This is the third day this week I have named a post Jodi Arias Trial Day 38. Who can blame me? It starts, it stops, it’s cancelled, it ends early but mostly it drones on and on. Speaking of droning on and on, the domestic violence expert is back. I believe she actually used the phrase “far out” on the stand. She seems to have enjoyed the 1970s very much. I heard on HLN yesterday that she has not ever spoken with Jodi. I may have heard that incorrectly. One of my commenters said that she did speak with Jodi, and that Jodi lied (SHOCKER!) to her about Travis. Specifically, the commenter reports that Jodi referred to the infamous masturbating to little boys story, only she claimed the pictures were on his laptop. His laptop was discovered to have no porn on it. Jodi’s story on the stand changed to Travis having actual pictures of little boys. Those were never found. The commenter says the result of the hearing was that the expert cannot speak to Jodi specifically and her entire testimony will be generalities.
HLN has said several times that this is the seventh domestic violence expert that was approached to testify. The first six refused. Juan Martinez is unusually quiet during testimony. We attribute this to the fact that her generalities about victims of domestic violence seem to be unknowingly describing Travis. I’ve heard this expert is expected to be on the stand “for a few days” and frankly I have completely lost interest.
That said, we will comment and update on the trial today in comments here. I hope everyone feels comfortable jumping in and giving opinions. I often find out new stuff I didn’t know in the comments. On boring days like this we tend to talk about all sorts of trial related things. So keep checking back and keep commenting and we will all get through the boring parts together.