CRIME

Jodi Arias Faces Murdered Boyfriend's Ex In Court (LIVE UPDATES)

Apr 24, 2013 | Updated Apr 24, 2013
In Session -- Pool Camera

Jodi Arias' defense attorney put Travis Alexander's ex-girlfriend through round after round of personal and embarrassing questions about her sex life on Tuesday.

Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi repeatedly questioned Deanna Reid about the details of her sex life with Alexander and asked her several pointed questions about what it entailed.

"Did he ever ejaculate on your face?" Nurmi asked.

"No," Reid replied.

"Did he ever call you a whore ... a slut ... a three-hole wonder?" asked Nurmi.

"No," she replied.

Despite Nurmi's invasive line of questioning, Reid maintained under redirect that Alexander was never physically or emotionally abusive toward her while they were dating.

Throughout Reid's testimony, Arias listened intently, especially when Nurmi questioned Reid about sex.

"Would he ever call you names?" prosecutor Juan Martinez asked.

"No, he did not," Reid replied.

"Did he ever strike you or physically advance on you or inflict any physical violence on you?" Martinez asked.

"No, never," said Reid.

Arias' attorneys contend that she was physically and emotionally battered by Alexander and feared for her life when she killed him. Alexander was shot, stabbed nearly 30 times, and his throat was slashed from ear to ear in June 2008. Arias, in her testimony, portrayed Alexander as an abusive womanizer.

Reid was followed on the stand by Mesa, Arizona Police Detective Michael Melendez. Melendez testified he examined Alexander's laptop hard drive. During direct examination, Melendez testified he did not find any images of women's breasts or children on Alexander's computer. Court was recess shortly after Nurmi began his cross examination of the witness.

Arias has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. She could face a possible death sentence if convicted of that charge.

The trial is scheduled to resume at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Read below for minute-by-minute updates from court Wednesday:

04/24/2013 7:07 PM EDT

Recess

Court has recessed for the day. The trial will resume Thursday 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. Medical examiner Dr. Kevin Horn is expected to take the stand.

04/24/2013 6:25 PM EDT

Nurmi has finished his Follow-Up With Flores.

The judge has called another recess. She did not give a time frame for when testimony will resume. She just said they would be finished shortly.

04/24/2013 6:21 PM EDT

Follow-Up

Nurmi pointed out that a gun does not have to be registered in Arizona. He also pointed out the shelves are free floating and can easily be pushed back in place.

04/24/2013 6:17 PM EDT

Jury Questions

The jury wanted to know if anything in the closet was out of place or whether any of Alexander's roommates owned a gun. He said no to both questions.

04/24/2013 6:06 PM EDT

The Attorneys Are Stiil At Sidebar

There is a question from the jury for Flores. The attorneys are at a sidebar with the judge discussing it.

04/24/2013 5:57 PM EDT

Cross Finished

Nurmi has finished his cross-examination of Flores.

04/24/2013 5:57 PM EDT

More On The Shelves

Nurmi asked Flores if he investigated how a specific area he identified in the photo of the shelving unit reacted to weight. He said he did not.

04/24/2013 5:55 PM EDT

Back In Session

Court is back in session.

04/24/2013 5:37 PM EDT

Recess

The judge has called recess. She did not give a time frame for when testimony will resume. She just said they would be finished shortly.

04/24/2013 5:33 PM EDT

'Objection'

Nurmi is questioning Flores about an interview he gave CBS' "48 Hours." He wanted to know about a comment Flores made to a reporter that something must have drove Arias to kill Alexander. Martinez objected to the line of questioning and the attorneys are now at another sidebar with the judge.

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Is Nurmi lost for actual questions? #JodiArias Measure here or there, this one, or that one, you could have, didn't have, and so on.

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Nurmi is still asking Flores about various measurements inside the closet.

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Nurmi is still asking Flores about various measurements inside the closet.

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Nurmi is pointing out Flores did not measure the distance between the shelves.

\"I measured none of those shelves,\" Flores said.

The detective added, \"The only measurement I took was from the bottom of the shelving unit to the top of the shelving unit.\"

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Nurmi is pointing out Flores did not measure the distance between the shelves.

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Nurmi is questioning Flores about Alexander's closet.

Flores said the ceiling is 8 feet tall in the closet and the shelving was 7 feet tall.

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Nurmi is questioning Flores about Alexander's closet.

Flores said the ceiling is 8 feet tall in the closet and the shelving was 7 feet tall.

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Nurmi is questioning Flores about Youtube videos that had been watched on Alexander's computer. Flores previously testified there was no nudity in the videos.

\"It appeared to be a DJ playing music,\" Flores said of one of the videos.

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Nurmi is questioning Flores about Youtube videos that had been watched on Alexander's computer. Flores previously testified there was no nudity in the videos.

\"It appeared to be a DJ playing music,\" Flores said of one of the videos.

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Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi is now questioning Flores.

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Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi is now questioning Flores.

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Flores is explaining the layout and construction of the shelves in Alexander's closet. Flores said the shelves were held up with small metal dowel pins.

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Flores is explaining the layout and construction of the shelves in Alexander's closet. Flores said the shelves were held up with small metal dowel pins.

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Martinez showed Flores photos of Alexander's closet. The attorneys are now at a sidebar with the judge.

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Martinez showed Flores photos of Alexander's closet. The attorneys are now at a sidebar with the judge.

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Flores said Alexander's home was searched from top to bottom and investigators did not find a gun holster, gun cleaning kit, bullets or anything related to the ownership of a gun.

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Flores said Alexander's home was searched from top to bottom and investigators did not find a gun holster, gun cleaning kit, bullets or anything related to the ownership of a gun.

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Brown is finished testifying. Martinez has called Mesa Police Detective Esteban Flores to the stand.

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Brown is finished testifying. Martinez has called Mesa Police Detective Esteban Flores to the stand.

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The photos on the phone show Arias with brown hair.

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The photos on the phone show Arias with brown hair.

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The attorneys are at a sidebar with the judge.

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The attorneys are at a sidebar with the judge.

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Martinez is showing Brown photos found on Arias phone. The photos were taken on June 3, 2008.

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Martinez is showing Brown photos found on Arias phone. The photos were taken on June 3, 2008.

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Martinez just called Detective Robert Brown to the stand. He works for Mesa police and conducts forensic examinations of electronics. Brown said he examined Arias' cellphone for evidence.

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Martinez just called Detective Robert Brown to the stand. He works for Mesa police and conducts forensic examinations of electronics. Brown said he examined Arias' cellphone for evidence.

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The DVD was of the video shown in court yesterday. The video of Travis Alexander and Jodi Arias hanging out at a friends house. No sound is being played with the DVD. The intent is to show they were open with their affections in public.

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The DVD was of the video shown in court yesterday. The video of Travis Alexander and Jodi Arias hanging out at a friends house. No sound is being played with the DVD. The intent is to show they were open with their affections in public.

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Prosecutor Juan Martinez is playing a DVD for the jury.

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Prosecutor Juan Martinez is playing a DVD for the jury.

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Court is in session.

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Court is in session.

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Check back for updates.

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Check back for updates.

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