The Jodi Arias trial is a hot topic in Arizona and this week those paying close attention to the trial continue to scratch their heads in confusion as the jurors ask their own questions to Arias (through the judge) in an attempt to gain some clarity to the case and the charges. An article published by the Associated Press March 7, 2013 shows, in clear concise format the questions, answers and back story. The problem is that the answers received still leave many questions for those that have been watching the case.
For those that have not been paying close attention to the case here is the story so far. Jodi Arias has pleaded self defense in the murder charges she is facing. The victim is Travis Alexander (her boyfriend at the time) who died June 4, 2008. Initially Arias claimed that masked robbers broke into the house and killed Alexander - who was shot in the head, stabbed multiple times and his throat was cut.
The questions asked by the jury show obvious disbelief in her testimony which you can read here. Below are some of the questions that were asked of Arias.
"After all the lies you have told, why should we believe you now?"
"Would you decide to tell the truth if you never got arrested?"
"Why were you afraid of the consequences if you killed Travis in self-defense?"
"Why didn't you call 911 to help Travis?"
"Have you ever had any firearms training or fired a .25-caliber pistol prior to this event?"
"Why didn't you just run out of the house instead of grabbing the gun from the closet?"
"Is there anyone else who knows about your memory issues?"
"How can you say that you don't have memory issues when you can't remember how you stabbed him so many times and slashed his throat?"
"Several times while testifying about the abuse by Travis, you have made comments like, 'As I understand it now,' and 'I've come to realize.' How has this realization come about?"
"Would you agree that you came away from the June 4 incident rather unscathed while Travis suffered a gunshot and multiple stab wounds?"
What questions would you have asked if you were on the jury? Feel free to leave a comment below with your thoughts.