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Jodi Arias Trial 3/18 summary

Morning Session:

Defense has dropped the issue of Reactive vs. instrumental.  Trial continues at 11.

 

DR. SAMUELS on direct:

  1. (S)Samuels states Arias does not have Global Amnesia but does have dissociative amnesia.  He reviews acute stress and its effect on the brain. 
  2. S. goes through his story regarding a complaint filed where he admits he had to pay a fine but did not lose his license.  Claims he was bartering services and did not know that New Jersey changed the law while he was bartering. 

 

Afternoon Session:

DR. SAMUELS on direct:

  1. Sexual predators are often protected by their families, except in cases where a pedo sexually molests a family member.
  2. He reviewed the symptoms of PTSD.
  3. When he first met Arias she had low self-esteem, but she is stronger now.
  4. Her PTSD symptoms include: blunted affect, stress when testifying, detachment (made up stories, pretending all was okay with Ryan and Leslie). Also her shaking, which he witnessed, she said began when Travis argued with her. She also forgets her words when stressed.
  5. June 4th crime scene he agrees with the attorney was ‘disorganized.’
  6. Brought up that she took the gun and rope but left behind the camera, her handprint and her hair.
  7. By putting Travis’ body in the shower she demonstrated ‘great strength’ suggesting Acute Stress, adrenaline and fight or flight mode.

 

DR. SAMUELS ON CROSS:

  1. He was hired to evaluate, not treat.  He sent her a gift- the book “Erroneous Zones” crossing a boundary he had crossed before and was not only fined $2500 for but also told to take a class on ethics and crossing boundaries inappropriately with clients. This implies he started to care about her as he sent this to help her as she was ‘suicidal.’  Of course he did not report her as suicidal to anyone at the jail. So much for an impartial assessment. (I heard he also sent her a card but I did not catch that actual testimony).
  2. He gave her 2 tests to help his evaluation.  One of them, the ‘PSD’ he could not remember the name of and had to look it up.  Said he has given this test 15 times. He admits he took notes on her answers and then filled in the answer sheet himself later, admitting to making a mistake. He also self scored it instead of doing it through a computer. JM (Juan Martinez) proves she lied on this test and the Doc admits it as the test was taken while she was sticking to the story of 2 intruders killing Travis.  The doc admits he should have given the test again later. On this test she said the PTSD was caused by a stranger attacking her.  She also indicates on this test that she has never been sexually assaulted by any person she knows.  The Doc admits his diagnosis of PTSD was partly based on this test which was based on her lies. At one point JM tried to ask about a specific question on the test but the Doc couldn’t find the questions…he said he would bring it tomorrow.  He appeared incompetent.
  3. They talked about the (supposed) rope she was tied up with for a sex act.  Apparently she told the Doc that her hands AND feet were tied up, inconsistent with her former statement.  The Doc then indicated she told him Travis cut the ropes off of her then they took the photos (which we know have no rope in them). JM pointed out it would have been important for the Doc to look at these photos to confirm that she was not lying to him- he   agreed.
  4. Court (and the cross) continues at 10 am tomorrow.

Something funny by Karen Haskin

Karen Haskin

So can you picture Jodi at her waitressing job waiting on Martinez?

M: I’d like a hamburger medium rare please.
J: Describe Medium for me.
M; Not over done
J: What do you mean by rare?
M: Just a wee bit pink in the middle.
J: I’m sorry, can you repeat that.
M: A hamburger medium rare please. How long will that take?
J: It shouldn’t take too long.
M: Well, How long? How many minutes?
J: How many Minutes for what?
M: How many minutes before my medium rare hamburger will be ready. Ready meaning in front of me ready to eat.
J: Uhmmmm It should be ready before my shift ends, but not before the people seated behind you leave.
M: Well how long will that be?
J: If I had to guess, I would say 15 minutes.
M: Okay. So in 15 minutes I will have a hamburger right?
J: Yes.
M: Can I get fries too please.
J: We have many fries, can you be more specific.
M: Okay, I would like steak fries.
J: Uhhhmmmmm But you didn’t order steak.
M: I know, I ordered a hamburger, I would like the steak fries, the style of fries with my order.
J: Uhhmmmm what order? The hamburger?
M: Yes
J: Okay, I guess.
M: I don’t want you to guess. Can I get steak fries with my hamburger?
J: Yes
M: Can I get a drink too? What kind of drinks do you have?
J: Here at the restaurant? Or the drinks I have at home.
M: Here. At the restaurant. To go with my hamburger and Fries.
J: I don’t recall if I have any drinks at home. I live with my grandmother.
M: No. I need to know what drinks the restaurant serves.
J: Uhmmmm… This restaurant?
M: Yes, the restaurant where I am going to receive my medium rare hamburger and steak fries.
J: Uhmmmm I’m sorry can you repeat the question

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Jodi Arias Trial 3/14 summary

Session 1:

JM (Juan Martinez) is objecting to the addition of a Power Point including slides of the brain.  He also objects to some articles and what he deems new information regarding Instrumental vs. Reactive Homicide which is another way of saying not premeditated vs. premeditated (which the judge has not allowed). The argument goes back and forth between the prosecutor and the defense.  We will hear some testimony from the expert today and rule on other aspects later.

 

Session 2:

Dr. Richard Samuels:

He gives his credentials.  He goes on to his experience with JA (Jodi Arias) including at least 12 meetings, reading her journal and giving her 2 tests.  He says she has PTSD due to the crime she committed. This explains her memory loss, denial of the crime and flat affect.

Jodi Arias Trial 3/13 summary

Session 1:

  1. JM (Juan Martinez) is going over her scenario to the jurors of what happened on the 4th.  She told the jurors that she wasn’t sure if Travis stopped to pick up his camera.  JM indicates that would have given her even more time (to get away).
  2. JM is trying to discern when exactly her ‘fog’ set in and if she can remember anything.  She had said that her brain ‘freezes’ and she doesn’t hear words but this time she did hear Travis say: “F’n kill you bitch.”
  3. JM says her scenario is impossible given the time stamps on the photos (62 seconds for the entire event).  He claims she did not have the time to do all she did and then all the stabbing as well.
  4. JM points out that because she testified that she did not know where the knife was she would have had to take some time to go and find it…unless she had it right there with her. (She implies maybe Travis had the knife).  He reviews that she said they both went down after the gunshot and neither had a knife at that point.  That means according to JM that Travis was down and she had to go get the knife and then come back to him to attack him with it.
  5. This entire time she has been mincing words and arguing details of the questions with Martinez.  She does not appear to shake and drinks water easily.  Also Nurmi is doing a lot of objecting.
  6. Ends with technical difficulties—back at 1:15.

Session 2:

  1. JM brings up the fact that she does remember having the knife in her hand at one point.  She argues with him saying she doesn’t remember gripping the knife…eventually she has to admit it must have been in her hand for her to have dropped it and remembered the sound of it hitting the tile floor.  She doesn’t want to agree with anything JM has to say.
  2. JM asks her about where her shoes went- did she leave them behind as she did not have them on when she stopped in the desert.  She does not remember.
  3. JM gets her to admit she put gas in the car on the way to Nevada but then she back tracks and says she must have, but she does not remember.  He is trying to prove she used the gas cans at that point.
  4. JM mentions that everything that has something to do with the case she managed to get rid of.
  5. Doesn’t remember if the gun was in a holster or box—she says there never was a box.
  6. She admitted buying a gun for protection for a camping trip with all guys (though she claims they were still asking people and there eventually may have been some girls).  JM says she did not need to go on the trip (why go if you are so afraid you need a gun?) She claims her violent encounters with Travis were part of the reason for the gun.
  7. JM brings up her claim to have read and followed the Book of Morman.  When it came to caffeine she stopped drinking it.  JM had her read about lying and she had to say that if you lie you are “more or less condemned to Hell.”
  8. JM brings up fight after Dan Freeman removes items from her backpack (they argue over when the actual fight started).  She had said Travis said “Fuck you” to her that day and that was when she realized he was not father material but JM got her to admit she had used the exact same words against Travis.
  9. JM got her to admit she had no problem ignoring the Law of Chastity even when she was clear on it saying (re: sex) if it’s wrong I don’t want to be right.

10. JM asks again about why she never called 911 regarding abuse from Travis.  They went over the incident with Bobby and her 911 call.  She admits there was nothing stopping her from calling 911.  She also admits she never took any pictures of injuries although she did take pics of her hurt finger from work.  She says she didn’t take pics because she was ashamed of those.

11. JM points out that the closet shelves are sitting on pins (and he throws in they are made to hold 40 lbs).  He points out if she had put her weight on like she said the shelf would have tipped over.  But nothing on the shelves is out of place.  She insists she just stepped on the edge briefly.

12. They go back and forth over whether she thought the gun was loaded (her story was ‘unloaded’ to the jury earlier, now she’s not so sure). JM asks her “if you thought the gun was unloaded what were you going to do with it…throw it at him?”

13. JM tells her you know you have to have your finger on the trigger to shot the gun.  He says: “You shot him in the head and killed him right?”  and she answers “yes”.

14. JM rests.

JUROR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (paraphrased):

  1. How many times did you see Travis’ gun?  Three- one when I discovered it, another time when cleaning and June 4.
  2. Re: Derald and guns…he showed you the safety.  Did you practice? I didn’t even touch it.
  3. Were you and Matt living in separate cities while he was with Bianca? Yes.
  4. Was it possible you were on a break or broken up at the time? I guess it’s possible…we were intimate…we didn’t break up.
  5. If you still felt threatened by (Travis) why did you use a knife instead of just shooting again? I dropped the gun when he hit me…we fell..I don’t remember picking up the knife.
  6. You said you remember putting the knife in the dishwasher…but you also don’t remember anything after dropping the knife.  Which is correct? I have a vague memory of putting a knife in the dishwasher…I’m not sure if that is the memory of June 4…or a prior incident.
  7. Does being baptized generally require that you follow the doctrine…in The Book of Morman? Yes.
  8. Did you take photos of injuries to your neck? I took a photo of myself in the U-Haul…I know I had makeup on …to hide the bruises.  I was trying to not make a record of them.
  9. How many phone calls, texts and e-mails were exchange between you and Travis on June 3 & 4? Between 5 and 9 phone calls…texts were not saved or recovered and no e-mails.

Follow up- Nurmi:

  1. She admits she wasn’t a ‘perfect Mormon’ and did see the Bishop about her sexual transgressions.
  2. She said the neck injuries were not captured in photos as they were something she wanted to forget, that this was against the Law of Attraction and it could hurt Travis.  She also said she sometimes felt ashamed and that she had provoked it.

Follow-up- Martinez:

1.  She said she was not broken up with Matt when she confronted Bianca but JM said she told her Social Worker something different.  She denied it.

2. JM confirmed that she told the Bishop about the sex but failed to mention the murder.

Jodi Arias Trial- 3/7 (after juror questions)

NURMI:

  1. N (Nurmi) brings up the laws of Chastity and Attraction.
  2. He goes over her many breakups and how they were not violent.
  3. N tries to get the suicide letters in.
  4. N goes over the torn journal pages and why she wouldn’t write anything negative about Travis.
  5. She says the church encouraged dating.
  6. She was not jealous of his relationships with other women.  She thought he was taking a babysitter to Cancun.  She didn’t want to marry him (though he asked her over the phone).
  7. She says Travis wanted her to keep the gun a secret and tries to get in that it belonged to his Dad.
  8. She says there was never a knife in her car.
  9. She claims JM (Juan Martinez) makes her shake.

10. She lied to Protect Travis and herself.

MARTINEZ:

  1. JM goes over the oath that she took.
  2. Proves she was in Salt Lake City and looks like she purchased enough gas for her car and 3 gas cans.
  3. JM says Walmart has no record of a returned gas can.
  4. JM starts asking about her RH finger injury from her job at Casa Ramos.  She claims she got a bandaid from the manager but never filed any work injury report as they were a small business (4-5 restaurants).  JM does not buy it.Session 2:
  5. 1.  JM brings up the fact that she does remember having the knife in her hand at one point.  She argues with him saying she doesn’t remember gripping the knife…eventually she has to admit it must have been in her hand for her to have dropped it and remembered the sound of it hitting the tile floor.  She doesn’t want to agree with anything JM has to say.
    1. JM asks her about where her shoes went- did she leave them behind as she did not have them on when she stopped in the desert.  She does not remember.
    2. JM gets her to admit she put gas in the car on the way to Nevada but then she back tracks and says she must have, but she does not remember.  He is trying to prove she used the gas cans at that point.
    3. JM mentions that everything that has something to do with the case she managed to get rid of.
    4. Doesn’t remember if the gun was in a holster or box—she says there never was a box.
    5. She admitted buying a gun for protection for a camping trip with all guys (though she claims they were still asking people and there eventually may have been some girls).  JM says she did not need to go on the trip (why go if you are so afraid you need a gun?) She claims her violent encounters with Travis were part of the reason for the gun.
    6. JM brings up her claim to have read and followed the Book of Morman.  When it came to caffeine she stopped drinking it.  JM had her read about lying and she had to say that if you lie you are “more or less condemned to Hell.”
    7. JM brings up fight after Dan Freeman removes items from her backpack (they argue over when the actual fight started).  She had said Travis said “Fuck you” to her that day and that was when she realized he was not father material but JM got her to admit she had used the exact same words against Travis.
    8. JM got her to admit she had no problem ignoring the Law of Chastity even when she was clear on it saying (re: sex) if it’s wrong I don’t want to be right.

    10. JM asks again about why she never called 911 regarding abuse from Travis.  They went over the incident with Bobby and her 911 call.  She admits there was nothing stopping her from calling 911.  She also admits she never took any pictures of injuries although she did take pics of her hurt finger from work.  She says she didn’t take pics because she was ashamed of those.

    11. JM points out that the closet shelves are sitting on pins (and he throws in they are made to hold 40 lbs).  He points out if she had put her weight on like she said the shelf would have tipped over.  But nothing on the shelves is out of place.  She insists she just stepped on the edge briefly.

    12. They go back and forth over whether she thought the gun was loaded (her story was ‘unloaded’ to the jury earlier, now she’s not so sure). JM asks her “if you thought the gun was unloaded what were you going to do with it…throw it at him?”

    13. JM tells her you know you have to have your finger on the trigger to shot the gun.  He says: “You shot him in the head and killed him right?”  and she answers “yes”.

    14. JM rests.

    (Jury Questions will be added later).

Arias Trial- Juror Questions day 2

1a.Several times while testifying about the abuse by TA, you’ve made comments like “as I understand it now” and “I’ve come to realize”. How has this realization come about?
1b. Were individuals involved in helping you come to these realization?
1c.Tell us who they are and what their professions may be.
1d. You were recalling times of memory loss with TA. How is it possible you remember such details from those days if you had a foggy memory?

2. Is there anyone else who knows about your memory issues?
3. Did Travis’ roommates ever hear these altercations to your knowledge? To your knowledge, did anyone else hear your altercations?
4. You have testified about several incidents where TA was physical to you. Were you ever physical to TA besides when you killed him?
5. Would you consider the event when Travis choked you a stressful event? If yes, why do you recall the event so clearly?
6. In the moments of stress or fog, how do you recall what happens in those moments if it effects your memory?
7. Why were you afraid of the consequences if you killed Travis in self-defense?
8. What happened to the gas cans after the road trip in June of 2008?
9. Regarding shaking, memory, foggy reaction: Do you always have a reaction as you described when someone corrects or challenges you? Is this the same reaction you have when someone yells or raises their voice at you? Have you ever had any situations where you have raised your voice?
10. You mentioned the pain of sex is one of the reasons you brought KY into the relationship. What are the other reasons?
11. During these altercations, why didn’t you just scream in hopes that someone would hear you and come help you?
12. What was the date and time stamped on Ex164?
13. If you were scared of what TA was capable of doing, why would you ever allow him to tie you up?
14. Was Travis tied up at any point 6/4/08?
15. Do you recall any of the injuries on TA w/out look at photos?
16. You said the reason you didn’t write negative things in your journal because you thought Travis would read it. Is that correct? If that is the case, why were you okay with leaving an entry in your journal that said TA would be angry at you for going to Rachel’s house? Why was it okay to write about TA making you sad/happy or miserable?
17. After you snatched the gun off the shelf, did you do anything to the gun such as cock it, manipulate t he slide, etc prior to it going off? Had you ever had any firearms training, or fire a 25 caliber pistol prior to this event?
18. How far away from you was Travis when the gun went off? Not when he lunged, but when the gun went off?
19. You stated you remember throwing the gun into the desert, but do you remember what happened to the box? What about the holster? Did he keep ammo?
20. If TA lunged at you, why didn’t you just move to the side out of his way?
21. You remember dropping the knife and screaming but don’t remember taking the gun or rope with you. Is that correct?
22. You are stating you believe you stabbed TA based on logic. How do you explain the bloody hands and clothing, and the palm print on the wall?
23. If you were kneeling when you dropped the camera, how did it roll as far as it did?
24. Was TA sitting down when you dropped the camera?
25. How did his anger escalate after you shot him?
26. Was he chasing you after you shot him in the head?
27. When you purchased gas at Arco in Pasadena, why didn’t you fill everything at the pump? Why three separate transactions?
28. During testimony about the abuse by TA, you made comments like as I see it now, etc. Have you utilized professional help?
29. Did you enjoy having sex w/Travis? Did he force you to do things you didn’t want to do?
30. Why did you take so long to tell the truth?

Arias Trial juror questions (1-156)

(To see yesterday’s answers go back one post)

1. Did TA pay for a majority of your trips?
2. If he did pay, was that a factor in you questioning his choices, ie sleeping arrangements?
3. Was it his money, his choices?
4. Why did you put the camera in the washer?
5. Did you ever take pics of yourself after he hit you?
6. Why did you call cops on ex who shook you but not on Travis?
7. Why would you continue to sleep w/TA after you learned of his child porn issues?
8. Why didn’t you just change your gmail password so TA couldn’t get into it anymore?
9. Did TA’s closet doors have locks on them?
10. If no, how did you have time to get the gun down if he was right behind you?
11. Did you record other phone sex convos?
12. Bryan Burns testified that he met you at a PPL event in April 08 and you had blonde hair. How is that possible if you dyed your hair in March 08?
13. Why did you feel so uncomfortable about anal w/TA if you’d previously tried it?
14. You took pics of shirt/shorts. Did you take pics of spideys? If no, why not?
15. You told Daryl you wanted to abstain from sex til marriage. Why’d you have sex w/TA?
16. TA said on the phone that he didn’t like spiderman. Why did he buy you underwear with spiderman if he didn’t like that character?
17. Why would you tell Leslie you wanted TA’s kids to play w/yours if you knew he was into young children?
18. If you had bruises prior to Jan 28 incident (?), why didn’t anyone ask you about them?
19. If you were so near sighted, how were you able to drive?
20. In TA’s text to Jodi, ex.444, he talks about mysterious man. Who’s this man and why’s he bringing it up?
21. Did TA think it was someone you lied about?
22. You took pic of tshirt/shorts and not boys underwear. Why did you take them so much later (in July)?
23. You testified TA gave you book of Mormon @ Starbucks. Did you read it, if so, when?
24. Does the book of Mormon go into detail regarding the law of chastity?
25. Who initiated contact after various break ups? Start w/Bobby.
26. How far is Crater Lake from Ashland?
27. How far is Medford from Crater Lake?
28. How far is Medford from Ashland?
29. How did you know Victor’s family?
30. Please explain the events again that led up to your dad slapping you earlier.
31. What is your relationship with your mother like today?
32. What is your relationship with your father like today?
33. Would it be possible to have Jodi run through the attack on 6/4/08 using the floorplan in exhibit #–?
34. Regarding the 9MM gun in 7/08, you mentioned the purpose having to do w/a camping trip. Who was going to be going on the camping trip?
35. Why were you planning on going if you were scared?
36. Were you paid for the interview w/48 hours?
37. Were you paid for the interview w/Inside Edition?
38. Inter an interview w/Flores, you talk to him about taking pics of TA while shaving. You said he must’ve liked it because he used it on his MySpace page. Can you explain what he used?
39. You stated that you tried to call Matt and Daryl about your change in plans about going to Mesa but said they didn’t answer. Why didn’t you leave a VM or text them?
40. You testified that you reported your cell phone lost in May 08. When and where was it found?
41. Have you taken long trips by yourself like the one 6/08 in the past?
42. How often did you take such trips?
43. During those trips, did you take extra gas cans with you?
44. If you took gas cans with you, where did you get them?
45. During your testimony, you mentioned (sorry, my internet refreshed! Missed this one. Think it had to do with heavy traffic and Travis’ frustration w/it)
46. Why did you confront Travis after seeing him w/another woman through his back window if was not due to jealousy?
47. If you simply wanted to know where you stood because you thought he was still courting you, why were you so upset that you needed to call your father the next day?
48. You mentioned an earlier failed attempt at using rope during sexual encounter. Can you tell us what happened that day it occurred and how TA handled that failure?
49. Did Travis’ dog usually bark when someone came into the house?
50. Did the dog usually bark with loud unexplained noises?
51. Why would you continue to stay w/someone who had sex w/you while you were sleeping?
52. When did you find out that TA had a gun?
53. To your knowledge, did the police ever find your grandfather’s gun that was stolen?
54. Why did you place TA’s body back in the shower?
55. Do you know what time you left TA’s house on 6/4/08?
56. What happened to the clothes you were wearing 6/4/08?
57. You say TA had attacked you before 6/4/08 but would apologize, so why was 6/4/08 so different?
58. You & TA continued to talk on the phone after you moved. Would it be fair to say you were upset he was taking another woman to Cancun?
59. Why did you send his grandmother flowers?
60. Why did you take the rope and gun w/you?
61. Did you lock TA’s bedroom door when you left on 6/4/08?
62. Did you try to clean up the scene when you left on 6/4/08?
63. If you climbed on the shelf in a hurry in the closet, how is it nothing is disturbed?
64. If you shot TA first, how did the casing land on blood?
65. After you shot him, how come you didn’t run out of the house to get away?
66. Why didn’t you call 911?
67. If TA attacked you on 6/4/08, why not just tell the police from the start?
68. Were you kneeling when you dropped the camera?
69. When TA got out of the shower to attack you, was he wet? If so, did he slip on the tile?
70. When entering the closet, why didn’t you go through the door closest to you?
71. Do you know how tall the ceiling in TA’s closet was?
72. Was the gun in a case or was it just lying on the shelf?
73. Why is it that you have no memory of stabbing Travis?
74. Whether you had plans to commit suicide or not, why even say no jury would convict you because you’re innocent?
75. In your interviews you gave on TV, were you forced to answer all the questions they presented to you?
76. You have pictures of your other finger injuries with time stamps? Do you have other pics of your other finger injury?
77. Do you have any pics of your wearing a finger splint?
78. Did anyone see you wearing a finger splint?
79. When did you realize you had memory loss? The approximate date.
80. Did you have an attorney prior to the interview w/CBS?
81. You said you got the 2 gas cans so you could fill up where it was cheaper in NV or UT. Why did you get it in Pasadena?
82. In all the 3 hour church events, you were never told that other forms of sexual intercourse – oral/anal – were forbidden?
83. Did you know that TA did not like John Dixon prior to your date w/John Dixon?
84. Why were you willing to get involved with 2 men at the same time?
85. When you were asked about the video you made w/TA on 6/4/08 you said you used your camera. Then you said it was in your car and didn’t use it that day. Which is it?
86. When you realized you didn’t connect like you’d expected, why did you continue to speak to Travis?
87. What is your understanding of the word skank?
88. Why did you share housing w/Matt at the time you were in a relationship w/TA?
89. Were there any girls working w/you that you could share a room with?
90. How can you be a sister to Matt, someone you had sex w/in the past?
91. Why didn’t you read the book of Mormon to see what you were and weren’t allowed to do?
92. Why did you ask TA about everything you did?
93. Why did you start a relationship w/Ryan Burns when you said earlier you didn’t see other guys when you were with one guy?
94. Why is it that you cannot remember when TA lent you money, but you remember the exact amount you lent him all three times?
95. Why did you think that the incident that happened on 6/4/08 was any different from anything that happened before so that you thought you had to kill him?
96. You mentioned injuries that would not have been seen by others that wouldn’t have been seen by others when you went to Utah in 6/4/08. Can you explain them?
97. When you injured yourself at Casa Romas on the glass, did your manager have you fill out a form for medical purposes?
98. Who was the main factor in your decision to move from Palm Desert to Mesa? Travis or Rachael?
99. You testified that you thought you heard his footsteps. If you weren’t sure, why didn’t you run down the stairs and out the front door?
100.Why would you take the time to delete the pics off the camera after you killed TA?
101.You stated you remembered dropping the knife and hearing it hit the tile. What did you do w/it after that?
102.If your phone had died while at TA’s, why not use a wall charger so it would be charged before you hit the road?
103.In your email to TA after 6/4/08 you stated you’d sleep in his bed while he was in Cancun. Did you sleep in his house when he wasn’t there?
104.How is it you were so calm in your interview w/CBS?
105.You stated in 48 hrs interview that TA’s family deserved to know the truth. If that was true, why didn’t you confess then?
106.If TA wanted the sex convo recorded why didn’t he record it?
107.If you didn’t want to be tied to a tree, why did you go and look for a place where he could do that?
108.If you dropped the camera on the bathmat, how is it that it rolled all the way to the bath tub?
109.On the phone sex tape, when TA was talking about photos/taking vids, was that all part of his fantasy?
110.Did you ever voice anything to TA about being uncomfortable with his fantasies?
111.Why didn’t you call Ryan and tell him you were going to AZ when you decided you were going to AZ?
112.You have testified to many occasions where you performed sexual favors for TA to keep him happy. Are you saying you never got any pleasure out of it?
113.Why would you continue to carry journals around w/you if it was possible that others including TA might read them?
114.Why were the laws of attraction so important to follow but the law of chastity was not?
115.Do the laws of attraction also apply to recording phone sex conversations?
116.You stated there were times TA made you tear out pages w/negative things you said about him. Right before that you said you didn’t write anything bad about TA. Which is it?
117.Were you mad at TA while you were stabbing him?
118.How is it that you remember so many sexual encounters, including ex-boyfriends, but you don’t remember stabbing TA or dragging his body?
119.During cross, you were asked if you were crying when you were stabbing Travis and you said no. How do you know that if you don’t remember?
120.You stated you bought a gun to commit suicide but never ended up doing it. What stopped you from doing it?
121.You stated you would not want kids w/TA because you would be worried about them. If that’s the case, why’d you tell Leslie you couldn’t wait for your kids to play together at future PPL events?
122.A lot of your answers to the questions you were asked made it seem like you put TA’s needs and priorities before your own. If that’s the case, why didn’t you call for help after you shot him?
123.Why did you decide to tell the truth 2 years after the killing?
124.What made you change your mind and tell everyone about Travis’ secret about the child’s picture?
125.You said you were sick to your stomach when you saw TA with child pics. Why did you sleep w/him again?
126.Would you classify your relationship w/TA as a love/hate relationship?
127.On 6/4/08 after you got up and ran towards the closet, is it possible TA picked up the camera from the bathroom floor and moved it?
128.Could that also explain the delay in his arrival and his anger in the door threshold?
129.Given that there are guiding principles such as the law of attraction and passing down journals to future generations, do you feel the Mormon church (sorry, missed it, one of my kids asked me something!)…
130.Can you give a few examples of what might be considered negative other than what you’ve already discussed (in regards to journals)?
131.How do you determine when you will tell the truth and when you won’t? What are the determining factors?
132.When did you find Travis’ gun?
133.Was it kept loaded in the closet?
134.Today, 3/5/13, you stated before lunch that you think you filled the car up first as we saw in several hypothetical situations after lunch, do you think it’s possible to put 8 plus gallons in the car and then 9 plus gallons and then 2 plus for a total of 12 in the remaining gas cans?
135. You initially testified that sex was a way to relieve stress, then said it was a way to relieve anger. Which is it?
136.How do you know that?
137.Would a screwdriver be required to take off the license plates?
138.Did you find it strange that only your license plate was messed with in that parking lot?
139.If you were driving to a place you’d never been before (Utah), why wouldn’t you map out different towns that had rest stops and gas stations?
140.Did you ever see a doctor for your memory issues?
141.If you were scared of TA’s anger and violence, why would you go upstairs when he was banging his head and already mad?
142.Did TA ever tell you he kept his gun loaded?
143.If you didn’t think it was loaded, why grab a gun that may not be loaded instead of going outside?
144.You stated you didn’t know anything was wrong w/the back of car when you came out of Starbucks, so how did it get turned upside down?
145.Why did you plan on seeing John Dixon when you were on your way to see Ryan in Utah?
146.How many men were you willing to be involved w/at the same time?
147.Did you ever seek mental help for your mental condition?
148.Have you ever taken medication for your memory issues?
149.Did you ever tell anyone about your condition prior to the killing?
150.You said you didn’t get glasses til 2010. What’s your prescription?
151.Is there anyone who saw you shaking during a fight w/Travis?
152.Do any of your journal entries or any other items discuss you blacking out or getting scrambled?
153.You claim to have memory gaps when you’re being yelled at or stressed? If this is the case, how do you have such vivid memories of TA’s violent episodes during which he’s yelling?
154. Did you call any men you did not have a romantic interest in, “hottie biscotti”, in text messages, emails or instant messages?
155. If you were not going to marry TA because of the January 21 & Jan 22 events, why stay with him at all?
156. Do you feel the guys in your life cheated on you because you were controlling?

Jodi Arias redirect, day 2 summary

Session 1:

  1. JOURNAL:  She indicates she would not have put the pedo incident in her journal.  In journal she mentions being ‘haunted by it’ and says: “I cannot marry him…something’s off with that boy.” She says she would have been worried about her children.  She also claims Travis said if he could marry her he would ‘win the wife lottery.’  She felt anxiety about (moving) and  ‘leaving him to his own devices.’
  2. She called a lot of people “Hottie-Biscotti.”
  3. She sent the Grandma of Travis Iris’s as she was the only one she had met in the family and she felt doing nothing would look worse.
  4. VIOLENCE:  Travis banging his head in one incident and hitting her car in another.  The car incident was after Disneyland and they were stuck in traffic.  She says Travis was hitting the steering wheel and screaming at the other drivers.  She was “shocked” as this was the first time she saw his temper.
  5. SEX:  N mentions the intercourse while asleep again- she says it was a mistake.  Then the arm grab and bend over incident- she says it was better than the violence escalating.
  6. ROBBERY:  N asks would she have had access to other guns- her  “yes.” She mentions several people she knows with guns and a number of guns her father had (one with a silencer).
  7. She choose to rent a car from Redding as it was the only place offered at priceline.  Says she could have borrowed a car from friends or family.  Also Redding was on her way.

Session 2:

  1. N goes over gas receipts.  She says she topped off the tank.
  2. License plate story is repeated.
  3. Now her story is she needed the gas cans for the trip on I 15 as she had never driven it and was worried she would get stuck in the desert.
  4. N reviews all her (alleged) violent encounters with Travis.  He points out that she shkes and has memory issues related to these encounters.
  5. Asks if Travis was a runner- No
  6. N shows her face from the nude photo- asks if she was comfortable there- No.  She is not sure where the rope went.  She introduced KY for the painful sexual encounters.  Travis refused to buy it- didn’t want to be seen.  Travis had as “all access pass” to her body.

Session 3:

  1. Though she admitted to the stabbing she does not actually remember it.  Says they were her actions, her responsibility.
  2. Claims she never told Mr. Violet (sp) that Travis was watching kiddie porn on his computer.
  3. DAY OF MURDER:  Claims Travis did not shave the day of the murder. Does not remember if she lost any consciousness after she was tackled. Doesn’t recall shaking at that time. Claims she remembered the time he ‘almost killed her’ and that went through her mind. He is screaming at her.  She doesn’t remember a knife. Doesn’t remember the cleanup or the dragging.  Does remember screaming and dropping the knife. N asks her in several ways if she went to Travis’ on June 4 to kill him, she says no.  She felt she had no choice.
  4. AFTER THE MURDER: N asks why she sent texts- she knew she did something wrong. And was scared.  Says it’s not okay to kill under any circumstance.  Says part of her wishes she was the one dead.
  5. Regarding lying afterward- it wasn’t her goal to evade, just didn’t want people to know she could do this and that Travis could be violent.
  6. N talks about there being lots of secrets ‘behind these doors’ (shows diagram of Travis’ bedroom.  She agrees they had a secret life with sex and violence in it. Even after arrested she kept these secrets for years. N implies she would rather die than expose these secrets.  N asks if it was her desire to reveal all this in front of a jury and national audience- No. N rests.
  7. Judge says there are about 100 jury questions the 2 sides will review tomorrow morning.  The jury will be back in court at 1 pm.

 

Jodi Arias redirect, day 1 summary

Session 1:

  1. N (Nurmi) begins with JA taking responsibility by testifying including admitting that she did kill Travis (in self defense).
  2. N tries to show that her finger looks the same in photo as it does now if she is in the same position (demonstrated with attorney). She also shows a picture of an injury to her right hand index finger from June she says she got from moving margarita glasses (implying this is what Ryan saw in Utah).  She doesn’t recall having any injury to her left hand in Utah.
  3. N leads her through some texts and the memorial note she left about praising Travis.  Talks about how their relationship went from sex to romantic love to platonic love. Mentions the time she woke up and Travis was in her.  She felt put on a pedestal and N brings in pedestal at one time and on the ground (being kicked) at another time. N brings up the Law of Chastity and she reminds us that Travis told her anal and oral were okay.
  4. Though broken up she was still concerned about STD’s and that is (supposedly) now why she wanted to confront Travis after seeing him with another woman.  Then she went on to say he had given her the okay to stop by that night.  She also said that she later did not to confront Travis because he chastised her, therefore she was in fear and felt intimidated.

Session 2:

  1. N brings up when JA saw a girl through the window.  JA felt Travis was still courting her as he (according to her) promised to change, went out on dates, went out on his birthday, and he gave her the money to move to Mesa as well as storing some of her stuff.
  2. Talk about her weekend with John Dixon.  Travis was upset as Dixon was not a church member.
  3. SEX:  N is trying to prove that Travis has had previous experience with women.  All of this is based on her word.  She had said after first oral sex (on her) that he knew what he was doing.  She said he led her to believe he had had more partners than her.  She felt the BJ in the car wasn’t his first time as he put the visor down to see in the mirror.  She said he bragged about knowing the female anatomy. Says he also compared her to another woman.   Her prior history re: anal was 4 times before she met Travis.  She says she didn’t ask for anal after the baptism and it was painful- no lube, may have used spit. Says she enjoyed the physical part of sex “sometimes.”  N goes through a list of times when JA only did the sex act to pleas Travis, such as the Toblerone after the “facial and her feeling like a prostitute” after the weekend of sex.  She says she continued to have sex with Travis after the pedo incident to help him feel normal. She explains the ‘horny school girl’ text she sent him as part of a long text where they were trying to outdo one another. She says she had never dressed up for anyone until Travis.  N brings in an edited piece of the sex tape.  It has what I would call highlights of some of the graphic stuff said by Travis, including the tying to a tree and the cream pie (which she says she had never heard of).  She says she wasn’t comfortable with taking pics  (or video) unless they would be deleted.  She claims she did many things she did not enjoy just to please Travis.
  4. Regarding fidelity- she was not disloyal to Travis by making out with Ryan as they weren’t boyfriend/girlfriend at the time.  She claims Travis was with other women when they were still having sex.  She implies Travis wanted a 3-some with some girl named Shetanya (sp) and is cut off by the prosecutor.  This never comes back up.

Session 3:

HER JOURNAL:  JA explains that some pages have been torn out by her; in one case due to a description of a weekend she had with Dixon.  Apparently Travis (who she claims read her Journal) was upset over it. She also said the Mormons were big on Journals and she wanted someday to pass it down.  She explains that due to the ‘Law of Attraction’ she didn’t want to put anything negative in her Journal, also because Travis might read it.  And she was protecting Travis so no mention of abuse or pedo incidents. Also the law of Attraction says if you want positivity then be positive and so that is why she put only positive things about Travis.  N shows the August 26 entry where she says: “I love Travis so completely I don’t know any other way to be…” and there are highlights.  JM objects.  She writes about not tolerating negative statements about her friends or Travis.  Later she talks of her range of emotions and suicide he (Travis) makes me sick and he makes me happy…this darkness is the result of my own creation.  “I just wish I could die.”