Jodi Arias Trial: Prosecutor Juan Martinez's "Meltdown" With Murder Suspect; Plus, KY or Baby Oil?
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?
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.
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.
Prosecutor Juan Martinez surprises Arias' defense counsel by moving to the defense side of the courtroom to make a point.
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?"