PHOENIX - Jurors seated on the Jodi Arias sentencing phase re-trial were shown several recorded interviews depicting Arias changing her story regarding the murder of ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.
Prosecutor Juan Martinez started with the murder trial testimony with Daryl Brewer, Arias' former live-in boyfriend, and the person she borrowed gas cans from. He claimed Arias had enough gas to drive through Arizona undetected.
Jurors also heard a voicemail and were read email messages and text messages that Arias sent to Alexander days after she killed him. Arias appeared cheery in the messages and was inviting Alexander to various events.
Legal analysist Hector Davis said Martinez is doing a good job of showing Arias as a cold-blooded killer.
"First and foremost, who emails after she commits the murder? That's number one. Number two, [Martinez is] laying out the fact that she had calculated what she was doing. We have testimony of the gas cans that she purchased so she wouldn't have to stop anywhere en route here to Arizona," said Davis.
Jurors were also shown the taped-interview where Arias told detective Esteban Flores she would never hurt Alexander. In that interview, Arias said, "If I killed Travis, I would beg for the death penalty."
Diaz said Arias' defense team must now turn Flores' testimony.
"He's gotta really go in and get from Detective Flores that he recognized, based on Flores' experience and training that Jodi was not just all over the map because she was trying to cover her tracks, but this was a person laboring under some kind of mental defect," said Davis.
Jurors were also read an excerpt from Arias' journal where she said she missed Alexander and wanted to name their future child after him.