Murder defendant Jodi Arias returned to the witness stand today - she has now been on the stand for 15 out of the 28 court days! Have you ever seen anything like this? Does she know that she has a right to remain silent?? It keeps getting stranger and stranger.
Today, attorney Kirk Nurmi continued to review points that were problematic following the grueling cross examination by prosecutor Juan Martinez last week. They discussed more of Arias's journal entries - one of which she wrote about coming to the realization she could never marry Travis or have children with him, making a point to mention that she would "worry about my children". I'm not aware that Mr. Alexander wanted to marry Jodi Arias, but she wrote "he told me time and time again that if he could marry me he would have won the wife lottery". She told Kirk Nurmi and the jury that Travis made that comment several times and she felt it was a "high compliment".
She also testified that Travis had "no tolerance for traffic" and said that during a drive to Anaheim, he became so angry at the traffic he began yelling and screaming at other drivers and he "couldn't restrain himself". Who hasn't gotten angry over traffic? Seems to me they are grasping at straws now. Finally, they discussed some issues that are actually relevant to the trial.
The gun: Nurmi revisited the May, 2008 break in at her grandparents Yreka home, where a .25 caliber gun was stolen - the prosecution believes this was the murder weapon, and Arias staged the break in. Arias denies stealing the gun and claims Travis Alexander had a .25 caliber gun at his home. Nobody who knew Travis ever saw a gun in his home. Nurmi to Arias: "in late May of 2008, did you have access to guns if you had wanted one"? Arias: "yes, Darryl had a gun, Matt had guns - in fact Matt had an unregistered gun, which is a no-no in the state of California". She also said her father owned several guns. This means nothing, because the whole point was that Jodi Arias didn't want anybody to know she had a gun. Silly argument by Nurmi.
The rental car: Nurmi made a similar argument about the rental car as he did for the gun. Nurmi to Arias: "did you have people you could have borrowed a car from for this trip if you wanted to?" Arias: "yes", and she named several people that more than likely would've loaned or swapped cars with her. Again, not many points for Nurmi and Arias.
The gas cans: They reviewed the 3 receipts from the ARCO station she filled up at in Pasadena, and the gas cans she borrowed from Darryl. Arias borrowed 2 five gallon gas cans from Darryl and purchased a 3 gallon gas can from WalMart, but returned it the same day when she realized she really didn't need it. She claims she didn't get a receipt when she returned it, WalMart just handed her the cash. If Arias says she got the gas cans to buy "cheap gas out of state", why did she fill them up in Pasadena? Anybody?
Court is taking their lunch break - how much longer is Arias going to be up on that witness stand? This is unreal.