Jury in Arias trial to ask defense expert witness questions
Impact of psychologist's testimony on case
- Duration 5:07
- Date Mar 21, 2013
Impact of psychologist's testimony on case
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Right now in the -- areas murder trial the jurors getting another chance to ask questions.
This time the questions will be for Richard Samuels he's the defense expert who's been on the hot seat for his findings.
The -- areas he says suffered from amnesia.
And post traumatic stress disorder.
That the psychologist says is why the accused cannot remember everything that happened the night she says she slashed and shot her boyfriend.
The defense team sought yesterday did try to help Samuels clear up his testimony.
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Aaron and with regard to this particular test that you're conducting with most areas.
Is -- important to you what she.
That's most important.
-- talk about it with Fred TC former federal prosecutor.
-- panic she's a criminal defense attorney.
Fred you have not been impressed with the job that Samuels has been doing on on the behalf of the defendant here.
Impress the guys a torpedo to the middle of their case.
I mean I told you Lynn -- John and I thought the cross examination of this guy would get something like -- -- you would agree with me.
-- opinion is based upon -- -- is testimony as to what happened.
Martinez a prosecutor -- -- -- further.
And it got to guide to admit on cross state Joseph theories have lied -- -- which a jury senior do.
And then as a result of that why did the test was unreliable.
I can't get I mean it doesn't get much worse than that.
An -- got you know the jury is going to have questions we're going to hear those.
From them today it's a little bit like being a fly on the wall inside the jury room because.
You're gonna find out later today what they think of his testimony to this point -- and what questions they still have.
That's right we're gonna know exactly what they're thinking and whether they fight that Pakistan -- testimony was reliable or not but I just -- disagree with Fred for a little bit.
Doctor -- was not bridle and to justify.
He was -- -- for the limited purpose at explaining why -- you cannot remember what happened when she was stabbing him 27 times.
It's not as important (%expletive) test -- as important as mr.
Martinez would like it to believe.
And sound not looking him with some cheap -- Was not necessary either I think -- she's just too far.
But I don't believe that senior -- was very and very necessary witness because Jenny has already me.
Add admitted that she's the one who -- now how she remembers doing it without remember how she did it is at question that the defense is gonna have to answer.
Despite yeah he's already claiming she's already admitted she's done it.
I don't know why -- And then -- and I know -- she won't she says she forgets all the -- this guy came -- to testify.
Did she suffers from posttraumatic stress syndrome.
And watching the segment about that young marine in Iraq I find it repugnant that this woman -- even assert that defense but put that aside for one minute.
He testified that she can't remember because she suffers from post traumatic stress and in -- trying to bolster her credibility.
First of all putting aside the fact that she created distressed by going there and shoot the guy -- in a premeditated manner.
I thought his -- his entire testimony was there for that purpose and he completely.
Failed at that and I'm sorry this woman is trying to get off Scot free and she has made every possible mistake you can make I guarantee you her lawyers have told -- this is not the way to go if you wanted simply to avoid the death penalty -- have been telling a completely different story.
There is also word that the public defenders who're hot are handling -- areas is the fans have racked up 900000.
Dollars in legal bills to this point.
-- this is going to be a million dollar case and the -- are concerned and that the tax -- of Arizona.
Are gonna have to pay for that in in these days of tight budgets.
-- what do you think about that -- But I think at the State's gonna go after the ultimate punishment then they need to provide eight.
And fair and reasonable defense.
In this case is that lingering for five years now sell these to public defenders who had been working very hard -- very bad facts.
I hadn't -- -- getting paid just as much as a prosecutor.
Is being paid for this and and they have all the research assistant -- all the resources if they want to tell limit that -- at best and I don't wait if she's convicted.
We are -- years and it -- ahead and that.
What you're gonna cost a lot more money if they want to avoid that they either offer her ideal fit second degree or first -- -- the death penalty off the table.
Are they never ask for the death penalty to -- -- -- because in those cases.
Are infinitely more expensive than not seeking the death penalty all right we're gonna have cancer and yes and on CNN and then complain about the costs that it's going to take.
Not me I have a right -- right after the -- and honey you gotta you gotta you gotta you gotta suffer the pain.
This case warrants say it's -- justified all right but did that it is very expensive and long it seems to me -- -- -- Fred TC will leave it there fan.