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.
Q1. Jodi stated she shot Travis in the middle of the bathroom. If that were true, and if he would’ve started bleeding from his nose and mouth, wouldn’t there have been blood found in the middle of the bathroom floor?
Dr. Horn: Normally if you’re shot in the brain there is going to be blood associated with that. There would be bleeding where the injury occurred. I would expect that yes.
Q2. Is it possible you could be wrong about Travis being able to ambulate for only a few seconds after the gunshot?
Dr. Horn: I don’t believe so no.
Q3. Could you explain what could happen to cause a different outcome?
Dr. Horn: I don’t understand the question.
Q4: What could happen that could allow Travis to still move well and for a longer length of time?
Dr. Horn: If the bullet had not passed through his brain that could change the outcome.
Q5. Can you explain why you think Travis was still alive when his throat was cut?
Dr. Horn: Because of the large amount of hemorrhage into the soft tissue around the throat wound. That requires a bleeding heart.
Q6. How frequently have you seen injuries with a .25 caliber weapon?
Dr. Horn: Probably at least 100, 200 times.
There are pictures that were presented in court from the autopsy that are extremely graphic. If you can tolerate such pictures, then you should look at them. They are horrifying and truly put this case in perspective. If you had any doubt whatsoever about the dangerousness of Jodi Arias, look at those pictures. They tell you everything you need to know about her potential to be dangerous. Like I said in previous posts, if she moved next door I’d move out. She is that dangerous.