Now to the latest on that dramatic murder trial in Arizona prosecutors revealing crime scene photos. They say prove -- areas who murdered her boyfriend in cold blood. They caused her to break down --... See More
Now to the latest on that dramatic murder trial in Arizona prosecutors revealing crime scene photos. They say prove -- areas who murdered her boyfriend in cold blood. They caused her to break down -- a courtroom ABC's Ryan Owens -- in Phoenix with more on the story Ryan good morning. Good morning Amy the pictures were so graphic that were shown in court the truth is a lot of people couldn't handle them in fact we saw one member of the jury. Wiping away tears. -- -- that's Travis Alexander sisters shield their teary eyes as prosecutors showed the jury crime scene photos of Alexander's bathroom. There is blood everywhere signs of a struggle. Police say his onetime girlfriend Jodi areas stabbed him slit his throat and shot him in the head in June of 2008 in a jealous rage. Areas cries to remember she admits she killed him but says it was self defense. -- -- for the medical examiner testifies Alexander's body was covered in stab wounds and some more defensive that he was fighting for his life. You have injuries to the the backs of the forearm escort to the palms -- -- -- -- hands and it's consistent with someone trying to either grab the life for another injury. There's any -- mr. Alexander was a lot at the time that these injuries were plucked. I believe he was. The graphic testimony is too much for Alexander sisters they leave usually careful not to look at the autopsy pictures of their brother on display for the jury. Prosecutors believe areas attacked him as he shall word stabbing him 27 times nine times in the back. Next she slit his throat finally the shock to -- ahead likely prosecutors believe when he was already dead. His or her own network. The timeline is important to prosecutors who say the 32 year old should die for this crime they believe it shows Alexander's murder was especially heinous and warrants the death penalty. I wanna talk a little bit about Cindy got -- and -- areas his defense team tried to discredit that time line. They argue she shot him first and that the rest of his horrific injuries happened as the couple struggled. They will attempt to convince the jury their time line is consistent with a woman who killed rather than be killed because. Up next on the stand here in Phoenix a former friend of Jodi areas who she had a romantic relationship -- He will testify that within twelve hours of committing this heinous crime -- drove to his house was kissing -- actually making out with them. And never mentioned a word about what happened. -- another wild day in court -- and thanks so much.
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