Jodi Arias claims self-defense as mur...

Jodi Arias claims self-defense as murder trial begins

There are 7233 comments on the KTVK Phoenix story from Jan 2, 2013, titled Jodi Arias claims self-defense as murder trial begins. In it, KTVK Phoenix reports that:

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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Another Poster

Winfield, IL

#182 Feb 5, 2013
Elise wrote:
Ive been avoiding Nancy and Drew. What really annoys me is that they repeat the same phrases and use the same adjectives over and over again! And sometimes they say things that aren't even close to true! I was surprised even thiugh they have bewn hinting about it. I Didnt expect it this soon. I'm looking forward to cross examination!
I was in PVE on Sat. I live in the desert now but my sister and friend still live there. There's nothing better than sushi at the beach. Im jealous! It wasn't an option for me this weekend...sis won't eat it and my friend is a fully practicing vegan PETA member! Lol. Oh well, can't have it all I guess :)
Martinez is going to rip her apart on cross, but the final decision is up to the jury.
Elise

Aiea, HI

#184 Feb 5, 2013
hanging judge wrote:
At the end off the day, she is a proven liar. Anyone that believes anything she says at this point needs to have their head examined.
Juries are known for being a hand picked mix of personalities that can believe anything! We'll see?
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#185 Feb 5, 2013
Getting real boring hearing Jody recite her history with the list of flackey ex bf's who had disappointed her...oh, she had been cheated on, lol, happens to to most girls at various times in their lifes...non were beating her...Jody is coming off as one silly unstable Biatch...doubt, if this defense strategy will work
Another Poster

Winfield, IL

#186 Feb 6, 2013
LA Guy wrote:
Getting real boring hearing Jody recite her history with the list of flackey ex bf's who had disappointed her...oh, she had been cheated on, lol, happens to to most girls at various times in their lifes...non were beating her...Jody is coming off as one silly unstable Biatch...doubt, if this defense strategy will work
It seems that everyone finds her testimony boring, including myself, but it looks like the jury is paying a lot of attention to what she is saying. The local news are saying that the jurors have taken copious notes throughout the trial, but when Jodi took the stand, they put their paper pads and pencils down, and they are listening to every single word she is saying, apparently they are riveted by her testimony.

I don't know if the defense strategy is going to work. The defense had to put Jodi on the stand to be able to introduce evidence that they wouldn't have been able to use unless she testified. They are also laying the foundation for experts witnesses testimonies on sexual abuse, and emotional and psychological abuse.
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#187 Feb 6, 2013
Another Poster wrote:
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It seems that everyone finds her testimony boring, including myself, but it looks like the jury is paying a lot of attention to what she is saying. The local news are saying that the jurors have taken copious notes throughout the trial, but when Jodi took the stand, they put their paper pads and pencils down, and they are listening to every single word she is saying, apparently they are riveted by her testimony.
I don't know if the defense strategy is going to work. The defense had to put Jodi on the stand to be able to introduce evidence that they wouldn't have been able to use unless she testified. They are also laying the foundation for experts witnesses testimonies on sexual abuse, and emotional and psychological abuse.
Was unaware of juries reaction...interesting they stopped taking notes...will they stay in this mode when Martinez takes her on cross...I was not impressed at all with this juries questions, this is a bush leaque arena all of the way around

They already know the chronolgy of events, so Martinez running through them in his awkward way will not move the needle...now the battle of the experts...this is his case to lose

Jody is one twisted maladjusted Biatch aside from the fact she killed him, as evidenced by some of her gratitous comments on the stand, like Travis would not kiss her after she performed oral. Just in the last 24, doing a 180 on Jody, which does not pertain to her guilt, since she remains overcharged. We will see if her distorted mental state plays well into the defense master plan and of course ultimately the jury.

This is not even a 2nd degree. Jury instructions will be of interest as to a lesser charge. In Arizona, in this instance, Manslaughter may not even be on the table.
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#188 Feb 6, 2013
Most of these jurors are male...if her charm in person is as strong as has been reported, more than likely a Hung Jury, particularly as to a First or Second degree
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#189 Feb 6, 2013
Goodmorning Elise

Should have given me a call when you were in PVE:)
Tom

Cliffside Park, NJ

#190 Feb 6, 2013
Hopefully she is found not guilty because she's hott. They should never send an attractive female to prison. Her boyfriend probably deserved what he got anyway.
desert dweller

Lahaina, HI

#191 Feb 6, 2013
It would be intresting to see how this comes out.
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#192 Feb 6, 2013
Just home, catching the updates. Travis was hung like a horse, according to Dr Drew's inside court observers. Yes, tight shots of Travis' Johnson admitted into evidence. He had sent them to Jody.

Travis just went in and got right down (literally) the first time, sans conversation. This guy was a stud, who knew the game. An All American youngman. Appears they had a hot sex life, both enjoying it to the max.

As of this point, no evidence as to abuse. This stuff happens a thousand times a day in our society among young adults who are dating or hooked up enjoying themselves.
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#193 Feb 6, 2013
These long narratives by Jody, just may bode well for her with one or more of the jurors. Some of the "Squares" on the jury, who have not lived, may actually think that a torrid sex life amounts to abuse. They could not stay away from eachother, although the relationship continued in a state of flux. Draw the logical conclusions.
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#194 Feb 6, 2013
Nancy Grace eye's glazing over when mentioning TA's erection pics. This is no BS, her vocals are now a few octaves down.

Since: Jan 13

Bundoora, Australia

#195 Feb 6, 2013
Elise wrote:
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Don't get me wrong. I didn't say her personality repelled people because she was shy and quiet. I know plenty of people who are shy and quiet, and also those who are loud and outgoing, but they are nice, good hearted, decent people. I'm talking about things I've heard from people who personally knew her. They all said she was socially inappropriate, and most people did not like her. She was just weird and people tended to avoid spending time with her because it was awkward. Travis may have not maintained personal relationships well, but he also didn't slash someone's throat in reaction to their behavior.
and yet she had several long term relationships. That seems to defy that she was socially inappropriate. If one ex bothered to come and give evidence for her then she obviously didn't annoy him.

Since: Jan 13

Bundoora, Australia

#196 Feb 6, 2013
Another Poster wrote:
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I'm wondering how her "waitressing skills" are relevant to the trial. What really counts right now is what is said by the witnesses in the courtroom, anything outside of that is nothing more than innuendos and speculation.
I have heard a lot of things that paint Jodi in very bad light from Travis' friends but none of this has been corroborated. Do you remember the story about the "doggy door"? It was a fabrication.
Fabrication and it was promoted by Travis.

Since: Jan 13

Bundoora, Australia

#197 Feb 6, 2013
Elise wrote:
I think she was out of her league in that restaurant. The clientele was a bit older but most of the servers were pretty good looking so I don't think it was jealousy. I've been over there many times for drinks and socializing and those girls were amazing. Full of life and personality and they kicked ass on a busy night. Since it was an upscale restaurant I believe it was because she served like she worked at a Denny's rather than a Mastro's!
Ok, I give up.....what's a JP? Damn, my quiz skills are off today!
jp = jewish princess?
Elise

Aiea, HI

#198 Feb 6, 2013
Pharmabill wrote:
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and yet she had several long term relationships. That seems to defy that she was socially inappropriate. If one ex bothered to come and give evidence for her then she obviously didn't annoy him.
Some of the weirdest freaks I've ever seen have had long term relationships! There's all kinds out there. I'm just saying everyone I know who met her said she was off! To me, that says a lot.
Elise

Aiea, HI

#199 Feb 6, 2013
Ahhhhhh, JP! Thanks, I wasn't getting it!
Elise

Aiea, HI

#200 Feb 7, 2013
LA Guy wrote:
Nancy Grace eye's glazing over when mentioning TA's erection pics. This is no BS, her vocals are now a few octaves down.
Sometimes I can't tell if I'm watching a tragedy or comedy!!!
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#201 Feb 7, 2013
Elise wrote:
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Sometimes I can't tell if I'm watching a tragedy or comedy!!!
Stranger than fiction...the stage of Life:)
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#202 Feb 7, 2013
Pharmabill wrote:
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jp = jewish princess?
Infamous for giving waitresses a hard time, lol, in heavy pesence in greater Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, West LA, parts of San Fernando Valley

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