The day begins with a sidebar at the bench. Because, Arizona. Up first is Esteban Flores. Nurmi is finally getting to cross-examine him because for some reason Horn had to be on the stand yesterday. If this is your first trip to the rodeo, Flores was the lead investigator in the murder of Travis Alexander. There have been seats available in the courtroom everyday. The overflow viewing room has not been needed. Who wants to go be the TamaraTattles.com intern for this case? Anyone?
Nurmi immediately goes in on Flores asking him if he lied in any previous court proceedings. At issue once again is the sequence of the wounds inflicted on Alexander. Flores has been accused of changing his story and pressuring Horn to change his. Horn denies having a conversation of that nature with Flores, and continued to do so yesterday. Nurmi whips out the transcripts of previous testimony by Flores where he said the gunshot happened first. Ooopsy. Flores testified that the neck slicing came last. He claims that it was Horn that told him it was the final wound. This is not what Horn said yesterday. Martinez objections and calls a sidebar. Sounds like Nurmi is doing a good job trying to impeach the testimony of Flores.
Nurmi moves on. He puts up all the photos of Travis in the shower moments before he was murdered by Arias. For some reason he wants to stresss that Travis eyes were closed. All tweeters have various versions of him noting that his eyes were closed. “It doesn’t appear JodiArias took any of these opportunities w/Travis’ eyes closed to injure him, does it?” And that is basically it for Flores. The interesting thing is that the whole Travis lunging at Jodi like a line backer forcing her to kill him story is out the window. Now Nurmi says that Jodi shot him while he was sitting in the shower? How does this help anything? Doesn’t that make him look worse. Ten minute smoke break. Hope they designated an area for the jurors today. So no more jurors get the boot. Martinez wanted to redirect before the break. Denied. Travis’s sisters are both sobbing as they leave the courtroom.
When court reconvenes no one mentions Martinez’s re direct at all.
We move on to Amanda Webb a Wal*Mart investigator. She’s there to talk about gas cans. Jodi says she returned the gas cans the same day she bought them. According to Amanda that is bullshit. That was all Martinez asked. Nurmi says the Wal*Mart has moved locations and the file of receipts might not even be from the right store. Nurmi SLAMS the folder of receipt info on the podium and walks off. One of Travis’s sisters leaves court again crying. Juan comes up to the podium and slams the folder TWICE. Sounds like we are missing the circus. Juan goes through every single solitary register one by one, pointing out no gas can had been returned. I have flashbacks to when he did this in the first trial. Then a clusterfuck of objections. Nurmi is heated. Martinez is happy Nurmi is heated. The jury asks one irrelevant question. Wal*Mart lady is excused.
Next up, Kevin Freedman cop with Yreka Police Department. Can I just say these jurors must be confused as hell because I am. And I’ve already watched this shit show once. Freedman was called to investigate a burglary at Jodi’s grandparents house. A .25 handgun was stolen. Not the other guns. Not money laying around. just the same type gun used to shoot Travis. Jodi was called to scene and her $30 was missing but thank god she hid her laptop in a laundry basket before she left the house just in case it was robbed. Nurmi has no room to cross. Barely tries. Martinez on re-direct, who told you what was missing? Answer: Jodi. Jury asked if fingerprints were taken. Nothing usable.