AZ woman accused of killing ex breaks down during trial
Should Jodi Arias take the stand?
- Duration 4:45
- Date Jan 9, 2013
Should Jodi Arias take the stand?
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He's getting ready for day four of the -- areas murder trial she's accused of stabbing her boyfriend nearly thirty times and then shooting him in the head.
-- -- areas broke down yesterday as prosecutors showed very graphic photos of the crime scene they say she killed her boyfriend any jealous rage.
Because he was leaving her the defense though says.
Her argument is it wise self defense joining us now -- changes.
Former prosecutor chip -- a criminal defense attorney -- interesting to know we have all of this detail yet.
There is no gun and were having trouble determinant the prosecution has the night at hand so.
How does that figure into this case a lot of.
-- -- already confessed to committing the crime Jana is so that aspect out of the murder weapon or how it was done is not really an element here because she already -- I did it.
So the thing that the jury trying to determine here is what -- really self defense so that's where the focus.
Is really nine and what we're here is another shameless act by.
By -- of trying to paint a picture.
And up with the victim on trial here instead of herself and take the focus away from her own actions chipped -- to put -- on the -- -- think you have much choice I mean there -- two people on that room and one of them is dead.
Travis Alexander is not there it got a successful self defense almost always requires that -- it's.
He said -- he said and he is dead.
She's gonna have to take the stand and explain her state of mind and why she had to go do these terrific.
Acts she can't she cannot take the stand in this case not tell you why they -- -- to me prior inconsistent statements by her she initially she denied issue was ever in his house.
In the second time she was interviewed.
I I -- a reporter she say what I was there where there were intruders who committed a crime if she takes the stand she will be held accountable for every single time she is a lot in this case and there had been planning attacks.
-- -- -- Hate to see if she does if she doesn't take the stand there's going to be no evidence whatsoever about why she had a good did that so obviously in order to raise a reasonable doubt.
She's gonna have to take the -- and viewers should stay stay tuned there's going to be a lot of dramatic that the evidence and faith is right.
There were a lot of inconsistent statements that were made but what else is she gonna do because there's a lot of bad evidence suggests -- right now.
She media crucified -- -- let it let me ask you as a reason why active part about the weapons is because the details are.
So -- of the case I have traveling talking about them on the I don't -- know it's worth that people can look it up that they if they'd like to.
-- it according to with the prosecution is saying to this horrible murder all by herself there are some questions.
Based on that story I mean just from the -- -- is that the prosecutor had you get around that -- I think.
People are very curious because you you look at her in she's a very attractive one and -- small in stature and his.
How could you commit these horrible horrific crime but -- prosecutors have to real.
They don't get around it she worried sick -- days I was acting in self -- -- -- prosecutors have to ask if -- point.
What did Travis Alexander do in order for her to you to react the way she -- there's proof here that there was any physical abuse going on the only allegation she's an eight.
Looking with some kind of sexual -- he wanted me to -- have been in -- cost you -- you -- -- -- that -- -- happening in America would be guilty of committing a crime but that's not to stand here.
-- -- very candid there and -- unhappy.
I'm you have to have the -- in America just because you have sex with a may have but the truth of the matter is there's been a lot of evidence already -- and about these text messages going back and forth.
And how he treated her in a very subservient way I mean in the things that they said.
Don't portray him as this you know great altar boy and they'll have the -- let the defense will HD I do believe that get on the -- -- any chance whatsoever getting out of this because now Bert Ernie has admitted that she did these acts.
What did him in self defense there's only two witnesses there as I said.
One of them is dead and she's -- explain it to the jury or she's gonna have -- impossible Tom I think those -- getting out of us.
Geragos text messages or allegations of verbal abuse will not be enough in this case because -- the brutal nature of these -- it simply will not be enough for her to be able to sixteen with a self defense theory policy it happens at this -- man -- question man that was murdered was a -- motivational speaker.
And so part of the defense's plan and shipment mentioned this is to paint him in -- completely.
I different light -- his public persona and we'll see.
What they deal with this chip as promised it you you say it's going to be fireworks it will continue to watch this case could be thank you -- thinking.
Actually John thank you appreciate it very much.