nursie

Canton, OH

#21 Apr 3, 2013
you're correct---THERE IS NO FOG-----like Juan said, "Why can't you remember anything about the murder, but you can remember what kind of coffee you ordered at Starbuck's 5 years ago?"
JodiLIESnLIES wrote:
I do believe that this woman is a professional victim and never dealt with her issues. She thinks this qualifies her to treat and counsel those who are DV victims. It DOES NOT, especially since she never dealt with her own problems, but has carried them over to her man-hating treatment plans for others.
This "expert" has erased any credibility she ever had, by believing the fabrications Arias has worked on for years and years. She is a LIAR and this witness has believed everything she has told her as gospel. These stories being told about Arias' experiences with Travis are contrived and false. She made them all fit with journal entries. Ms Laviolette never talked to Travis, nor did she research and talk with those who knew Travis, to come to the conclusions she has come to. She tells the story as if she was THERE. This is such BS and does not explain SELF-DEFENSE and butchering a beautiful young man.
Arias DOES remember each and every stab of Travis. There is no fog.
Koko

Albemarle, NC

#22 Apr 3, 2013
I do not know if she is married, but she did mention in testifying that she had two children.
Diana

Watsonville, CA

#23 Apr 3, 2013
Thanks Brandon; my thoughts exactly!
joysgirl

Yreka, CA

#25 Apr 3, 2013
It's amazing that ALV is able to go as far as to tell us what Travis was thinking!!! UNBELIEVABLE! This woman could work a carnival sideshow! Oh, and don't forget to check out her book on Amazon,"It Could Happen To Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay". http://www.amazon.com/Could-Happen-Anyone-Bat...
Felicia

Fayetteville, NC

#26 Apr 3, 2013
I am a woman who was raped and beaten by my so called father, I also watched my mother beaten on a regular basis. This was 50 years ago, when there was hardly any help. I find your post quite offensive. While I don't respect Ms LaViolette, there is a need for services for battered people. I don't respect her, because she is a sell out, who discovered she could make more money defending murderers such as Jodi Arias.
david

Prescott Valley, AZ

#27 Apr 3, 2013
i worked in the field of mental health for 40 years, a good part of that in los angeles county department of mental health's psychiatric emergency team. most of us in the profession mean well and can do well for others most of the time but for ourselves are pathological and contain and bind our own madness by treating others. alyce has her issues and to some extent are revealed in her defense of jodi at the rate of 350.00 hourly. the mental health field is full of wolves in sheeps clothing. her gender is not important her skill in helping others is. alyce is being paid to defend jodi plain and simple.
Crock of Doodle Too

Prescott, AZ

#28 Apr 3, 2013
I'm very impressed with the intellectual level of this forum...great analysis. This trial is raising my BP and ruining my retirement, but, I simply can't stop my pleading at the monitor/tv for justice, and that would be to keep JA off the streets forever, however that happens. This ALV witness is surely a man-hater and is performing very well for the concocted stories of JA and the publicly paid Defense Attys. You know that everyone, including the witnesses want to pad their wallets with our public money by extending this trial with nonsensical irrelevant minutia. I can't give credence to this man-hater ALV's delusional blathering. If she wants to be involved in legal trials, she should sue her barber. Hopefully, Juan Martinez will bring the real truths out from this quagmire of deception and lies. It is common practice for the Defense to try to confuse the jury with so many things, and they hope just one will bite on only one illegitimate lie...eg., the moon landing was not real! That will probably come up before the conclusion of the trial! I really feel for the family of Travis.
Damon

Los Angeles, CA

#29 Apr 3, 2013
Jay Jay wrote:
My bi-sexual friend Carie says she picks up strong lesbian vibes from LaViolette and anti-male attitudes. One of the female commentators on Dr Drew's show this evening also described her as 'a man hater.'
Also on the show were video clips from police interviews wit JA's parents when she was first arrested. Both parents indicated she was mentally unstable - JA's friends were telephoning them to take her in for medical evaluation. She apparently has a long history of erratic bi-polar like behavior. And when the police told them she was a suspect, they didn't seem that surprised.
I get the same vibe from her. Lesbian(which is perfectly fine)with anti-male tendencies (which is not fine given her profession).
Crock of Doodle Too

Prescott, AZ

#30 Apr 3, 2013
Felicia wrote:
I am a woman who was raped and beaten by my so called father, I also watched my mother beaten on a regular basis. This was 50 years ago, when there was hardly any help. I find your post quite offensive. While I don't respect Ms LaViolette, there is a need for services for battered people. I don't respect her, because she is a sell out, who discovered she could make more money defending murderers such as Jodi Arias.
Felicia, I feel sorry for you and your family that you were victimized by a villainous father. You, indeed had legitimate needs for help and consolation. Please do not confuse your awful situation with the heinous acts of JA. This is what I meant earlier by this blathering minutia brought up by the defense to divert attention to something personal for a juror, in order that they may apply something ambiguous to aid in a favorable erroneous decision. Here's the truth: You were a victim, JA is a murderer. Be well...
nursie

Canton, OH

#31 Apr 3, 2013
Can't wait till Juan Martinez gets to question her---you're correct in that her sexual preference s
shouldn't be a factor as a "expert" witness status----BUT---her dislike for men is so evident and it is really unprofessional to be so biased. She should just state the facts---not what Travis was thinking, etc.
Crock of Doodle Too

Prescott, AZ

#32 Apr 3, 2013
Today ALV is talking about boiling frogs - didn't see that coming! Who woulda thunk it? On par for this witness...
Mckatt

Portland, OR

#33 Apr 3, 2013
I could care less if this LaViolette woman is a lesbian or not....I have a gay sister as well as other gay cousins and many gay friends (... Sounds like the old ." Some of my best friends are......":D....However this woman definitely gives off a women as victims as well as a " man hating" vibe ..( And I know the difference because my sisters and family members who are lesbian love the men in their lives and have great relationships with them..they aren't all stereotypical as Ms. LaViolette appears to be)
Anyway the more she talks the more clear her bias seems to be....I also am quite unhappy that the interrogation videos of Jodi's parents will not be presented to the jury..I NEVER understand why it always seems to be that evidence is omitted that SHOULD be in front of the jury!!
Gena May

Halifax, Canada

#34 Apr 3, 2013
Well Ms. Alyce has also drunk the "Jodi coolaid". I am sure women who have experienced horrific domestic abuse are so angered at how this so called expert has betrayed true victims of abuse and set "us" back 30 years. It was reported that the Defence had approached 5 other "experts" ......who would not take this case......Alyce obviously thought she could save Jodi. What saddens me is what people will do and say for the almighty $$$$. When people know nothing about borderline personality disorder and how these types can con everyone they come in contact with.......... even experts in other fields of discipline, can become as easy mark and be fooled into believing..... narcissists are expert manipulators who truly believe they are above the law....and everyone else is a fool. Ms. Laviolette may deal in the arena of domestic abuse, but she knows little about behaviour patterns of psychopaths, narcissists and sociopathic traits.....she is going down the wrong path with her observations and analysis.....hope she is off that stand soon. Too bad Alyce is not capable of detecting that everything that Jodi spews out to her is very calculated verbal and documented untruths (diabolical lies) that she knew one day would come in handy when she put this plan into action.

Travis is not there to tell his side.....he is the true victim who ended up being silenced forever.
Abig Liar

Schaumburg, IL

#35 Apr 3, 2013
They should have just played Jodie's testimony on fast forward and saved 5 of the 6 days this woman has testified. What a sham, sham, sham. She should be ashamed of herself accepting money for this. I agree will everything the previous commenters have said here = everyone is not blind. Unfortunately, some of the bull might influence one or two of the jurors' judgments. That is the shame. I think the defense is purposely drawing out the trial in hopes something will happen so they can get a mistrial so the their witnesses can clean up their testimony for the next round. Where is guarantee of fair trial for the state???
Lois

United States

#36 Apr 3, 2013
Lets get back to the blood in this case. Follow the blood. And her story doesnt hold up. How did all that blood get in the sink? Jodi knew she shot Travis in the head. And she still felt the need to stab him in the back and slit his throat? Explosion of anger! Wrath! Revenge!
Then she says the gun in her hand"just went off." By itself? And did the knife stab repeatedly "by itself" ?
If her gun in Travis' apartment just happened to be there, and the knife was nearby, and it accidently went off in her hand, if it was in fact an "accident", she should have stopped after the one shot and tended to Travis' injury. Thats not the story.
Abused women do everything to GET AWAY SAFELY. What statistics are there to show that battered women kill
Their abuser? Almost nothing!
The worst case scenario is that he finally whips her into submission by killing her and turning the gun on himself. That is a proven statistic! 25% of abused women are .murdered when they finally try to take s stand by leaving
wmaceo

Houston, TX

#37 Apr 3, 2013
Jay Jay wrote:
My bi-sexual friend Carie says she picks up strong lesbian vibes from LaViolette and anti-male attitudes. One of the female commentators on Dr Drew's show this evening also described her as 'a man hater.'
Also on the show were video clips from police interviews wit JA's parents when she was first arrested. Both parents indicated she was mentally unstable - JA's friends were telephoning them to take her in for medical evaluation. She apparently has a long history of erratic bi-polar like behavior. And when the police told them she was a suspect, they didn't seem that surprised.
I'm not a lesbian, but have many friends who are. I strongly pick up those vibes. Its unfortunate that this woman can make these conclusions WITHOUT speaking with anyone else, and she can fall for such lies. Jodi is supposed to be in a "lesbian relationship" with a woman in her cell, and they want to marry and have a child when she gets out. Perhaps Jodi was "flirting" with her during their sessions, and using "sex" as Jodi did with men. That's how Jodi gets what she wants. SEX. That's my take.
wmaceo

Houston, TX

#38 Apr 3, 2013
Mckatt wrote:
I could care less if this LaViolette woman is a lesbian or not....I have a gay sister as well as other gay cousins and many gay friends (... Sounds like the old ." Some of my best friends are......":D....However this woman definitely gives off a women as victims as well as a " man hating" vibe ..( And I know the difference because my sisters and family members who are lesbian love the men in their lives and have great relationships with them..they aren't all stereotypical as Ms. LaViolette appears to be)
Anyway the more she talks the more clear her bias seems to be....I also am quite unhappy that the interrogation videos of Jodi's parents will not be presented to the jury..I NEVER understand why it always seems to be that evidence is omitted that SHOULD be in front of the jury!!
I don't care either about someone's sexual preference. However, in her line of work, I'm sure she does see many men who have been court ordered, and she's had to conclude that there are many "bad" men out there. I get the impression that she's NOT fair and balanced", or she's just as fair and balanced as FOX. That's my problem with her. Its so evident she has problems with men.
Dreamcatcher

Owensboro, KY

#39 Apr 3, 2013
Damon wrote:
<quoted text>
I get the same vibe from her. Lesbian(which is perfectly fine)with anti-male tendencies (which is not fine given her profession).
Exactly and In addition to both of the previous comments, I wonder if she is a victim too?
Dr G

Prescott, AZ

#40 Apr 3, 2013
Lois, I agree with most of your commentary up until you mention a proven statistic with no facts to corroborate. Arias' "fourth" presentation and all the imaginary stories have nothing factual to verify most of what she states. As much a liar as she has admitted, we all know that as has often been said, "if her lips are moving, she is lying." (One of most incredible prevaricators with a straight face I have ever heard in my many years in business; she is a cunning professional sociopath) To one of your points: many, many, women have murdered their family members when they feel cornered and not having their master life plans going as they wish.(I know, men have as well.) There is a difference between "crazy" and "evil." There is also a difference between "murder" and "killing." I am reminded of a song by Martina McBride performing Independence Day; the woman murdered her abusive husband and her daughter ended up in the county children's home as she went to prison. Killing needs to be replaced by a thing called "divorce." Some men or women will not agree to this and go nuts, but it is worth a try prior to a homicide. Some will say that leaving is not an option, painful, but it really is... Arias should have just let go....

I have concluded the sequence as follows: 1. Arias had the camera in her right hand (it has been shown that particular camera cannot be operated easily with the left hand) 2. She brought the knife and had it nearby. 3. She took pictures as a decoy asking him to pose, then she began to stab Travis with her left hand and dropped the camera in the process. One of the first stabbing strokes hit some serious artery as recorded by the medical examiner.(She is left handed and testimony has shown she is strong for a woman) 4. Travis fought to the sink where he sprayed blood as he coughed for air. He had defensive hand wounds trying to get to the sink. 5. He started down the hall to call for help as Arias followed him and continued stabbing him (9 times)in the back as he fell to the floor and began bleeding to his death. 6. At this point, he was basically immobile face down from severe internal blood loss. 7. Arias then reached down and lifted up his neck with the knife nearly decapitating him. 8. In her rage, she rolled him over and continued stabbing him the other 20 times. 9. She then dragged him back to the shower and, in continued rage she got the gun she stole from grandpa's house and shot him as she said, "Now you can't take her to Cancun, can you?" (I'm editorializing) 10. Then she had the presence of mind to try to clean up the place, but eventually feared getting caught, so she panicked and headed for the car. I want to vomit when I picture this mayhem. 11. When she called him and left a msg, that did it for me...guilty, guilty...murder...1st degree. No way call 911 to explain this bogus story proposed. She waited a long time for this concoction hoping to fool everyone. The crime scene "facts" validate all this along with other investigated items.

It is difficult to imagine jealous rage this intense, but the facts most certainly describe it as such. I have followed this case closely and have been open to reason, not fantasy. Be well...
ellie

Waukesha, WI

#41 Apr 3, 2013
Ms Alyce, Please remember the law of attraction when you are
supporting a known liar. A liar who was continually guilted so much
that now she is guilty!

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