Well, despite lots of hunting around, I can’t seem to get a definitive prosecution rebuttal witness list for the Jodi Arias trial. But I can say that if Janeen DeMarte is an indication of what is to come, I will be immensely pleased. I actually got Tuesday’s trial schedule right for a change. The defense rested after a 38 day dog and pony show that ended with both the dog and the pony much worse for wear. While the defense had their two psychological experts on the stand, eons passed, civilizations crumbled, and Nurmi and Willmott cried to the exasperated judge about Martinez raising his voice and asking too many hard yes or no questions like, “Do you see the word stalking on this piece of paper? Yes or No? Is it there or not?” Instead of the kind of yes or no questions they asked their witnesses like, “The third line of this email where Travis said that Jodi was the worst thing that every happened to him was a display of misogyny and domestic abuse that relates back to his family of origin which means that in order to protect herself Jodi had to get all stabby with him and that when she cleaned up the blood she was in a state of dissociative amnesia and thought she was wiping up a bloody mary at Margaritaville right?”
Meanwhile Tuesday, Juan brought in his one psych witness and asked her relative questions that she expounded on without notes or the need to excuse herself ten times to pee or fetch her reading glasses and was done with her in just a few hours. His witness made the defense experts look like Tweedledee and Tweedledum rambling on for days on end about walruses and carpenters and oysters in the middle of Juanderland. That’s the good news. The defense generally takes four times as long for their performances than Juan does. That means that we will have to listen to Willmott stammer through questions for as many as four more days with this witness. Willmott is no match for DeMarte though so perhaps she will pull a lacy white hanky out of her bra sooner than I think.
As for who may be next, I am not sure. I have heard that Detective Robert Brown, computer forensic specialist for the City of Mesa, was a late addition to his mysterious rebuttal list. He will likely not take long as it is expected he will be stating that there was no porn on Travis’ computer. Maybe we will see a Wal*Mart employee explain their return procedures for gas cans. No one really seems to know what he has up his sleeve. But we will be here all day in comments keeping you up to the minute on all the Juanderful goings on. Please join us and ignore the cranky folks. Unless it is me. 🙂