Trial resumes for AZ woman accused of killing ex-boyfriend
Legal panel weighs in on case
- Duration 4:31
- Date Jan 8, 2013
Legal panel weighs in on case
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Right now murder trial resumes in which prosecutors say and obsessed lover fueled by a jealous rage committed a horrendous crime.
-- areas facing charges that she murdered her ex boyfriend but her defense team argues she acted only in self defense.
Darius and Travis Alexander met in 2006.
They then broke up in 2007.
But apparently they continue to physical relationship and in 2008.
A friend found Alexander's body he'd been shot slashed and stabbed.
Inside his Arizona home.
Police photographs submitted as evidence captured a very gruesome scene.
The court also heard earlier recordings of -- telling investigators what she knew about Alexander's death a story that changed several times.
I heard that he would.
He passed away and then I heard it was.
I don't know I -- I didn't really think that there with a lot of global record.
Hit nearly -- network Sprint Cup anymore.
People work I had -- sorry side.
Ultimately areas confessed to killing Alexander but only after he allegedly attacked her for damaging some of his possessions.
If convicted she could become the fourth woman on death row in Arizona.
Let's talk about it with Fox News legal analyst least -- and criminal defense attorney Dowayne Kate's side Dwyane there's an awful lot of evidence against her here -- she have a case.
Well she doesn't -- here's why neither are only two people.
In that room when that when that when that's happened and and there's nobody else and one -- -- so so he can't tell any kind of story.
So there's only two people in the room and if she gets up and testified that she was attacked.
She might be able to justify what she did her attorneys -- are saying you know this is a domestic violence case abuse of a girlfriend he was an abuser they say and he controlled her.
Thing you know in the minds of a jury might that stick might that mitigate.
John I don't I don't -- I don't think so maybe mitigation but then you're talking about sentencing at the sentencing phase at after she's been found guilty.
He right now we're still the trial stage and here's why I think she's going to be found guilty.
She changed her story that is not consistent with self defense that you say first 02 men came in and an abducted him or.
He was it was suicidal or something like up and then she finally -- the truth which if I killed and then she goes into self defense well.
Then you go from her words.
To which were obviously not true the first two times today and the crying scene here is a man who I -- -- be too graphic -- -- was stabbed.
27 plus times.
His throat was split a split he was shot in the head that is not self defense that is not consistent with self defense self defense is where you literally.
Push someone back stab someone once run out of a house call the cops that kind of thing what she's saying yeah.
Really -- couldn't be self defense how I play well that's.
It could be cut defense in that.
That she was she was the victim of domestic violence in.
And over the over the period of time he abused very verbally abused her it built up -- -- -- to the point where.
When -- when he attacked -- this rage came out of her.
And -- she committed the crime AT and and she wanted to make sure that this man couldn't come after her and she kept stabbing stabbing stabbing.
-- at first about you know the lot which is imminent threat with domestic violence you've got to have that imminent threat and then you could only respond to the point.
Were reducing that threat to the white 27 stab wounds slitting the throat shooting -- -- No I don't think -- gonna -- but that was self defense.
And the fact that she already told many fabrications.
To that the two cops until TV and everybody else and that she finally -- -- Went only when the forensics came -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Believe -- at -- evidence in this case.
The evidence in this case is that there was a major struggle there was blood all over this bedroom.
Yeah -- once they have one stab wasn't going to stop this man leaves a big strong man.
There was that -- an epic struggle in that bedroom and and as you thought that that I can.
And she's the one with the gun come -- Well I guess that's why attorneys like argue in court because it's been -- pretty good argument here on television.
We're gonna continue to follow the new developments in that trial -- areas could go to death row in Arizona --