We begin the morning with a sidebar. Juan has some scheduling questions. Nurmi has some objections, I’d presume. It’s taking a while. I think Juan left the courtroom briefly. The plan if we make it that far is for Nurmi to cross Flores today. I think Nurmi will be playing the sex tape to show that Travis was sexually deviant. Bascially, it will be a blame the victim day, in my prediction. Yep, there it is. Judge Stephens warns court watchers that graphic video and audio of a sexual nature will be displayed. They should not have a reaction. If they don’t think they can handle it they need to leave. Then the jury is allowed in and Flores takes the stand. The sisters of Travis Alexander opt not to be in the courtroom for this portion of proceeding and wait elsewhere in the courthouse.
Nurmi begins by showing Flores a cardboard box with a mix of blood and water. Then attention is turned to the shell casing in the bathroom. The casing is on top of the blood stain. This has been an issue in every version of this trial. Flores says he is not sure if the casing was kicked during investigation of the scene. Nurmi seems interested in knowing if the bullet is a hollow point. Flores says he can’t tell from the picture. I’m pretty sure Flores knows if it is a hollow point or not.
Nurmi shows the shower scenes and the time stamps. He says if Jodi wanted to kill him (what?) she had twenty four seconds to do it while his back was turned. He measures off 24 second of silence. He waits out another 16 seconds for the amount of time between next photo. Nurmi asks Flores if he were to turn his back to him, would he be able to see him? This line of questioning seems pointless. Nurmi is trying to say that Jodi had opportunities to kill Travis that she didn’t take. Inadvertently, he is also saying she wanted him to know who killed him.
Travis’ sisters return to the courtroom.
Nurmi is asking about Travis being able to move and defend himself if he saw the attack coming. The tweeters are unclear about why, but Nurmi pulls a line from Martinez tool box and gets riled up and asks him if he is having memory problems. Nurmi’s questioning has been described as loud, and animated. He questions Flores about the theory the gun shot came first.
Travis’ sister leave the courtroom.
Nurmi’s behavior is the focus of all the tweets. High-pitched! Theatrical. He asks Flores why he didn’t look for the ninjas. Flores said there was no evidence all evidence points to Jodi. Nurmi is trying to get Flores to change his story (again) where he now says that he based the gunshot first theory on the story Jodi told about the ninjas. Or maybe that is what Nurmi is trying to get him to say. He did not believe the ninja story but did be the sequence of events in the story. Back to trying to show some collusion with ME Horn and changing their theory on sequence of wounds. Flores stated in the first trial he misspoke about what Dr. Horn had told him about sequencing of this murder. Nurmi asks Flores if he based his theory on the interrogation of a mentally ill little girl. Everyone tweeting is saying that Nurmi is copying Martinez’s loud erratic harsh interrogation of the witness. Not the Nurmi of previous trials. Nurmi says that Flores and Martinez got the gunshot wound first theory from Horn and later changed the story and tried to blame the basis of the theory on Jodi.
It’s now time for Jodi’s vagina on the giant courtroom screen. This is because in his questioning Martinez said that Travis was trying to get away from Jodi. He directs Flores to look at the picture Travis took of her vagina and asks if this looked like someone trying to get away from Jodi. Nurmi shows more nude pictures. Martinez objects. Overruled. Nurmi talks about the KY, the variety of poses and close-ups of genitalia. Repeatedly asks if this is showing that Travis wants her to leave. Juan is objecting often state of mind. Speculation. Sustained. Juror have looked at the photos once and looked away. Creepy reporter on my Jodi Tweet lists posts one of the nudes. Um didn’t need that. Nurmi ends the photo exhibits by asking Flores is he will say anything the prosecution wants at any time.
Travis’ sisters leave court again for the sex tape.
The next 40 minutes will be the phone sex tape between Jodi and Travis. You can read a transcript of the in chambers meeting to get this admitted here. http://archive.azcentral.com/ic/pdf/0607arias-sex-tape-proceeding.pdf The phone call is very explicit. Travis wants to tie her to a tree and fuck her in the ass. She’s a three hole wonder. At one point she says “That’s so debasing. I like it.” This jury has not heard this before and they are all collectively trying to put on the appropriate facial expressions. Some are taking notes, or maybe just writing out a grocery list or something to avoid the visuals whilst Jodi and Travis discuss how great the other is in the bedroom. We must be finishing up because Jodi is now having her fake phone sex orgasm. Travis says she sounds like a 12 year old girl having her first orgasm. Everyone tweeting about the awkward tension in the courtroom.
And it finally ends and the juror is excused for lunch. And probably showers. I think the jury actually has questions. Those should be interesting.