and Matt. Now she admits she loverd it when he sexted her and she even sent him pictures of her naked enhanced breasts. To me that is disgusting.

    In July 2008 shortly after she was arrested for Travis’s brutal murder she made a point of stressing in the first 48 Hours interview that she and Travis had a sexual relationship that was mutual like she was bragging. She wanted his family and all his friends who thought he was a virgin that he had lost his virginity to her.

    I think she came up with the pedophile story thinking the jury would believe he deserved killing. I think it was Nurmi who led her to say she hated oral sex and sodomy and only did it to please Travis.

  7. Observer
    02/26/2013 at 7:18 pm

    Another thing that is irritating about Miss Smarty Pants is that she corrects both her defense attorney and the prosecutor on dates and proper terminology like she is the teacher and they are the students. She refuses to answer a question if it is a compound sentence or if every word isn’t correct. She sounds like she is competing for prizes on a quiz show, not fighting for her life.

    I don’t think she takes the trial any more seriously than she did her arrest or she would be respectful of the court and just answer the questions. I’m sure the jury is not impressed with her knowledge of trivia. Just bored and frustrated.

  8. Laine
    02/26/2013 at 7:18 pm

    Laine :

    donchais :Yup GN5020, started noticing that yesterday. Also, when about to answer a question, if she shrugs her shoulder…usually means lying coming!

    I haven’t noticed the throat, so will look out for that….but I have noticed the shoulder shrug and she twists her lips to one side too…Donchais could you tell me what a compound question is please? I noticed she said that, but I don’t know what it is so I don’t get the significance. Thanks!

    It’s ok I got it thanks! I hadn’t realised the it was a reference to the double barrelled question and answer I should of looked at the context! My bad.

  9. Laine
    02/26/2013 at 7:21 pm

    donchais :Laine, In asking a question, you can’t ask two or more distinct questions in the one original question. Hope that makes sense.

    Thanks donchais, it does makes sense now.

  10. kristin
    02/26/2013 at 7:31 pm

    Thank Donchais for the coverage! I agree it must be taxing because you catch everything! JA just has all kinds of tricks! So was the defense saying that JA isn’t being provided with food at all or that the food is not meeting her nutritional needs? I guess it takes a special diet to fuel a liar! She should be full from having to eat all those words she spoke on 48 Hours!! Even though JM had a rough day with her,what he was able to extract was many the truth. He disproved so many of her theories. Travis’s family looked obviously disgusted today. How long is cross examination expected to last?

    • donchais
      02/26/2013 at 7:41 pm

      kristin, I actually miss a lot…I have 5 screens up, multi-tasking. IMO, Juan will keep it going to lunch tomorrow and only allow Squirmy the afternoon for re-direct before the jury breaks for the weekend…not much time to do anything to rehabilitate, but what do I know? I’m only a blogger!

  11. MMD
    02/26/2013 at 7:53 pm

    donchais :
    kristin, I actually miss a lot…I have 5 screens up, multi-tasking. IMO, Juan will keep it going to lunch tomorrow and only allow Squirmy the afternoon for re-direct before the jury breaks for the weekend…not much time to do anything to rehabilitate, but what do I know? I’m only a blogger!

    Yes, but you’re an awesome blogger!

    Why would JM go to lunch, thus allowing Squirmy Wuirmi on the afternoon for redirect? Please don’t tell me this is going to be a 3 day week with NO COURT ON THURSDAY???

    • donchais
      02/26/2013 at 7:57 pm

      MMD, misspoke…have no mind left, lol. Think he will carry on till lunch Thursday!!!

  12. MMD
    02/26/2013 at 8:02 pm

    donchais :
    MMD, misspoke…have no mind left, lol. Think he will carry on till lunch Thursday!!!

    Thank God! I don’t think I could handle another 3 day weekend without court! If you have 5 screen up, you must be going out of your mind! I hope you realize how much we all appreciate you but none of us want you to burn out!!! Please take a break if you need it.

    • donchais
      02/26/2013 at 8:03 pm

      MMD, LOL, that may be during Nurmi’s re-direct…uggghh

  13. Lisa M
    02/26/2013 at 9:34 pm

    I missed the trial after the lunch recess so didn’t see the text message evidence about the bj. Wow, that seems really incriminating if she’s saying she felt like a prostitute in other situations. That text proves she is lying. Also since when did Travis throw candy at her? I thought the candy was used in a different way. I guesd her brain got so scrambled it gave her a migraine.

  14. CiCi's Circle
    02/26/2013 at 9:34 pm

    Wow….another day of her nonsense!! What a waste of the taxpayer’s money….and then has the nerve to say she’s not being fed! We would think that she wouldn’t be hungry after eating her words all day!! But then again it must be difficult to eat when you have both your feet in your mouth!! She and her attorneys trashed TA with detail after detail for how many days!! And now…..all day for three days we’ve heard….I don’t know…I don’t remember…..remember what….I’m not sure….what are you talking about….what incident….the first time or the other time?!! SHUT UP YOU PSYCHO!!

    We turned the trial off and took time to go to lunch today. We needed to clear our heads, our anger, and our anxiety that this woman is creating. She’s already shut her attorneys up as you notice they sit there with their eyes bugged out and their mouths open! Willmot sits there with this “oh shit” look on her face and her side kick “Squirmi” just sits there looking disgusted. She’s not going to follow any instruction from them and it’s clear they can see the damage JM has done to their case. By allowing her to go off in every direction like she’s doing the jury is seeing it all. Her attorneys are going to have a hell of a time trying reel her back in and get her back to acting timid and meek like she was before! If they get out there on re-direct and start blah blah blah again in slow motion as they did before and she starts her crying bit the jury is going to see clear through the act because JM blew her cover. We think JM still has more up his sleeve but we also think the Defense pulled this migraine crap to get her off the stand. How deeply seeded is her evil that she can cause soooooo much heartache and anxiety through the TV!!

    We’re anxious to hear some questions from the Jury. Will she tell them I don’t know…..what are you talking about…..I don’t remember…..I’m not sure…..remember what….what are you talking about…..what incident!!!!! Time will tell…….JM is like an Exorcist….he knows he’s dealing with the devil!!

  15. Lisa M
    02/26/2013 at 9:45 pm

    When do you think JM will start focusing on the day of the killing? I mean he’s still got a lot to cover. I don’t see how he can get through it this week especially if she fakes another migraine. Or will he leave that for rebuttal? I really think he should be able to break her down on aspects of her story re: the day of the killing and everything surrounding it, including when she realized Travis was dea, which she’s been extremely vague about. And the explanation regarding shooting him doesn’t add up either of course. He’s got to address those with her, doesn’t he? I assume he’s building up to that.

  16. Lisa M
    02/26/2013 at 9:47 pm

    *Correction: when she realized Travis was dead.

  17. Janet
    02/26/2013 at 9:56 pm

    Wow! I am so sick of hearing her acting like she doesn’t know what questions she is being asked. “about what”, “what thing”! I just want to really let her feel what a true body slam feels like!!! I know JM is so frustrated with her and he’s tired of repeating his questions to her, that he has the court reporter do it! LOL!! But she KNOWS she is getting to him, and that’s my problem! He does ask questions strangely sometimes, which is letting her know she gets to him, and she can play him. IMO, and I’m no lawyer by far, and I’m just a blogger, but I hope he can work on that. He is doing great, but I think he can ask her questions in a different way so that she can’t pretend not to know what he’s asking. He’s pretty much letting her control the subject at times, then drifts off track. I was hoping he would continue with the “Matt” questions he left off at the first day, and catch her trying to witness tamper. I think he gets too excited when she leads him astray…and I hope it’s not hurting the jurors with that. I know he is proving a “pattern” with how she is with all her exes, but I feel he is leaving some important stuff out. I know you guys might bash me about that, but…Maybe that’s his strategy, I don’t know, but I sure want him to get to her about the murder itself before Wormi Nurmi re-directs…Oh dear Lord I am not looking forward to listening to him again!! I so feel for Travis’ family sitting through all her BS, and her tearing Travis apart like he was some messed up maniac!! GO JUAN M.!!!!! put her in her place!!!!!

  18. Lory
    02/26/2013 at 10:15 pm

    Martinez is an idiot!!! He’s so focused on her lies which prove no premeditation. We already know she lies, she’s even admitted to it, but bottomline there is no evidence for premeditation.

  19. 02/26/2013 at 10:52 pm

    Somebody PLEASE give me a link for live streaming that you are using to watch the trial. I got so frustrated this afternoon with HLN with the soundbites for shows on HLN and commercials. They would broadcast maybe one complete question/answer, another question and straight to commercial! Between JA’s “I dunno” and word games and HLN’s commercials I just turned it off. I knew I could catch up here.

  20. SCK
    02/26/2013 at 11:36 pm

    Does anyone else just want to slap her when she says “what are we talking about?” as her answer to a question? Why can’t the judge tell her to knock it off?

  21. Lisa M
    02/26/2013 at 11:50 pm

    Observer I agree with you that Jodi is trying to prove how smart she is by asking the prosecutor questions and quibbling about semantics. If you think about it, it’s all she has left. I have to admit she’s very quick verbally. It’s got to take some intelligence to think up and maintain so many lies. But in other ways she’s not so smart, for example giving the interviews. She fits the profile of a psychopath because she’s impulsive and doesn’t think about consequences to her behavior- that and her narcissism (what Nurmi would have us believe is her shame– what a laugh– I think we’ve all seen how shameless she actually is) led to her giving those interviews. I think she’s holding her own because she is made of steel. There’s no sensitivity, no tears, nothing in that woman that comes from a real place. That 48 Hours interview is chilling. It shows just how far she can go, how completely she can put on a false facade complete with the misting up at the thougt of Travis’ siblings’ loss. How on earth can Nurmi actually believe anyone could ever buy that she has ever felt an ounce is shame in her life? I think it’s brilliant that JM is showing that 48 hours interview. It’s a slap in the face to Jodi I’m sure every time she sees it. Evidence of a true psychopath on action.

  22. Lady liberty
    02/26/2013 at 11:51 pm

    Where was Travis’s dog while all this was going on and where was it before they found the body

  23. Lisa M
    02/26/2013 at 11:52 pm

    * in action.

  24. 02/26/2013 at 11:56 pm

    So when the questions get on a roll…..Jodi thinks up….the migraines and lunch excuse….WHAT a LAUGH….. it was more like Nurmi to the rescue. HLN has so many ad breaks….at the most important times….I want to toss something at my TV….. I wonder if we’ll get to see the 18 pages she sent Travis’ siblings….I just have to say…she certainly isn’t lacking in Moxie….she knows how to go for the jugular, pardon the phrase…no disrespect to Travis intended.

  25. GomerPyle
    02/27/2013 at 1:03 am

    Kurt Nurmi is laughing and smirking when Jodi gives her smart ass responses to Martinez. I have given him and the defense team the benefit of the doubt as anti-death penalty in defending their client, but that smirking and giggling, he’s a disgusting piece of shit. He’s laughing at her lies in front of the family of a man who was brutally murdered by his client. That’s absolutely disgusting. And his mocking tone on his objections? No reason to talk about his client. Anyone with common sense knows the truth. But this guy should be disbarred. You’re giggling to yourself about your clients argumentative responses to the cross? Good job, shithead.

  26. Linda
    02/27/2013 at 1:31 am

    i want to use the pen next to stab myself in the eye. Today was maddening…the word games….but my thought about the lunches are that maybe jodi is going on a hunger strike so the trial can stop for a few and she can ” regroup”. or something. sorry she just drove me nuts today. She just can’t answer a question straight. she’s always dancing around it. reminds me of Chicago kinda sorta with the “Butterfly in the light” verses the ant writhing under a microscope for 3 hrs” maybe she got the ‘ No jury will convict ” thing from Chicago also. and it sounded so eloquent she had to use it

  27. 02/27/2013 at 1:34 am

    Thank Goodness for this blog! I didn’t watch the live coverage of the trial and opted to get some sleep over the last few days (I’m 12 hours head of everyone on EST, as I live overseas). I was too anxious to watch it and then I don’t think I could stand watching Jodi Ari-ass and her smug manner and if I’m honest I got so sick and tired of hearing or reading how some people feel sympathetic towards her. It’s mind-boggling to say the least, so I’m grateful to donchais for the recap and editing out all the BS bits.

    One reoccurring theme in all this from Jodi for which I do believe she’s telling the truth on is the “trust issues”. That’s what this is all about. In the 48 Hours episode, she mentioned there were “trust issues” and Travis was cheating on her. I didn’t see the Inside Edition episode but I have no doubt that these “trust issues” were mentioned there as well. In her interrogation to Flores, she mentioned “trust issues”, in her texts to Ryan Burns she mentioned “trust issues” and she complained about him cheating, so it’s obvious what the motive for the murder was.

    These “trust issues” has followed her for most of her dating experience with the exception of Darryl. She has a problem with men cheating on her. That just can’t happen to her because she need to be center of their universe. The reason she didn’t kill those other men was because her feelings for them weren’t as intense as they were with Travis. I think Travis was the first man that she felt that intense and potent love for, he was the “love of her life” and for him to reject her and cheat on her was the last straw.

    I also do think her behavior towards Travis was humiliating for her but that’s her own fault because she put herself out there. She threw herself at him and tried desperately to hook him in with sex which didn’t work. She probably felt that because she was more experienced and he was a virgin that she would just reel him in and that didn’t work. She practically degraded herself to get him and in the end he still didn’t want her and for a narcissistic control freak that was a low blow that she couldn’t deal with and her love quickly turned to pure hatred. She’s murdering him all over again by dragging his name through the mud.

    I read where a few of her friends are trying to claim that she feels she should be punished for what she’s done and that she’s truly sorry and I say BS. If that were true she would stop with the lying and just come clean. I’m only for the death penalty for people like Jodi. People who are not repentant or truly sorrowful, neither of which can be used to describe Jodi.

  28. Bethany
    02/27/2013 at 1:48 am

    “donchais:
    I stopped typing a while back because I can’t stand her double talk!”

    I totally agree with you about her double talk!! She is so frustrating. She is acting like her original dye job of the dumb blonde (No offense to those who are blonde…I do not actually think blondes are dumb). She keeps playing dumb to all the questions Juan Martinez asks her. However, if these same questions were asked by her own attorney she would have no problem answering them. She makes me want to reach through the television and strangle her!! Does she not know how bad she is coming across with her snide remarks to the prosecutor? She has to know that she is not helping her case. Everyone knows she is lying when she states “I will always tell the truth”. Anytime her mouth is moving she is lying!

  29. Dramsop
    02/27/2013 at 2:01 am

    kristin :
    Thank Donchais for the coverage! I agree it must be taxing because you catch everything! JA just has all kinds of tricks! So was the defense saying that JA isn’t being provided with food at all or that the food is not meeting her nutritional needs? I guess it takes a special diet to fuel a liar! She should be full from having to eat all those words she spoke on 48 Hours!! Even though JM had a rough day with her,what he was able to extract was many the truth. He disproved so many of her theories. Travis’s family looked obviously disgusted today. How long is cross examination expected to last?

    Maybe Jodi the creeper has been requesting some fava beans and a nice Chianti….

  30. Mariam Azadian
    02/27/2013 at 2:50 am

    The following argument for premeditation has not occurred to anyone yet.

    I was listening to Jodi Areas monolog during her appearance on 48hrs and among other things she mentioned that when she used to fly to Phoenix visiting Travis, she loved to get a Cinnamon Roll at the airport. But when she visited Travis that last time of the murder, she did not fly to Phoenix, instead she rented a car incurring the rental expense for the car (I estimate it to be at least $100) plus the cost of gasoline which I estimate to be around $400 for a round trip of 2,600 miles.

    Thus her driving cost was in excess of $500, while she could have flown for half of that cost. I think that she chose the more expensive driving option, which also happens to be much more tiring for someone who planned a heavy romantic sex after she got there.

    This takes on a special significance because four reasons come to mind for her to choose driving over flying:
    —she could not smuggle her gun on the plane;
    —she thought that she needed a car at her disposal because she might be covered with blood;
    —she did not want to fly because her visit could be traced easily;
    —she needed a car to visit another lover in order to establish an alibi.

  31. jad
    02/27/2013 at 4:24 am

    It should not matter if a lawyer without any first-hand knowledge of the case pontificates that the prosecutor must be a little less aggressive. It is not their case to lose. These lawyers seem to have no real awareness of what is actually necessary to convict an accused in a death penalty case — especially one with the makeup of a Jodi Arias. It is amazing how alike they are to Jodi Arias when they speak just to hear themselves speaking. So little thought goes into their action, and they don’t give a tinker’s dam about the strategy that is necessary to rid humankind of a psychopath in order to make the world a better and safer place.

    These lawyers have to realize that the prosecutor is not questioning an ordinary run-of-the-mill criminal. The prosecutor is dealing with the questioning of a psychopath. The witness is not only a psychopath but also a malignant narcissist, who just happens to be the person accused of the brutal crime around which the case has been developed. The State does not want a surprise at the conclusion. So, these lawyers should abate their activity. Their criticism of the prosecutor is so thoughtless that it makes one wonder why they go to the bother — that is if they are not troubled with the same narcissism as the accused, except to a lesser degree. It would not be able to match that of the accused since she is a full blown malignant narcissist and there are very few. There is nothing worse than that — for the word psychopath can be interchangeable with the term of malignant narcissist. There are so few that the best way to describe these personalities is to use film as an aid in the description.

    The State should not want the thought to exist in anyone’s mind that what will be presented in the end is nothing more than a mistrial, forcing the State to spend untold millions more in the prosecution. The State needs to be successful in getting rid of this creature called Jodi Arias. If not, she could be set free to roam the streets and exercise her judgment. That would be harmful to other innocents who could end up in the same condition as Travis Alexander.

    Like the character John Doe who wreaked havoc in seeking out those who needed to be punished, it seems Jodi Arias possessed a great need to punish Travis Alexander for his transgressions. Being the malignant narcissist she was, she could not have punished him for any sin he would have committed with her, because he could not have committed a sin with her — her malignant narcissism would not have allowed such a concept. That would have been instantly unacceptable. What she could do was punish him for what her mind communicated to her to think he was doing with another. Certainly, if he did certain things with her, he would be capable of doing them with another. If that were so, he would have to be punished — not because he offended her alone, but because he offended her in her all-knowing state.

    Such retribution for those who offend has been clearly shown in the film “Se7en”. In the case where the lead Detective [Morgan Freeman] and his partner [Brad Pitt] had eventually received a head in a box, the prosecutor never got a chance to question the accused or any person because, in all probability [if treating this film as though the characters were real people], the accused would not have ever taken the stand. If it were a real case, the prosecutor would not have had the opportunity to put the accused defendant on the witness stand to question that defendant about the particulars of the crime (or crimes) that could have been charged — as this unilateral move would have never been permitted by the State or allowed by the defense counsel. So, in the case that ended before it began for any prosecutor, the role of the accused, who was portrayed [by Kevin Spacey] as a pure psychopath, was removed before the case could have proceeded to the Trial stage (where a prosecutor’s role would exist).

    Discovering a head in a box in “Se7en” lead to the demise of the character portrayed by Kevin Spacey. This would not be so in another of his films where he played another devilish character. In this other role [played by Kevin Spacey], a prosecutor was again denied the opportunity to question the accused, who had the characteristics of a psychopath, although a few have said if he were a patient he could have been diagnosed an evil sociopath. This one particular offender of “The Usual Suspects” had not been correctly identified by the Detectives investigating the crimes, because the character had been able to quickly bamboozle them in his interview. He was able to mislead the authorities because he had great skill in manipulating and in creating confusion through the pathological lying that came so naturally.

    For those unable to relate the characteristics of Jodi Arias to either of the characters portrayed by Kevin Spacey (due to the fact that the characters are male), there are female roles that can be viewed instead. One in particular is the psychopath in “Single White Female”, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh. However, this particular film does not document the great difficulty confronted by a person responsible for interviewing the usual suspects, when investigating a crime like that involved in the case against Jodi Arias. There is another film that shows a very disturbed character, who is a female psychopath. That is the film “Misery”, that stars Kathy Bates. However, like the film “Single White Female”, there is no role for a prosecutor, and there is very little in the line of questioning by a Law Enforcement Officer.

    The case that seems more like that involved with Jodi Arias is that shown in the film “Basic Instinct”, in which Sharon Stone’s character could easily be understood to be a psychopath. In that film, Michael Douglas has a prominent role, as he did in the film, “Fatal Attraction”. In both films, Michael Douglas beds the psychotic femme fatale. However, the roles played by Sharon Stone [in Basic Instinct] and Glenn Close [in Fatal Attraction] were vastly dissimilar. The character played by Glenn Close was neither a psychopath nor a sociopath, but a borderline personality with suicidal tendencies and other difficulties. The one thing that was similar was that the women could manipulate those around them to believe what they represented and they both had magical thinking and tended to live in their own little fantasy world. In addition, they both chose sharp objects to put an end to their own melancholy [by attempting to get rid of the person that might not have reacted to their intense passion in the way planned] — a knife for the character Alex Forrest, and an ice pick for the character Catherine Tramell.

    When looking at Jodi Arias and putting her in the Sharon Stone role, one can imagine the problems confronted by Detective Flores when attempting to properly interview her to get to the truth of the matter. In viewing the video recording of the interview of July 15, 2008, one can see that she was interested in more than the loss of her cruise control. Jodi Arias had great skill in deception, which can be learned from listening to the very first conversation between the two, that was recorded on June 10, 2008. When trying to address the death of her former boyfriend, she had been full of questions for the Detective — which was especially so when artfully portraying a lack of knowledge of the brutality of the murder and the feigning of ignorance of the bloody crime scene. At the most suitable times, her voice would quiver, and she could be heard expressing her strong emotion for her murdered friend, who she exposed to be her lover even though she said she was worried about the way the Church would view him.

    In that June 10, 2008 recorded audio interview, Jodi Arias told Detective Esteban that Travis Alexander did not have a gun. Her voice had been tremulous when she asked what type of weapon had been used. She said she had heard he passed away and there were rumors that there was a lot of blood. Her voice was trembling and dripping with such sadness and care that she had to stop herself to say “I’m sorry. I’m upset”. Jodi Arias would mention in an off-hand manner that Travis Alexander was supposed to visit her in May but had postponed the trip until he came back from Cancun. (Although she was able to look at her phone records on the Internet as she spoke, when her laptop was picked up a little later it had conveniently been smashed.) She planted a seed of concern with the Detective when she described Travis as getting suspicious of his roommate, Zack, for bringing alcohol in his home. And she reported Zack had not been around the house when the Detectives were there even though it did not make sense that the roommate was not there.

    Jodi Arias helpfully told the Detective the house [where Travis Alexander was killed] was open all the time for friends or anybody in his business. She told Detective Flores that she had been permitted to stay at his house when she had planned to journey there in June. She was able to pull up the date on her computer that she sent the e-mail that accepted the invitation, and the e-mail was dated June 7 [which was not known that it was three days after the murder]. The Detective did not know enough about the relationship of the victim and Jodi Arias to know she had slipped up from the very beginning when she almost forgot that she would not have been familiar with certain areas of his house, like almost saying he had a punching bag (when she should not have been able to have seen it if she had not been there since April, as she said). The Detective did not know enough about Travis Alexander to know that he was being mislead when Jodi Arias told him that Travis would quiet her concern expressed when he did not lock his doors with the comment “You’re not my mom”. She could mislead the Detective into believing that both Travis and Jodi had lived in gang infested communities, which could have mislead the Detective into looking for gangbangers. She mislead the Detective when telling him she would check her computer “right now for you” for the date she sent an e-mail to Travis Alexander because he had gotten upset that she was not driving to see him. She told him the date of the e-mail was June 7 [when she knew that she had murdered her friend on June 4, three days before sending out the e-mail, that is if she did what she said]. Then, she could tell the Detective, without showing any deception that she had never heard back without giving the real reason — which was that she had been the ONE who killed Travis Alexander.

    She said she was going to go there that week while he was in Cancun. She was free to come and go there even though they officially broke up on June 29, 2007. That is because they had decided to remain friends. They were intimate but not romantic, as far as relationships go. She said she had not dated anyone since their breakup, but Travis had and lied to her about it. Jodi Arias was able to carry on this conversation without ever meeting the Detective, and she was unable to see him. This is not that easy to do. When a person is in eyesight, the expressions of the face and the movements of the body can be watched and one could then be able to anticipate a reaction. In that way, one could relate in a better fashion. If a person had just killed someone, it would be assumed that the killer would not want to be interviewed on the phone. Since that time when speaking with the Detective, it has been found that when Jodi Arias gets a person to answer to her, it gives her a sense of power. This can be readily apparent when watching the manner that she tries to manipulate the prosecutor. She toys with him, and she enjoys playing a cat and mouse game with words, terms, and phrases.

    In the June 10, 2008 interview, Detective Esteban asked Jodi Arias if she could tell him about a piece of evidence he had documented. She responded that she could not remember if the duvet cover to the bed in the bedroom of Travis Alexander had any type of tassels (that were light brown or anything like that). The Detective asked her if there was anything in the house that looked like a small tan ropeish kind of material or edging, like maybe on a blanket. Her reply was that Travis may have pillows and her voice changed to some extent while answering. Then, she raised her voice slightly as though remembering and stated “Yeah. He had pillows on his, uhmm, on his bed, not on his bed but on the chair that connects to his bed”. She followed that up with a more detailed explanation of where the Detective might be able to find the object that had supplied the tasseled rope. “Yeah. There’s those. Uhhm. There’s also a round pillow that he uses. I make his bed and it’s just one. He puts it in the center. I think maybe there’s some type of tassels on that”.

    One has to wonder if the rope-like material is actually from the approved apron embroidery and sewing kit and whether it can be considered to be double-knotted strings [for the Crown of the Priesthood]. Since the approved apron embroidery and sewing kit was only available through Church Distribution Services, it would have been easy for the Detective to try to match the material to the kit. If the material did not match, another type of store could have been looked into to see if the same material had been sold there. Jodi Arias has talked about shopping at Michaels. Besides arts and crafts, Michaels sells various other notions and knick knacks. For instance, one could purchase felt iron-on letters that can be attached to a t-shirt, if one wanted to make a t-shirt that looked exactly like the one that Jodi Arias had photographed in July of 2008 [that had the letters for the name Travis Alexander’s]. Some of the Michaels stores even sell the plain t-shirt so you don’t have to shop elsewhere.

    Would Jodi Arias have contemplated punishing Travis Alexander for violating a blood Oath? Do those pieces that appear to be double braided tassels fit the evidence described as brown or tannish rope-like material. One can’t help but picture Travis Alexander make the Mark of the Compass as he laid in his bed on the last day of his life. That particular Mark stood as a constant reminder that desires, appetites, and passions are to be kept within the bounds the Lord has set. After all, hasn’t Jodi Arias been worried about the eternal salvation of those she has stalked in the past, like Bobby Juarez. There is so much that is not similar, but identical. She has made the accusation about the e-mail, and has moved to a place where she can watch the comings and goings once they had broken off their relationship.

    If Bobby had been saved, he was saved when Jodi Arias turned to Matt McCartney. Despite the fact that her former boyfriends can be located, there is always that little tap on the shoulder that makes one wonder who it was Jodi Arias was talking about to her cellmates. She had told them that her boyfriend had cheated on her, and she had to kill him. She said that she cut up his body and disposed of it in various parts of the desert. Exactly whom she was describing is an unknown, as her cellmates were unable to tell Nancy Grace the name of the cheating boyfriend disposed of in that way. They had assumed it was Travis Alexander because they had heard of no other cheating boyfriend that had gone missing and Jodi Arias had not bothered with the name.

    Maybe there is no one missing and maybe there is. The only way to tell is if Jodi Arias is questioned by an attorney who does not fear her and who knows what she is. She is a psychopath, a person so abnormal that it is hard to understand exactly what it is that she is. She certainly seems capable of making mincemeat of a person accused of sacrilegious activity, as John Doe had in the film Se7en. But that character does not fit with the nature of Jodi Arias. She is the real Jekyll / Hyde personality in the character that is the Polyanna / Pornstar. She is a cross between an Annie Wilkes [who is the main character in Misery] and Hedy Carlson [who is the nemesis to the role played by Bridget Fonda in Single White Female]. Not many attorneys can go up against something like that and come out unscathed. Only a well-balanced truth-telling person trained in the Law can tackle an accused with that type of crossbreeding.

  32. 02/27/2013 at 6:14 am

    Did anyone else hear that Jodi said on the stand that she MEMORIZED facts, dates,etc., and that’s why she was so proficient during direct examination?
    So really, she had four years in jail to write out her lies/version and memorize it!

  33. MMD
    02/27/2013 at 6:56 am

    donchais :
    MMD, LOL, that may be during Nurmi’s re-direct…uggghh

    I have no doubt that will last as long as his direct and with his way of speaking you could probably sleep though a ‘court week’ and not miss much.

    If JA truly does get migraines then she knows fully well that she should not be skipping meals (e.g. lunch) and if they occur on a regular basis, she should never be without her migraine meds. Now, if she truly does get migraines, and bearing in mind that she ‘says’ she hasn’t had lunch in 2 months, she would have had migraines long before this. But what do I know, I’ve only suffered from migraines for 25 years………………. Imo, it’s more likely that JM’s cross is giving Swirmy Wurmi the migraine!!!!!!!

    Wanna bet that JA will stretch out this “migraine” out so that court gets cancelled today? Any takers?

  34. Essem
    02/27/2013 at 7:02 am

    I think Nurmi has given up. He just says “objection” to everything and doesn’t look perturbed when he is overruled. He likes to use “asked and answered” and “badgering the witness” BUT the bloody witness hasn’t answered any question just questions the question of the questioner so nothing makes any logical sense like this sentence. Thanks Donchais I’m watching from Australia and am amazed trials are shown to the public. Other than those crazies on the “innocent” page it seems the majority of people are not fooled by JA’s lies and lets hope the jury see it too. Don’t forget to eat lunch, good night.

  35. donchais
  36. ritanita
    02/27/2013 at 8:16 am

    Donchais, you lost your rusty-trusty ice pick? JK

    Martinez dance with Jodi is slowly, but surely having results. He’s got her to admit to so many things. It’s now clear to the jury that she is a stalker, loved the sex, and is a true psycho of some sort. I especially appreciated the outtakes from the 48 Hours interview we had never seen before.

    I have no clue how Nurmi can totally reverse some of the evidence introduced or convince the jury she was an abused woman. We shall see.

    I’ve been watching a lot of TH’s and few of them “get it” as far as Martinez is concerned. A number of them want him to get to the murder!

    The fact is, Jodi has already confessed to killing Travis and to a big blank on exactly how she did it. While the testimony in that area could be quite fascinating and I am looking forward to it, he doesn’t have to prove he killed her. He has to prove a negative. He has to prove that she was NOT abused, he has to prove the murder WAS premeditated. That is just where he is focused.

  37. Observer
    02/27/2013 at 8:22 am

    Lory :
    Martinez is an idiot!!! He’s so focused on her lies which prove no premeditation. We already know she lies, she’s even admitted to it, but bottomline there is no evidence for premeditation.

    IMO, Martinez is doing a great job proving she lied about the pedophilia and the abuse and that Travis was a great guy who loaned her money and his car and that she lies to try to get away with murder. There are tons of evidence for premeditation.

    1-On May 28, 2008, Jodi Arias stages a burglary of her grandparents’ house and steals a 45 mm gun, the same mm as the gun that killed Travis Alexander.
    2- She calls Ryan Burns and tells him she is driving to Utah to see him to cover up the real reason for the trip: to kill Travis Alexander.
    3- On June 2, 2008 she rents a car 90 miles from her house as a blonde so the rental car agent won’t recognize her. She rents a light colored car that won’t make noise turns the back license plates upside down so if anyone sees the car at Travis’s house it won’t be linked to her.
    4- On June 3, 2008, she tells Daryl she has to get to Mesa. AZ quickly and borrows gas cans and withdraws cash so her exact route can’t be traced.
    5- On June 4, 2008, she shows up at 4 am in Travis house with a gun and knife and goes through a side door and appears in the doorway of his office where he sits at his computer, his back to her so he wasn’t expecting her. The dog sees her, runs to her and Travis turns around.
    6- Jodi lures him into the shower where he would be naked, defenseless and trapped against a wall when she knows none of his roommates would be home, attacks him with a knife, which knocks him to his knees and stabs him to death as he crawls up the hallway to get help and then shoots him in the head to make sure he is dead.
    7- She could have stopped her attack at any time, called 911 and saved his life.

    When Jodi Arias is arrested, she is packing to go on another road trip. Police find two knives and a 9mm gun she admits buying in a new rental car, which proves she travels with a gun and knives.

  38. 02/27/2013 at 8:56 am

    Carolyn, I also wondered how she can profess to have “memorized” all of these details, yet cannot remember any of them. Definitely a memory of convenience. Another thought, the previous boyfriends were far less educated than Travis ( Carnies, Goths, etc….), making her manipulation of them much easier. There does appear to be a pattern of the previous men in her life either trying to get out of the relationship (cheating) or being frustrated to the point of violence, if you believe her story. After following this case, it is not hard to believe that she could drive a person nuts, her testimony of Travis banging his head on a wall does not surprise me in the least. I can only imagine his frustration.

  39. MMD
    02/27/2013 at 9:50 am

    irisheyes01 :
    Carolyn, I also wondered how she can profess to have “memorized” all of these details, yet cannot remember any of them. Definitely a memory of convenience. Another thought, the previous boyfriends were far less educated than Travis ( Carnies, Goths, etc….), making her manipulation of them much easier. There does appear to be a pattern of the previous men in her life either trying to get out of the relationship (cheating) or being frustrated to the point of violence, if you believe her story. After following this case, it is not hard to believe that she could drive a person nuts, her testimony of Travis banging his head on a wall does not surprise me in the least. I can only imagine his frustration.

    I think what JA has memorized is her direct testimony that she and Squirmy Wurmi have gone over and over in a very linear way. No matter how she appeared I personally there wasn’t a question or answer that was not coached which hopefully the jury picked up. While she is a true psychopath and pathological liar, and a good one at that, she gets thrown at times when Martinez hops around from one date to another and doesn’t stick to her memorized testiphony. I also note that it is more important to be right, with both Squirmy and JM, than to maintain the facade that she is an abused, totally intimated woman.

    As for driving all these guys nuts, I don’t know about you, but she is totally driving me nuts!!!! It’s a good thing she is only on my computer screen because I would love to throttle her and feel like banging my own head against a wall.

    I have no idea how JM maintains his composure! Kudos to him!

  40. MMD
    02/27/2013 at 10:03 am

    FYI, Dateline on NBC, Friday, March 1st, 8pm/7c, Josh Mankiewicz reports on the murder trial of Jodi Arias, charged in the June 2008 death of her lover in his suburban Phoenix home. Here is a link to the preview http://datl.in/YW3121. (cheated – copy & paste info)

  41. katz63md
    02/27/2013 at 10:12 am

    debnal :
    Somebody PLEASE give me a link for live streaming that you are using to watch the trial. I got so frustrated this afternoon with HLN with the soundbites for shows on HLN and commercials. They would broadcast maybe one complete question/answer, another question and straight to commercial! Between JA’s “I dunno” and word games and HLN’s commercials I just turned it off. I knew I could catch up here.

    Debnal, I also watch Wild About Trial. I rarely have any problems with that stream.
    http://wildabouttrial.com/videos/jodi-arias-live-stream.html

    • janet
      02/27/2013 at 11:28 am

      Katz63md. I go to radaronline.com to watch live & I haven’t a problem with the stream. Hope this also helps!

  42. katz63md
    02/27/2013 at 10:17 am

    Donchais, what about rebuttal witnesses? There are so many that were mentioned in direct that could help prove that she is not the sweet thing she pretends as well as proving that she lied many, many times. Do you think JM will be putting some on the stand? Also, do you think he will push more on the actual murder? That is what I am really waiting for.

    Thanks as always for your blog, I look forward to reading it every morning.

    • donchais
      02/27/2013 at 11:15 am

      katz, fer sure on rebuttal witnesses…hoping Matt is one! Also the guy who went shooting with Travis. Travis had to borrow guns because he did not own any.

      Jm will push on the murder, but expect more, “I don’t remember.”

  43. Observer
    02/27/2013 at 10:45 am

    The more Jodi talks, the more she giives information that proves she is a selfish, jealous, scorned woman who drove 1,000 miles to kill her ex boyfriend to stop him from going to Cancun with another woman. Shetestified she was in fear of her life on June 4, 2008 when she stabbed Travis to death and shot him in the head because he “looked like a madman” and chased her down the hallway “like the other time.”

    She then describes an incident in August 2007 when she peeps through Travis’s window, sees him making out with another woman and runs off crying and is so upset she calls her father, whom she rarely talks to, and cries to him. Then the next day she goes over to Travis house and confronts him about the woman because she wants to know if she should “move on” because although they aren’t dating he is “courting her.”

    This shows Jodi was stalking Travis and jealous of him seeing other women because she believed having sex with her was courting her and he shouldn’t date another woman. That means she believed the phone sex in May was “courting” her and shouldn’t be seeing other women so she drove 1,000 miles to confront him about taking another woman to Cancun. This time she brought a knife and gun planning to kill him if he wouldn’t take her instead.

    She claims in August 2007 after she tells him she saw him kissing another woman, he runs upstairs and bangs his head on the closet door and she follows him and he has the look of a mad man, chases her down the hallway, grabs her by the wrist, apologizes and draws her to him and kisses her. That doesn’t indicate the behavior of a man who is going to kill her. So her story, made up or true, shows he ran from her and banged his head on the closet because he couldn’t get rid of her and when he saw he scared her, he apologized and kissed her, not threatened to kill her as she claims he did June 4, 2008.

  44. MMD
    02/27/2013 at 11:37 am

    Ya know, for someone who did not earn a ton of money and always seemed to have issues with money and/or cars, she certainly did a tremendous amount of travelling. Even when she traveled with TA, according to her, whether it’s true or not, they split the costs of any trips right down to the penny.

    Also for someone who always professed to be working one or more jobs, JA always seemed to have a lot of time to drive to see TA when she wasn’t living in Mesa. I know I wouldn’t personally drive 1,000 miles to see any guy ever and anybody I have asked wouldn’t either!
    Thoughts anyone?????

    • janet
      02/27/2013 at 11:50 am

      Right MMD! I’ve thought about her money situation also. She said she was also broke when she rented the car that day! For being penny pinching, & working 2 & 3 jobs, she has a lot of time & money from somewhere to burn!!! Wish I was that broke & could travel as much! Lol!

  45. katz63md
    02/27/2013 at 12:37 pm

    janet :
    Katz63md. I go to radaronline.com to watch live & I haven’t a problem with the stream. Hope this also helps!

    Thanks Janet!

  46. Jess
    02/27/2013 at 1:09 pm

    Okay, I love your blog here; I will admit, I have been a lurker. However, this bugs me, and maybe it is not a big deal at all… but, have you noticed how she picks up her cup? I have never seen anyone fold their hand over like that with those small cups like that; it does bug me. Then last night watching the trial (have to record them); I see that Nurmi also drank out of his cup the same way. I don’t know if this is a secret message. I prolly wouldn’t ever think that way; but this trial has me second guessing everything out of this lady. Anyway, it’s prolly nothing. Thank you for this website; it keeps me through the day until I can get home!

    • donchais
      02/27/2013 at 2:15 pm

      Jess, you’re welcome!

  47. kristin
    02/27/2013 at 1:16 pm

    I’m watching day 25 testiphony. JA’s facial expression is so different today. The way she is glaring and following JM every move is frightening. I am guessing she has a hell fire of rage burning inside her because she knows she is done for. She cannot lie her way out anymore. No more new theories. She has been exposed.

  48. SCK
    02/27/2013 at 2:12 pm

    Does anyone know the name of the male 48 Hours interviewer? I can find the interview with Maureen Maher but not the male.

    • donchais
      02/27/2013 at 2:16 pm

      SCK, believe it was Jonathan Leach. Don’t believe it’s on line anymore.

  49. katz63md
    02/27/2013 at 2:29 pm

    The smiling is really getting to me. I guess she thinks smiling and laughing shows confidence in her defense. If I was a juror with no background on her, I would be having a hard time trying to figure out what she is doing, crying and demure on direct, smiling and laughing on cross. Who is this woman? Ugh. Can’t wait to hear what the ‘experts’ say as well.

  50. Observer
    02/27/2013 at 2:44 pm

    I think Martinez made some good points this morning. He demolished her claim that she was being controlled by a sexual deviant and he proved that she goes into great detail in the “Ninjas did it” version of the killing to 48 Hours. She borrowed one detail for her “I killed him in self defense” version, which was running down the hallway into the closet. You can tell she is influenced by action movies where the heroine fights the bad guys and escapes unscathed.

    Her strategy to admitting the lies to police and the media is to say, “I wasn’t under oath then. I’m under oath now, so I am not lying.” Martinez is proving that she is still lying under oath.

    ISociopaths and psychopaths hate being embarrassed but they have no fear and no empathy or regard for anybody else’s life. A few hours after brutally murdering Travis she is moving on to a new sexually inexperienced Mormon guy. She admits she lied to cover up her embarrassment of killing someone. No remorse. Just embarrassment.

    As long as Martinez is correct in ever word, it doesn’t bother her when he outs her. I don’t even think she gets it. Jodi seems proud of her talking dirty on the sex tape on the text messages to Travis. She isn’t even pretending to be the Good little Mormon girl who was controlled by the Sexual Deviant who forced her to wear braids, dress up like a schoolgirl and force unwanted sex on her because he wanted to rape a 12 year old girl.

    She wasn’t even bothered when Martinez brought up the text that Jodi sent to Travis: “I want to fuck you like a horny little school girl.”

    And when he asked: “Was sex between you consensual?” Arias answers: “Always.”

    She admitted that the porn movie and Travis tying her to a tree was a sex fantasy, not proof of abuse. I’m sure the self defense and abuse excuse was conjured up by Nurmi. Since she wanted to plea to second degree murder and Martinez turned her down, I think she just tailored her story to hide the fact that she brought the knife and gun and knifed him in the shower while he was sitting or turned his back. The fact that the camera kept taking pictures means she probably had it on a strap around her neck while she was stabbing him. She mentioned she used either her left or right hand so she may have switched hands when one was cut and just kept stabbing.

    It was great when he pointed out that she called both Travis Alexander and Ryan Burns, Hottie Biscottie. And the text supports Ryan’s story that she was on top of him, adjusted him and kissed him and pressed her body to him showing she killed Travis and then moved on to another lover.

    Martinez made a good point that she rented the car in another town because Yreka is a small town and someone might see her and she turned down a red car because it stands pout to police. I think it is a mistake to try to get Jodi Arias to admit to what he is saying because she is a stickler for details and stubborn. If he just moved on, the jurors would remember the point. Most people don’t like arguing so they may just tune them out and miss the point.

  51. GN5020
    02/27/2013 at 2:47 pm

    Before Martinez ends his cross examination of Jodi, I want him to ask her the details about the “Get Help for Pedophilia” pamphlets she says she gave him twice. Where did she get them? What did they say? Then go prove that those pamphlets never existed. That should put her pedophilia claims to rest and show what a vindictive liar she is.

    Also, Jodi says she put the knife in the dishwasher. Didn’t detectives say that none of the knives found in the dishwasher matched the wounds? Anyone else catch that?

  52. Laine
    02/27/2013 at 3:18 pm

    GN5020 :Before Martinez ends his cross examination of Jodi, I want him to ask her the details about the “Get Help for Pedophilia” pamphlets she says she gave him twice. Where did she get them? What did they say? Then go prove that those pamphlets never existed. That should put her pedophilia claims to rest and show what a vindictive liar she is.
    Also, Jodi says she put the knife in the dishwasher. Didn’t detectives say that none of the knives found in the dishwasher matched the wounds? Anyone else catch that?

    This is a great point…Do such Pamphlets excist? Who would say to someone I fantasise about having sex with children do you have a leaflet I can read to tell me how to stop!!
    Great catch GN5020

  53. SCK
    02/27/2013 at 3:49 pm

    I’m new to this blogging thing….how do I insert a comment…then comment on that like the last one posted??

    • donchais
      02/27/2013 at 5:20 pm

      appears wordpress is a bit wonky at the moment…isn’t working for me either which is why I started responding to names!

  54. Rache
    02/27/2013 at 4:23 pm

    If this nit-wit says, “UM” one more time, I will scream. I really cannot watch any longer. I cannot believe for a minute that she is not irritating the jurors. Why on earth do people say Martinez is too aggressive?? How else would one deal with this piece of work (to put it nicely). She has said UM at least eight times since I began this post. I am turning her off…but will be back to read donchais’ blog. I truly hope the jury gets this smirk off her face with a guilty of premeditated murder verdict.

  55. Nancy Pennington
    02/27/2013 at 4:26 pm

    My problem with the talking heads on inSession, HLN and JVM is that they think they know more about how to cross examine JA than Mr. Martinez. These are mostly lawyers that are on these shows to advertise which means that they need clients. Some of them are very young and in my opinion probably could not hold a candle to JM. They criticize this man who has more experience than probably all of them put together. I personally think JM is doing a fantastic job showing the jury the TRUE JA.

    • donchais
      02/27/2013 at 5:21 pm

      vancy, you nailed it!

    • Jess
      02/27/2013 at 5:36 pm

      I agree, I have been watching the trial mainly on Youtube; so I do not have commercials either. I tried to watch the recorded versions on HLN; but there was a lot of commercials in between.

  56. commerce1
    02/27/2013 at 5:23 pm

    My observations after 4 days of Martinez drilling Arias, are these:

    1. A person who legitimately killed in self-defense would humbly tell their story and throw themselves upon the mercy of the Court pleading for their freedom and/or for their life to be spared.

    2. An innocent person would be humble and respectful to ALL members of the Court – including the prosecutor.

    3. An innocent person would answer the questions honestly and completely. She would not split hairs, argue, dance around the questions, etc.

    4. An innocent person would not smirk, smile, laugh, etc. while they were sitting in front of the family of the person they butchered because she would feel remorse and sorrow for the death and what the family has and is suffering. She would recognize the gravity of the situation.

    5. It would take less than a day to cross-examine a person who is telling the truth. The story would add up and there would be no need to show the endless holes and inconsistencies in the story.

    6. There would be legitimate tears and emotion from an innocent defendent over the horror of what they were forced to do to defend themselves. Not, this flippant, sarcastic, haughty, superior attitude.

    On a side note, to all the talking heads on HLN who keep saying Martinez is doing a poor job, or who believe she is coming off as a victim, etc……please remember these are the same people who swore up and down she would never get up on the witness stand in the first place. Clearly they do not know everything.

    • janet
      02/27/2013 at 7:48 pm

      Excellent summation commerce1….. I just hope the jury sees what we see, & she should get the death penalty!!! I say to be carried out immediately!! But no such luck on that I know…

  57. Laine
    02/27/2013 at 5:28 pm

    SCK :I’m new to this blogging thing….how do I insert a comment…then comment on that like the last one posted??

    SCK use the quote link of the comment you wish to reply on and then typ your response and post. Hope this helps!

    Is it just me or does squirmi Nurmi actually look bored?!?!?!

  58. Observer
    02/27/2013 at 5:31 pm

    I didn’t know Miss Smarty Pants had the gall to call Flores as soon as she found out Travis’s body was found and ask him if a gun was used in the crime. She tells him Travis doesn’t own any weapons, that he is a wrestler and has a punching bag. Now she said she was lying to Flores.

    She would have no reason to lie about Travis having a gun at that time because all she was thinking about was trying to throw the suspicion off her and pretending to help with the incestigation. She wanted Flores to think she knew everything about Travis, her best friend.

    I thought it was funny when he asked her where the ammunition was and she said, “I assumed it was in the gun. Then she turns around and says Travis told her it was unloaded. Martinez also got her to admit that the gun she shot Travis with was small enough to fit in her purse.

    She has reason to lie now, because if she admits she shot Travis with her grandfather’s gun, that’s premeditation.

    It’s amusing how she sneaks in information as if she is whispering to the jury behind his back and trying to manipulate them into believing she has changed and is telling the truth now.

    I keep remembering a cocky arrogant Jodie Arias saying in a 2011 TV Interview that no jury would convict her because she is innocent. She must have made up the self defense story after that.

  59. Nancy Pennington
    02/27/2013 at 5:45 pm

    Does anyone know another way to watch this trial other than in HLN? The commercials every 3 minutes is driving me crazy.

  60. commerce1
    02/27/2013 at 6:25 pm

    An amusing observation this morning……when Arias went off splitting hairs instead of answering one of Juan’s questions, I SAW Nurmi get frustrated and throw his hand up in the air and slap it down on his chair. Even her attorneys are sick of this crap!!!!

    • janet
      02/27/2013 at 7:54 pm

      I’m wondering if squirmi wasn’t just frustrated with Juan instead of Jodi…but that’s my opinion. I hope you are right!

  61. Jujee
    02/27/2013 at 10:20 pm

    Did anyone notice that Jodi Arias asked Mr.Martinez to define the word ” ally” the other day and then later on a 48 Hours TV clip she
    described her relationship with a friend as her supporter, her ally??? I find that very strange and disingenuous.

  62. Mary Frances Fleming
    02/27/2013 at 11:25 pm

    Following this from France. Monsieur Juan Martinez is fantastic. Such talent. Such an honour for Travis being defended by him. She is one lying b::::::::: and I am a woman talking about another woman.

  63. Lilo
    03/01/2013 at 3:49 am

    Does anyone know who testified or who said on TV that JA was so upset that she’s not going to Cancun w/ TA? what show was this on?

  64. 03/09/2013 at 6:34 pm

    Hence the question from the jury: “Do men cheat on you because you’re controlling?” They’ve got her number.

    I also find it fascinating that her boyfriends tend to abuse her as well. Didn’t she say another boyfriend tried to strangle her? I guess her imagination isn’t all that great because she has to recycle stories.

    JM took this pathological liar and handed her a** to her.

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