04/24/2013 01:10 pm ET Updated Apr 24, 2013

Jodi Arias Faces Murdered Boyfriend's Ex In Court (LIVE UPDATES)

Jodi Arias' defense attorney put Travis Alexander's ex-girlfriend through round after round of personal and embarrassing questions about her sex life on Tuesday.

Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi repeatedly questioned Deanna Reid about the details of her sex life with Alexander and asked her several pointed questions about what it entailed.

"Did he ever ejaculate on your face?" Nurmi asked.

"No," Reid replied.

"Did he ever call you a whore ... a slut ... a three-hole wonder?" asked Nurmi.

"No," she replied.

Despite Nurmi's invasive line of questioning, Reid maintained under redirect that Alexander was never physically or emotionally abusive toward her while they were dating.

Throughout Reid's testimony, Arias listened intently, especially when Nurmi questioned Reid about sex.

"Would he ever call you names?" prosecutor Juan Martinez asked.

"No, he did not," Reid replied.

"Did he ever strike you or physically advance on you or inflict any physical violence on you?" Martinez asked.

"No, never," said Reid.

Arias' attorneys contend that she was physically and emotionally battered by Alexander and feared for her life when she killed him. Alexander was shot, stabbed nearly 30 times, and his throat was slashed from ear to ear in June 2008. Arias, in her testimony, portrayed Alexander as an abusive womanizer.

Reid was followed on the stand by Mesa, Arizona Police Detective Michael Melendez. Melendez testified he examined Alexander's laptop hard drive. During direct examination, Melendez testified he did not find any images of women's breasts or children on Alexander's computer. Court was recess shortly after Nurmi began his cross examination of the witness.

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 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Read below for minute-by-minute updates from court Wednesday:

04/24/2013 7:07 PM EDT


Court has recessed for the day. The trial will resume Thursday 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. Medical examiner Dr. Kevin Horn is expected to take the stand.

04/24/2013 6:25 PM EDT

Nurmi has finished his Follow-Up With Flores.

The judge has called another recess. She did not give a time frame for when testimony will resume. She just said they would be finished shortly.

04/24/2013 6:21 PM EDT


Nurmi pointed out that a gun does not have to be registered in Arizona. He also pointed out the shelves are free floating and can easily be pushed back in place.

04/24/2013 6:17 PM EDT

Jury Questions

The jury wanted to know if anything in the closet was out of place or whether any of Alexander's roommates owned a gun. He said no to both questions.

04/24/2013 6:06 PM EDT

The Attorneys Are Stiil At Sidebar

There is a question from the jury for Flores. The attorneys are at a sidebar with the judge discussing it.

04/24/2013 5:57 PM EDT

Cross Finished

Nurmi has finished his cross-examination of Flores.

04/24/2013 5:57 PM EDT

More On The Shelves

Nurmi asked Flores if he investigated how a specific area he identified in the photo of the shelving unit reacted to weight. He said he did not.

04/24/2013 5:55 PM EDT

Back In Session

Court is back in session.

04/24/2013 5:37 PM EDT


The judge has called recess. She did not give a time frame for when testimony will resume. She just said they would be finished shortly.

04/24/2013 5:33 PM EDT


Nurmi is questioning Flores about an interview he gave CBS' "48 Hours." He wanted to know about a comment Flores made to a reporter that something must have drove Arias to kill Alexander. Martinez objected to the line of questioning and the attorneys are now at another sidebar with the judge.

The Huffington Post is live blogging Wednesday's testimony. Check back here for updates.



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