July 30, 2015 | Updated at 09:59 AM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Jodi Arias Trial Live Stream: Arias Testifies March 13, Defense Experts Alyce LaViolette & Richard Samuels Will Verify Sex Abuse Claims (WATCH ONLINE NOW)

Jodi Arias will return to the witness stand for her first-degree murder trial on Wednesday, March 13 for the 2008 Arizona killing of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. Watch the live stream of Arias' murder trial on Wednesday, March 13, below beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST.

By Sonya Magett, EnStars on Mar 13, 2013 08:17 AM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter

Jodi Arias will return to the witness stand for her first-degree murder trial on Wednesday, March 13, for the 2008 Arizona killing of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.

The 31-year-old is on trial for murdering her ex-lover, Alexander, a 30-year-old Mormon motivational speaker. Arias stabbed her victim over 27 times, slit his throat from ear to ear and shot him in the head. His body was discovered the day he was killed: June 4, 2008. Arias lied twice at first about how he was killed and later admitted that she killed him in an act of self-defense.

When Arias' defense attorney Kirk Nurmi returns to court this week, he will likely call two new defense witnesses, according to reports. The witnesses might be domestic violence expert Alyce LaViolette to support the defense claim that Arias was in an abusive relationship and Richard Samuels, a clinical and forensic psychologist.

Samuels specializes in "testimony for sexually violent person commitment matters, psychosexual risk assessments, sexual sarassment," according to his website. The expert might testify that Alexander's emotional abuse may have pushed Arias over the edge enough to make her kill him. He may also address Arias' "foggy memory" issues - which she testified is why she cannot remember stabbing Alexander over 27 times-  are a result of the psychological damage she sustained during the course of her relationship with her victim.

According to Samuels' website, he has extensive experience working with defense attorneys to testify on behalf of their clients to "result in a more favorable outcome" for a defendant on trial.

Nurmi's second defense witness, LaViolette, has worked with domestic violence victims since 1978, according to her website, and oversees a training program for battered victims. She has testified as a criminal expert witness on the stand for many trials including criminal, civil and family courts for various offenses including homicides and child custody. LaViolette's website said she specializes in "anger management, domestic violence counseling for survivors and perpetrators." She also wrote the book It Could Happen To Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay.

The state's prosecutor, Juan Martinez, is expected to cross-examine Arias when she returns to the witness stand. The jurors may submit more questions after she is questioned again by Martinez  and her defense attorney.

If Arias is convicted of the murder and the lies that she confessed to, she will likely face the death penalty and become the fourth woman in Arizona's history to die by lethal injection.

Watch the live stream of Arias' murder trial on Wednesday, March 13, below beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST.


© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

The Duggar Family

Is The Duggar Family Going Broke?

Is The Duggar family at risk of losing it all?

Mark Harmon

'NCIS' Season 13 Premiere Episode Officially Titled 'Stop the Bleeding'

What does the premiere episode title of 13th season of 'NCIS' mean?

Draya Michele

Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Lozada & Tami Roman Might Be Anti Draya Michele On New 'BBWLA'

The ladies of 'Basketball Wives LA' have their differences this season but one thing they can agree on is they're not fans of Draya Michele's new attitude.

Once Upon a Time

How 'Once Upon a Time' Season 5 Will Be Like Season 1 Again

The new season of 'Once Upon a Time' may feel like the first season.

Kalenna Harper

Kalenna Only Has One Regret About Throwing Water In Rasheeda's Face On 'LHHATL'

Kalenna Harper is unbothered after she threw a drink in her former friend Rasheeda's face. In fact, there's only one thing she wishes she could change.

Ashlyn Pearce

Ashlyn Pearce Speaks Out About Aly's Shocking Death On 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

The actress took to social media to address the trn of events and thank fans for their support.

WWE Raw

Monday Night 'Raw' LIVE STREAM Free: Watch WWE Wrestling 2015 Online @ 8 pm ET

Catch Brock Lessner and the Undertaker live online

Future and Ciara

Future Just Can't Stop Talking About His Ex In Interviews

Future admits to feeling 'embarrassed' for his ex-fiance Ciara.

The cast of 'Days of Our Lives' posing at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Is 'Days of Our Lives' No Longer In Jeopardy Of Being Canceled?

The show has seen a spike in viewership.

Draya Michele & Orlando Scandrick

Draya Michele Rocks Engagement Ring After Split With Orlando Scandrick

Draya Michele proudly wore what looks like her engagement ring after she and Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick battled it out on social media following their split.

Adiz 'Bambi' Benson

Bambi Gets Way Too Close To Another Man On 'LHHATL' Amid Lil Scrappy Drama

Bambi might have found comfort with an aspiring rapper as she and Lil Scrappy face challenges in their relationship on 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.'

Witches Of East End

'Witches Of East End' Petition Is Still Gaining Signatures

It's been months since the cancellation of 'Witches of East End' was announced, but the petition to help bring it back is (surprisingly) still open.

Cecil the Lion

The Internet Is Pissed At An American Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

After Walter Palmer was outed by the media, people took to social media to express outrage at him.

Latest News

Christel Khalil

Colin Orchestrates Elaborate Plan So Devon Will Cheat On Hilary During New 'Young and the Restless'?

There is so much cheating going on in Genoa City, leaving the residents bitter and sad.

Big Brother 17

'Big Brother 17's Jason Finally Starts Campaigning To Stay, But Is It Too Late?

Will Jason be able to squeak out of being evicted this week?

Queen Latifah & Mary J Blige

Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige Are Officially Starring In NBC's 'The Wiz Live'

The superstars will take on the title role and Evillene respectively, and could soon be joined by another mega star in the production

Teresa Giudice

‘RHONJ’ Star Teresa Giudice Is Suing Her Bankruptcy Attorney From Jail

Teresa Giudice might have pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud charges, but she is now claiming that it's not her fault.

Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Friend Calls Out Her Family For 'Planning For Her Death'

A friend of Bobbi Kristina Brown has turned the tables on her family and suggested revealed what she said is the truth behind what happened leading up to Bobbi Kristina's death.

Brandi Maxiell

Brandi Maxiell Comes For Draya Michele's 'Weak' Comment About Her Cancer Struggle On 'BBWLA'

Brandi Maxiell isn't backing down when it comes to Draya Michele's insensitive comment about her health condition.

Karlie Redd

Karlie Redd Is Possibly Team Kalenna After Fallout With Rasheeda On 'LHHATL'

Kalenna Harper might have someone in her corner after she and Rasheeda called it quits on their friendship on 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.'

Drake

Twitter EXPLODES As Drake Fires Another Shot At Meek Mill

Meek Mill has yet to respond to Drake' 'Charged Up' diss record, but that hasn't stopped Drake from dropping another one.

Gabby Sdibe and Terrence Howard in 'Empire'

See What Gabby Sidibe Had To Say About Her Love Life & 'Crushing On' An 'Empire' Co-Star

Gabby Sidibe is one of the hottest actresses out right now. But has her role in 'Empire' helped out her love life at all?

'Beauty and the Beast' Season 2

Cat 'Doubtful That They Can Defeat The Threat' In An Upcoming Episode Of 'Beauty and the Beast'

The synopsis for an upcoming episode of 'Beauty and the Beast' reveals that Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) will start losing hope.

Real Time Analytics