Jodi Arias claims self-defense as murder trial begins

Jan 2, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KTVK Phoenix

A defense attorney says an Arizona woman charged with stabbing and shooting her boyfriend to death in 2008 acted in self-defense because he was violent and abusive.

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Since: Jul 08

Lexington, Va.

#468 Feb 26, 2013
Being J. is very detailed in everything she says and does I would not be surprised IF

she sent (20) twenty white flowers to T.'s

Grandmother because J. thought she had STABBED T.

20 times??? and miscounted.. scary..IMO
Kaligirlsam

United States

#469 Feb 26, 2013
She may be trying to sound like she is more intelligent than JA but somewhere along the line she lost it. Is she just stupid now? She cant answer anything without getting lost.

Since: Jul 08

Lexington, Va.

#470 Feb 26, 2013
Kaligirlsam wrote:
She may be trying to sound like she is more intelligent than JA but somewhere along the line she lost it.
Is she just stupid now?
She cant answer anything without getting lost...
Kaligirlsam,
Could it be,
Jodi has this script written in her sick mind and when it doesn't go according to her script/performance plan she gets confused.

I firmly believe she enjoyed going into every detail of their sex life over and over again.

The TRUTH is a stranger to this woman...
Slayer

Sylacauga, AL

#471 Feb 26, 2013
One of the 'Talking Heads' on CNN Headline News called Jodi 'passive-aggressive'-- man, she is the poster girl for passive aggressive behavior. Jodi is smart though, she's leading Martinez by the nose today sometimes. They were going around in so many circles, I thought I was listening to the classic comedy routine:'Who's on first?'

LA Guy - you probably have heard this classic skit -- by Abbott and Costello -- keeps going in circles...

Jodi is refusing to answer JM's 'yes or no' questions, not allowing herself to be cornered. She's probably not endearing herself to most jurors by these tactics. Although sometimes those questions do make it difficult to contribute usable info. The worst 'got ya' is the oldest:

"Have you stopped beating your wife? Yes? or No?
You can't win, either answer and you're guilty of beating your wife, even if you never have.
Slayer

Sylacauga, AL

#472 Feb 26, 2013
Letsthink wrote:
<quoted text>
Jodi has this script written in her sick mind and when it doesn't go according to her script/performance plan she gets confused.
I firmly believe she enjoyed going into every detail of their sex life over and over again.
I agree with one of the news commentators that during Jodi's long explanations of her sexual encounters with Travis, she was trying to 'seduce' some of the men on the jury -- manipulating them into sexual desire for her and then they would be unable to recommend the death penalty. Probably worked!
Kaligirlsam

Ocala, FL

#473 Feb 26, 2013
Slayer wrote:
One of the 'Talking Heads' on CNN Headline News called Jodi 'passive-aggressive'-- man, she is the poster girl for passive aggressive behavior. Jodi is smart though, she's leading Martinez by the nose today sometimes. They were going around in so many circles, I thought I was listening to the classic comedy routine:'Who's on first?'
LA Guy - you probably have heard this classic skit -- by Abbott and Costello -- keeps going in circles...
Jodi is refusing to answer JM's 'yes or no' questions, not allowing herself to be cornered. She's probably not endearing herself to most jurors by these tactics. Although sometimes those questions do make it difficult to contribute usable info. The worst 'got ya' is the oldest:
"Have you stopped beating your wife? Yes? or No?
You can't win, either answer and you're guilty of beating your wife, even if you never have.
Slayer I am starting to think she just can't follow what is being said. She tried to act smarter than JA but the only thing she answers clearly on is the sex. Everything else confuses her.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#474 Feb 26, 2013
Letsthink wrote:
<quoted text>
Kaligirlsam,
Could it be,
Jodi has this script written in her sick mind and when it doesn't go according to her script/performance plan she gets confused.
I firmly believe she enjoyed going into every detail of their sex life over and over again.
The TRUTH is a stranger to this woman...
But.....but, you know, she is kinda hot and all....and the chances of her ever doing this again are damn slim......just sayin.....
Kaligirlsam

Ocala, FL

#475 Feb 26, 2013
If the allowable force used to protect yourself when being attacked is only enough to get you out of the situation, she is going down. They will show she shot him after he no longer had a heartbeat. Not good.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#477 Feb 26, 2013
Kaligirlsam wrote:
<quoted text>
i could remark on the ignorance of your post but it is actually kind of funny. Go Green.
Me and my buds used to joke about Lorainna Bobbit the same way.....she'd never do that again, would she?????...Probably got it outta her system, eh???....lol...
LA Guy

Beverly Hills, CA

#478 Feb 26, 2013
Kaligirlsam

In your opinion, was Travis abusive?
LA Guy

Beverly Hills, CA

#479 Feb 26, 2013
Martinez is proving that Jody is human.
LA Guy

Beverly Hills, CA

#480 Feb 26, 2013
Martinez must have visited the Men's Wharehouse or Three Day Suit Brokers over the weekend. Good move...LOL
Kaligirlsam

Ocala, FL

#481 Feb 26, 2013
LA Guy wrote:
Kaligirlsam
In your opinion, was Travis abusive?
I haven't seen any proof of his being physically abusive. I think they had a sick twisted relationship that she was a willing half of. I think he didn't respect Jodi and only saw her as a toy which she was willing to be. He may not have seen her as a worthy mate to get serious with which is wrong but not illegal. He definitely wasn't the innocent Mormon boy he wanted friends to think he was but I can't see where he was abusive. Her journals don't reflect it nor can she back it up with remarks to her friends that I know of. I think she is lying about the abuse.
Another Poster

Carol Stream, IL

#482 Feb 26, 2013
Letsthink wrote:
<quoted text>
Kaligirlsam,
Could it be,
Jodi has this script written in her sick mind and when it doesn't go according to her script/performance plan she gets confused.
I firmly believe she enjoyed going into every detail of their sex life over and over again.
The TRUTH is a stranger to this woman...
What I've observed, especially this morning, is that the prosecutor kept repeating the same question over and over when he didn't get the answer that he wanted from Jodi. In spite of the fact that the judge has given Martinez a lot of leeway, she sustained several defense objections when he was basically badggering Jodi today.

Not everyone believes the prosecutor is doing a great job, many lawyers are of the opinion that his cross examination is very disorganized, that he is all over the place, and that his overly aggressive style can backfire.

Even HLN is wondering if Martinez' feisty style could backfire.

http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/02/22/could...
LA Guy

Beverly Hills, CA

#483 Feb 26, 2013
Mental Health not my field, but aware of affirmative defenses of Battered Women.

I believe in Arizona, the burden is on the State to disprove Beyond a Reas Doubt, she was not acting in self defense...since she has asserted it, the defense burouden is the lower bar of Preponderance of evidence...merely the scale slighty tipping in their favor.

Associative Disorder obvious as to memory and behavoir...which will no doubt be difficult to dispute after the expert witnesses. Many jurors will identify with this.
Kaligirlsam

Ocala, FL

#484 Feb 26, 2013
Another Poster wrote:
<quoted text>
What I've observed, especially this morning, is that the prosecutor kept repeating the same question over and over when he didn't get the answer that he wanted from Jodi. In spite of the fact that the judge has given Martinez a lot of leeway, she sustained several defense objections when he was basically badggering Jodi today.
Not everyone believes the prosecutor is doing a great job, many lawyers are of the opinion that his cross examination is very disorganized, that he is all over the place, and that his overly aggressive style can backfire.
Even HLN is wondering if Martinez' feisty style could backfire.
http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/02/22/could...
I must say, I agree with a lot you are saying. He is disorganized and I worry the jury wont be able to see thru to what the answers are. He wont win Prosecutor of the year for sure. I think he is more frustrated than aggressive. That is not professional behavior either. She is setting the style for a lot more defendents from here on out I think and getting away with it. I find her style annoying. I really think she looks clueless answering this way. She keeps getting lost on her answer.
LA Guy

Beverly Hills, CA

#485 Feb 26, 2013
Slayer and others.

Any seeing an Associative Dosorder?
LA Guy

Beverly Hills, CA

#486 Feb 26, 2013
Another Poster wrote:
<quoted text>
What I've observed, especially this morning, is that the prosecutor kept repeating the same question over and over when he didn't get the answer that he wanted from Jodi. In spite of the fact that the judge has given Martinez a lot of leeway, she sustained several defense objections when he was basically badggering Jodi today.
Not everyone believes the prosecutor is doing a great job, many lawyers are of the opinion that his cross examination is very disorganized, that he is all over the place, and that his overly aggressive style can backfire.
Even HLN is wondering if Martinez' feisty style could backfire.
http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/02/22/could...
Nice to see you here...When it goes further south for Martinez, the HLN crew at some point will cast him in a poor light...if only there was another prosecutor and the charges had not been 1st degree, they could have still put her away for nearly life.
LA Guy

Beverly Hills, CA

#487 Feb 26, 2013
He even asked Jody her defination of a BJ...Does anyone doubt the Jury is not aware they were active in bed, even into advanced techniques...all of this has been established, even by Travis on tape
jerri

London, KY

#488 Feb 26, 2013
BREAKING NEWS,well known tent lawyer climaxes listening to jodi's sex tape!!!!

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