Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Arias Jury Has Over 100 Questions

It appears Kirk Nurmi may be getting closer to the end of Jodi Arias's redirect. It's being reported that the jury has 100 questions for Arias! Arizona is one of the few states that allows jurors to ask questions of the witnesses, and they have been seen putting pieces of paper into a box throughout her testimony.  Once the redirect has concluded, the judge will review the jury questions with attorney's on both sides and decide whether or not each question can be asked of Arias.

Jodi Arias has been on the witness stand for 15 days straight - this is like nothing I've ever seen, and I'm wondering how the judge is going to handle the large volume of questions in that box. I wouldn't be surprised if they had to take time away from trial to review the questions, but I have no idea how it will work.

This afternoon, Nurmi finally got around to the events immediately surrounding the murder.  Nurmi asked Arias if she would like to remember what happened on June 4, 2008 - since there are many "huge gaps" she testified to having and she described being in a fog. Arias answered "part of me wants to remember because I feel I'm the one who should sit with those memories because I'm the one who caused it, I'm responsible".  Nice to hear her admit she is responsible - at least she remembers that much. Arias talked about nearly having a nervous breakdown after her previous long term boyfriend Darryl Brewer yelled at her!  Is she really that fragile, or is this all a huge act?

Arias claims that when she entered the closet on June 4, 2008 she didn't go in there with the intention of getting his gun, rather she thought of it when she was already inside the closet with Alexander in close pursuit.  Here's another problem I have with her story.  She still insists the gun she used to shoot him is not her grandfather's stolen gun. We know that after she killed him, Arias attempted to clean up the scene and she took with her all the evidence she believed would tie her to the crime. She only left the camera there because she thought those pictures she deleted were gone. Otherwise, I'm certain she would've taken the camera as well. If that gun was Travis Alexanders and not her grandfather's stolen gun, why did she take it and throw it in the desert? Why not just leave it there, wipe her fingerprints off and leave it there? She put the knife in the dishwasher, I'm assuming she wiped it clean first so why take the gun if it's NOT her grandfather's gun? 

I can't wait to hear some of the jury's questions and get a better feel for if they are buying this story or not. I'm not, are you?

8 comments:

  1. Great point about the gun! The knife that she *says* she put in the dishwasher was not the knife used in the murder. None of the knives found in the home were the knife she used. She took that with her too. I have wondered why her atty hasn't attempted to retrieve the gun. I mean, she knows exactly where she discarded it. If it was really Travis' gun then proving that would go a long way to giving her a smidgen of creditability. Even though she initially at the time of her arrest told the detectives that Travis never had a gun. She is pure evil personified. She gives me the creeps.

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    1. To NancyB, yes! That gun is central to premeditation - her attorneys would have been actively pursuing the gun if they believed it would help save her life! The only reason she took the gun is because it could be traced back to her grandfather. I hope the jury sees through all of these lies, and realizes that there are so many holes in her story that very little can be believed. Travis's friends and family say he did not own a handgun. Yesterday Arias even said there had been a holster for the gun at one point! Of course no holster was found, but she adds details thinking it adds credibility to her story - I think it makes her look even more guilty. Thanks for your comments! I agree that she is one creepy woman.

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  2. What about the gun holster? that's the first time I heard about that one.

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    1. Yesterday was the first time a gun holster has been mentioned! I think she believes providing these details make her seem more credible, but I think it makes her look more ridiculous. Bring on the jury questions!!

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  3. All they talk about is the gas cans; She rented a car so tracking the mileage would be easy where she drove to and from...I never hear anyone mentioning this.

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    1. Great point - they have had more than 4 years to try to find the gun and other evidence she dumped...the gas receipts do tell how much gas she got in Pasadena, however she failed to keep the receipts from the gas she got in Arizona, The rental car mileage showed she went approx. 2834 miles on that fatal road trip. She didn't want them to find that gun!!

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  4. Did she hold the bloody knife in her hands as she dragged him into the shower and washed him up? She did say she remembers dropping the knife but can't remember before or after apparently. That is not possible

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    1. Genevive, I didn't hear any testimony or details about whether or not she had the knife in her hand while dragging him to shower stall. I think the knife had to still be in the vicinity, she didn't start her clean up until after she dragged him to the shower stall. Jodi Arias remembers everything from that night! I'll bet she wishes she didn't. Her memory issues are just too convenient - she may as well be taking the 5th on all the difficult questions! Can't wait to hear her answer to the jury questions. Thanks again!

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