The trial for the brutal murder of Travis Alexander has finally come to a close.
The State of Arizona started the case against Jodi Arias on January 2, 2013 and after four months of testimony, including 18 days of direct examination of slayer Jodi Arias, the jury has begun deliberating.
After defense attorney Kirk Nurmi presented his closing argument, prosecutor Juan Martinez had the last word in his rebuttal. Mr. Martinez described the circling ramblings of Nurmi as simply “arguments”… “arguments” with no specific or apparent connection to any facts presented during the four months of trial.
Juan Martinez has asked the jury to return with a felony first-degree murder conviction for Jodi Arias’ slaughter of Travis Alexander… a conviction for stabbing Travis Alexander 28 times (one time in the heart), slitting his throat and then shooting Travis in the head. Mr. Martinez emphasized in his rebuttal that Jodi Arias’ actions on June 4, 2008 were pre-meditated.
Just minutes into Mr. Martinez’ rebuttal, Nurmi objected. Nurmi’s objection was in reference to a magazine in which Jodi Arias had hidden a message to an ABCNews producer… after a sidebar, Mr. Martinez continued his rebuttal:
NOTE: A continuation of Juan Martinez’ rebuttal will be posted as soon as it is processed.