Alyce LaViolette: Not an ‘expert’ in orgasms, domestic violence, anything

“So she has an orgasm on two occasions, and he has an orgasm on one occasion, right?” – Juan Martinez

“Yes.” – Alyce Perjurer LaViolette

“So based on that, they’re enjoying each other, correct?” – Juan Martinez

“My expertise is in domestic violence, not in orgasms.” – Alyce Perjurer LaViolette

“Then why did you answer the question the way you did if you’re not an expert in orgasms? – Juan Martinez

In closing, Martinez reminds Arias jury that it’s not her fault; it’s the backspace button’s fault


“Well, this individual, that attempted to manipulate you, believes, based on what we’ve heard, that even though she may have engaged in actions, she may have done certain things, none of it — absolutely none of it — is her fault.

Why could it possibly be her fault?

If you look back in her history, which is the important part of it involving her relationships with men, what do you see?

Well, even when she was young, she had this personality of manipulating the facts. Back when she was with Bobby Juarez, what did she tell you? ‘Well, this was an individual that was unfaithful to me.’

‘How could he be so unfaithful to me after I’ve done so many good things for him?’ ‘I tried to buy him clothing, I bought him food. I even lived in a trailer that was so bad it was infested.’

‘Never mind that the reason that I moved there was because I was skipping school — no, that wasn’t my fault at all!’

‘No, no no, I was doing this for Bobby and how does he repay me even though it wasn’t my fault?’

Well, you know what — he goes and he talks — he sent letters to another woman over the Internet.

And, it isn’t her fault that she found out about it, of course not. How could it be her fault that she found out about it, if the library doesn’t have enough security attached to that particular computer? To have some sort of device attached to it so that somebody can’t come along and hit that backspace button, so that whatever was using it before…maybe one or two or three or four people before that somebody could just come along and hit that backspace button.

And it’s eerily reminiscent of what she told you happened in February of 2007, when after she and Mr. Alexander began dating that she went on to his computer and began to hit that same backspace button. It’s not her fault that computers have not been improved since the 90s or the two thousand. So that you can’t stop hitting that backspace button. It’s not her fault that that happened. Of course not.”

– Juan Martinez

Martinez suggests law school for Arias’ defense attorney

Sidebar Transcript April 4, 2013

Ms. Willmott: What’s hearsay? She’s not quoting anybody. I’m not understanding what the hearsay is.

Mr. Martinez: Well, then maybe you ought to go back to law school. I mean, she’s talking about an item, an out-of-court statement. How else could she have gotten that knowledge from other than out-of-court statement offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted. I think it’s under, I think, it’s 801 Arizona rules of evidence.

Ms. Willmott: Well, I’m really familiar with hearsay, especially after this trial. I’m also familiar with what hearsay is not, and this is what we’ve been discussing. She’s been talking about subject matter this whole time.

The Court: Where are you going with this? What are you trying to elicit?


Martinez clarifies how Arias de-escalated situation by ‘getting a handgun’

“You chose to escalate this didn’t you, even though you had the 12 foot head start, didn’t you?” – Juan Martinez

“No, I didn’t choose to escalate it. I was trying to deescalate it.” – Defendant

“And you chose to deescalate the situation by – according to you – getting a handgun, right?” – Juan Martinez

[During cross-examination with Travis Alexander’s murderer, Jodi Arias]

In Closing, Martinez displays oration skills that world leaders should study, learn

“So, it seems that it is only fitting, that this individual that has craved the limelight, it is really only fitting that she now bask in a different kind of light: the light of truth. And in the light of truth, you can see who she really is.”

Juan Martinez beginning his closing argument in the State of AZ vs. Jodi Ann Arias, Count of first-degree murder.

Martinez explains in closing that Arias – now devoid of guns and knives – ‘uses lies’ as weapon to manipulate, defame victim

“But now, instead of a gun, instead of a knife she uses lies. And she uses these lies in court when she testified to stage the scene for you. Just like she staged the scene for the police, after she killed Mr. Alexander.

And this woman, who would stage the scene, has even attempted to stage the scene through the use of the media. She has courted the media, she has gone on national television. You’ve seen the programs and you’ve seen some of the — her words to the media. She has also attempted, or gone out in search of the limelight. She has signed a manifesto, just in case she becomes famous.

And to top it all off, she has indicated that she is innocent. That no jury will convict her. That none of you, will convict her, after she has staged the scene for you.”

Juan Martinez beginning his closing argument in the State of AZ vs. Jodi Ann Arias, Count of first-degree murder.