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All are not only have light outside of the courtroom with his son witnessing.
The place where you have to take heat and cool places.
For saying it pundits -- Has sat on that -- -- looked at each and every little bit.
Well that was prosecutor Juan Martinez in Arizona delivering his closing arguments in the -- areas murder trial yesterday.
She is you probably know is a woman charged with stabbing and shooting her ex boyfriend to death in 2008.
The defense is about to deliver its closing arguments at any moment now and the jury could finally begin deliberating this case as early as today.
Now the judge has allowed jurors to consider the lesser charge of manslaughter.
That could spare -- areas the death penalty.
Let's bring in our legal panel criminal defense attorney -- Hackett and former prosecutor Dan shore.
All right first of all she admits she killed him she says it was self defense why allow Dan.
This manslaughter charge -- manslaughter penalty.
Well there is the theory of the case which is not very credible in which Travis out to hander started the altercation and -- there was -- justification to kill him.
But do with enough reason for her to respond in the way she did.
That it would be manslaughter instead of murder she could also argue.
That was a reckless killing however this overwhelming evidence that this was premeditated.
It was planned the murder weapon with the same caliber gun.
As that was stolen from her grandparents' home she rented a car and took other steps to cover up what she was doing very unlikely she'll get the manslaughter.
Charge as a conviction but it's worth a shot from her side well -- you know from them prosecution side it's sort of a safety valve to act as well or potentially.
Which side does it benefit more.
Well you know I don't think that the -- is gonna get there to the manslaughter.
-- charge essentially I think the jury is either going to.
Take a look at this case and believe -- areas or not believe -- areas and that's why Juan Martinez is doing what he needs to do in this closing.
And saying look the defense's theory of the case is not credible here.
The defense in their closing is really going to have to come together and pull together reasons.
Why -- is telling the truth in this case and why she could be considered not the aggressor here and be acting in self defense.
Pretty hard to sum up closing arguments 'cause they go on for hours but I wanna play you a little snippet of what what what -- walked Martinez had to say.
This thinking it is premeditated.
Go to this individual.
Somewhere match but I think he'll bring.
Some -- When she had been intimately.
And then attack him.
He has an issue that it was a shop and ahead.
Evidence the forensic evidence speaks otherwise.
Have for you to believe her and for you to believe that the child for.
You will need to set aside.
Everything that's just hold -- for example -- tasking and everything else that she's told you.
Including the fact that she'd like the police looking -- it's like to the experts.
Including the fact that she liked him.
And then it.
Have to say.
You know she's like all -- Even though she's -- -- in the face and my process.
We're not going to believe her car to just one particular house.
In her defense really is based armor and hits it really is.
Dan as a former prosecutor was an effective.
I think it was very effective she has -- -- from the very beginning she originally said she wasn't there at the time of the killing -- she said masked intruders killed Travis Alexander.
Then she admitted that she took part -- it but she said that she couldn't remember what happened after she shot him and that's not credible.
There -- so much evidence showing that she intended to kill him that she went there with the plan.
And the fact that she lied to cover it up it's not the way a person reacts if they did a reckless killing something that would fall under manslaughter all the evidence points to.
An intentional crime.
A premeditated crime.
Terry I know I'm asking this of a criminal defense attorney but I mean she spent eighteen days on the stand just feet away from these jurors are they going to be able to sentence -- death.
You know that's part of the defense team's strategy here is to get these jurors to know her and sympathize with some aspect.
Of her life for the experiences that she's gone through it's going to be really important for the defense team to hammer home that this is somebody that was in an abusive relationship.
A series of abusive relationships.
That she had posttraumatic stress disorder that essentially she was a battered woman and that that's why she reacted the way she reacted and that's why she executed the killing.
Nobody likes being lied to -- so when he hammers moment you know she has been lying to this jury is is that what he's.
Trying to do to try to.
Stir up some of that resentment among jurors.
Well certainly it's putting it right in their face I know a lot of people been saying that because she's been in -- -- jury for so long that they can't sentence her to death ultimately.
However she's been in front of them lying to them over and over again I'm sure they don't appreciate it.
She also made the comment before the trial saying no jury.
Whatever convict her so there's a lot going against her here it's all right Dan -- -- Hackett again closing arguments from the defense side under way today.
Thank you both thank you.
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