The cat-and-mouse game between Jodi Arias and Arizona prosecutor Juan Martinez heats up again Wednesday, as the prosecution again puts her every move under a microscope.
Tuesday was Arias' 11th day on the witness stand and her third day of cross examination. The Maricopa County prosecutor again called out Arias for failing to remember details of the case on Tuesday. "Do you have a problem with your memory?" Martinez asked.
Trial-watchers have heard the veteran prosecutor ask Arias that same question multiple times since cross-examination began last week.
"I don't think I have a problem," Arias replied.
Arias, 32, is on trial in the June 2008 slaying of her ex-lover Travis Alexander inside his Mesa, Ariz., apartment. She faces the death penalty if convicted.
Arias testified last week that she shot and stabbed Alexander in self-defense. She claims Alexander had become increasingly violent and sexually demanding. She also claimed to have caught him masturbating to a picture of a young boy. The prosecution contends she murdered Alexander in a jealous rage.
The back and forth between Arias and Martinez continued throughout the day, with Martinez ruffling Arias' composure on more than one occasion.
"Are you having problems understanding," Martinez asked when Arias appeared confused by some of his questions.
Arias replied: "Sometimes, because you go in circles … You're making my brain scramble."
Martinez' aggressive questioning and posture was a distraction, Arias said, adding, "I'm not having a problem telling the truth."
Court recessed early on Tuesday. Arias, according to her attorney, was not feeling well. Court is scheduled to resume at 12:15 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, when the cross-
examination of Arias will resume.
Read below for minute-by-minute updates from court Wednesday:
02/27/2013 6:32 PM EST
Judge Stephens has recessed court for the evening. Court will resume at 12:30 p.m. ET., Thursday.
02/27/2013 6:30 PM EST
Arias is testifying about when she put her luggage in her rental car.
02/27/2013 6:27 PM EST
'Out With A Bang'
Here he goes, day is almost over, he wants to go out with a bang today #jodiariasExpect a bloody photo any moment now.— OoOoMsBubblesOoOo (@LuvTheGiantsSF) February 27, 2013
02/27/2013 6:25 PM EST
On Arias' Shower:
"You took a shower in the same place where you placed his body after you killed him, right," Martinez asked Arias, referring to her activities after the photo session.
"Yes," Arias replied.
02/27/2013 6:21 PM EST
Deleted Portions Of Her Memory
Arias said she cannot remember who deleted the sex photos that were on Alexander's camera.
02/27/2013 6:18 PM EST
Awkward.Jurors have to look at pics to take note of rope testimony but clearly uncomfortable looking at nude photos of #arias & alexander.— Elizabeth Erwin (@elizabetherwin) February 27, 2013
02/27/2013 6:17 PM EST
The attorneys are at a sidebar with the judge.
02/27/2013 6:17 PM EST
During her direct testimony Arias said she did not film a sex movie with Alexander on his camera because she did not know how to use that function on it. Today, Arias said she could not remember which camera was used to make the sex tape.
02/27/2013 6:14 PM EST
'She Is On The Ropes'
She is on the ropes. No pun intended. #JodiArias— Sandy Koch (@sandylkoch) February 27, 2013
02/27/2013 6:13 PM EST
Martinez is now questioning Arias about a sex movie she allegedly made with Alexander on June 4, 2008.
The Huffington Post is live blogging Wednesday's testimony. Check back here for updates.