Arias will likely have to begin discussing the confrontation with Alexander that led to her killing him when court resumes on Tuesday or Wednesday. She'll also have to explain to the jury why she lied for months after the killing about her involvement. That, both experts is agree, is going to be the crux of the case.
"This thing is filled with Kardashian-like drama. To the extent that the defense needs to do that to paint a picture of who they believe their client really is, well, the reality is that it's nothing more than a side show," Pitt said. "Some people may find it colorful, or titillating, or repulsive, but at the end of the day it's a side show and nothing more."