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Other segments and I we've been following the case of 32 year old Jodi areas -- brutally murdering her thirty year old boyfriend -- Alexander.
Prime avenue Mesa, Arizona -- charges stabbing Alexander 27 times slitting its throat shooting him in the head apparently she didn't like.
Joining us now from Washington attorney and Fox News anchor on the Rivera's -- case was new this week.
Well I think the biggest news is the fact that the defense psychologist Richard Samuels has just completed -- I think is one of the longest expert.
Testimonies on record.
He basically suggests that -- areas the reason she can't remember every detail of every sexual encounter she ever had with the deceased Travis Alexander but cannot remember the moment.
That she stabbed him those 27 times -- slit his throat or shot him in the head is because -- areas.
Suffers from PT SD posttraumatic stress disorder much like the veterans coming -- from Iraq or Afghanistan.
And she has partial as a result partial amnesia.
So as you can imagine the the prosecutor in the case Juan Martinez.
Up provocative and impasse and wasn't having any of -- Samuels.
Remarks he suggested that sand -- Had fallen not kind of in love with that -- areas in all of their thirty hours but -- interviews and as a result was not being objective.
You know -- -- was also questioned by the jurors Arizona has this weird law where jurors.
Can also ask questions they peppered him also with a hundred questions also extremely skeptical.
But I have a theory bill I think that.
-- -- and and the -- -- that defended herself.
Have laid the foundation for at least one or two of those jurors to portray her as the damsel in distress as compared to Juan Martinez the prosecutor who's a bully who is relentless in his attacks who did terror no quarter.
-- really believe that you're gonna have a situation.
We are among the bad jury get up one or two who -- sympathetic enough to -- areas that they will never not only not get the death penalty.
I don't even think they're gonna get a first degree murder conviction -- I think that.
That jury will be Hong.
The -- didn't need negotiations in the jury will take place they'll be very heated they'll be as prolonged I think relatively speaking has this trial has been and they will come to a compromise.
Verdict in the murder two or manslaughter.
1020 years in prison she's already done five years I have no doubt.
That there is no way.
That this jury can put this woman to death.
-- number -- I liked the fact that Arizona has -- -- -- the jurors can ask direct questions I'd like that I think they'll all stage consider that number two.
You probably right and that's depressing because you know we have.
Supposedly -- justice system in this country but human life is not worth what it wants -- Everybody's got an excuse -- abuse excuse he did this -- that that's what these lawyers do.
All they have to do is create some gray area little bit -- doubt give the jurors who are not you know judgmental people when it comes down to -- -- -- judgment.
A little room to say -- no no no no no and almost anybody even you as an attorney could do that -- even as poetic as polarizing as you.
He -- when -- -- -- -- angle you know this young woman.
She was traumatize.
And -- didn't really mean to do a that -- did it but you know -- or break.
Is that really justice is a guy dead in a brutal -- -- Well and and now the warming could get out in five years if they give it you know as you say if they if they compromise it down and.
Is that just -- there's a couple of things in what you said number 19 in terms of Arizona permitting jurors to ask questions remember this trial has already lasted.
Three months and counting it's at least two more weeks ago may be an entire month up four month murder trial this kind of extraordinary.
In his second point is.
You know what that you know everywhere -- the Stockholm syndrome -- hostage at -- that was -- -- heard zig when she was -- -- -- -- -- and I got I think that these jurors must be feeling some of the sympathy -- areas has web sites devoted to -- -- is innocent.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That evils in the world and people do these things and -- make an excuse.
And a lot of them get away within its that that's not justice anymore.
We'll put aside whether or not it's justice -- here is the closing argument.
Your honor there is no -- ladies and gentlemen of the jury there is no doubt but that Charles Alexander was very aggressive in these.
Kinky sexual act acts that he forced this this poor woman.
Half his size to -- -- What's the line between old aggression and Dassault this man -- threatening to hurt you you can imagine.
Well rounded -- -- all.
Defense during the summation it will be impossible I think for this woman all out of -- similarly curious.
-- -- sit on the jury here -- that stuff it's -- he said she said nobody knows what happened you can make up any excuse now the woman's got posttraumatic stress.
Yeah and she lost -- dog when she was too you know.
It's got to walk I I think that this nation is really get away from fundamental justice I'll give -- the last word.
Even the very savage nature of the crime I think can be twisted to work in the defense this it is -- Because she killed -- 747 times you isn't such fear and that he would come after her she had to make sure that he was -- -- thanks so much we can.
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