The Jodi Arias trial begins today with a mysterious hearing. It is possible it will take the entire morning as the judge dismissed the jury for the morning session but asked them to be on standby to come in earlier. At the end of court last Friday, the judge ordered Grace Wong, a producer for HLN’s Jodi Arias trial segments, to appear at 11 am. Grace is smiling in the picture but sources inside the courtroom say she was shocked and not happy about being compelled to testify. We are expecting some sort of arguments first when court begins at 9, or 9:30, or 10, or well you get the picture. The prevailing opinion here is that the last motion for mistrial by the defense for prosecutorial misconduct (Juan taking pictures and giving autographs to his fans) is still open. When Jinkasaurus testifying about the situation, she answered a question with something like “that is beyond the scope of my job” and thus the defense wanted to call Wong, the producer, who was not at the courthouse at that time. Since Wong was in the courtroom Friday, it seems like they took that opportunity to compel her to testify.
When the jury returns the defense is expected to call Lonnie Dworkin I believe. I could be wrong about that so don’t freak out if someone else is called. But I’m pretty sure it is Dworkin. Click through for a refresher on him and the only thing I can imagine the defense recalling him for.
Dworkin previously testified that he had examined Alexander’s laptop and a broken hard drive that might have belonged to Jodi. He testified that data from Alexander’s laptop showed that someone accessed YouTube music videos at 4 a.m. on June 4, 2008 about the same time Jodi claims to have arrived. Willmott tried to admit photos of a man’s genitalia Dworkin recovered from the external hard drive. Martinez objected on the grounds that Dworkin could not identify whose genitalia it was. Dworkin also examined a Helio phone that Gus Searcy gave Jodi. At the time he got the info from Jodi’s Helio, there was no technology for retrieval so he took screen caps and used a recorder. He also was the guy that retrieved the photos from her Canon camera. One of those pictures was the Travis Alexander’s underwear set from July 12, 2008 (after Travis was murdered). Another was a picture of Jodi and her sister Angela supposedly taken in May of 2008 where Jodi has brown hair. This relates to Jodi Arias Hairgate which for the life of me I can’t keep up with. I have no idea what Dworkin is being called back to testify to unless he has managed to somehow positively identify Travis’ penis. I’m serious. A positive identification of Travis’ peen could lead to the defense proving he sent a penis pic to Jodi. Which of course would make him
just another douchebag penis pic sender a sexual deviant who deserves to die.
A huge shout out to all the new trial watchers reading here! We are so glad to have you. We will be talking about todays court activities in comments all day and always try to give important news on the proceedings to our friends who can’t watch at work but can read here. So anytime you can give a brief bit of context to your comment, my hard working commenters really appreciate it. Happy posting!