On March 13, 2013, Jodi Arias took the witness stand in her murder trial for the 18th day and was challenged by prosecutor Juan Martinez regarding her story about the death of her former lover, Arizona man Travis Alexander, and her claims of killing him in self-defense.
According to CBS News, Martinez “angrily raised his voice” as he questioned Arias about Alexander’s last day alive. He also displayed a photo of Alexander—very much alive—and another image taken only 62 seconds later, which showed a portion of Alexander’s bloody body.
Arias is accused of murdering Alexander in his home as he showered in 2008. He was shot in the head, stabbed 27 times, and his throat was cut.
She has testified that prior to the confrontation that she alleges led to Alexander’s death, the two had sex and were taking nude photos of one another.
“You drop the camera. You are body-slammed, you get away, you go down the hallway, you go in the closet, you get the gun, you go into the bathroom. You shoot him, he goes down and then, after you’re able to get away, you go get the knife and you end up at the end of the hallway? All of this in 62 seconds?” Martinez asked.
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Arias, as she has done during prior testimony, said she does not fully remember the day Alexander died and does not recall grabbing the knife.
CBS notes that Martinez is attempting to show that Arias took the time to think about what she was doing when Alexander was killed.
Prosecutors argue Arias, 32, killed her former lover, Travis, 30, in cold blood. After initially lying about his death, she admitted killing Alexander, but claims she did so in self-defense.