Jodi Arias Trial Update: Psychotherapist Alyce LaViolette Vs. Prosecutor Juan Martinez (Live Video)
Apr 09, 2013 04:52 PM EDT
Jodi Arias' psychotherapist Alyce LaViolette and Arizona prosecutor Juan Martinez have been at each other throats in the past week, according to reports from the Huffington Post. The prosecution has put her techniques and professional opinions under a microscope.
Monday was the psychotherapist's Alyce LaViolette's seventh day on the witness stand and her second day of cross examination. The Maricopa County prosecutor again called out LaViolette's method for determining Arias was a victim of domestic violence, news reports said.
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Martinez said LaViolette was selective in what she wanted to believe and pointed out she accepted all the alleged negative aspects about Alexander but ignored other things, such as his allegations that he was "extremely afraid of the defendant because of her stalking behavior," he said.
The back and forth between LaViolette and Martinez continued throughout Monday
Martinez has been questioning LaViolette since Thursday, when the defense ended their direct examination of her.
Arias, the 32-year-old, is on trial for killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander inside his Mesa, Arizona apartment in June, 2008. If convicted, she could face the death penalty.
While testifying for the defense she said it was her opinion that Arias was physically and emotionally battered by Alexander, which caused her to kill him out of self defense and from fear.