Jodi Arias Trial: Does Jodi Arias Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

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.Jodi5

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.

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Jodi Arias Trial: Did The Defense Score Big On The Reflection In The Eye Picture?

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.

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Most Condemning LaViolette Juror Questions

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. snapshot_002

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Jodi Arias Trial: Public Backlash To Alyce LaViolette’s Testimony

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. Alyce 1

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.

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Jodi Arias Trial: Prosecutor Martinez Challenges LaViolette’s Credentials

Here’s the CV, let’s take a look. Alyce2

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.

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Previously Unaired 48 Hours Clips of Jodi Arias

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.

Alaskan Woman Acquitted of Killing Husband As He Slept

In the context of the Jodi Arias case, this story is interesting. Jodi7

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.

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