Jodi Arias Grilled Over Pedophilia Charge, Tootsie Pop Fantasy


Jodi Arias' Contentious Cross Examination

The questioning about the candy props continued on for a while.

After the two sniped at each other during questioning, Judge Sherry Stephens reprimanded both for talking over one another.

Still, Martinez pressed forward with pushing Arias to admit that she never wrote down in her diary any claim that she saw Alexander looking at photos of naked children or had a blowout fight with him about it. She similarly never wrote that she had a violent confrontation with him where he threw her to the ground and kicked her, injuring her finger, as she had previously testified.

In fact, during the days surrounding both of those events, Arias wrote "Nothing newsworthy to report" in the journal she said she took with her everywhere.

Earlier, Martinez had used the journal entries to try and show jealousy Arias had toward Alexander. The prosecution has attempted to prove that Arias killed her ex-boyfriend in a jealous rage on June 4, 2008 and that she showed a pattern of lying.

She has testified that she killed him accidentally in a state of panic when he was threatening to kill her.

Martinez also asked her about an August 2007 incident in which she went to his house and saw him kissing another woman.

"Yesterday you told us that in August 2007 you went to Mr. Alexander's house...and you saw Mr. Alexander and a female making out, and her bra was unhooked. And you took off, and got home, and you felt strongly enough about this that you called your father. You spoke to your father and were crying. You were upset about this," Martinez said in his rapid fire style.

"You could have just left that situation alone, but you decided to confront him [Alexander] anyway, and the reason you did this was because you were jealous," Martinez said.

"No," Arias responded. She said she asked Alexander about the woman he was kissing "because he was still courting me."

"You were in love with him and you didn't want to let him go," the prosecutor insisted.

He also pointed out that she told multiple stories about her broken finger, which she alleges that Alexander broke in January, 2008, the day after she claims she saw him looking at nude photos of children. The different versions were told a new boyfriend Ryan Burns and Detective Esteban Flores who interrogated Arias.

"It seems a run of bad things happened to (your finger). You talked to Ryan Burns about it, told him that finger had been damaged on a broken glass at work," Martinez said. "You told (Flores) that on June 4, 2008, at Mr. Alexander's home, somebody broken in and... it was your left finger that had been damaged... And then you gave us another story here."

Arias had admitted on Wednesday that she lied to Burns and to Flores in the wake of Alexander's death. She said she was ashamed of killing Alexander and didn't want to get caught.

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