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NANCY GRACE

Jodi Arias Trial Notes, Week 6

Aired February 1, 2013 - 20:00   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


NANCY GRACE, HOST: I have been here in the courtroom all week, between the courtroom and the jailhouse, the Maricopa County jailhouse where Jodi Arias is housed.

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GRACE: This is one of the locations where Jodi Arias has her rec time every day. And I imagine that this is where she mulls what her new defense is going to be -- gets a little sun out here, gets tanned, rested and relaxed to go back into court.

So we`ve often wondered where she gets her ideas, her various defense theories. Here you have it. This is where the magic happens for Jodi Arias.

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GRACE: Really seeing the difference from what you see on a TV screen to what the reality is that this jury is seeing, what the reality is of where Jodi Arias is housed, I`ve learned a lot. Jodi Arias looks extremely frail and diminutive, demure, sheepish in court.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I complimented her on being very feisty, and I was kind of referring to she`s -- she`s a lot stronger than she looks.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: During this encounter when -- after you wake up, did she ever -- and the phrase may have been "adjust" you in any way while this encounter was going on?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, that`s what I mean. When we woke up, we were kissing, and then she eventually kind of grabbed me and adjusted me a little bit, and that`s when she got on top of me and we were kissing.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And did that -- were you able to feel her strength at that point?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And did you form an opinion as, again, throughout the day and part of that as to her strength?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, she`s strong.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: At any point, did you ever kiss her stomach?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And were you able to see her stomach in terms of whether or not she was in shape?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, close to a sixpack, yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You remember the first time you and she had sex, though, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I do remember, yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And she was very aggressive, wasn`t she.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We were both aggressive.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, do you remember when the person came to talk to you, one of the things that you told them was that she was pretty aggressive on the first time that you had sex. Do you remember saying anything about that?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I do not recall saying that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Not only was she aggressive, she was enthusiastic about it, wasn`t she. The sex, I mean.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We were both enthusiastic, yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And she was comfortable with the intimacy, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

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GRACE: We all know that she`s got her chair screwed down very low next to her female defense lawyer. It makes her look even smaller. She very rarely looks anywhere except down at a page in front of her.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you ever hear Travis call Jodi names?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you ever see Travis physically harm Jodi?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did you know that the defendant was having oral sex with Mr. Alexander at the time that -- of her baptism?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I did not know that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So if somebody was having oral sex at the time of their baptism, you would agree that wouldn`t be a sincere, if you will, baptism under your definition, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I would agree that they would not be ready to be baptized.

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GRACE: I sat about 15, 20 feet from her and watched her during court. She would repeatedly cover her face and shield it from the jury, look down and doodle. Her drawings are -- there`s bidding going on for them on eBay for up to $2,000, Jodi Arias drawing in court.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You told her that Travis was gone, or words to that effect, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And you said there was a moment of silence, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And then she began to what, cry?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To -- I don`t know if you would call it babble, but to mumble, Oh, my goodness. She sounded disbelieving.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did she confide to you at that time that she killed Travis?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did she tell you she killed Travis?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, she did not.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Was Travis ever abusive to you?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did he ask you to have sex with him?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you feel pressured to do anything?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did Travis ever make sexual advances to you while you were dating?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No, just all it was, was making out.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: How do you define cheating?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What I understood it to be, and what I would still understand it to be, is if you are in a committed relationship and you -- whether you`re kissing or any other sexual activity is going on outside of that committed relationship, I would consider that cheating.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If you were shocked to hear Travis was a virgin, why did you break up with him after you found out he was cheating on you?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No, I believed him to be a virgin. And so I broke up with him because I had understood he had done whatever it was with Jodi. That`s what I had believed. And then he had told me that was not the truth, so I did get back together with him after that.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you feel that Travis`s job interfered with your relationship with regard to travel and phone calls?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

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GRACE: And it has brought home to me yet again the veneer, the painting, the backdrop that the defense is creating for this jury. And from the moment I stepped in the courtroom, I have heard nothing but degrading facts against Travis Alexander. And that hurts me as a crime victim myself because I don`t believe that is true.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: After Travis`s death, were you shocked to learn that he was not a virgin?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you always feel that you were doing the right thing with regard to premarital sex?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: During the time that he was kissing -- and again, not to get too much into this -- he achieved an erection, right?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You did not massage his erection, right?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Correct.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He did not massage his own erection, correct?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Correct.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was a biological response to your lips, wasn`t it?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Correct.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And at that time, because of your inexperience, you thought that he should have controlled his penis from becoming tumescent or getting big just because he was kissing you. You thought that`s what the problem was, right?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And it was because of your inexperience, correct?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Correct.

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GRACE: This week was a blockbuster week. The defense kicked off, and it was immediately torpedoed by the state on cross-examination. It seems as if every witness the defense puts up falls apart once they are cross- examined.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But on cross-examination, Brewer may have done damage to his ex-girlfriend`s case. He told the prosecutor Arias took a nude picture of him in the shower.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She was always taking photographs, period.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But some of it included you.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Some included me, sure.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: In fact, she would take pictures of you sleeping at some point, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I believe there were a couple of shots like that, yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She also took nudes of you at some point, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There was one incident in the shower, where she took a picture, yes, one.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So she took a picture of you while you were in the shower, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Correct.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You didn`t ask can her to take that picture. She took that picture of you, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Remember, she snapped these photos of Travis Alexander in the shower seconds before prosecutors say she started stabbing him. He also testified Arias visited him the day before the murder and borrowed two of his gas cans.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And she made more than one call asking you for these gas cans to make a trip to Arizona, didn`t she.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The prosecutor then showed Arias`s gas receipts. He says she filled up those cans in California so she could make it all the way to Alexander`s house in Arizona and commit murder without leaving any tracks.

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GRACE: But to me, the most startling and the most memorable moment in court was when the prosecution on a cross-exam of a witness, a defense witness, put up a photo of Travis Alexander with his neck slashed from ear to ear, a gaping wound.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Objection. (INAUDIBLE) completely irrelevant, and it`s quite frankly...

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK, counsel approach. Counsel approach.

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GRACE: It brought it all back to what this trial is about, the murder of an unarmed young man, the murder of a young man by a woman that had stalked him for months, had done violence to him before and finally murdered him.

I find it prophetic that on many occasions, jokes were made by Travis Alexander about Travis Alexander turning up dead, buried in the desert, that Jodi Arias would come back and kill him because he broke up with her.

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GRACE: You told me that she is in maximum?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She`s in maximum security (INAUDIBLE)

GRACE: OK, what is that?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Well, it`s a custody level. Custody levels are determined by classification. Their bond amount affects things. Their charges affect things, possibly past escapes or institutional history. So there`s all kinds of things that go into classification of an inmate. And she`s a maximum inmate probably -- and I can`t tell you exactly why, but probably mostly because of her charges and the bond amount.

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GRACE: The courtroom has become increasingly packed. I`ve noticed that with each day, more and more spectators come. I think it has to do with Arias herself because when you look at Arias, she is so petite. She looks so demure that it`s very difficult -- it`s almost as if the eye is tricking the mind because you know of the hard evidence against her that points to murder one, but when you look at her, it`s very difficult to fathom that such a tiny and meek woman could do such a heinous act.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She didn`t want to be recognized when she went over to Mr. Alexander`s home because she was going to kill him. In addition to bringing a gun, she also brought a knife. And when she got there, she engaged in whatever conduct she engaged in, and then she began to attack him. She began to attack him after she had, in a matter of speaking, lulled him to sleep, had him in a very vulnerable position sitting in that shower.

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GRACE: But what the jury must keep in mind is the hard evidence, specifically the evidence of Travis dead in a shower. And that photo catches Jodi Arias`s foot and leg.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is your foot, Jodi. These are your pants. Now, it`s off color because we had to enhance it and the color kind of changes a little bit. That`s Travis.

JODI ARIAS, CHARGED WITH MURDER: This is his bathroom. That is not my foot!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Those are your pants. It`s a different color, like I said, because we had to enhance it and the color changes. The zipper...

ARIAS: I have both of those pants at home, if these are the same ones. I don`t have a zipper there, though, not on mine. And this is a black stripe and this is white, and the black is around the (INAUDIBLE) too.

If this is his shower and he`s sitting here, I was, like -- well, this is his shower, he`s sitting here, I was, like, right here on my knees. And his bathtub is right here, and I was taking them here. And I was just going through the pictures, and I heard this loud ring. And I don`t really remember except Travis was screaming. I think I got knocked out, but I don`t think I was out long.

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GRACE: And what is so telling, what is so probative or what it proves about the murder, is that she came into that bathroom. He was naked in the shower. She was clothed. He didn`t see a knife and a gun. Why? She had them concealed in her clothing. That one photo tells it all, that this was premeditated. She went back into the bathroom fully clothed hiding a gun and a knife. This was not self-defense. This was premeditated.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why did you choose to go visit Travis that day? And why did you do what you did?

ARIAS: I would never hurt Travis.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You did. You hurt him. That`s why we`re here. That`s why I flew up here, because I needed to talk to you about this. I can just arrest you and throw you in jail, but I want to know why. Why did you do this to him?

ARIAS: I wouldn`t hurt Travis! He`s done so much for me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There`s so much evidence in that house, so much. And it all points to you.

ARIAS: I -- I lived there. I was there for months and months and months.

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GRACE: You know Arias? How do you know her?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (INAUDIBLE) in medical because I go to medical quite a bit, and I`m there when they take her. And she`s really nice. She said that she did it to defend herself.

GRACE: She did it to defend herself.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That was her reason, that he was going to kill her. And so she killed him first.

GRACE: Have you been following any of the coverage?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A little bit. I have my husband let me know because I love "In Session" and your channel.

GRACE: Thank you. I`m just trying to figure out how it could be self-defense since they were taking sex photos, and then within, like, 30 seconds, she was stabbing him.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She said that...

GRACE: I don`t even want to wonder where she had the knife concealed.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Exactly. All I know is that she told me that she did it because she was afraid for her own life and he was going to murder her. And in order to not get caught, she did chop him up into pieces. And that`s why she put parts of his body throughout the county.

GRACE: She did what? She told you what?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She put parts of his body throughout the county.

GRACE: She told you that?

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GRACE: Where do they meet with their lawyers?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We have a legal visitation area. There are four legal cells back there. It`s divided somewhat with, like, a mesh screen, but there`s a document passthrough so they can have contact with their attorney for paperwork to sign or things to look at, what have you. Or if their custody level is lower, they can have face-to-face visitation.

GRACE: That mesh pushthrough, how thick...

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s probably about an inch-and-a-half, maybe an inch, inch-and-a-half, just enough to get some -- a lot of time, if it`s -- the discovery is very thick, very big, they`ll have to piece it through there a little bit at a time.

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GRACE: The first witness that the defense called, I think, fell flat. It was Gus Searcy, a former colleague of Jodi Arias. He described her as always being professional, dressing professionally. He described a phone call that he thinks she had with Travis Alexander in which she started crying and shaking.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did Ms. Arias identify who she was speaking to?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, Travis Alexander.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. So could you describe for us her demeanor after the phone call?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Once it got heated, she executed herself, stepped outside. She talked to him for about a half an hour outside, and when she came back in, she was shaking and crying.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Had you seen her act like that before in any of your prior interactions with her?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did you ever see Ms. Arias get mad at Travis?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

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GRACE: That was the extent of his testimony. But as it turns out, he had only been around her on four occasions. Three of those occasions were at work. Most people put on their best face at work.

The fourth occasion was when she stopped by his motor home as she was moving, and that`s when he observed the phone call. I mean, how do I know it was Travis Alexander on the other end of the phone? And if it was, how do I know he didn`t say, Why did you slash my tires, and she started crying?

I don`t think that the first witness, Gus Searcy, served the defense very well at all.

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GRACE: Anybody escape -- ever escape from this jail?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes. Yes. We`ve had escapes. We`ve had attempted escapes. We`ve gotten them back. But yes, we`ve had escape attempts. We always say attempts because we always get them back.

GRACE: Do you. I mean, do they actually leave the grounds?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The last one jumped off the roof and broke both ankles, feet and back, so she didn`t get very far.

GRACE: How did she get up on the roof?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She climbed the rec yard fence. That`s what it was. Climbed the rec yard fence and went through a bunch of other fencing, got up on the roof and then went to the corner of the building and jumped off.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did you have any reason to believe Mr. Alexander was not living up to the principles of your church?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (INAUDIBLE) manage to stay so calm?

ARIAS: Through my faith. And through the knowledge of my own innocence.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you know the defendant was having oral sex with Mr. Alexander at the time that -- of her baptism?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I did not know.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You would agree that that wouldn`t be a sincere, if you will, baptism under your definition, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I would agree that they would not be ready to be baptized.

ARIAS: I`m all for the 10 Commandments, Thou shalt not kill.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There is no evidence to show anybody else did that. None.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The first time I heard that he had beat her, I thought, Are you kidding me? That -- that -- that`s not possible.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you ever see Travis hit Jodi or be in any way abusive to her?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, none whatsoever.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you ever hear Travis call Jodi names?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Jodi had to make a choice. She would either live or she would die.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: With 29 stab wounds?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did she confide to you at that time that she killed Travis?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did she tell you that she killed Travis?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, she did not.

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GRACE: Well, it`s very difficult to determine how a juror will view a particular witness, but what I did notice about the jury is that 17 out of the 18 jurors don`t even look over at Arias. There was one male juror that looked at Arias during the testimony. The others very pointedly avert their gaze. They physically turn away from her. I find that a telltale sign as to what they think.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you talk to him about that sometimes you felt that he wanted you just for your body?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I did say that in the e-mail.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And that your kisses didn`t mean anything to him?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I did say that in the e-mail.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That you felt that it was a way for him to let out some sexual tension?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I did say that in the e-mail.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That he had so much of?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Again, I said that.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did that make you feel used and dirty?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I did say that in the e-mail.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did someone tell you that Travis was texting and calling Jodi and another female?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No. Actually, Jodi and another female had texted and called several times while we were together. Jodi called numerous times. It`s almost as if she knew we were together at the time.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you ever refer to Jodi Arias as a stalker of Travis Alexander?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you ever see an argument between Travis and Jodi?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And can you tell us what happened?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We were in the car and we were driving (INAUDIBLE) And somewhere along the way, Jodi wanted to stop and take some pictures. So she got out and took some pictures. And when she came to get back in the car, Travis drove off a little bit and made it so she couldn`t get in the car.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Travis was driving as a joke, you mean?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, as a joke. And then he stopped and she got in and...

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And when Jodi got in -- when Jodi got in the car, was she -- did she say something like, That wasn`t funny?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Objection.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: His response was just very -- stark (ph), I would say. It seemed a little over the top for the encounter.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK. Did he raise his voice?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, he did?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, he did.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I have never known a more levelheaded, calm, mature man. The first time I heard that he had beat her, I thought, Are you -- are you kidding me? That -- that -- that`s not possible. He -- if there was any kind of confrontation that he needed to have with someone, it was never even a confrontation. It was him explaining, saying very calmly, you know, Let`s understand this together and let`s work out this problem.

There was -- I have never seen him fly off the handle or even get overly emotional or overly angry. To me, it`s ridiculous that he would -- just the thought of him abusing somebody.

ARIAS: You know, I was taking a road trip that week. I wasn`t going to Arizona. I was going to Utah.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: June 2nd, 2008, 8:04 AM.

ARIAS: I stopped in Redding at the airport to rent a car.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: By 7:32 PM, Arias is in Lodi, California, stopping at a McDonald`s for a large fry and bottle of water. June 3rd, just after 10:00 AM, Arias makes three deposits in two separate bank accounts at Washington Mutual in Monterey, California. By 8:31 PM, Arias is in Pasadena, California. She stops by a CVS pharmacy, followed by an 8:41 PM visit to a Pasadena Starbucks.

ARIAS: I left Starbucks and was talking to him.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: June 4th, Arias makes a 3:00 to 4:00 AM arrival at Travis Alexander`s home in Mesa, Arizona.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So you were on the road at that time?

ARIAS: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: At 5:31 PM, Arias attacks and kills Travis Alexander.

ARIAS: I felt so helpless because I wasn`t there.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: At 10:30 PM that night, Arias calls her new love interest, Ryan Burns.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And she got tired and so she fell asleep.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: June 5th, Arias arrives at Ryan Burns`s home in West Jordan, Utah, between 10:00 and 11:00 AM. June 6th, Arias leaves Burns`s home between midnight and 1:00 AM.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We kissed probably many times.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Arias makes two purchases around 4:00 AM from a gas station in Salt Lake City, Utah. June 6th, 10:38 AM, Arias makes two purchases at an In-n-Out Burger in Sparks, Nevada. After visiting a 7- Eleven...

ARIAS: (INAUDIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: ... June 7th, 12:20 PM, Arias purchases more fuel at a Valero in Redding, California, and returns her rental car to Budget, arriving nearly three hours late and after traveling more than 2,800 miles.

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GRACE: I also have observed their questions. This jury gets to ask questions. In this jurisdiction, that is allowed. Their questions are slowly turning toward conviction. Is that a neon sign saying guilty? No. But it`s better than the earlier questions, where they were clearly speculating that a roommate of Alexander`s had committed murder.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you know this lady here in the blue shirt?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How do you know her?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I know Jodi because we were in love.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did that romantic relationship then evolve when you were co-workers?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, it did. We began to spend a little more time together, our relationship was not supervisor/employee anymore, and became infatuated and fell in love.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did your sex life with Jodi Arias involve the wearing of little boys` underwear?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did it involve putting her in schoolgirl outfits and pigtails?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did it involve bending her over desks?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did it involve ejaculating on her face?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did it involve calling her a whore?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A slut?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A three-hole wonder?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

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GRACE: Once again, a defense witness backfires on cross-examination. A former lover of Jodi Arias, Brewer, takes the stand, and he describes Jodi Arias in a positive way. But then we learn she was, in fact, aggressive with him during sex, and more importantly, that as she traveled that last time to see Travis Alexander, the trip during which she murdered him, she insisted on borrowing multiple gas cans from him and filling them up with gas to take a trip.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Isn`t it true that in May of 2008 you received a telephone call from the defendant, Jodi Arias?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I could have, yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, isn`t it true that during that telephone call, she was asking you for a favor. Do you remember that?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you remember that during that favor (SIC), she was asking you for gas cans in May of 2008 at the very end so that she could make a trip to Mesa, Arizona. You remember that?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And she made more than one call asking you for these gas cans to make a trip to Arizona, didn`t she.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: In fact, in the first part of June of 2008, she called you again asking about these gas cans to go to Mesa, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

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JEAN CASAREZ, "IN SESSION": You`ve got to take your witnesses as they come, and the defense believes that the witnesses they`re putting on the stand helps their case, laying the foundation to show the state of mind of Jodi Arias, which is a proper beginning.

But the problem is, at least with Daryl Brewer on cross-examination, we get one more theory of premeditation. It has to do with those gas cans, the gas cans that Jodi asked Daryl Brewer for at the end of May.

She said she was taking a trip to Mesa, Arizona. How did she know she was taking a trip to Mesa, Arizona, at the end of May? Prosecutors will say it`s because she premeditated. She premeditated a crime that was going to it occur. And that coincides, by the way, the end of May, with the burglary of her grandparents` home, where lo and behold, what went missing was a .25-caliber gun, and that, a .25-caliber gun, was used to shoot Travis.

GRACE: Now, most people stop at a gas station. But this shows that Jodi Arias either wanted, one, to burn the evidence, or two, and/or two, to cover her tracks. She didn`t want to stop for gas during the 11-hour drive. She wanted no receipt, no videocamera surveillance at a 7-Eleven, nothing to suggest that she had been in Travis Alexander`s home.

CASAREZ: A gas can was involved in the Casey Anthony trial also, but it was different. That is a coincidence because here, prosecutors are using it as premeditation, that she knew she didn`t want a record of her trip from Mesa to Salt Lake. So if you fill the gas cans up in Pasadena and your own car gets you to Mesa, then you can get from Mesa to Salt Lake and nobody will ever know.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is dinner.

GRACE: Whoa! No way!

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: All right. There you go. That`s dinner. And of course, citrus has to go with dinner, and your milk.

GRACE: OK, what is that?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`m not certain, but it is a casserole type -- well, with your peanut butter on there? I don`t know. It`s probably beans. Carrots, celery, green beans?

GRACE: Yes. This is stew.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Fresh potatoes. Truckloads of potatoes come in and out of here.

GRACE: It`s some kind of a stew with veggies in it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Might be chicken. Might be. It`s not bad.

GRACE: Not bad. Could use a little bit of salt. Don`t tell the chef.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We sell salt and pepper. They can buy that.

GRACE: Oh, really?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, they can buy that. They can buy a condiment pack to go with their food, if they like. So basically, what they do is they`re going to -- when they come in here to work, they`re going to take the food that`s in these containers here and they`re going to put it on those trays and serve it up.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: After this date of June 4th of 2008, you had an occasion to receive a telephone call from Jodi Arias, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She was very agitated, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Agitated? She was sad. She was upset.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She told you during that conversation, though, that her friend had been killed and she did not have an alibi. She told you that, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She did not say that, no.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She didn`t tell you anything about her friend being killed?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She told me her friend had been killed, yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She didn`t tell you anything about the alibi?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

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GRACE: During the cross-examination, witness Brewer, who was Arias`s former lover, it came out that she was aggressive during sex. I think that that was brought out on cross-exam by the state to show the other side of Jodi Arias, a side the jury hasn`t heard about yet from the defense, anyway.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Jodi was a very responsible, caring, loving person.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And she knew of your son?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She did know of my son, yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. And did you -- how long a period of time did you date Ms. Arias all together?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Just about four years.

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GRACE: Defense witness, former lover of Jodi Arias, Daryl Brewer, also testified under oath that Arias had taken multiple photos of him, nude photos of him, in the shower, just as she did Travis Alexander.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She was doing well as an employee?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She was excelling, yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How was Jodi`s relationship your son?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was outstanding.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Were they close?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They were close.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did Jodi ever act jealous at all?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Not that I saw.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did you ever notice her being violent or having a violent temper?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Never.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You remember the first time you and she had sex, though, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I do remember, yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And she was very aggressive, wasn`t she?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We were both aggressive. We became infatuated and fell in love.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That`s when the defendant obtained the breast implants, correct?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, she did (INAUDIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did it involve calling her a whore?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A slut?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A three-hole wonder?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

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GRACE: Well, she`s the one claiming Travis Alexander is the sex deviant. In my mind, that`s the pot calling the kettle black. She`s the one taking all the pornographic digital photos, not Travis Alexander. In fact, that`s her history. So in my mind, that`s a pivotal point for the state.

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GRACE: What are we approaching right now? This looks like some kind of a guard...

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Right. This is what we call a housing unit. This is a tower set up for us. So we have a tower in the middle that is in this housing unit since there`s close custody. This is manned by three officers. We do security walks every 25 minutes. And when they`re in the housing units, they have to have two officers when they`re with that custody level of an inmate. However, Jodi Arias is not a close custody. She is max inmate.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Jodi Arias could join three other women currently sitting on Arizona`s death row if a jury finds her guilty as charged. A first degree murder conviction could land Arias in line for what`s recently become one of the nation`s busiest death chambers.

The state carries out all post-1992 convictions by lethal injection and now permits witnesses tow watch prisoners put to death. Its courts recently gave the green light for witnesses to observe the entire execution process, including insertion of the lethal IV. Arizona courts further OKed a one-drug dose of pentobarbitol as the method for death. But the state is said to have only enough supply of the drug to carry out one more execution before it`s forced to find an alternative.

Convicted rapist and double murderer Dale Stokely (ph) was put to death last month by prison officials who delivered his lethal injection by cutting into his groin area, this in efforts to find an artery suitable for delivering the drug. The femoral catheter procedure is standard alternative when officials run into trouble inserting IV lines into a prisoner`s arm.

Arizona has carried out 34 executions since readopting capital punishment in 1992, yet none of those were carried out against a woman. The only woman to be executed in the state`s history, Eva Dugan (ph), was put to death by hanging more than 80 years ago. A death sentence would mean Arias would spend the rest of her days in a maximum custody 12-by-7- foot cell.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Some things you can buy, caffeine, shampoo, something (INAUDIBLE) toothbrush, comb, soap, rulebook, of course, inmate rules. They can get reading material in our library.

GRACE: I doubt pretty seriously they`re spending a lot of time reading the inmate rules.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You notice how crisp and clean that is and how - - how...

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GRACE: ... beat up.

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GRACE: Yes, this has not been perused.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, probably not.

GRACE: Crispy and clean, you`re right.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The door to that house had a security device. When somebody would come in, it would make a ringing sound, correct?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And it was sometime in the evening that this front door made a ringing sound, right?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You went downstairs -- and Mr. Alexander was over at your house, correct?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Correct.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And both of you went downstairs to investigate and found nothing, correct?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Correct.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: As a result of that, you asked Mr. Alexander to spend the night with you, didn`t you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And he, in fact, did spend the night with you, didn`t he.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: During that time, you were in the kitchen, correct?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And was Mr. Alexander in the kitchen?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And while the two of you were standing there in the kitchen, did somebody come into the house unannounced?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Was that the defendant, Jodi Arias?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When she came into the house, she saw you and she saw Mr. Alexander, correct?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And what entrance did she come in through?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The front door.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And when she came in and saw the two of you there, she turned around and just left, correct?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, she ran out.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She ran out. And these incidents were the reasons why you indicated that strange things were happening and that`s why you ended up breaking up with him, right?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

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GRACE: Also for the defense came Travis Alexander`s former girlfriend. Once again, the defense witness backfired. As opposed to painting him as a sex deviant that beat her or belittled her or abused her, she said he did none of those things, that he never belittled her, pressured her for sex, physically, emotionally or verbally abused her. As a matter of fact, they dated about a year, they never even had sex. So this clearly torpedoes the defense that he was a sex pervert.

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