Rebuttal witness takes stand in Arias trial - New York News

Rebuttal witness takes stand in Arias trial

Posted: Updated:
Janeen DeMarte Janeen DeMarte
PHOENIX -

The Jodi Arias trial first degree murder trial grinds on in Superior Court.  She's charged with stabbing, shooting and slashing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, to death in 2008.

On Wednesday, Jodi's attorney tried to discredit and expert witness testifying for the prosecution.

The expert witness: clinical psychologist Janeen DeMarte.  She testified Jodi is very intelligent, has borderline personality disorder and an explosive temper.

Arias' attorney, Jennifer Willmott, tried to depict DeMarte as inexperienced, with a thin resume who reached the wrong conclusion about Jodi.

Arias attorneys claim she suffered from domestic abuse at the hands of Alexander and post traumatic stress syndrome.

DeMarte said her testing of Arias showed she had borderline personality disorder, but she admitted those same tests could also point to post-traumatic stress.

The defense attorney then suggested DeMarte doesn't understand much about domestic violence and hasn't studied it very deeply.

When asked if she could give any names of the articles she's read, DeMarte replied, "I do not commit them to memory."

"And you do not remember the name of the journal the article was published in?" asked the defense attorney.

DeMarte answered, "I did not look at the name of the journal."

DeMarte added that she "would not call myself an expert in domestic violence specifically."

The trial continues Thursday.

Watch the trial while it's in session:
www.myfoxphoenix.com/category/234796/live-video2

 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

    Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:20:23 GMT
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
  • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:00:24 GMT
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a...
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.
  • Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:15:54 GMT

    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.


    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.



Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices