Prosecutor Juan Martinez will continue his cross-examination of Dr. Samuels today. Samuels is the defense “expert” on the stand to try to mitigate the actions of Jodi Arias who has admitted to the brutal murder of Travis Alexander. Arias who has claimed previously on 48 hours that, “No jury will convict her” is facing the death penalty. Yesterday, Martinez pointed out to the jury that Samuels is not a licensed psychiatrist and in his career as a psychologist both in NJ and AZ he has faced disciplinary action for inappropriately crossing professional boundaries with clients. Also, yesterday Samuels admitted to purchasing a book for Arias while in jail and to the potential for major inaccuracies in his diagnosis of Arias based on his reliance of her self-reported information that we later discovered to be lies. It is believed that the defense has at least one more witness after cross-examination of Samuels is completed.
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