Jodi Arias Live Blog: Arias Grilled Under Cross-Examination by Prosecutor Juan Martinez; UPDATES

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Arias tries to keep up with the intense grilling by Martinez.
Her January 24, 2008 journal entry mentions nothing about the alleged January 2008 fight with Alexander in which she says he broke her finger. Martinez asks why she didn't put that in the journal. She says she would "never" write something like that in there.

"You had the free will to write it, right?" Martinez demands. She agrees.

He asks if she went to a doctor to get her finger looked at. She didn't even tell anyone about it. And she didn't tell Detective Flores about it -- she gave him a different story, the one about the two masked intruders hurting her finger.

"When do you decide to tell the truth -- when you're in this court, and no place else?" Martinez demands.

"No," she says.

"Ma'am, nothing has stopped you from telling this story ever, right?" the prosecutor says.

Martinez is very excited as he goes through this. Arias is unusually calm. Weird. Jury members mostly riveted.

Arias could have called her father about the alleged fight and "supposed" injury to her finger, Martinez points out.

But she didn't tell anyone about a hurt finger until after the murder.

2:06 p.m. Martinez asks about catching Alexander masturbating to an image of a young boy, which is a story Arias told previously during her testimony.

Martinez notes that this incident also supposedly happened before the January 24 journal entry that says nothing "noteworthy" has happened lately.

Arias' demeanor is somewhat smart alecky.

Martinez asks her about a job she had at Mimi's. Martinez seems to get frustrated when she isn't able to answer exactly what time she was supposed to go to work on January 21, 2008, the day Alexander allegedly broke her finger in a fight. She also doesn't know exactly how many hours she had to work that day.

Martinez asks her if her memory problems are recent. She asks what he means by "recent," which is quite smartass of her. The prosecutor is bringing attention to her inability to remember certain things over others. When did you start having these memory issues? Martinez wants to know.

"It depends on the type of memory issue," she answers.

(Yeah -- no duh.)

So, Martinez wants to know, what factors cause her memory to have problems?

Arias responds that it happens sometimes when "men like you" are screaming at her. A murmur rises from the galley.

On January 21, 2008, they had broken up, but Arias says she still went to his house almost every day. That day, he needed help putting boxes up in his attic, she says.

Martinez is trying to get her to say just when she discussed that she would come over on January 21. She says "it was discussed" numerous times over several weeks before she came over. Martinez asks if they agreed she would come over on January 21.

She says they weren't that specific. But Martinez says "the point is, you can't tell us anything about the circumstances of that day."


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32 comments
obwyatt
obwyatt

how do you return a used gas can?

littlejesusgurl
littlejesusgurl

I hope we are not all  shocked  when theis all comes to an end,,if that was my Son, I would not except anything other than the Death Penalty.

katiecoolady
katiecoolady

Hi Ray,

Wish you could have seen Martinez in action yesterday.  It was epic.  He hit his stride and many of us thought she was on the edge of breaking down and confessing.  He got her to admit she did in fact injure her finger in the attack on Travis (which of course she tried to backpeddle but she did admit it under oath..oops!).  I think some of the sparring, although perhaps unintended, has been ok.  It's shown Jodi Arias is capable of holding her own against a strong male opponent.  She gives it as good as she gets.  She's combative right back. No shrinking violet that's for sure.  Looking forward to seeing his rebuttal case.  Hope to see ya back in court next week.

zettahenry
zettahenry

Jodi is a very clever gal. I do not understand why the prosecutor doesn't have her declared a "hostile' witness. She refuses to answer the questions and is getting away with "murder" again and this time I mean on the witness stand. USUALLY THE PROSECUTOR CAN ASK THE JUDGE TO INSTRUCT THE WITNESS TO ANSWER THE QUESTION WITH A "YES" OR "NO" AND THEN EXPLAIN.   JUAN MARTINEX IS IN OVER HIS HEAD, SORRY TO SAY.

sssojourn
sssojourn

There are many innocent and gullible people in the world and most do not understand that there is truly evil individuals in it, borderline, sociopathic, psychopathic and alike prey on this knowledge....................lets hope there,s none on the JURY!!! . In Iran when convicted of murder the accused is taken to a room with only a bench, a noose is placed around his neck as he stands on bench and the family members are allowed to speak with him/her. When the discussion is over they are aloud to either let him walk FREE or kick over the bench.......................what do you think Travis family would do ?

skeptic4all
skeptic4all

I cannot really judge her for what she has done 27 stabs a shot to the head and then slit his throat. Hmmmm does anyone really know what really happened between them besides her and him not the law,judge,jury or prosecutor knows anything but wanting a conviction besides the jury. I do hope the jury thinks about that one little thing called love cause there are very mean people that do like to play with hearts and a person can get very violent over that word everyone has that happen to them most just take the heart ache and few get very violent let's see if the law can get some women he played in the past ooo wait the law won't cause then they will get only 3 year sentence then a higher conviction I think people should not be to quick to judges until you put yourself in her shoes just saying. And another thing the prosecutor sure did want to know the answer to her and that guys fantasy if you ask me seems he way trying to fulfill his as well. Thank you all for reading and letting give my opinion have a great evening.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

She is starting to show her true personality. I disagee with Tano. I think she will be found guilty of murder one, and will be given the death penalty. The 'self defense' story doesn't really add up when facts show that she traveled hundreds of miles out of her way from California to Utah to 'visit' the guy, then she completely forgot about having killed him "in self defense" when interviewed about it. It's not likely, in my opinion, that any one juror is going to buy her story, any more than they do the story by Drew Peterson about the disappearance of his last wife, Stacy. I think Jodi will bury herself next week. She is already trying to make herself come across as the hapless victim, when in fact she is a cold hearted stalker and killer.

sedonasherpa
sedonasherpa

I do not buy the JA version of events...But I do think TA was the classic two-sided coin Mormon and abusive - at least sexually. The short man complex prosecutor is 3rd rate...He is unable to contain himself as he tries to get JA to not contain herself...It is amateur hour.

I would not convict on 1st degree if the death penalty is in-play... I would go 2nd or even manslaughter.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

She may rot in a jail cell, but hell is something one makes up in one's own mind. But she will be fun in prison.

littlejesusgurl
littlejesusgurl

shes smirking,,--and being combative--I want him to back off,,  she has been coached as how to treat him.


Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

She's playing the prosecutor like a fiddle. She is making him run all over the place. He's lost his train of thought numerous times. She's slick.

L.C.
L.C.

What a bitch. 


She's as guilty as sin.

educteach
educteach

Go Martinez!  I found it interesting as well that while she testified for the defense she remembered what color pants she was wearing in 2007, but now she can't remember yesterday!

maryfrancesf
maryfrancesf

@zettahenry She is not a clever gal just a manipulator hope she gets the death penalty mad wild sexual frustrated deviant she is. Hick town brunette

CAROL
CAROL

@skeptic4all Hey, do you think it is ok to kill over love?  If she gets off they should let a whole lot of people on death row or in prison for life in prison free to do it again!

CAROL
CAROL

@Tano Hernandez why do you say that?  She has admitted to the murder....

maryfrancesf
maryfrancesf

@Joe Kennedy Slick as a piece of vomit with carrots in it.

sage4u2
sage4u2

@Joe Kennedy No, she's just arrogant. If she was slick she would not be on trial.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@Joe Kennedy I suspect you're wrong.  I suspect that Martinez is allowing her to get comfortable, to believe that she has the upper hand, to believe that she is outsmarting him and just when she is comfortable and confident he will lead her into a trap that he's already planned, likely one involving her answers to questions she answered "confidently" today.  Martiniez is to professional a prosector to be played "like a fiddle."

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

@educteach Did you notice how she is trying to spin guilt back on the prosecutor and the guy she killed? What if the prosecutor were a lady? I wonder if the prosecution team has a lady available who can raise her voice toward Arias without Arias losing her memory and being traumatized? She is trying to paint herself as the cowering librarian who walks home alone at night, a book in one hand and a Bible in the other. Her actions in the bedroom paint her as something else, however.

Spamola5
Spamola5

@skeptic4all Really we have all had are hearts Broken sometime or another, she is a Adult women as him Adult man, consenting partners. Does not give anyone the right to stab 27 times shoot in the head.She needs life in Prison,also lets give everyone who has killed someone over Jealous a fair Trail, thats costing the tax payer money know sympathy , only for the Family and this Man

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