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Arias Attorney Argues Against "Covert Plan" To Kill Travis Alexander

Kirk Nurmi's closing argument got under way this morning in the Jodi Arias murder trial. He began picking away at the State's theme that Jodi Arias had a "covert" plan to kill Travis Alexander that began in May of 2008.  "This case is about fear, love, sex, lies and dirty little secrets", Nurmi told the jury. He then told the jury that they didn't have to like Jodi Arias - saying "9 days out of 10 I don't like her", to which Jodi Arias laughed.

Nurmi warned the jurors to not be afraid of the way their verdict may be received, which prompted an objection from Juan Martinez. Nurmi made light of the State's theory of the covert plan, explaining that Jodi Arias did leave a paper trail of her trip through rental car receipts, gas receipts and through telling Darryl Brewer she was going to Mesa. He seems to be taking Jodi Arias' mistakes and trying to use them in her favor. "She's an intelligent person", he keeps saying.

He d…

Jodi Arias Trial - State's Theory Of Murder Plot Is Chilling

When Arizona prosecutor Juan Martinez began his closing arguments yesterday morning, he laid out a carefully planned and well orchestrated killing for the jurors who will decide Jodi Arias' fate in the coming days. The prosecutor known for his fiery demeanor and aggressive style began the morning with a sarcastic recap of Jodi Arias, the victim. "She likes to play the victim", he told the jury and a packed court room. He then recapped Arias' relationships with men, and reminded everybody of the similarities in the way Arias happened upon the many e-mails and text messages of ex boyfriend Bobbie Juarez and Travis Alexander that she read. He chastised Arias for pointing the finger at Travis Alexander for being "a bad Mormon" and engaging in sexual activity, telling the jury "she's just as Mormon as he was" (I loved that!).  I also loved when he referred to the field of lies that sprouted around Arias as she testified.

His theme throughout the mor…