Jodi Arias's defense nears the end
Has accused murderer's defense done enough to win an acquittal - or at least save her from the death penalty?
- Duration 11:43
- Date Mar 18, 2013
Has accused murderer's defense done enough to win an acquittal - or at least save her from the death penalty?
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Here's cross examination by the prosecutor the defense expert admitting he made mistakes in how he -- accused -- dirty areas for PTS -- and guess what.
It is all because areas relied on those tests.
You're telling me is that the validity or.
Be this fast.
Really is only as good.
As the person who is telling what can we get it right that's true suing they're -- In the cast is not very good that's where it ended.
We do have a circumstance.
Where you know independence of mind and -- -- -- -- Well appearances didn't reflect what we ultimately step.
Right -- she -- right.
Yes during that story changed one of the things that the defendant what we're really dependable he was that.
This story about the strangers.
Was fiction correct that's correct and that in fact she didn't want.
To actually kill mr.
Alexander cracked yes and yet he did not administer another yes friends and all of a -- it should have been.
This is impressive quarter brand's office is live in Phoenix when -- -- Brian tell me that this witness apparently many people thought wouldn't it reasonably good job under examination of the defense lawyer but.
What happened when the prosecution got his hands on -- Bring you said it there Greta I mean it really wasn't so much what he testified about what he didn't testify about it when it came to cross examination.
That became clear around.
You have that the correct sound -- there with.
Basically -- emitting that testing conducted to initially diagnosed her with the DSD.
He knew she -- some of the questions wrong and if they acknowledged maybe I should've re administered the test.
That that obviously didn't bode well for defense of the defense and among several other things that's -- prosecutor hit him on as being a little inactive.
Listed as we know what's impressive things happen McCormick just sort of goes by -- -- pays more much attention.
But when I was established that the expert had breached his opinion.
Based on a mountain of lies.
Wasn't it sort of like I guess stink bomb had been set off and decorum there -- a big Hashemi what was it like.
But you know that there's been very little reaction in this in this -- -- -- -- mr.
Alexander's family -- front row.
Obviously nodding their heads rolling their eyes out throughout a lot of the testimony that's going on so there wasn't any audible reaction really many of us reporters were kind of just looking at each other like.
Like wow a lot aside from the incidents that you just mentioned there there were some other discrepancies.
Jodi has testified that.
But during this day of sex before she killed Alexander -- self defense she had her hands tied to the -- Time in the doctor's notes the psychologist notes he had noted she had her hands and wrists tied to the -- so.
Not a prosecutor questionable which one is right they should I don't remember what -- told me.
I just know what I wrote them.
Any other problem that it had any other's in cross examination prosecutor -- anyway let's -- or diminish or make less of his testimony so that the jury may find it incredible.
By the way also worked on his credibility in fact the site child psychologist had -- admitted to having been reprimanded in New Jersey back in the ninety's.
It's out custody case where he sort of blur the lines between an objective evaluate her and I therapist.
Common in this case it was found that he actually sent -- a self help book boss he was in jail because she was depressed.
I'm Wally supposed to be an objective observer.
And that's just game one Martinez a prosecutor a lot -- pounce on based essentially ended the same thing here as it did in New Jersey.
How -- -- which you know he did not agree to obviously but what it was quite across.
It wasn't anything -- and the -- centers and tears in her defense now her third defense.
Is that Abby she acted in self defense yet these psychologists is testified that she suffered from PT SD and can't remember.
And also she just tried and the witness stand she could -- what happened so she can't remember how President Bush they -- that she's able to determine that a self defense.
What -- that's just -- and you bring up a really good point here in this psychologist testimony over two days what we've heard is.
She suffers from PD SD associate of amnesia this is why she can't remember any events.
But the key thing we don't know is.
What the what -- a state of mind was it tells us nothing about whether this was premeditated or indeed self defense so.
Well it's kind of unclear what they're trying to get out of this other than explaining away.
Why she can't remember things -- trying to convince the jury that she's just not lying about that she does indeed suffer from some sort of memory loss to.
We don't have their moon says self defense but it sure helps it and -- testified -- to try anything to suggest.
Said she ever had any have self defense wound -- it could be -- -- in the hours and days and.
After the murder.
Get out that's a good point to -- and and the prosecutor brought that up at one point as well.
Actually correct myself I believe it was a juror question that brought that up that basically asked -- directly.
It's in this unusual.
That during this this fight for your life.
And yet look what happens to Travis some thirty -- -- -- approach shot in the head and you walk away unscathed.
They actually after that there which she just said I can't explain and I don't remember.
Brian thank you I just see you thank you Greta.
The defense second -- just -- area suffers from a form of amnesia the psychologist says that is why -- can't remember much from the day of the murder.
And user is not necessarily.
A fake -- made -- kind of experience.
It occurs fairly commonly in the population's a small percentage but the fact of the matter is at its regularly report.
And so it is not as if amnesia is can only be made up and says it has to cover -- -- Tuesday is our legal panel in San Cisco -- prosecutor Michael Cardozo.
And here -- defense when Bernie Grimm and Ted.
-- Williams with his green -- tonight she's anyway.
I found my first -- it does it do you have any -- this issue about whether apple may be some some inconsistency the defense is self defense.
Yet she can't I'm -- thing.
I do CNN consistency.
In that as I was watching it today I am telling you I saw.
Proof there went the expert on the stand as Brian explained.
When he said oh gosh maybe I should've given her another defendant are another test asked -- I knew she lied.
There went to his entire credibility.
Then he got into the problems that he had back in New Jersey and telling of the -- not gonna believe.
-- this guy says I can sum a -- into words what he testified to so what's.
Bernice how much in the idea that give an expert on the stand.
He reaches his expert opinion.
Based Dennis and a -- administers which is a series of questions.
Then it turns out I'm cross examination that the -- that there were -- almost questions.
What in the world and an F how how does it doesn't defense -- recover from that and -- -- -- the jury thanks.
You and I have both been there are our expert there's great content direct examination which is always the case and then all of a sudden some answer comes out -- cross examination -- just completely annihilate this.
That's what happens -- that.
Well but that should have been known.
It's got everything except not so I guess I get books and never saw that one coming I mean I mean that really had the lawyers moved lawyers -- really stupid about.
That ruling coming a mile down the road Martinez -- he's he's overworked as much the other guys up -- areas has posttraumatic stress disorder.
One of the common.
Symptoms that his amnesia when men have it.
Ted in -- azalea he would push -- -- deserter a woman has -- welcome mind you know she's lying is that any other things up and Ted if you're gonna do my holiday get it on the right day.
-- -- Know what water Graham is drawn to my -- Thought -- Harris has selective amnesia she is alive and manipulated the murder -- as far as I am concerned.
And you know -- -- sad commentary is that Travis is not -- -- speak for himself so she tries to make him out to be up had a follow should try to make him to -- hasek Jeffrey.
-- -- break this is someone who murderer are pure murderer.
-- -- -- what I don't get is this defense lawyers why in the world would you put -- Expert -- Who haven't -- and administers tests.
Knowing that that she -- lied in the mission in July and then trying to opponent off on the jury you just -- your client a huge disservice because you're now trying to pull a fast one on the jury and this exam might be agree or disagree.
Now I absolutely I agree and think about this.
She -- the murders should commence a first degree murder willful deliberate premeditated what malice aforethought.
And then nice save HS BD ST who wouldn't have PD ST.
After committing a murder that's this horrendous shooting and -- and they had stabbing him thirty times approximately then cut in has had almost off.
Come on anybody would have PT EST that's why ice on this doctor's testimony -- -- -- so what doctors so she had PS2 be.
So we the jury believe it but we still -- when -- -- man.
I played first legally -- I don't know what -- -- and it makes it clear -- I don't care of Charlotte this red started.
The fact about a be a good pejorative does not believe -- areas which I don't believe they do.
Then I'm not okay you don't -- she had.
He would -- but it isn't exactly that's what do you think if you think the journey airs at trying to pull a fast one with her testimony and he didn't believer then the defense puts on a witness and is even that is even more unbelievable because animation mission -- to try to talk.
Greta you he's he's collaboration.
Not close its 27 stab -- he has.
That's up close personal for me it's manslaughter you said second degree murder it is not first degree murder like ranch west front of -- Carter still -- -- your lives there is called not yet live.
-- -- -- Current and no TV or radio and you know every first degree murder is because of the lawyers weren't Smart have to realize that I had done a -- whenever you're absolutely right ended the search engine is -- urged.
-- this is a rage killing.
27 birdies aren't what you seem like they don't you think the lawyers -- effectively argued that for her before the jury when they're not Smart enough to put on an -- -- -- dozen bases -- I'm lies so don't -- -- himself up goes through good.
Why weren't prepared they weren't prepared they didn't prepare this guy properly because as you said Greta.
His -- this fastball coming right down the middle prepare him for those questions personally yeah.
There's a television first -- murder.
They're never fully know what's going to play a fast one that I -- -- -- scandalized that might.
Michael -- right Greta is right there the problem is the jury retaliates in the person suffers is the client not the expert brought in the day.
I'm John they'll bring about about the fact about a -- she murdered it.
There's guys she's admitted yeah.
-- moderate -- -- big it was whether convicted of first degree murder with the death -- Or second degree murder and when you bludgeoned -- -- -- 27 stab wounds and you do an -- jealous rage which is the prosecution's theory.
That is murder in the second degree not first to -- -- and send the prosecutors.
And a defense lawyers -- like -- first degree murder.
Right out and don't forget she brought that she brought that gotten to the party it was stolen from her grandparents.
It was a 25 caliber they're not many 25 -- -- either.
Again I can see that is not a good fact for her -- -- -- well it's not a good friend over.
There's no -- about a -- that's not -- gentlemen thank you always need.