Martinez didn't make significant strides when he questioned Jodi about not mentioning in her journal the incidents involving physical abuse.<quoted text>
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.
I think he answered his own question when he asked Jodi if the reason for no writing about the incidents was because she was afraid that someone could read her journal or it could fall into the wrong hands.
The fact that she didn't write about it doesn't mean that it didn't happen, the journal has little probative value.