Jodi Arias Jury Foreman: 'We Couldn't Allow Ourselves to Get Emotional'

William Zervakos discusses his time on the jury deciding fate of Jodi Arias.
3:10 | 05/24/13

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Transcript for Jodi Arias Jury Foreman: 'We Couldn't Allow Ourselves to Get Emotional'
Let's bring in now the jury Foreman bills are not as good morning Dallas really great to have you here -- -- did say you had a hard time believing she would be capable of of -- just looking at -- that she could be capable of doing us. Yeah that's true I mean when I walked in the courtroom first time and and looked at who the defendant was. -- you -- you know it's hard to put that in perspective when you look at a young woman and think of the crime. And then you see the brutality of the crime it just doesn't wash so it's -- very difficult. To. Q did she didn't divert. Divest yourself from from the personal from the emotional part of it you did find her and. LT of killing another man -- taking another life he said you did not believe her story that she murdered Travis Alexander in self defense. But you say you do believe that Travis Alexander did emotionally and mentally abused -- I'm I'm very sure in my own mind. That she was. Mentally and verbally abuse. Now is that an excuse of course not does that factor into decisions that we make. If -- it has to. Do you think she did herself any favors on the stands out there's been a lot of debate over whether there's eighteen days of testimony helped or hurt her. Now I think eighteen days herder I think she was not a good witness. Because -- -- to -- we're were charged were charged with going into presuming innocence right. But she was on the stand for so long there were so many contradicting stories. I think the the way the prosecutor. Was with her he's known for an aggressive style. I think it was very hard -- be difficult for anybody I don't think I -- -- on the stand for eighteen days. But I don't think it did her any good now that that length of time now I don't think it -- or anything. And you did say the most gut wrenching part of this entire experience for -- listening to the family. -- Travis Alexander talk about their loss what was that like. Yeah that's a great question Elizabeth following -- had a good answer -- kill your face to face with people that have gone through something like that. It's it's something that you really can't put into words I'm six feet away from somebody talking about a horrendous loss. And if you can't feel that and then you have no no emotion no soul and yet we couldn't. Allow ourselves to be emotional on the stand we could allow ourselves to. To show emotional -- -- -- subs came through and I'm very very proud of my my. Peers might jurors that were with us. Because they did a fantastic job of holding it together different sort of what's -- but got back in the jury room. -- was a gut wrenching thing that we had to go through and everybody. Had to make their own decision -- -- guests thank you so much for your service -- -- -- and for joining us this morning and appreciate it. Close my pleasure thank you.

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