After asking about 220 questions to alleged murderer Jodi Arias, the jury in her trial has written out even more questions during today's(Thursday's) proceedings, according to HLN. Arizona is one of the few states which requires judges to allow jurors to ask questions.
Is this a runaway jury or a runaway trial?
One of the juror's questions to Arias today was, "Why should we believe you now after all the lies you've told us before?"
The juror who wrote out that question is evidently in the prosecution's corner.
Another jury question was, "You said Mr. Martinez questions made you shake. Have you shaken a lot during this trial?"
She may be feeling the stress even more as a cold sore appeared on her lip for the first time in court Thursday.
This is a trial clearly heading into uncharted waters as her defense attorneys were allowed to ask her direct questions following the barrage of more than 200 juror questions followed again by the prosecutor being allowd to cross examine her over those jury questions.
Arias is still clinging to her self-defense claim though. She steadfastly continues to say that boyfriend Travis Alexander told her he'd kill her after the gun accidentally discharged into the victim's face.
Cable news pundits were left shaking their heads at the fact the 18 remaining jurors scribbled out even more questions during today's proceedings.
So the next day in court will be deja vu. Judge Sherry Stephens will ask Arias the new questions from the jurors followed by direct examination from her attorneys concerning those questions and yet another cross examination by Juan Martinez.
Another jury question was, "How did Travis anger escalate after you shot him?"
She answered that they fell over by the sink in the bathroom after the shot was fired. She further said they struggled.
Another juror wanted to know if Arias would ever have come forward with the truth if she'd never been arrested.
She replied, "I don't know."
Another question was, "How could you kiss another man after you knew what you'd done to Travis?
Arizona is one of only a handful of states which allow questions from the jury. Is this a runaway jury? If it is, the questions may continue tumbling from their lips indefinitely.
Opening statements commenced on Jan. 2.
There is no way of telling when closing statements will commence.
The unique Arizona system has created an extremely unusual trial, regardless of what the verdict is.
Trial will resume Tuesday. That will give these zealous jurors four days off to think up even more questions.
This may well end up being the most extensive cross examination of a witness on national television in history.
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