CRIME

Jodi Arias PTSD Diagnosis Based On Lies, Prosecutor Says

Mar 19, 2013

The Arizona attorney prosecuting Jodi Arias in her first-degree murder trial attacked the credibility of test results that a psychologist claims show Arias suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Maricopa County Prosecutor Juan Martinez was cross-examining psychologist Richard Samuels, the defense's first expert witness, Tuesday when he brought into question Samuels opinion that Arias has PTSD and dissociative amnesia.

How, Martinez wanted to know, could the diagnosis be accurate when Arias later admitted she had lied about her role in the killing of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

"They can lie to about 10, 15, 20, 30, 50 things that you consider irrelevant ... and that still would not affect your opinion in this case, right?" Martinez asked.

"If there were 50, 60 points, yes, of course, it would raise an alarm to me," Samuels replied.

During Monday's cross-examination, Martinez pointed out Arias was given the test for PTSD before she admitted killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. At the time the test was given, in January 2010, Arias was claiming two unknown intruders had killed Alexander.

Arias at first vehemently denied any involvement in killing Alexander. His body was discovered June 8, 2008, in his Mesa, Ariz., apartment. An autopsy revealed he had been shot in the head, stabbed 27 times, his throat cut from ear to ear.

After DNA pinned Arias to the crime scene, she changed her story, claiming there had been a home invasion by two unknown killers. She later admitted to killing Alexander, but claimed it was in self-defense. The prosecution contends she murdered Alexander in a jealous rage over his new love interest.

Arias' lies, according to Samuels, were not relevant to his diagnosis because her answers to the post-traumatic stress test reflected how she was feeling at the time she took it.

"The results of the [test] do not reflect whether someone is telling one story or another. What it does reflect is the internal state of the individual. She experienced the trauma even though she was telling a story that was different from what actually happened. So this test reflects her internal struggle, her internal emotional state and, in my opinion, is perfectly valid," Samuels said.

The expert added, "It's not critical to the outcome of the test."

When Martinez pointed out that Samuels could only speculate about how Arias' lies would impact her diagnosis, the defense expert admitted that was what he was doing.

"I'm speculating," Samuels said.

The response sparked an immediate and pointed response by Martinez.

"Right, made it up right now. Speculating," Martinez shouted.

"No, clinical judgment, sir," Samuels snapped back.

Later, Martinez pointed out that Samuels' report on Arias only mentions that she met two of the criteria for PTSD, when the guidelines require three criteria for a diagnosis. Samuels said there was a typographical error in the report.

"Isn't it true that – it's a counting kind of thing – three are required to be found in order for there to be PTSD, correct?" asked Martinez.

"That’s correct," Samuels replied.

"You only listed two, right?" asked Martinez.

"That was a typographical issue," Samuels said.

"Is that yes or no?" asked Martinez.

"Yes, it is," responded Samuels.

"Sir, with regard to this, you're getting paid. How much are you getting paid per hour?" asked Martinez.

"I get paid per hour, $250," Samuels said.

"And for $250 an hour you're saying that you weren't paying enough attention to put whatever else was needed?" asked Martinez.

"I reviewed the report numerous times and I must admit I missed it," Samuels said.

Martinez then ended his cross-examination of the witness, prompting the defense to again go over the PTSD results with their expert witness.

During redirect, Samuels said Arias scored very high on the test. Her answers, his interviews with her and the evidence he has reviewed all support his diagnosis for PTSD, he said.

The defense is expected to continue their redirect of Samuels on Wednesday, when the trial resumes at 4 p.m. ET.

TUESDAY'S LIVE BLOG:

03/19/2013 7:32 PM EDT

Recess

The judge has called the evening recess. The trial will resume on Wednesday.

03/19/2013 7:30 PM EDT

On The Gun:

Samuels said Arias told him she was not sure if the gun was loaded and indicated she had not fired a gun before.

03/19/2013 7:28 PM EDT

'Come On Judge'

03/19/2013 7:26 PM EDT

Yet Another Sidebar

The attorneys are at another sidebar with the judge.

03/19/2013 7:26 PM EDT

Arias Out Of The Closet:

Samuels said during a subsequent meeting with Arias on June 9, 2010 she told him about grabbing the gun and running out of the closet.

03/19/2013 7:19 PM EDT

Another Sidebar

The attorneys are at another sidebar with the judge.

03/19/2013 7:15 PM EDT

More On The Activities Of June 4, 2008:

"She let out a scream ... He kept coming toward her [and] they fell on the ground ... they wrestled and she was finally able to get up and flee," Samuels said of what Arias told him.

03/19/2013 7:13 PM EDT

Sidebar

The attorneys are at another sidebar with the judge. Martinez objected to the line of questioning regarding what Arias told Samuels occurred on June 4, 2008.

03/19/2013 7:12 PM EDT

June 4, 2008

Samuels said Arias told him she ran out of the closet and held the gun up.

03/19/2013 7:10 PM EDT

Revelations

Samuels said Arias told him about what happened in the closet and the bathroom on June 4, 2008.

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\"I try not to\" doesn't mean no, I don't.. #JodiArias

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Samuels said he rarely tape records meetings with clients.

\"The presence of a recording apparatus often inhibits what people will say to you ... They might be reluctant to tell you something,\" Samuels said.

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Samuels said he rarely tape records meetings with clients.

\"The presence of a recording apparatus often inhibits what people will say to you ... They might be reluctant to tell you something,\" Samuels said.

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\"It was apparent to me that she had very low self-esteem,\" Samuels said of his first meeting with Arias.

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\"It was apparent to me that she had very low self-esteem,\" Samuels said of his first meeting with Arias.

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All this mumbo jumbo & initials rattled off has got me in a stupor. Where is this headed except another easy $250 for Samuels? #JodiArias

— Dennis V...Read More"},{"id":"63","created":"03/19/2013 6:47 PM EDT","title":"On The Breast Photos:","tweet_link":"63_on-the-breast-photos","entry_text":"

Samuels said he has no idea how many computers Alexander owned. This in reference to earlier testimony that she said Alexander had many photos of breasts on his computer. The prosecutor had said no such images were found.

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Samuels said he has no idea how many computers Alexander owned. This in reference to earlier testimony that she said Alexander had many photos of breasts on his computer. The prosecutor had said no such images were found.

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Samuels said Arias had a relatively high score regarding her anxiety level.

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Samuels said Arias had a relatively high score regarding her anxiety level.

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Willmott is asking questions about the Millon test. She goes into the base rate first. #JodiArias

— WildAboutTrial (@WildAboutTrial) March 19, 2013

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Willmott is asking questions about the Millon test. She goes into the base rate first. #JodiArias

— WildAboutTrial (@WildAboutTrial) Read More"},{"id":"60","created":"03/19/2013 6:29 PM EDT","title":"On The Tests","tweet_link":"60_on-the-tests","entry_text":"

Samuels is talking about his experience giving psychological tests.

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Samuels is talking about his experience giving psychological tests.

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Samuels is talking about amnesia again.

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Samuels is talking about amnesia again.

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The trial is back in session following recess.

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The trial is back in session following recess.

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Judge Sherry Stephens has called recess. The live blog will continue when the trial resumes at 6:15 p.m. Eastern time.

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Judge Sherry Stephens has called recess. The live blog will continue when the trial resumes at 6:15 p.m. Eastern time.

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Samuels said Arias never told him she was able to stand up to Alexander.

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Samuels said Arias never told him she was able to stand up to Alexander.

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Dr. Samuels said Arias met the following criteria for PTSD:

A1: The person has experienced, witnessed, or been confronted with an event or events that involve actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of oneself or others.

A2: The person's response involved intense fear,helplessness, or horror.

B3: Acting or feeling as if the traumatic event were recurring (includes a sense of reliving the experience, illusions, hallucinations, and dissociative flashback episodes,including those that occur upon awakening or when intoxicated.

C3: Inability to recall an important aspect of the trauma.

C5: Feeling of detachment or estrangement from others.

C6: Restricted range of affect (e.g., unable to have loving feelings).

C7: Sense of foreshortened future.

D3: Difficulty concentrating.

D4: Hyper-vigilance.

More on PTSD Criteria: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/pages/dsm-iv-tr-ptsd.asp

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Dr. Samuels said Arias met the following criteria for PTSD:

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Samuels is talking about the criteria Arias met for his PTSD diagnosis.

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Samuels is talking about the criteria Arias met for his PTSD diagnosis.
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Martinez is finished. Now we have re-direct. This will take the rest of the day. #JodiArias

— Merican Man (@MericanMan21) Read More"},{"id":"52","created":"03/19/2013 5:36 PM EDT","title":"$250 An Hour","tweet_link":"52_250-an-hour","entry_text":"

Samuels said he is being paid $250 an hour to testify for the defense. Martinez has finished his cross-examination. The defense is now redirecting the witness.

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Samuels said he is being paid $250 an hour to testify for the defense. Martinez has finished his cross-examination. The defense is now redirecting the witness.

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The attorneys are at another sidebar with the judge.

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The attorneys are at another sidebar with the judge.

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Martinez is going over the criteria for diagnosing PTSD with Samuels.

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Martinez is going over the criteria for diagnosing PTSD with Samuels.

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As many times as they go to side bar, this trial might be finished by Christmas. #JodiArias

— Laura(@laura4sure) Read More"},{"id":"47","created":"03/19/2013 5:18 PM EDT","title":"Sidebar","tweet_link":"47_sidebar","entry_text":"

The attorneys are at another sidebar with the judge.

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The attorneys are at another sidebar with the judge.

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Martinez is asking Samuels about Arias' PTSD disorder.

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Martinez is asking Samuels about Arias' PTSD disorder.

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Samuels is still looking through his notes.

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Samuels is still looking through his notes.

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Samuels is reviewing his notes.

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Samuels is reviewing his notes.

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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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Samuels earlier testified Arias never said anything bad about Alexander and was not very assertive. Martinez is now showing Arias' journal entries, which he claims contradict that.

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Samuels earlier testified Arias never said anything bad about Alexander and was not very assertive. Martinez is now showing Arias' journal entries, which he claims contradict that.

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Mr. Samuel, during the next break, might want to buy Jodi a book called Life on Death Row. #JodiArias

— Angela R. Ingram (@Aringr) Read More"},{"id":"39","created":"03/19/2013 4:53 PM EDT","title":"Transient Global Amnesia","tweet_link":"39_transient-global-amnesia","entry_text":"

The prosecutor and witness are now discussing Transient Global Amnesia.

More on Transient Global Amnesia: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/transient-global-amnesia/DS01022

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The prosecutor and witness are now discussing Transient Global Amnesia.

More on Transient Global Amnesia: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/transient-...Read More"},{"id":"38","created":"03/19/2013 4:51 PM EDT","title":"Dissociative Amnesia","tweet_link":"38_dissociative-amnesia","entry_text":"

Samuels and Martinez are going back and forth on what Dissociative Amnesia is and how it affects someone.

More on Dissociative Amnesia: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/dissociative_disorders/hic_dissociative_amnesia.aspx

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Samuels and Martinez are going back and forth on what Dissociative Amnesia is and how it affects someone.

More on Dissociative Amnesia: Read More"},{"id":"37","created":"03/19/2013 4:46 PM EDT","title":"Back To The Drawing Board","tweet_link":"37_back-to-the-drawing-board","entry_text":"

Martinez is questioning Samuels about his earlier testimony regarding amnesia.

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Martinez is questioning Samuels about his earlier testimony regarding amnesia.

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“@jodi_ariastrial: This poor doctor is taking the fall 4 #JodiArias. She sure knows how to manipulate” Master Manipulator or he's 'whipped'

— ✿ʗһʀɪʂɬɪҽ✿Ɲɪʗɧôℓʂ✿ (@StalkedByHacker) March 19, 2013

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“@jodi_ariastrial: This poor doctor is taking the fall 4 #JodiArias. She sure knows how to manipulate” Master ...Read More"},{"id":"35","created":"03/19/2013 4:41 PM EDT","title":"Martinez On The Tests:","tweet_link":"35_martinez-on-the-tests","entry_text":"

Martinez is again pointing out that Arias was lying about two intruders when she took the tests that Samuels administered.

Samuels said her lies do not matter because her answers reflected how she was feeling at the time.

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Martinez is again pointing out that Arias was lying about two intruders when she took the tests that Samuels administered.

Samuels said her lies do not matter because her answers reflected how she was feeling at the time.

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Samuels said he administered the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory test to Arias in November 2009.

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Samuels said he administered the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory test to Arias in November 2009.

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Court is back in session.

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Court is back in session.

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The judge has called recess. The live blow will continue when the trial resumes at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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The judge has called recess. The live blow will continue when the trial resumes at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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Martinez pointed out Arias score for PTSD in the results of her Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory Test do not indicate she had PTSD. Samuels said Martinez is misinterpreting the results.

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Martinez pointed out Arias score for PTSD in the results of her Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory Test do not indicate she had PTSD. Samuels said Martinez is misinterpreting the results.

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The attorneys are at another sidebar with the judge.

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The attorneys are at another sidebar with the judge.

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Martinez is going over Arias base rate scores for her test.

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Martinez is going over Arias base rate scores for her test.

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Juan Q #20 Juan she felt helpless and terrified because of the two people in the house right?Doc: Yes#jodiarias

— Anjanette (@Anjanettef) March 19, 2013

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Juan Q #20 Juan she felt helpless and terrified because of the two people in the house right?Doc: Yes#jodiarias

— Anjanette (@Anjanettef) Read More"},{"id":"25","created":"03/19/2013 2:43 PM EDT","title":"Martinez In Court Today:","tweet_link":"25_martinez-in-court-today","entry_text":"

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Martinez is again pointing out the results of Arias' tests for PTSD would be incorrect because at the time she was lying, saying two intruders had killed Alexander.

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Martinez is again pointing out the results of Arias' tests for PTSD would be incorrect because at the time she was lying, saying two intruders had killed Alexander.

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Martinez is going over Samuels' notes from his interviews with Arias.

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Martinez is going over Samuels' notes from his interviews with Arias.

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Samuels is reviewing his notes from April 21, 2010.

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Samuels is reviewing his notes from April 21, 2010.

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","short_text":"

I wish the judge would say no Willmot you can't approach #aintnobodygottimeforthat #JodiAriasRead More"},{"id":"20","created":"03/19/2013 2:28 PM EDT","title":"The Recording:","tweet_link":"20_the-recording","entry_text":"

In the recording Samuels said Arias told him that Alexander had grabbed her clothing and that is when she remembered the gun.

Martinez was questioning Samuels about this statement when the defense requested yet another sidebar.

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In the recording Samuels said Arias told him that Alexander had grabbed her clothing and that is when she remembered the gun.

Martinez was questioning Samuels about this statement when the defense requested yet another sidebar.

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Martinez is playing a recording of an interview between himself and Samuels.

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Martinez is playing a recording of an interview between himself and Samuels.

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Martinez is asking Samuels about the shower photos again. The defense requested a sidebar again. The attorneys are at another sidebar with the judge.

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Martinez is asking Samuels about the shower photos again. The defense requested a sidebar again. The attorneys are at another sidebar with the judge.

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Court is back in session.

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Court is back in session.

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The judge has called a five minute recess.

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The judge has called a five minute recess.

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\"One of the things that you discussed with the defendant .. was her taking photos of Mr. Alexander in the shower,\" Martinez said.

The prosecutor was pointing out that Arias told Samuels that the photos were Alexander's idea, something that is in contrast with other statements she made.

The defense objected to the line of questioning and the attorneys are at a sidebar with the judge.

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\"One of the things that you discussed with the defendant .. was her taking photos of Mr. Alexander in the shower,\" Martinez said.

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Martinez is hammering Samuels about why he was not concerned about Arias' inconsistent statements during the psychologists interviews with her.

","short_text":"

Martinez is hammering Samuels about why he was not concerned about Arias' inconsistent statements during the psychologists interviews with her.

"},{"id":"13","created":"03/19/2013 1:50 PM EDT","title":"More On Anal:","tweet_link":"13_more-on-anal","entry_text":"

\"She ultimately revealed that she did have anal intercourse with two other people,\" Samuels said of Arias' lie that she only had anal sex with Alexander.

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\"She ultimately revealed that she did have anal intercourse with two other people,\" Samuels said of Arias' lie that she only had anal sex with Alexander.

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#JodiArias lies abt pics of breasts on Travis computer not important to case Dr Samuels inv w/ #Arias

— Chris Williams (@chriswnews) March 19, 2013

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#JodiArias lies abt pics of breasts on Travis computer not important to case Dr Samuels inv w/ #Arias

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\"The presence or absence of breasts on the computer was not of concern to me,\" Samuels said.

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\"The presence or absence of breasts on the computer was not of concern to me,\" Samuels said.

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\"There are certain inconsistencies that are irrelevant to the case,\" Samuels said. \"Those particular inconsistencies (the apparent lie about the breast photos) did not affect my opinion.\"

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\"There are certain inconsistencies that are irrelevant to the case,\" Samuels said. \"Those particular inconsistencies (the apparent lie about the breast photos) did not affect my opinion.\"

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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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Arias told Samuels there were many photos of women's breasts on Travis Alexander's computer. Martinez said no such photos were found on the computer.

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Arias told Samuels there were many photos of women's breasts on Travis Alexander's computer. Martinez said no such photos were found on the computer.

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"},{"id":"6","created":"03/19/2013 1:39 PM EDT","title":"On Anal:","tweet_link":"6_on-anal","entry_text":"

Arias told Samuels that Alexander was the only person she ever had anal sex with.

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Arias told Samuels that Alexander was the only person she ever had anal sex with.

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"},{"id":"4","created":"03/19/2013 1:36 PM EDT","title":"Court Is In Session","tweet_link":"4_court-is-in-session","entry_text":"

Court is back in session. Psychologist Richard Samuels is taking the witness stand for another round of cross-examination by prosecutor Juan Martinez.

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Court is back in session. Psychologist Richard Samuels is taking the witness stand for another round of cross-examination by prosecutor Juan Martinez.

"},{"id":"3","created":"03/19/2013 1:23 PM EDT","title":"'No Judge Stephens Yet'","tweet_link":"3_no-judge-stephens-yet","entry_text":"

#JodiArias spectator session nearly full. No #Arias, no Judge Stephens yet.

— Chris Williams (@chriswnews) March 19, 2013

","short_text":"

#JodiArias spectator session nearly full. No #Arias, no Judge Stephens yet.

— Chris Williams (@chriswn...Read More"},{"id":"2","created":"03/19/2013 1:18 PM EDT","title":"'What's the hold up?'","tweet_link":"2_whats-the-hold-up","entry_text":"

Somebody stuck on the toilet or something? What's the hold up? #jodiarias

— Heather Bordeaux Esq (@HeatherBordeaux) March 19, 2013

","short_text":"

Somebody stuck on the toilet or something? What's the hold up? #jodiarias

— Heather Bordeaux Esq (@HeatherBordeaux) Read More"},{"id":"1","created":"03/19/2013 11:46 AM EDT","title":"Jodi Arias' Trial To Resume Shortly","tweet_link":"1_jodi-arias-trial-to-resume-shortly","entry_text":"

The trial is set to resume at about 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.

","short_text":"

The trial is set to resume at about 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.

"}]

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