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The Jodi Arias trial continues on Tuesday with a domestic violence expert expected to take the stand to offer testimony. The trial coverage can be watched online through free live stream via the player below.
Arias is accused of murdering her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in his suburban Phoenix residence in 2008. She has been charged with first degree murder, and if convicted she faces a possible dearth sentence.
The domestic violence appeared in court on Monday to detail her expertise to jurors, and she will now take to the stand on Tuesday to offer her full testimony.
Monday was a dramatic day in the trial, with a psychologist concluding nearly six days of testimony. That psychologist has been presented by the defense and she diagnosed Arias with post-traumatic stress disorder and amnesia.
The prosecutors in the trial, however, questioned the credibility of the expert, claiming that he had developed a relationship with the accused, and that his relationship with Arias had not made his diagnosis bias.
Psychologist Richard Samuels has rebuked the suggestions, saying that he has professionally given his diagnosis based on multiple tests and his more than 35 years of experience.
Prosecutors have said that Arias planned the brutal killing of her boyfriend, and was fully aware of what she was doing. However, Arias has claimed the killing was committed in self defense, and the defense team has tried to portray her as the victim.
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They have pointed to Travis Alexander as a type of bully and hypocrite, who had long imposed his own will on Arias and forced her into the killing by making her fear for her own life.
The prosecution has highlighted that Arias has changed her story multiple times. She initially told authorities that she had nothing to do with the killing and was not even with him at the time. However, she later changed that story to blame the death on masked intruders. Finally her defense team admitted that she had killed Alexander but put forward the self defense explanation.
The trial continues Tuesday and can be watched online through free live stream via the video player below: