The Jodi Arias trial has been airing on "In Session" and on Jan. 17, Detective Esteban Flores of the Mesa Police Department took the stand. He answered a question that may leave room for reasonable doubt, which may let Travis Alexander's accused murderer go free.
When Judge Sherry K. Stephens read a list of questions from jurors, one that struck out was,
"Why were the fibers at the scene, sandals and pillows not sent out for comparison?"
Detective Esteban Flores replied that they did not feel it was necessary.
This is shocking to say the least. In every crime scene, it is necessary to gather every bit of evidence and the Mesa Police Department should have sent the fibers, sandals and pillows should have been sent to the lab regardless of whether they felt it was necessary or not.
He was also questioned about his interaction with the media and interrogation techniques. He was also asked why the victim's vehicle was never searched for the knife and gun, which were never recovered. While it may seem odd to search a victim's car for murder weapons, those that have been in law enforcement know that murder weapons have been found in stranger places and that everything much be searched with a fine tooth comb.
Detective Esteban Flores seemed to have some difficulty on the stand during the Jodi Arias trial. While the detective with the Mesa Police Department was trying to answer the questions to the best of his ability, he appeared to be nervous on "In Session" and was under fire by both the defense and the prosecution for his wishy-washy responses.
The State of Arizona has rested its case and the defense has asked for it to be dismissed. The judge said she would review the motion. While most of America knows the woman who killed Travis Alexander did not do it in self defense, there were some things revealed during the airing of "In Session" that may leave room for reasonable doubt. Unfortunately, it could result in her walking away a free woman.