And we are back. Nurmi asks Flores again if the bullet is a hollow point. Flores says he would need to review the ballistics report to answer that. Then he questions the sex tape and asks if was authenticated. Flores says no. Um Nurmi, this is YOUR evidence that YOU brought in. He goes on to talk about all the nasty sex talk and point out how that is not the conversations of a good moron boy. He talks about Travis wanting to beat up Abe. He talks about Travis wanting to tie Jodi to a tree. Basically, it’s bash the victim time. Martinez objects. Sidebar.
Flores is Mormon so it is determined that he is qualified to testify that Travis’ phone conversation was not acceptable to the church. Nurmi goes over detail after detail pointing out that Travis was not the perfect 30 year old virgin he proclaimed himself to be. Nurmi is asking questions like, Do the laws of chastity include Travis shooting jizz on Jodi’s face? Juan Martinez is objecting his head off. Sidebar. Loud and animated. Nurmi wins and has the court reporter read the jizz question back. lol. Who is this new Nurmi?
Nurmi: “Would knowing what a 12-year-old girl’s 1st orgasm sounds like be consistent with laws of chastity?” Objection. SIDEBAR. Animated lawyers on both sides. Nurmi: Detective Flores, you let me know if you don’t understand any of the questions I’m asking. Okay? Nurmi- Is it illegal for anyone to have sex with a 12 year old? Flores…yes it’s illegal.”Would it be legal to watch videos of a 12yo girl having her first orgasm?” OBJECTION SIDEBAR! Stephens allows Nurmi to ask different forms of the question, over and over.
Next Nurmi fucks with Flores some more by having his read explicit emails sent by Travis to Jodi to the courtroom. They say thing like, “the intesity will make you feel you like you’ve been raped but enjoyed every second of it.” He calls her a slut and other things that the tweeters are reluctant to tweet out. Next the puts the penis picture up on the screen. I thought they were not allowed to do that because there was no official verification of the owner of the penis in the first trial. Travis led a double life is the overall theme.
Time for cross. Juan asks if Jodi reported the phone stolen. She did. Juan asks question to imply that Jodi taped the call to set Travis up. She planned the call and taped it. The phone was reported stolen and yet magically showed up in the hands of the defense experts. Juan asked if Jodi was offended by the 12 year old girl comment. No. She liked it. Juan asks if slitting someone’s throat is in line with the LDS beliefs. No. Martinez asks if either Jodi or Travis ever said they loved each other on the 40 minute call. No. Juan asks Flores if anything in his investigations suggested Jodi was mentally ill. After objection. Sidebar. He is allowed to answer no.
A perfectly sane person in the courtroom tweeted this ” Martinez just asked Flores if he ever had sex with Nurmi. (CORRECTION HE ASKED FLORES IF HE HAD SEX WITH JODI) Nurmi objects. Sustained” Joking? Perhaps but another completely unrelated tweeters said this, “Juan- When Nurmi was asking you to be Travis and he was
#jodiarias were you naked on the stand? Flores NO” and this “Juan- Did you have sex with Jodi Flores…No” I think everyone has just lost it in the courtroom.
Juan, “Let’s talk about this sequencing again. Did you believe Jodi Arias when she told you she had parents? ” Objection. “Did you disbelieve everything she told you? Flores No.
Nurmi on redirect, “You’re writing a book about this aren’t you detective?” Martinez objects. Afternoon potty break.
We’re back Nurmi wants a transcript of the sex talk entered into evidence. Martinez objects. SIDE BAR.
Nurmi asks again if Flores is writing a book. He says no. I bet Nurmi is. Nurmi has Flores read a text from Travis to Jodi where he says he loves her. He gets Flores to admit his not a mindreader and doesn’t know what other people are thinking when they do things like buy gas cans or have sex. He gets Flores to admit he has no idea if Jodi is mentally ill or not. He says if the prosecution wanted to test the phone he had the right to do so.
The tweets are slowing down because I assume they are as tired of this as I am. Shouldn’t be more than 15 more minutes. I would like to get to the juror questions if possible.
Nurmi somehow gets Flores to say that Jodi in fact did NOT like the 12 year old girl comment.
Jury has five questions.
Where did Jodi clean up after murder? doesn’t know.
Were her pants found? no.
Was blood found in rental car? no.
Who recorded sex call? Jodi
Where were the roommates? One was home and going to work. Others were housesitting.
When did roommates find Travis? 5 days later
When was the sex tape made? 3 weeks before the murder.
State rests with regard to underlying evidence. No court tomorrow.
Nurmi and Willmott will begin their mitigating circumstances case Thursday.
These jury questions are BAD. They seem to be asking questions with regard to Jodi’s guilt or innocence. That is not at issue. She has been found guilty. They need to be focused on whether the murder itself was cruel and horrific or whatever the Arizona legalese is that makes it death penalty worthy.
Oh, Arizona. You’re like Florida’s retarded cousin. Is it the heat?