Prosecutors grill Jodi Arias over memory issues
Legal panel weighs in on testimony
- Duration 4:54
- Date Feb 22, 2013
Legal panel weighs in on testimony
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-- Arizona prosecutors will continue their intense cross examination of accused killer -- areas when her trial resumes on Monday.
Yesterday they unloaded on her as she took the stand for the ninth straight days.
But after recounting countless details while being question by her defense team she appeared to suddenly begin drawing blanks.
This prompted several tense exchanges about her apparently selective memory listen.
Actors I don't want to know about specifics.
What factors influence.
You're happy memory problem.
I'm usually -- you -- -- you -- -- and you're really need absolute travesty he's so -- -- -- -- -- that -- -- -- So you're seeing there it's.
The cool it is basically what you're saying mr.
Martinez's -- if you can't remember things that are going it's not a problem.
I'm not saying that you're saying it isn't that Millen.
It's just something about a certain deaths of all of the voice that creates problems.
-- -- Content.
Sort of a combination inspectors.
-- -- -- areas has admitted to killing her former boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008.
She faces the death penalty if found guilty of first degree murder obviously her attorney is trying to keep her off death row.
Arthur -- dollar as a criminal defense attorney -- -- former prosecutor Fred TC also.
A former prosecutor -- after nine days testifying in her own defense.
She finally is subjected to cross examination.
And after all of this -- after remembering all of this stuff about the relationship she.
Really can't remember -- the murder itself -- the killing him.
Itself it's nine days nine days nine days and then oh by the way so I forget what happened I mean it juries riveted for -- basically nine cases and they can be.
Waiting to hear her talk about the murder -- he gets -- cautious to say is.
I can't remember and I thought that -- -- the high point of the cross examination where it was.
That caught prosecutor was showing that you remember all these little details we can't remember kill this guy so but damn I think he made -- point what what about it.
You know it makes you cringe as defense attorney but obviously they knew that that was going into they knew that going into that was -- strategy.
Obviously it wouldn't say.
She could remember all of the nice thoughts about the relationship but then what about the relation.
But the actual is that they can't she can't they have to call an expert now the defense has to call an expert.
Who talks about amnesia -- temporary amnesia shocking effect it has on the -- they need a professional to explain away.
Her lack of member because in the rules of evidence that the prosecution.
Can only ask her about what she has testified about right so if she -- he doesn't talk at all about the murder -- -- -- -- right now he's -- I think we have a nice day yeah.
-- that was an assignment to put her on the witness stand for nine days was a complete mistake she shouldn't on the witness stand for nine -- minutes but you're right cross -- not.
Allowed to go beyond the scope of direct is what they -- -- in the law but they did ask her about the events of the fact that she says I don't remember.
That opens the door for -- that for the prosecutor to be able -- so you don't remember getting that night do you remember the first wound you remember the third round but you have to.
He's bleeding and all of the blood is on the hook here another they don't get to god now I don't remember your -- shooting in the first time no I don't remember.
You you know I'd have to be very.
And I think that's actually -- end up hurt her because her defenses it was a self defense killing if she really killed a guy self defense which he should've -- on says you know what.
I remember it it was a horrible horrible experience I wish I had never done it he was a horrible man.
But what she did she spent nine days -- -- on the guy than -- you know send off and a -- and there was cross examination testimony John.
About her efforts to try and sneak and -- out of prison through these magazines.
And basically she told his friend that you net stop you stole my lawyers something inconsistent hurry again -- -- a safety -- we can get our story straight before you testify.
I thought that.
Matt -- -- -- can now what it comes across looking like a psychopath.
Yes look what our hearts strategy is is keep her off the death row -- there's some evidence that -- evidence for this amount of stories about heart a couple of friends saying.
She's just trying to save her life she know she did something wrong she knows she should be punished would you try to save alive and I'll be -- John I have represented clients.
Who have admitted to me look I know I did something wrong I should be punished.
What 25 years how about ten years how about twelve years and you want to go to trial and you know.
-- I usually with Clinton.
You -- Lebanon tonight and you can get this woman acquitted and I doubt -- -- -- you can get this woman -- the death -- I.
Just this year they've won enough sympathy to this album -- -- let you know -- people filter information differently.
I I see them look at and Howard seen her as a manipulative dishonest person from the time she dyed her hair to little west where can I -- mountain that.