Thank goodness for the law in Arizona! Reason being the jury is able to ask questions! Questions that seem to be a lot better than what the state has asked. These are only a few of what I have heard myself and from HLN. Some are not verbatim they are very close to what was asked and questioned. Others may be shortened or not answered– sorry.
Did you pay for the majority of the trips to see Travis?
Why did you put the camera in the washer? I don’t know.
Did you ever take photos of Travis hitting you?
Why did you call 911 in an ex who grabbed you but not on Travis? Because I had a bad experience after I called 911 that time.
You took photos of the short and panties that said Travis on them, why not photos of the Spider-Man underwear?
Why did you tell your friend that you couldn’t wait for your kids with Travis and her kids to play together?
What is your experience with guns? Never shot a gun.
If you caught him masturbating to little boys why would you keep sleeping with him? He promised to get help and he was a beautiful person.
After you shot him why not run out of the house? After the gun went off … He lunged at me, It’s hard to describe the fear … I really thought he had intentions to kill me … I don’t remember any specifics of what happened after that point.
If you killed him self-defense why didn’t you call 911? I was very scared of what would happen to me. I was scared at that point of what was going to happen. I knew that … well I felt that I had done something wrong. I don’t have really an adequate explanation for my state of mind after that. I just know that I knew something really bad had happened and I was scared.
How far away from you was Travis– not when he lunged, but when the gun went off? I couldn’t say with certainty.
You said you didn’t write anything negative in your journal because Travis would read it, right? Travis had caught her writing something negative about him before so she stopped.
Why did you feel so uncomfortable having anal sex with Travis if you’ve done it in previous relationships? She did it once in other relationships and with Travis that was his preference which is why I got the KY-jelly.
After all the lies you have told why should we believe you now? Lying is not typically what I do. The lies I’ve told we’re to protect Travis and hide what I did because I was ashamed.
After you snatched the gun off the shelf did you do anything to it? I don’t know. It happened all too fast.
Do you agree you came away from the June 4th incident rather unscathed ? Yes.
Why did you speak to television programs like 48Hours? I wanted to present a good image of Travis and myself.
Why were you afraid of the consequences if you killed Travis in self-defense? I believed it was not okay to take someone’s life even if you are defending yourself.
Jodi’s answer was like a coded plea to the jury not to take her life. Hopefully they don’t fall for it.
Why did you wait so long to tell the truth? Gradual process and didn’t want to keep the lies inside
Would you have told the the truth if you never got arrested? I honestly don’t know the answer to the question.
Was he chasing you after you shot him in the head? We had fallen over in the barroom towards the sink and the garbage can area kind of in the corner but that’s where we struggled on the floor. Whether he chased me or not I couldn’t say.
How could you kiss another man after killing Travis? I had no choice. I had to keep suspicion off me.
If you were scared of why Travis was capable of doing why would you let Travis tie you up? He was in a good mood and the rope was rather loosely.
How can you say you don’t have memory issues when you stabbed him so many times and slashed his throat? I think I have good memory don’t think I have memory issues that are any different from the average person.
Did you try to clean up the scene? Based on the evidence, I believe I did.
Why delete photos off camera after you killed Travis? I don’t have specific memory of it at all.
Why did you take the rope and gun with you? I knew that something bad had happened and I felt I had done something wrong.
What happened to the knife? I just know. It didn’t go with me in the car.
Why no memory of killing Travis? I can’t explain why my mind did what it did … I really don’t know.
Is there anyone who saw you shaking during a fight with Travis? Dan saw me visibly upset after but I don’t think anyone saw us fight during. At least to the level that I would shake.
Did you ever seek help for your mental condition? I’m not sure what mental condition that refers to.
Did Travis ever tell you he kept his gun loaded? He assured me it was not loaded.
Why grab a gun that might not be loaded? I’ve always been taught you don’t point guns at people … I can only imagine what I would have done in that situation and I would have stopped.
Did you ever see a doctor for your memory issues? I don’t believe I have memory issues that are really persistent.
Did you find it strange only your license plate was messed with? I don’t know that only my license plate was messed with.
When did you discover Travis’ gun? Before Christmas 2007.
Would you classify your relationship with Travis as a love/hate relationship? It certainly had all the emotions of a love/hate relationship … but I never felt hatred towards Travis.
What made you change your mind and tell everyone about Travis’ secret — the child picture? I was talking to a psychologist … several months beyond that I told other people. I had made a promise to him that I would never say anything … I wanted to keep my promise … I didn’t want to throw mud on him … It was such a huge part of our relationship … so when I realized in retrospect that he never held up his end of the bargain I felt less obligated [to keep the secret].
A lot of your answers make it seem like you put Travis’ feelings before your own. If true, why didn’t you call for help after you shot him? When the gun went off I didn’t know that I had shot him … I can’t really explain my state of mind immediately following the incident.
How can you remember sexual encounters but can’t remember stabbing Travis? I don’t know how the mind works … That was the most traumatic experience of my life.
Do you feel guys in your life cheating on you because you’re controlling? I feel it is just the opposite– that I’m too laid back.
If you were not going to marry Travis why stay with him? It was difficult to stay away from him … It was very hard to say no.
Why didn’t you call Ryan and tell him you were going to Arizona? I guess I didn’t want Ryan to know I still had an interest in Travis.
If Travis wanted the phone sex recorded why didn’t he record it? His phone didn’t have recording capability.
Was the gun in a case? I don’t remember.
Were you upset he was taking another women on vacation? No, I was not upset. I was not upset at all.
Why did you place Travis’ body in the shower? I don’t remember.
Why would you continue to stay with someone who had sex with you while you were sleeping? I was in love with Travis … It didn’t make a difference to me.
Can you run through the attack on June 4, 2008, using the floor plan?
“It started where Travis was in the shower … I was taking photos of him … The camera slipped … It fell onto the ground … He got very angry. He stepped out of the shower and lifted me up … and body-slammed me. At that point I rolled and ran down the hallway … I ran into the closet. I slammed the door. I started running … I instead ran for the gun, grabbed the gun … I ran out into the bathroom … I turned and I just wanted him to stop so I pointed the gun at him … He lunged at me right around the time the gun went off. I didn’t mean for it to go off … He fell on top of me … He was grabbing at my clothes … I broke away from him. The moment I broke away he threatened my life. I have no clear memories after that at all.
What is your relationship with your father like today? Its not incredibly close but I have unconditional love for my dad.
Does the book of Mormon go into detail regarding the law of chastity? It doesn’t go into detail.
I can go on ladies and gents, but it’s just too much to write. So if you’d like please visit Huffington Post. .
You can clearly see that these questions don’t seem to help out the defense. Perhaps the jurors thought if they asked the questions Jodi’s foggy memory would clear and she’d remember every detail, but obviously that didn’t happen. It also appears that the jury don’t really see her as being an honest individual and want to see if the stories she’s told in the weeks prior match up.I am however wondering why the Judge didn’t allow for the state to have another chance to give it to Jodi. It’s just not fair. I hope from what we’re hearing from the jury questions they are definitely all agreeing to murder in the 1st=death penalty.
Then Thursday both the defense and state have the opportunity to question Jodi only regarding questions the jury had– fair enough. We left off Thursday (3/7/13) with the state. Court will resume Wednesday at 10:15AM. See you then!
For those not familiar with the case from the beginning read my other posts:
Femme Fatale: Jodi Arias