Jodi Arias Trial: Prosecutor Juan Martinez's "Meltdown" With Murder Suspect; Plus, KY or Baby Oil?

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Jodi Arias is on trial for brutally killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, on June 4, 2008.

The Jodi Arias trial took another turn for the nutty today with a "meltdown" by prosecutor Juan Martinez and, to some extent, the justice system.

Arias, who claims she shot, stabbed and nearly decapitated her ex-boyfriend in self-defense, said in her third day of being cross-examined that Martinez was making her "brain scrambled."

Even viewers who'd prefer to see her hang could sympathize.

Maybe, just maybe, long detour into the issue of Arias' problems with Martinez, and his problems with her, was all part of the diminutive, well-coiffed deputy Maricopa County Attorney's strategy

Probably not likely, but you can help be the judge: We've included a healthy portion of the off-topic, back-and-forth argument between Arias and Martin below for you to read.

Of course, any reporter would be remiss to omit all the talk of "jizz" in the courtroom today, and the several references to one of the great questions of mankind:

Is it better to use KY or baby oil for anal sex?

See also: Jodi Arias Live Blog: Cross-Examination Continues Into Arias' Admitted Lies and Alleged Truths; UPDATES

At center of all the absurdities in this trial is the serious matter of a young woman who says she was abused by her now-dead ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, and who's desperately fighting to avoid being sentenced to death row.

But few people care about that, not at this point. Arias is a proven liar and murderer who's trying to justify before a Maricopa County jury and the whole world that she had a good reason for plunging a knife into Alexander 27 times, shooting him in the face, and then slicing his throat from ear to ear like she's some kind of friggin' pirate.

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Prosecutor Juan Martinez surprises Arias' defense counsel by moving to the defense side of the courtroom to make a point.
Anyway, here is our transcript of one of the weirdest parts of the trial -- a minutes-long argument over nothing between Martinez and Arias. Reporters for several news outlets tweeted this was a "meltdown" by Martinez, and it's hard to disagree. The personality conflict has been present since the beginning of the cross-examination, but this was an indulgence by both Arias and Martinez, and one facilitated by Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens, who didn't try to stop it.

For your video enjoyment, check out the YouTube vid posted today by "croakerqueen123" by clicking here or on the embedded video above.

The "meltdown" begins at 38:48 of the video, which is 1:16:31 long.


Martinez is leading Arias through a period in which she once snooped through Alexander's phone and read his text messages to and from other women:

"And you were very offended by that, right?"

"Yeah," Arias answers. "Offended would be accurate."

"Right," says Martinez, using one of his favorite words. "And you were so offended that you still decided to go on vacation with him, right?"

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mscassie1
mscassie1

Spent and wasted how much time Bickering  and talking about SNOW WHITE with a witness yesterday then getting down about the guilt of Jodi

mscassie1
mscassie1

She did "NOT" teach him the sex, others before her had a prob with him about sex also. Jodi is guilty , but can we at least be honest?

mkruedlinger
mkruedlinger

from the looks of Travis in the shower,  she has already scratched him..all over his back and arm.. he don't look happy to me with the camera flashing in his face.. he never hurt her.. the things they did she is the one who wanted it..I must say to scratch him on his back like that, she was not on her knees!  I do think he was addicted to the sex she taught him, I do believe he was trying to get away from it..she is the devil.  I think she got him when his back was turned and cut his throat..and yes she did go there, to do what she did..EVIL!!


mkruedlinger
mkruedlinger

if she gets off, I give up on the justice system.!

peroqui
peroqui

From the first, moderators etc. were questioning Juan Martinez' methods but I knew he was drawing from "the bottom of the well" up to his final question and then GOTCHA!  Brillant man any way you look at it.  It is a a learning experience to watch him in action.........I hope he wins this case and think he will - 100%.  No one deserves to die the way Travis Alexander was slaughtered.

maggie
maggie

Jodi Arias defense!  Look up his area of law!  He is as low as the person he is defending,  I mean how many guys going to law school  say "Hey, I am going defend child molesters, baby killers etc"., men doing horrific things to little children.  No wonder Mr. Martinez is so uncomfortable around him.

dontblameme
dontblameme

Juan Martinez is doing an excellent job of handling a smug, lying, conniving lunatic.  If you are going to point out all of the sex talk, blame that on her defense lawyer who waned on and on about the sexual aspect of the defendant's life w/ the victim, the majority of which has been gratuitous and completely unnecessary.  Perhaps that is because the defense counsel specializes in sex crimes? Hmm.  I am praying that the jury sees through the so called "fog" that Arias claimed to be in (and still be in) while brutally butchering Mr. Alexander.  If her fog is PTSD as some claim, why do real PTSD victims want to forget events vs this murderer saying she cannot remember? More BS. 

Thanks to the State of AZ for allowing cameras in the courtroom so others who cannot be there can see justice served.

spamola5
spamola5

This has drag on long enough, its just to bad, everyone does not get a fair trail like this.She is so guilty, the family that has to listen to the garbage being said about there loved one, people do kinky things in the bedroom, they were to consenting adults, he did not force her to do anything, she wanted too.She came back for more. and more'.Please do not let her make any money off of her story, or pictures, Why do men not get fair trail like this?

KATHLEEN
KATHLEEN

Attorney is fantastic !!!! He is trying to convict a BUTCHER  !!!!!!!!!

karledrichards
karledrichards

I am normally a defense's dream juror.  I would have acquitted OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony  because of horrible prosecutions. Mr. Martinez is a great D.A. and Ms. Arias should be found guilty.  The case against her is unassailable.

veradin
veradin

You lost me at cilantro.

americanfrog66
americanfrog66

Uh, yeah. Meltdown, right. More like Martinez is doing his job and exposing the liar for what she really is! Like how her way of answering his questions just proves time and time again how cunning she thinks she is and how it's all backfiring for her. Martinez did not have a meltdown, just the reporter for this story and the mag that published it.

jsray2002
jsray2002

I've been trying ALL day to get through to the prosicution and i've been turned away at EVERY ateempt. And thats not a joke. I NEED HELP........................................

jsray2002
jsray2002

Can someone PLEASE tell me how to get a message to the prosocution PLEASE It's imperitive!!!!

sr66
sr66

if juan martinez says "right" one more time, as jodi to finish me off. put a rag in his mouth.

sr66
sr66

if juan martinez says "right" one more time, ask jodi to finish me off. put a rag in his mouth.

Rabbi_Pedro_Goldstein
Rabbi_Pedro_Goldstein

Juan Martinez is a blithering idiot and the judge is even worse. But remember this IS Maricopa County

Rabbi_Pedro_Goldstein
Rabbi_Pedro_Goldstein

I'd love to do a 3 way with her and her boyfriend's corpse. That would be sooo hot

laralovesandrew
laralovesandrew

Juan Martinez didn't have a meltdown--he was showing Jodi Arias' true colors: a cold, calculating, sarcastic murderer who is not a victim of domestic violence. She's an idiot and can't hold her victim act together for 10 minutes. I can't wait until she gets the death penalty. I just feel sorry for Mr. Martinez for having to deal with this liar. He has to go through all of her despicable lies--the domestic violence and the "pedophilic masturbation" Jodi claimed. She's a revolting character.

I don't know why this article makes childish remarks about the prosecutor--he's brilliant in the courtroom & really, why don't you ask some women if they think he's handsome--you'll find that most do. If anyone deserves to be mocked for their appearance, I would think it would be Nurmi. He is Shrek-like and his direct exam was tortuous.


Darkman
Darkman

So she's an admitted dirty whore. Loves anal sex, which is okay by me.. But yikes, but did she say she does "ass-to-mouth"? Wow. Enough said.

Gemma
Gemma

Martinez is doing more than just fine.  Jodi the Sociopath is playing a game, but she's losing.  Bit by frustratingly redundant bit, Juan Martinez is masterfully revealing Jodi and her penchant for games and manipulation.  Well done, Mr. Prosecutor!

mscassie1
mscassie1

@mkruedlinger  Well if Martinez does not stop turning this trial into a circus about snow white I am afraid it just might happen. He needs to stop it already and get focused on what really matters. Jodi is guilty as all get out and in the beginning I was sure she would fry , now I think Martinez is losing it for us that want to see justice. You don"t attack every witness like a pit bull, its seems to be more about his ego  and the witnesses then about the real issues. I just pray he does not lose this case.

marcy
marcy

@maggie So only nice people accused of things like littering should have the right to an attorney and quality defense?

Zapparocks
Zapparocks

@dontblameme "Juan Martinez is doing an excellent job of handling a smug, lying, conniving lunatic."

I'm sure that Juan Martinez can handle himself just fine, but I'd rather not talk about his private life.

dontblameme
dontblameme

@jsray2002  If your need is so urgent go to the courthouse and speak to someone directly or call/visit the Sheriff's dept..  (I assume your name isn't Gus Searcy is it? )

dontblameme
dontblameme

@sr66  Damn I love Juan Martinez and his style.  This is real life, not a tv show.

StillMM2
StillMM2

@Darkman What, that because you want to slut-shame, she is therefore guilty?

Zapparocks
Zapparocks

@Gemma Jodi has just learned an important lesion; never try to beat an emotionally manipulative sociopath at his own game.

Magic
Magic

Martinez is a smug dwarf asshole-loves focusing on anal sex-must be extremely frustrated sexually-not surprising if you look at his wife

dontblameme
dontblameme

@Magic  You must be a good friend of sex-obsessed Kirk Nurmi who loves his sex crime focused practice (this defendant is the exception - she is charged w/ murder not a sex crime!). 

If you had been following this trial you would see that Nurmi is the one who made this case a sexual spectacle, not the prosecution. 

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