We started nearly half an hour late because Jodi was late for some reason. Or something. Willmott is really worried about all of the potential for impeaching this ridiculous witness so she brings up a few more of his past issues in previous cases that will make him look bad so he can talk without Juan freaking him out and making him spill his water. You know like the last time we did this.
Then we moved on to reading Jodi’s journals again. Jodi loves Travis but he says such terrible things to her. She knows she should leave him but she can’t. She self blames. We get numerous snippets of stories of arguments meant to show that Travis was an asshole. Or a twenty something guy as they are called in more civilized circles.
Jodi liked to practice The Law of Attraction a philosophy that she erroneous thinks means never speak of or write down bad things and pretend like life is wonderful until it is. Or until the level of denial and stuffing shit down causes you to go batshit and stab someone 27 times and try to decapitate them and then shoot them in the head. This includes her thinking that Travis thinks she would say yes if he proposed. She says she would need a significantly larger amount of courting and bible study.
Jodi journals that she has a headache. Geffner says the headache was caused by the horrific stress that Travis placed upon her. I’m not making this shit up. It looks like we are just going to read this entire journal today so the defense can stretch things out until the holiday break.
Travis’s grandmother was very ill. Jodi would drop him off to go stay with her but he would not let her meet him. She was making her a Christmas present because she was so distraught she was ill. She would sneak in late at night to cuddle with him at Grandma’s house. Jodi wanted cuddling. Travis wanted sex.
12/04/07: “I don’t know where it comes from! I must be sick, I just want to die .. how easily I’m swayed 2darkness.~JodiArias Geffner says that Jodi’s ex-boyfriend Matt kept telling her to seek mental help.
12/08/07 Jodi is severely depressed and contemplating suicide. Meanwhile, Travis is in a bad mood because his tires have been slashed twice in two days. Jodi helped pay for new tires and offered Travis her stun gun because he was trying to stake out the car to find the mad slasher. I think this is news about the stun gun. Also, Juan has a witness that will testify Travis told her Jodi was the slasher. Duh.
By January, Jodi was back in a good place with Travis. They exchanged “I love you” texts on NYE and that was apparently good enough for her. There was a disagreement between the lawyers over some money that Jodi deposited into their joint account. Thoughts of marriage reconsidered at least in Jodi’s mind.
Then we approach the great kiddie porn incident of 2008. Despite her journal entry two days later saying “there was nothing interesting to report.” This is when Travis allegedly broke her finger. She did not seek medical attention. Willmott says this was not in the journal because of her whole “Law of Attraction” thing. Geffner says another time in this time period (we are still in January of 2008) Travis body slammed her.
In February, it is Travis’s turn to be suicidal, according to Jodi. He is depressed and sorry he called Jodi a “fucking loser.”
*LUNCH* (sort of)
The jury leaves and Juan gets to question Geffner outside of the presence of the jury about diagnosing someone he has never met through text messages and journals written my a mentally ill murderer.
February of 08 I guess is where we are now. It’s Tootsie Pop Sexy Time! Jodi wrote that was closure for her and that Travis has a new sidepiece named Mimi and she (Mimi) doesn’t need to know about their 8 months of sexually deviant encounters. Jodi claims Travis backhanded her for moving back to Yreka.(In March?) There was a trip to Vegas for Jodi (not Travis) in there somewhere. The tweeters are worn out and not tweeting as much. The problem with the backhanding story that in her journal she describes that encounter with no violence and “three gentle kisses.” Also she was staying in the house while he was dating Mimi and she was just fine with Mimi? Really? That is the witness who will testify that Jodi slashed Travis’ tires when they were dating.
Lots of bickering between the two of them in March. Travis says Jodi is constantly stressing him every day. Jodi says he hangs up on her all the time and needs to stop that. Basically, Jodi is obsessed with Travis 24/7 and he just wants to fuck her when he feels like it.
Geffner says the fifth incidence of abuse was April 1, 2008 when he body slammed her and choked her out. She was supposed to have left for Yreka I think but stayed a few extra days at Travis’ house. Geffner says when abuse victims finally make the break the violence escalates.
Jodi finally goes to Yreka and the fighting continues to escalate. And then they go back to sexting. Lather. Wretch. Repeat. March 10, 2008 the Sex Tape. Ugh.
A return to some google chats where Travis is angry with Jodi for going through his Facebook page (with his password) he says he feels like she “stabbed him in the back!” Did he really say that? He accused her of deleting a letter he had written to Lisa. Three hole wonder comment. Stuff we’ve heard a million times. Geffner is all “see how abusive Travis was?”
We end at the part where Jodi wrote that Travis was very lonely and really wanted her to come visit him while she is in Utah visiting Ryan. Jodi just said no. Shouldn’t that right there be enough to let anyone know the entire journal is delusional?
Thankfully, I can now spend the next two week making fun of Nene’s wigs and stuff because this crap is on hiatus until January 5, 2015.