Focus on journal entries in Jodi Arias murder trial
Legal panel weighs in on case
- Duration 5:45
- Date Mar 5, 2013
Legal panel weighs in on case
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Just things they've done.
-- -- -- suicide was a way out.
But it is not asking.
I wouldn't feel any -- came out by pitching staff existing had my consciousness.
Dissolved into nothingness and the energy recycled into something else useful.
For good little used to running -- -- And Sunni areas reading from her private journal on the stand telling jurors why she was able to right.
Dark entries like that but nothing about debut she claims that she suffered at the hands of Travis Alexander the boyfriend she's accused.
I'm brutally murdering with premeditation area saying she didn't write about the abuse because she didn't want to.
Think of her boyfriend now why this one of the reasons and that he previously made -- -- other native entries about him.
From prosecutors say she didn't write about the music is there wasn't any -- -- and they call her a jilted lover.
Who killed a man.
Because she couldn't completely have him.
These -- -- Fox News legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Doug burns former federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney so leases the journal helper.
Hurt her and hurts her that it doesn't make any sense to not write about those things that she -- happen in 2007 this brutal assault where she bend it you know -- -- -- not have that in there.
But have a -- and -- journal.
Oh I was sick and when I looked at him kissing another woman from -- -- -- that means motive.
That she was sickened by that made her sick to see that that's her motives she wanted that man and that's what she would do for.
Do you think it's a tipping point that maybe the jury does see the premeditation at least -- -- shouldn't.
It's pretty hard sell for her argue I didn't put it in there you know because I didn't want -- -- him in a negative light.
However having said that I think -- would agree that as a general proposition.
Slowing down the pace of this trial.
Actually helps the defense meaning in simple -- She's seven point seven times she shot in the case were really critical week let's say hypothetically and I thought my god you know who wouldn't be much to talk about -- hit it slowed it down.
They had to -- to prosecute -- then come back -- defense brought up just I recently didn't come back would be these unanswered questions for the jurors when they go back there -- white.
Why did they bring this up why didn't go back to that so they have to go but now they need to end it.
And quickly though she didn't give an explanation about why even further explanation about why she didn't talk about Travis.
In her journal we have that sound let's go ahead and play that.
My question to you and we talked about this as -- relates to few incidents.
That is really is visions.
Why would you put something of that nature you hear us.
What are the reasons.
-- I didn't want to see.
Who I mean this sounds like tonight and you want to solidify ignoring reality by putting it on paper making it more concrete.
And another reason is that.
And I just love attaching another reason is that.
-- Lake Travis for every day.
In the past he maybe Tara some negative things I've written about him so.
I didn't want to put.
More things on paper that -- negative about him I just wanted to focus on his good qualities.
-- -- -- They -- a lot of time and Islam attraction bit which which still playing yeah I've plain English may be at an this is a good explanation she -- write negative things down.
Because it would put out -- the universe that other negative things to come back towards or at least she would read about suicide actually does so -- -- teach -- makes no sense why would spread about suicide -- -- -- about I'm sickened by -- what you sell these things about him later but he he would hurt -- humor he hurt me he did this to be bankrupt -- -- finger and put nothing in the -- -- doesn't mean she's still saying America.
Talking directly to the Jerry died she is -- -- -- and it may not be right that this is why did it.
Here's the problem and where this could become a real serious problem for -- prosecutors and -- -- an altitude Casey Anthony for months and months all the pundits on MTV.
She killed her child that suitcase clothes and -- guess what boom it was like a freight train him in the face true here.
What happened is.
The worst way to defending cases I had nothing to do that because then when the -- -- you did it it's like you're a liar you did that you -- The best way to defend that as I did all they acts that you said that.
But I have this legal defense and it can get a little bit slippery and I think the problem -- Is the jury could theoretically say you charged -- with the wrong.
Crime and wind and no accident probably get into that -- been less or let's look at it really hasn't exactly that would that's -- -- afternoon and -- -- lesser included mean if you don't find her guilty of premeditated murder are they're lesser included that -- defenses on it can't the jury find something else and that's going to be a big key for the prosecution now due date yet at -- Clinton because with the immigrant -- if they don't tell me if they do -- that -- -- jury an out if there's even one -- not true it's premeditated.
Is or lesser included only other assaulted she could be asking that is because she in this set to killing track but -- Try to put.
Explanation they have not charged -- and -- -- allowed to charge of first degree murder.
And then a lesser underneath they haven't.
However -- either side can still request the judge to instruct the jury that even if you find that the element of premeditation is missing.
You can still find her guilty of manslaughter.
In the Boston nanny case -- similar pattern.
Prosecutors went for defense is this a judge we don't want that instruction and the woman is found not -- right that's on here it's going to be very -- thing to see what the prosecutor's view as everything.
Hey glad for the prosecutor right right now -- and when it -- let me hear that the very end of the closing arguments that avenue that he actually before that they -- a quarter charge and actual -- the jury instructions and you expected closing arguments to happen this week I would think -- prosecute them wrap this up defense but she -- questions we rebound and questioned them and that's.
Probably it must have another witness or to the call there's -- twist and turns of -- we'll see at least in that great ideas always appreciate it.