When we tell the truth, we ‘convey’ it. When we want to fabricate we must try and ‘convince’ the other party we are telling the truth. The truth is easy to remember so when we are being truthful our answers flow easily off the tip of our tongue. When we lie and try to make our lies convincing, we will ramble on and embellish adding way more minute detail than what is necessary than if we were being honest.
For nine days we watched and listened to Kirk Nurmi question Jodi Arias. Jodi described in minute detail each of her answers to the point of ad nauseam. She came across as an expert witness as she turned to the right and spoke directly to the jurors. Jodi appeared to have a photographic (no pun intended) memory. It was absolutely astounding until….
Along came Juan Martinez….
Juan did not permit Jodi to ramble on and try to sidetrack the questions being posed. She was not being allowed to camouflage what Martinez was after. All he wanted was a truthful, “yes” or “no”. This frustrated Jodi to no end and she became belligerent even taunting Juan and judging by her smirks was enjoying every minute of it. Martinez held his ground and regardless of what the ‘defense’ legal pundits fault him for, I think he was amazing.
If you have been watching the trial closely, and by your great comments, I see that most of you are, I am not going into great detail of Martinez’ cross. I did rewatch Part 3 of the trial on Thursday on two more occasions. It is certainly well worth it.
“Well, it’s your fog isn’t it?”
“Do you agree that you did something wrong in regard to Mr Alexander?”
“He proved pre-meditation. He asked the hard questions the jury would want to ask, the questions the family would want to ask. This was the week, the week that damned her, and maybe put her on death row,” said Hogan, who sat through much of the testimony in court.