Expect Maricopa County Prosectuor Juan Martinez to poke some holes in the Jodi Arias trial testimony from Monday when he cross examines her on the stand soon. The Feb. 11 testimony of the confessing murder suspect, who is on trial for her life in the death of Travis Alexander, hit some low points again per CBS News, which included allegations Travis had sex with her while she slept.
Jodi Arias also claimed that Travis Alexander once beat her, kicked her in the ribs and broke her finger per the Washington Post. She also claims that she never sought medical treatment for the injuries, and that is why there is no documented proof that it happened.
In earlier trial testimony, however, two individuals--Ryan Bruns, her lover after Travis' murder, and Leslie Ugy, her friend and co-worker--both testified that after Travis' murder they saw physical evidence that Jodi Arias had cuts on her hands and bandages on her fingers.
Now she is asking a jury to believe that no one saw an alleged splint placed on her broken finger by the victim at the time of the alleged beating. And she is asking them to believe that no one she came into contact with after that had any idea her ribs had taken a beating, which would have made her walk and move in an injured way.
Arias is on trial for her life, as she could get the death penalty if convicted. Therefore any defense lawyer who has a witness who can say they saw Arias after this alleged beating--or that they saw a splint on that broken finger--would be a godsend to their case.
The fact that zero witnesses can attest to that allegation, despite the prosecution finding two witnesses to attest to Jodi's injuries after Travis was murdered, speaks to the reason the defense never entered this information into the trial earlier.
Witnesses that could substantiate Jodi Arias' claim that Travis Alexander beat her and broke her finger were never produced prior to her testimony on Feb. 11 because they just didn't exist.
And any woman not wanting the death penalty would have provided names to her defense of people who could attest to seeing a cast on her finger at some point after that beating. After all, she has been able to produce names of those who she communicated with on a regular basis--or saw during her time with Travis, such as Leslie Udy, the friend who said she "couldn't imagine" Arias killing Travis.
Yet Leslie Udy was also one of the people to confirm in testimony that Jodi had cuts on her hands right after Travis Alexander's murder, so she would have noticed a broken finger in a splint too.
Now that Jodi Arias needs a name to drop the most, she doesn't have one. And that's why jurors would do well to consider these allegations appear to be similar to the false testimony first given to police during her interviews.