Transcript for Jodi Arias Cries While Testifying in Murder Trial
to bring in our legal analyst, dan abrams. Until now, jodi arias had been composed on the stand. You had been impressed by her level of composure in her testimony. Seemingly, as you said, almost robotic at times. But it all changed. At the right time. Right? I mean, she's crying at the right time. She continues to follow a script. She continues to be, in my view, a good witness, with horrible facts. So, she's getting really upse when they're showing her photos of his dead body. She's getting really upset when they're talking about how she killed him. But I say, this is the right time for the prosecutor to be aggressive. I've been critical of the prosecutor for being overly aggressive early in the cross-examination. This is the time for the prosecutor to be aggressive. I would have liked this to have popped a little more, from his perspective, rather than fighting with her over some of the details he was fighting with her about earlier in the case. This is that moment. This is the courtroom moment. Has he established motive? The prosecution has enormous evidence in this case. The problem is, the last thing you want is one or two jurors maybe feeling sorry for her. And as a result, possibly pushing for a lesser conviction. You know, I don't think it's likely. But possible for a not guilty. So, the last thing prosecutors want in this case is a hung Quickly, what to expect from redirect? I think it should be quick. I think that we've heard enough from jodi arias. I think she's done well enough that the defense attorney should have her on the stand, ask her a few questions, maybe for an hour or two. But then, move on, let this case go. I think she's done what she needed to do. Testifying help or hurt her? It's helped. Even if you can say she's probably goi to be convicted.
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