A full court press from the defense as Jodi Arias fights to
avoid the death penalty.   Arias’ lawyer Jennifer
Wilmot would not let up on Mesa Detective Esteban Flores as he took the stand,
pressing him about pornographic websites that were found to have been accessed
by murder victim Travis Alexander. 

 
Wilmot
also calling into question Flores’s evidence handling and Prosecutor Juan Martinez’s
motives regarding the revelation of that data and moving to dismiss the case
because of it but Martinez notes that any notion that a crime scene can be kept
“pristine”, even early in an investigation, is ridiculous and Flores testified about
his handling of the computer in evidence, noting that only the defense had any
real access to it at the time he is supposed to have altered it by turning it
on. Professional court watcher Beth Karas
is blogging about the Proceedings and notes that the defense really has
something here because the first jury was told there was no porn on Alexander’s
computer and they should have been told the truth before rendering their
verdict. Judge Sherrie Stevens says she
won’t rule on the defense motion to dismiss the case or to take the death
penalty off the table until both Flores and a defense computer expert complete
their testimony later this week.  

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