Jodi Arias’ defense attorneys issued a statement to The Arizona Republic, regarding their belief that Jodi Arias is mentally ill. Their point was that Dr. DeMarte, the expert psychological witness for the prosecution, had diagnosed Jodi with borderline personality disorder. They contended that since she is mentally ill, she should not get the death penalty.
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.