Well we didn’t get much on Monday but we did get a little temper tantrum from Nurmi. I actually liked Nurmi in the beginning. I know he is up Shits Creek without a paddle and really wanted off this case long ago, but he needs to man up and quit acting like the fat little sister of the prom queen. It’s unbecoming. I don’t share in the vitriol y’all have for defense lawyers. I have a lot of respect for them in general. I can’t think of a much of a worse defendant to be dealt than Jodi. I think part of the Jodi and Willmott interaction that y’all don’t like is Willmott keeping Jodi under control. Making her feel heard so she stays calm at the table. As annoying as all the mistrial motions are, that’s the job of the defense. It’s also Jodi’s right under the law. From our perspective, we need to ensure all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed for the inevitable appeal.
After getting it wrong yesterday regarding what to expect, I shouldn’t tell you what I think about today, but I will anyway. I expect the defense to rest without calling any other witnesses. They got what they wanted in from Bryan and I think they are done. Martinez has 15 rebuttal witness on his list. He can call one or all 15. He has one psychologist, Dr. Janeen Demarte, on the list that I expect he will call early on to debunk Samuels and LaViolette. She had done a full psych report on Jodi. She is young and has shiny newish credentials and training and is practicing with a full client roster. The interesting thing about this witness is that in February her house was burglarized and her laptop with a psychological profile of Jodi Arias on it was taken. Lots of speculation about that….
I am worn out and emotionally frayed by the Boston Bombing so that is all I have for today. Thoughts are with all of y’all affected by the tragedy. As always, we will try to provide up dates as much as possible here for those who can’t watch at work. Welcome to all the new readers once again. Sorry if I made anyone other than the people I replied to directly feel uncomfortable about posting. I try not to do much comment regulation, but sometimes it is necessary to meet disrespect with unkindness to show it won’t be tolerated. On a happier note, all reasonable comments are welcome and appreciated. Happy trial watching! ~tt