It’s a crappy day out and there is a lot going on in the home office of TamaraTattles.com today and Jodi Arias updates are about the last thing I am up for doing. However, I’m going to give you the rough outline of the day just so we will all stay up to speed, because by now, we have put so much time into following this case, we can’t help but see how it all ends. If it ever ends.
This morning Dr. Forseca was call back to the stand and Nurmi continued his redirect. It was really just more of the same. She read some emails from Travis’ ex Lisa who wanted to marry him. He proposed to her while seeing Jodi. Dr. Forseca points out that Lisa had sexual boundaries (no sex before marriage) and Jodi did not. There was also evidence of Travis asking other girls for pictures online.
Dr. Forseca says that she interviewed Jodi twice for a total of almost 8 hours. She believes some things and not others it seems. She talks about Jodi’s story of seeing Travis masturbating to a picture of a young boy. Jodi says she left and vomited and had a headache. Dr. Forseca says Jodi stayed because she thought she could fix Travis. Dr. Forseca says that the comment Travis makes on the phone sex call about Jodi sounding like a 12-year-old girl having her first orgasm is more evidence that Travis was interested in children. Or something. Later she points out she has never used the word pedophile to describe Travis. Perhaps not but she is surely dancing around the subject. I don’t think the parsing of words brings any comfort to Travis’ family who have to sit through this shit all over again. Samantha got up and left the courtroom in disgust. She returned a short time later. Next on the not pedophile, pedophile list is Jodi in pigtails with a shaved pubic area. The contention is that is more evidence that Travis had an interest in children or whatever Dr. Forseca is calling it. Later an IM from someone who Travis allegedly asked to help find him a wife. The girl IMing says someone is cute but too young, Travis replies “no such thing.” Some other guy IMs him telling Travis to stop IMing his nine year old sister, so does a parent.
Dr. Forseca says that Travis was toxic for Jodi. Nurmi asks if the relationship was unhealthy. Dr. Forseca says it would seem so since she stabbed him 27 times, slit his throat and shot him. Martinez begins to lose his mind with objections. Dr. Forseca has said nothing new today. Travis was a Jekyll and Hyde. Travis has a spiritual side and a sexual side in direct conflict with each other. Interest in younger people. Jodi was his dirty little secret. Over and over and over.
During the lunch break…. the State filed a motion for sanctions to be imposed against the defense team. They were supposed to provide a mirror image of Travis’ hard drive with the virus/porn sites. They did provide an image but it was not of Travis’ computer. It was a dell computer that belonged to someone else. Also something about the defense damaging Travis’ laptop. Because, Arizona.
When the trial resumes, Dr. Forseca says that of the two (Travis and Jodi) Travis was the “more seasoned” sexually. REALLY? Juan will have a field day with that comment. I have a feeling the KY story will come into play. Dr. Forseca reads more tests between Jodi at Travis that happened at *GASP* 11 pm. Dr. Forseca says most people don’t text after 11 pm. Nurmi really needed to end this witness on Thursday while he was slightly ahead. Travis was controlling. Travis wanted Jodi to wear a sexy maid outfit. Jodi would placate Travis with sex. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. The tweeters indicate the exchange of lurid tweets and are too grossed out to give any detail. I’m good with that.
Not too long after lunch, there is a lengthy sidebar and a 20 minute break. Then Judge Stephens announces there has been “an emergency” and there can be no more testimony until Thursday. The jury is excused and it is all over. Because, Arizona.