We’re supposed to have a full day of Juan cross-examining Dr. Bob Geffner, psychologist for the defense, also know as the male Alyce LaViolette in today’s Jodi Arias trial. Juan is loaded for bear with mountains of papers on his table. He’s hyped up and pacing. Wilmott is coaching Bob on the whole child porn thing. Bob is all like, “Do I say paper or plastic? Um I mean paper or Internet? I’m so confused! What do you want me to say about the masturbation stuff again?”
The plan to start “early” has not panned out. We are late again as the Judge muddles up other lesser cases. Jodi is in the courtroom wearing a tank top to court. Don’t judge. Perhaps she’s having hot flashes.
Willmott asks for the sidebar before the jury is even finished walking in. Finally, Bob takes the stand and spreads out a bunch of papers knocking some to the floor. Juan begins where we left off yesterday, with The Masturbation Incident (TMI). Of course TMI never happened and is a figment of Jodi’s imagination but I expect we will talk about it for at least an hour anyway. Juan opens with, ” In all the records you reviewed, there’s nothing in writing about the supposed masturbating to pictures of kids, is there?” Bob admits there is not. Juan points out that Alyce’s notes said that there were pictures the Internet, Bob says it was pictures on the bed. Round and round we go until finally Bob says Alyce must have made a mistake. Wilmott is objecting like crazy. Bob says he speculated and fixed some discrepancies. Juan says he did that because he is a hired gun for the defense. Juan says that Bob made over $100,000 on a single case for his testimony. (Wow need to become an expert witness.) Juan talks about a case where he testified regarding child custody and he never met the father. He brings up another case in Hawaii (he got to testify in Hawaii!!!) and in that case the court ruled that his affidavit was NOT CREDIBLE and it was thrown out. We went through all this in the original trial.
Next Juan points out that Geffner had a non-profit function and his friend Fonseca (of slime highway fame) was a speaker. Then he drops a bombshell, Willmott was a speaker at the same conference! Willmott objects with a fury! Fun fact: Alyce LaViolette was also at that conference.
After a short break so that Bob could pull
himself his notes together court continues and Bob starts talking to Juan without being summoned. Juan screams, “Did I ASK YOU A QUESTION?” several times. Pants were peed.
Juan goes through the stupid defense timeline as constructed by Bob. He points out numerous errors. Jodi wasn’t dating Travis when her “personality changed” many dates are wrong. Things that Jodi did to Travis were intentionally left off. It’s all a one-sided, error-filled mess. Jodi’s personality changed because her house was being repossessed. Juan questions details of the things that Bob testified to. Who did Matt cheat with? Don’t you think Jodi driving 90 miles to confront another woman was aggressive? (he said no). Bob seems to be having memory problems. Juan moves into the time where Jodi was peeping in Travis’ windows spying on him with another woman.
We continue to go over the errors in the timeline. He has the incident where Jodi’s finger was broken twice, in two different places. It only happened once. Someone just pointed out that Jodi’s mother wears a #1 mom necklace. I can’t. Bob had no idea which date is correct for the finger incident. There is nothing in Jodi’s diary about a broken finger.
Juan says that there is nothing on the timeline about Jodi getting fired. Points out that all of Jodi’s crazy is conveniently omitted from the time line. Bob admits that the only source for the broken finger story is Jodi.
It’s lunch time in Arizona and I need to take a trial break. I’ll be back later tonight with the afternoon summary.