As the defense case continues Monday with murder defendant Jodi Arias on the stand, reports are emerging about the closed door meeting between the attorneys on both sides and Judge Sherry Stephens that occurred last Thursday. Not much was known about the topic of the meeting, however it's now being reported that Arias will be allowed to give testimony about victim Travis Alexander's alleged "lewd acts" involving the use of pictures of children!
An earlier note that Arias produced, allegedly from Travis Alexander was ruled "inconclusive" by a handwriting analyst - so what exactly will be admitted into evidence aside from the words of Jodi Arias? This seems outrageous to me - number one, even if you believe Alexander was into children (I DO NOT), what would this information have to do with the self defense claim anyway? Number two - why would the word of a proven liar be taken as fact in a trial with so much at stake?
Perhaps we'll understand why this type of testimony is being allowed once we hear and/or see the "evidence", but at this point it seems to me the defense is scraping the bottom of the barrel with the smear campaign on Travis Alexander's character! This is pretty low in my book. The "phone sex" audio has not yet been introduced - Arias recorded some phone calls between herself and Travis Alexander, and I believe those calls will be played next week. I hope the defense realizes the jury may not react in the way they are hoping with the direction they are leading and what they are alleging about the actual murder victim in this case.
This has to be excrutiating for the friends and family of Travis Alexander, who have to listen to the distasteful portrait Arias is painting of their loved one. To the defense team, my question is this: why was it necessary for Jodi Arias to stab a naked and weaponless man 27 times? Did he continue to "lunge" at her after the 10th stab wound, or after she slit his throat? Was he still a threat when she shot him in the face? This next week should prove crucial and I cannot wait to hear Arias face the tough questions from Mr. Juan Martinez - who is patiently waiting his turn, while furiously taking notes. His day will come, soon!