If you missed my recap of the morning session you can read it here.
After an early lunch, which was shortened to an hour so they could kick off early today to rest up for bottomless margarita day tomorrow and the Phoenix house of tacos, it seems that some collaboration of morons has gotten the technology to work. Up first a video of the direct testimony by Desiree Freeman. Ooops spoke to soon the jury is having trouble hearing the video.
This was the trip Desiree and her brother took with Jodi and Travis when they were supposedly broken up. She is Mormon and talked about the inappropriateness of a single male and female traveling together. They were affectionate but Travis was also mean to her. They pulled over so Jodi could take some scenic photos and Travis drove off and left her there. He thought it was funny Jodi did not. It was her understanding that Travis was a virgin.He would make jokes about his virginity. After the joke about leaving Jodi, Travis got mad at her and was yelling at her while Jodi just stared out the window. Dr Forseca comments but nothing of any important.
Next was the video testimony of Dan Freeman from the previous trial. Dan says when he first met Travis he didn’t really like him because he found him arrogant and cocky. He ended up being Travis’ roommate for 3-4 months and they went on the Havasu/Grand Canyon trip together. He said he treated Jodi differently in public than in private. He said Travis didn’t bring Jodi around certain groups of friends. When they packed for the trip, Jodi way over packed. Dan repacked for Jodi to limit the number of items in her pack as they would be hiking. Jodi was pissed about that and told Dan as much. Travis lit into her and took her off privately to yell at her and admonish her. Dan talked briefly about Travis being and elder and someone who could baptize people into the church. He said he had not idea he wasn’t living up to the LDS guidelines. (Double life reinforcement). Most of his peers were in the church.
BTW The videotape of the prior testimony is chock full of lengthy sidebars. No one is fast forwarding through them. No, the jury must wait on taped sidebars and real time sidebars. Because, Arizona.
Dan shares a fascinating story about Travis flirting with a waitress and joking with her about Jodi not being his girlfriend. The jury is board, the Tweeters are bored and beginning to tweet off topic, and I am bored. Nurmi is going to drag this out until the end of the day so Juan can’t cross until next week and the jury will be left with all these negative thoughts about Travis to reflect on for the past three days.
It was Dan Freeman who called Jodi to tell her Travis was dead. He says she was silent for a minute and then became emotional. The call lasted for two minutes and then he let her go so she could be alone with her thoughts. Video end.
Dr. Forseca gives a review of what everyone just listened to and said Travis hurt her self-esteem. Someone’s cell phone in the public viewing area went off. They were escorted out by the bailiff that was the most exciting thing in the afternoon. The jury is fighting nodding off. Judge Stephens was watching them closely. Nurmi complained that the interrupts stopped his flow. Because, Arizona.
Nurmi resumes questioning by asking expert witness about the difference between secrecy and privacy in intimate relationship. The witness, whose first language is not English struggles with the question. She points out she has been testifying all day and it is getting late and she is very tired.
For some reason the expelled court observer is allowed back in.
Now Dr. Forseca is reading a new email from Lisa (one of Travis’ girlfriends after and sometimes during Jodi). In the email she says he went to far (sexually) with her and she feels used and dirty as if he is simply using her for a sexual outlet. He kept grabbing her butt in public which she found vulgar. He needs to be patient and take things much slower. She is basically giving reasons why she is dumping him. She was studying to be a teacher and he didn’t respect that job choice.
Dr, Fonseca extrapolates a ton of stuff from the email. Travis was a horny man with an intimacy deficit. AKA exactly like 90% of the male population. He was having sex with Jodi while talking marriage with Lisa. Douchey, but again, what is your point? Do you have to be Dr. Ruth to testify about this shit? Is this information worth two full days of testimony? No, Arizona. No it is not. Dr. Fonseca says Lisa and Jodi had their self-esteem damaged by Travis. For the love of GAWD, it’s called dating. Bitches be crazy. Dudes be trying to get all the sex they can. Is this woman new to the planet? It hell out there in the world, woman but most of us don’t severe anyone’s head with a rusty knife, stab them until we run out of energy and the shoot them in the face! I can’t wait for Juan.
And finally, it comes to a merciful end. We resume on Monday. If you can’t wait for more things Jodi Arias, Click here and you can read for days. JODI ARIAS POSTS.