Jodi Arias turned on the waterworks for another dramatic day in court on Thursday as she weeped during cross-examination by the prosecutor, according to a Feb. 28 ABC News report. Cross-examination got a little too heated for the 32-year-old defendant who is charged with murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander. After shooting, stabbing and eventually killing Alexander and blaming it on masked intruders, and more recently self- defense, the prosecutor spent the day poking holes into Arias’ defense.
Exasperated prosecutor Juan Martinez cut right to the chase asking, “Ma'am, were you crying when you were shooting him?” “I don't remember,” Arias replied, sobbing uncontrollably. Martinez repeated the question, “Were you crying when you were stabbing him?” and after a soft “I don’t remember” from Arias, Martinez reportedly asked more loudly, “How about when you cut his throat, were you crying then?”
After several questions, specifically related to Arias’ post-crime cover up, including the voicemail she left for Alexander on his cell phone within a few hours of killing him, Arias admitted to her cover up. “There would be no other reason to leave a dead man a telephone message would there?” Martinez asked. “Um, that was my goal,” Arias testified.
Martinez then followed up with attacks on Arias’ self-defense claims. Prosecutors have relied in part, on multiple text messages, emails and recorded phone calls between Arias and Alexander to substantiate their argument that there was no violence in the relationship. “Nowhere in those text messages does he ever threaten you physically, does he?” Martinez asked. After a brief pause, Arias responded, “Hmmm, no.”
Testimony resumes next week, according to ABC News.
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