Arias Had No Remorse: Prosecutor

Feb 25, 2013 Full story: ABC News 18

Prosecutor Juan Martinez hammered alleged murderer Jodi Arias today with accusations that she felt no remorse when she lied over and over again about killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

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Anon

Bridgewater, NJ

#1 Feb 26, 2013
The sexual relationship and her accusations about Alexander's prior deviant history would not have been as big of an issue in self defense if Alexander had actually knocked her to the ground as she testified. You would expect that the police would have found associated bruising, and "battle scars" if she had reported the homicide, immediately following the deadly confrontation between the two. Her fear of shame (as she has testified) about having to discuss their past sexual interactions, when those acts might never have had to be revealed to such a great extent, if the brutality of Alexander's attack was as extreme as she described it, just doesn't pass the sniff test. There would have had to be contusions on her, somewhere, if he tackled her like a football player, and she was slammed against a hard tiled floor. Instead of pretending that she was this altruistic saint, she'd be better off claiming that she lied because she thought no one would believe her since,inexplicably, she suffered no bruising. She has said negative things about nearly everyone in her past. It's not believable, in the least, that she didn't confess because she was protecting Alexander's memory since she has displayed no compunction disparaging other people during her testimony.

Also, her constant semantic gymnastics routine is getting really old and it does not make her look like someone who is now finally telling the unadulterated truth. I can understand when she corrects specifics of certain scenes, but the word definition battle looks disingenuous when, although she never completed any formal higher education, she is clearly well-read and has a better vocabulary than the average joe. That makes her appear as though she is gaming toward avoidance of responding, and this is playing right into Martinez's theory that she manipulates, controls and lies for her own benefit only. I will say that her affect display is better than last week's because she is less pompous and snarky. I feel that her defense attorneys are doing the best that they can with a very difficult situation/client.

She doesn't look remorseful and she doesn't look as if she ever experienced terror from Alexander either. She needs to pick one or the other.
Lonnie

Cookeville, TN

#2 Feb 26, 2013
The facts do not matter, her likeability does.
No jury can vote for a convition.
Anon

Bridgewater, NJ

#3 Feb 26, 2013
Lonnie wrote:
The facts do not matter, her likeability does.
No jury can vote for a convition.
But that's the point, she isn't likable. Her only chance is appearing sympathetic; so she either needs to look genuinely remorseful, or like someone who has no regret because Alexander terrorized her and she had to kill him. She isn't succeeding in demonstrating either convincingly, at least up to this point.
Anon

Bridgewater, NJ

#4 Feb 26, 2013
One more thing. People have been editorializing about how Martinez should stick with only the time period around the murder and not revisit past relationships and uncovering lies. I think they don't realize that he is obliterating any past abuse assertions or background that would have led to Arias becoming more quickly and easily compliant to Alexander's more subtle and insidious "abuse and control". Martinez is discounting the past pattern of abuse that will, no doubt, be testified to by the Battered Woman Expert. He seems to be heading it off at the pass. He is also illustrating the level of control, the invasion of privacy that Arias has exerted and her pattern of confrontation in her past relationships.

I am, however, tiring of his questions about memory. We get the point already!
Tim Hortons WI-FI

United States

#5 Feb 26, 2013
I think Jodi has him on the mat and he's about ready to tap out.
juror 21

United States

#6 Feb 26, 2013
such a dumb trial to televise

mcdonalds even televises this anal sex trial, in the middle of the afternoon, with no regards to the kids present

STM

“KEEP IT CLASSY”

Since: Feb 09

~~~Crazy Town USA~~~

#7 Feb 27, 2013
Tim Hortons WI-FI wrote:
I think Jodi has him on the mat and he's about ready to tap out.
That's why she claimed yesterday she was sick. Jodi no like bologna sandwiches, Another killer wanting special privileged, just like your felon baby killer, eh dayz?
ditch

Tempe, AZ

#8 Feb 27, 2013
ditch
Lonnie

Cookeville, TN

#9 Feb 27, 2013
I don't think she is guilty of 1st degree and not preplaned.
I think she should be let go too.
Lawrence

Saskatoon, Canada

#10 Mar 7, 2013
Lonnie wrote:
I don't think she is guilty of 1st degree and not preplaned.
I think she should be let go too.

She killed someone. What if that was your brother, how would you feel?
An observant observer

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Mar 7, 2013
Lonnie wrote:
I don't think she is guilty of 1st degree and not preplaned.
I think she should be let go too.
Well maybe you can get conjugal visits and develop a special relationship with her. Once she gets to know you and obsesses over you, she'll likely wash and darn your socks, trim your nose hairs, etc., but whatever you do, don't ever tell her you aren't taking her to Cancun!
Trial Watch

United States

#12 Mar 8, 2013
An observant observer wrote:
<quoted text>
Well maybe you can get conjugal visits and develop a special relationship with her. Once she gets to know you and obsesses over you, she'll likely wash and darn your socks, trim your nose hairs, etc., but whatever you do, don't ever tell her you aren't taking her to Cancun!
Or let her walk in on you masturbating to images of little boys. She has to be the center of attention at all times.
Trial Watch

United States

#13 Mar 8, 2013
STM wrote:
<quoted text>
That's why she claimed yesterday she was sick. Jodi no like bologna sandwiches, Another killer wanting special privileged, just like your felon baby killer, eh dayz?
The nitrates in bologna and hot dogs are scientifically known migraine triggers.
As are fluorescent lights.
Combine bad food with bad lighting and Migraines can become an issue.

What science hasn't determined yet is whether people who get acute migraines are more prone to experience memory loss during frenzied stab fests.
Observant observer

Bethlehem, PA

#14 Mar 8, 2013
Trial Watch wrote:
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Or let her walk in on you masturbating to images of little boys. She has to be the center of attention at all times.
Only in her warped pathological lying imagination.
Observant observer

Bethlehem, PA

#15 Mar 8, 2013
Trial Watch wrote:
<quoted text>
The nitrates in bologna and hot dogs are scientifically known migraine triggers.
As are fluorescent lights.
Combine bad food with bad lighting and Migraines can become an issue.
What science hasn't determined yet is whether people who get acute migraines are more prone to experience memory loss during frenzied stab fests.
Most likely PMS.
Oasis

Pinetops, NC

#16 Mar 9, 2013
Lonnie wrote:
The facts do not matter, her likeability does.
No jury can vote for a convition.
Likable at an orgy?

Maybe.....
She would be snapping photographs.
Potential blackmail material.

Where's that "rider" character from Marquette, MI?
Cock A Doodle

Spring, TX

#18 Apr 1, 2013
It appears Travis Alexander is on trail moreso than her. I think it's b.s. that she got into oral sex with TA quickly because she was vulnerable from her breakup with Darryl B. I hope they ask A. Violette about the fact that Jodi was able to murder someone, TA, and then continue on her trip to see her new love interest, cuddle, kiss and almost have sex. Is this also because she is "vulnerable"? What does AV care? She has gotten paid handsomely for her "expert" testimony. It seems ludicrous that they are asking her questions about when and where JA saw TA, like she is supposed to know every sordid detail of their relationship. A total waste of money. JA is incident and this trail is costing tons of money. Wrap it up, folks.

Cock A Doodle

Spring, TX

#19 Apr 2, 2013
Anon wrote:
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But that's the point, she isn't likable. Her only chance is appearing sympathetic; so she either needs to look genuinely remorseful, or like someone who has no regret because Alexander terrorized her and she had to kill him. She isn't succeeding in demonstrating either convincingly, at least up to this point.
That is correct. Travis's friends did not like her even before she murdered him. Some tolerated her. Others, like the Hughes, told her she was not welcome in their home and never to come back.
It made me smile a little that she has to wear a leg iron so she can run and a band that fits around her waist that is like a shock collar except it is worn at her waist. I wish it would shock her every time she lies or misrepresents things.

If someone did get exasperated with her and backhanded her or pushed her, I could totally understand it. I wish someone would do something to wipe that smirk off her face. She may have been a cute little blonde (dyed) a few years ago, but she is not aging well. Any of her "hotness" is long since gone.

As for remorse, how can she live with herself in that she not only killed him but also left him to decompose for days. Then she had the nerve to attend his service and to send Irises to his grandmother, the only person in the family she ever met.

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