Jurors show skepticism in courtroom questions to Jodi Arias
Doubts over defendant's ability to tell the truth
- Duration 4:32
- Date Mar 7, 2013
Doubts over defendant's ability to tell the truth
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Everything's changing from that -- for that -- areas I tell you first from fox at 3 o'clock why should we believe you now.
The admitted liar and boyfriend killer -- areas today -- that very question former juror who apparently.
Has doubts over her ability to tell the truth.
Remember prosecutors say she planned the deadly attack -- jealous rage.
-- areas claims she shot her ex in self defense and that she doesn't even remember stabbing him or slitting its throat.
Though she does admit she did it.
She also admits that she lied to the cops -- or friends -- or family lied to everybody about the killing but today she said she can explain at all.
Mine is is it typically.
Something I just do what I'm not gonna say that it never told my in my life before this.
And today but.
The lies that I told in this case.
Kennedy tied directly back to either protecting -- -- reputation.
Or my involvement in his death anyway.
Because I was very ashamed of -- and also I want to.
-- -- by Travis -- -- good way I didn't want to DNA I am saying hateful things about him.
Especially now that he had passed away.
Passed away who.
That's not what happened you killed -- you killed him.
And now you try to protect his reputation it and that's quite some perjury isn't it.
Arizona -- one of a handful of states that permits jurors to ask questions of witnesses jurors peppered with more than 200 of them -- series of bizarre and -- claims in the courtroom.
-- houses got this assignment and he is live with us from the LA bureau hello -- -- -- yeah I those questions -- there any indication the defense has the work cut out form because they were extremely skeptical one after another.
What happens is the jury gives these questions -- the judge the judge goes over the questions with both attorneys and the judge asked the questions to the defendant.
The defendant answered the questions and each time she looked to the jury.
But each question was very skeptical -- -- away from the very beginning all the way through the -- that she killed Travis Alexander take elicited just some of them.
You -- calling times the memory loss with trash that's.
How could possibly remembers such deep channels from those days if you heading foggy memory.
You claimed that everything happened so fast and you didn't have time to think.
So how -- you think of grabbing the gun from the closet.
Was he chasing you after you shot him in the head.
Why were you afraid of the consequences.
If you -- trapped in self defense.
Again it's never those were just a few of the questions you alluded to and in Arizona is again one of only a few states allows this to happen as a court -- have to tell -- It was fascinating in a jury definitely is skeptical of her story definitely we getting to the end of this or what.
Well that's a good question at all obviously not a stand seventeen days.
And right now that of other products are the defense team trying to rebuild again their story and a prosecutor toward a story apart.
He -- try to rebuild that now the -- sort -- story apart he's trying to rebuild again most people believe we'll try to carry this out through the end of the day today.
The jury can go home with their version because there's no court tomorrow but if and when he's done that then the prosecutor we'll have his chance to once again grill her so.
-- zero theoretically could be on the stand again part of next week shepherd it's been against seventeen days so far she's been facing these questions.
Adam Housley in LA Adam thank you let's get the lawyers on this former prosecutor Fox's legal analyst Arthur -- dollars -- criminal defense attorney.
We thank -- This is so telling -- You listen to her on the stand say hey why not something I ordinarily do unless brutally murder somebody -- truth is a little hard to find they do not believe a word coming out of her mouth which tells me.
It's a very Smart jury they are plying their common sense.
In their questions which it I think that's fantastic on their part.
If they think she did it why not just sit back and let it -- why ask more questions if you already decided you did this and well.
They've been suffering through everywhere else asking questions they might have -- bench that cracked added.
-- about let's just talk about the process a little because it is so unique and it you know there's not too many altercation alterations without criminal justice system.
Everytime I sum up I always tell the jurors as you know this is the thing that I wish you could talk to me and telling all we know that point there's not a -- bottom or are.
None of -- you've got to explain that to me they allow them to do that here and that's pretty unique not the -- the lawyers went through the witnesses.
Arthur John thank you.