I confess to giving up on the trial yesterday afternoon. I just couldn’t take anymore. Leading question. Objection! Sustained. Okay Dr. Lavalamp, what did you want to say, just say whatever you want. Wandering monologue about Travis and Jodi in first person… I don’t understand what the rules are anymore. I’m not a lawyer,but I did score quite well on the LSAT, particularly in the logic portion, and from where I am sitting, all rules of law have been thrown out the window. And frankly, I’m not sure that Dr. Lavalamp knows that Travis is dead. She seems to be talking about Travis a lot. Isn’t she there to talk about Jodi and how she is a victim of domestic abuse? Isn’t her purpose to explain that driving 1400 miles with a trunk full of petrol, arriving at 3 am at the home of her abuser, jumping in bed with him for kinky sex, posing for nude pics and then shooting him in the face, stabbing him dozens of times and nearly decapitating him is a perfectly normal response? Did I give up too soon and I just missed that part?
I also missed the last few minutes. There was a rumor that the defense was done. I thought they meant done with direct. Apparently they meant done for the day because we expect her back with more leading questions this morning. THE BIG NEWS IS THE RUMOR THAT COURT IS CANCELLED FOR TOMORROW. This is just a rumor. We should know more when people get to the courtroom. But nothing surprises me with this case. I am hoping Juan gets a crack at Dr. Lavalamp this afternoon. But who knows with this sorry excuse for a trial.
I’m cranky. I’ve had no coffee. I am off to fix that. Thanks to all of you who survive the entire day in court. I rely on your comments to know when to flip back over for something interesting or to at least put on some coffee to try to stay awake. I even had the live feed in the background yesterday and managed not to absorb much. I get most of the highlights right here in comments. Also, commenters should also read the comments. Sometimes yesterday your questions were already answered. I’m just saying.
Okay, grab a beverage and maybe some lunch and let’s do this one more time.