The prosecutor in the Jodi Arias murder trial is expected to resume his rebuttal argument Tuesday, as he continues in his attempt to persuade the jury that Arias is guilty of premeditated murder.
Prosecutor Juan Martinez and the defense concluded their questioning of Dr. Janeen DeMarte on Thursday. DeMart, the states first rebuttal witness, testified she believes defense psychologist Dr. Richard Samuels’ opinion that Arias suffered from PTSD is unfounded. DeMarte said she interviewed Arias for about 12 hours and diagnosed her with Borderline Personality Disorder.
The state contends Arias killed her ex-boyfriend, 30-year-old Travis Alexander, in a jealous rage when she shot him, stabbed him nearly 30 times, and cut his throat from ear to ear in his Mesa, Ariz., home on June 4, 2008.
Her attorneys contend that Arias was physically and emotionally battered by Alexander and feared for her life when she killed him.
DeMarte testified she does not believe Arias was a victim of domestic violence, as the defense has suggested.
After answering 19 questions from the jury about her opinions on Arias', DeMarte concluded her testimony Thursday.
Martinez is expected to call his next witness Tuesday. There is speculation among talking heads in the media that he will call a former co-worker of Alexander's or a Wal-Mart employee.
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 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Read below for minute-by-minute updates from court Tuesday:
04/23/2013 6:33 PM EDT
The judge has recessed court for the day.
04/23/2013 6:33 PM EDT
Was child pornography or other pornography images found on Alexander's computer?
Melendez said no.
04/23/2013 6:32 PM EDT
Martinez has finished questioning the witness.
04/23/2013 6:29 PM EDT
Nurmi Has Finished His Cross Examination
Martinez is now pointing out that the websites Nurmi showed Melendez in the computer records did not contain images of naked women.
04/23/2013 6:27 PM EDT
Nurmi Going Over The Internet Records:
04/23/2013 6:24 PM EDT
On The Last Activity:
Melendez said the last activity on Alexander's computer was at 4:54 p.m., on June 4, 2008, the day Alexander was killed.
04/23/2013 6:23 PM EDT
Nurmi is showing Melendez his report on the examination of Alexander's computer.
04/23/2013 6:22 PM EDT
On What He Does:
Melendez said he makes a mirror image of a hard drive and then examines it.
04/23/2013 6:21 PM EDT
On Looking At Computers:
Nurmi is questioning Melendez about what the forensic examination of a computer involves.
04/23/2013 6:18 PM EDT
Back In Session.
Court is back in session following the recess.
The Huffington Post is live blogging Tuesday's testimony. Check back here for updates.