CRIME
02/27/2013 08:25 pm ET Updated Mar 08, 2013

Jodi Arias Sex Testimony Delves Into Raunchy Texts

Jodi Arias' lawyers tried to depict her as a sexually exploited woman, intimidated by her abusive boyfriend.

Now, prosecutors are fighting back, confronting Arias with her own texts to prove to the jury that this was just part of the couple's foreplay.

The Arizona trial was in session less than an hour before prosecutor Juan Martinez entered into evidence a raunchy text message Arias sent to Alexander on Feb. 25, 2008.

"Maybe u could give my ass a much-needed pounding," the text message read.

Another, sent from Arias to Alexander, read in part: "I want to f--k you like a dirty, horny little school girl."

The text messages were intended to show the jury that Arias was an enthusiastic and willing participant in the sexual activities she engaged in with Alexander.

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 after he attacked her. Alexander had become increasingly violent and sexually demanding, she testified, and she claimed to have caught him masturbating to a picture of a young boy. The prosecution contends she murdered Alexander in a jealous rage.

Later, Martinez finally got to the activities that occurred at Alexander's Mesa, Ariz., home on June 4, 2008, the day he was killed. Specifically, Martinez began by questioning Arias about a bondage session she alleges she participated in that day with Alexander.

Arias described for Martinez the rope she claims Alexander allegedly used during their sex play.

"The rope had to be a certain length ... for [this] to take place," Martinez asked. "He wasn't going to hogtie you right?"

"No," Arias replied.

"You were free to move, right," Martinez asked.

"Yes," Arias replied.

"The purpose of this rope was purely decorative for the fantasy, right," Martinez asked.

"Yes," Arias replied.

Martinez then showed the jury a photo of Alexander's bed. He pointed at the center of the bed and said, "You were sort of spread-eagled there, right."

Arias replied, "Yes."

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Martinez had Arias review nude photos taken at Alexander's home that day and pointed out there is no rope visible in any of the photos.

"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.

The line of questioning ended shortly thereafter, with court recessing. The trial is scheduled to resume at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, when the cross-examination of Arias will resume.

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