At the end of 2007, Travis was spending time with Lisa Andrews. On two occasions, late in the evening, they received a knock at the door. No one was at the door.
The final witness in the rebuttal case for the prosecution was the medical examiner, Dr. Horn. Presented are the jury questions and Dr. Horn’s answers.
If you are a regular reader of this site, you know that in an earlier rather lengthy article we analyzed the popular public diagnoses of Jodi Arias. I posted this article well before Dr. DeMarte stated her diagnosis during testimony.
I have had many of my regular readers ask me how I felt about Dr. DeMarte’s diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD), in light of the fact that my earlier article had chosen antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) over BPD.
Jurors in the Jodi Arias case asked 19 questions of the prosecution expert witness clinical psychologist Dr. Janeen DeMarte. The following questions from the jurors and Dr. DeMarte’s answers are presented.
She is everything that Ms. LaViolette and Dr. Samuels, should have been. She is a true professional clinical psychologist. Her professionalism fills the courtroom. She is bright and articulate. Her integrity is beyond reproach.
Without the jury present, the defense brought in an expert witness who had blown up and enhanced a reflection in the center of Travis’s eye. The expert testified that he had performed a number of procedures to enhance this reflection. His conclusion? He said that he could clearly see Jodi Arias holding the camera and holding no weapon.
Below are a series of photos from court. Pictures of Travis’s eye are included. Prosecutor Juan Martinez: “Basically, what the defendant is asking the court to do is take a look at what is clearly a dog and say that it is a person.” Leave a comment about what you see in the pictures.
The jurors in the Jodi Arias case are amazingly sharp. They were harder on Ms. LaViolette than they were on Dr. Samuels which suggests they do not see her as credible. Their questions were scathing and sarcastic. They seemed to be taunting Ms. LaViolette. They also don’t seem to be buying Jodi’s version of events. I have a compiled a list of some of the most condemning jury questions posed to Ms. LaViolette.
Jodi Arias has had two expert witnesses testify on her behalf, Dr. Samuels and Alyce LaViolette. Though many people were less than satisfied with the testimony of Dr. Samuels, it did not cause the negative reaction that is occurring in response to the testimony of Ms. LaViolette.
Ms. LaViolette has spent her entire life working in the domestic violence field. She has written a book on domestic violence and has given many public presentations. I am sure that if you were to ask her if she were an advocate for victims of domestic violence, she would undoubtedly say yes. If you were to ask her if she had helped domestic violence victims, she would likewise say yes.
Ms. LaViolette lists 18 publications on her Curriculum Vitae (CV). Her book is listed twice since there was a second edition. A third edition of her book is scheduled for release April 23, 2013. If she counts the third edition of the book, she would then have 19 publications.
During Alyce LaViolette’s direct testimony last week, we learned that there is nearly seven hours of 48 Hours video available, most of which has not been shown. This video features some of those previously unaired clips. In the video, Jodi addresses her and Travis’s relationship, the ninja story, why she did not call 911, and her interactions with the police. When asked if Travis was abusive, she said “I never felt my life was in danger.”
There is also a short clip of Travis’s sister speaking about Jodi.
Jodi Arias’s journals are slowly being released to the public. They have been transcribed exactly as written, mistakes included. To provide a frame of reference, they have been divided into two sections: Before the killing and after the killing.
An Alaskan woman, Lisa Donlon, was recently acquitted of shooting and killing her husband as he slept. Lisa alleged that he held her against her will and tortured her for three days. Lisa admits to shooting him six times, once in the head and five times in the back. She then called 911 to report the shooting.
If you have not seen these already, the videos are below. I am sure there will be more video released over the next few days.
I am reaching out to as many people as possible to get out information I believe one day will lead to something called “The Travis Alexander Forensic Process.” Please provide an email to me to forward the pictures I’ve image-enhanced with very limited resources.