Snoozefest of a Closing Argument Filled with Of Course, The Usual Lies & Slanderous BS
Basically, his closing argument was filled with illogical BS and lies - it turned into a game of "Choose Your Own Murder Scenario." Oh yeah, and we can't forget his lame statement of "fear, love, lies and dirty little secrets." He got the LIES part right, but the rest was a big fat joke.
He made up all kinds of craziness that bordered on conspiracy theories (oh yeah, she got those gas cans from a DIFFERENT Walmart that wasn't in Salinas - oh, heck no!). I was waiting to hear about the blood cult Mormons!
As Juan Martinez pointed out, Nurmi spewed out arguments with NO REAL facts or evidence to support the drivel coming out of his mouth. Of course, he HAD to play the recorded phone sex conversation AGAIN and had to point out that Travis was a pedophile, he called Crybaby bad dirty names, sexually assaulted her, he forced her to have sex when she didn't want to, she was abused, etc. Of course, he dragged Travis' name through the mud and paint Crybaby (who cried more fake tears today) as the perpetual victim/martyr/Madonna/St. Crazy Train. His closing argument should have been called: Nurmi Grasping at Straws. There is no way Nurmi could even come close to the powerhouse known as Juan Martinez - not even in the same league!
Nurmi's House of Cards Come Tumbling Down
But why would we be surprised that Nurmi would end on such a lethargic snoozefest of an anti-climatic note? He tried to get out of defending Crybaby numerous times throughout the trial so he's not really in-it to win-it. He told the jury that either they could believe Martinez's House of Cards or believe the defense aka lies aka conspiracy theories. Really, Nurmi? You really want to go there when Martinez exposed ALL OF Crybaby's lies yesterday?
I wonder what it feels like to stand up, in a court of law, and have no soul and blatantly lie through your teeth. But then again, Nurmi is used to lying on behalf of his crappy clients since he defends the scum of the Earth--sex offenders and rapists.
But I wasn't worried - the State/Juan Martinez had the last word (yeah, in your face, Crazy Train Defense Team - no last word for you!) and once again, Martinez made a very emphatic point that Travis was "slaughtered" by Jodi Arias. She killed him not only ONCE but three times over. And she not only shot him but she brutally stabbed him in the heart, stabbed him another 28 times and slit his throat. She wanted him dead - there was no doubt about that. And why do we know that? A little thing called proof. More specifically, forensics evidence!
Jurors Head into Deliberations - Friday Afternoon
Three jurors were taken out of the line-up and they will remain as alternates for the other 12 jurors. Late this afternoon the 12 jurors went behind closed doors and began deliberations to discuss the fate of Crybaby's life: will she get 1st degree murder (the death penalty)? It could be a long evening for the jurors and they have a big job to do.
Oh, Those Crazy Dagger Stares
I could tell Crazy Eyes Crybaby was in full-blown desperation mode today, especially as she listened to Juan Martinez. In his final closing words, he basically called her a lying, manipulative, calculating, sociopathic, cold-blooded murderess--more or less. She shook her head often in response to Martinez and even mouthed the word "bullsh**". Not very ladylike of Miss Mormon-Soon-to-Be-on-Death-Row. Her entourage made a special appearance - Aunt and Mom were seated, as usual, in the front (aka the Lipless Twins) and her #1 Kool-Aid Drinking Fan, Donavan, was hanging onto every word. Donavan was probably tweeting out hate notes to Martinez on behalf of Crybaby.
It's been a LONG few months. This trial began in January and despite the fervor and media hype surrounding this trial, let's remember the REAL victim - A caring, vibrant man named Travis Alexander. He was a son, a brother, a grandson, a friend, and a mentor. My heart goes out to the Alexander Family.
Juan Martinez referenced a famous quote by John Donne at the very end of his closing words today. Please reflect upon these words.
This powerful quotes shows how we are all connected as human beings. It has been argued by scholars that these famous lines by Donne give us a mystical definition of mortality. Donne says that perhaps when "one dies, all of us die a little."
May the "light of truth" shine upon the jurors right now as they deliberate the verdict, and may justice prevail for Travis Victor Alexander - a young man whose beautiful and soulful light was extinguished far too soon.
May the jurors examine and analyze all the evidence carefully, and realize that they cannot base their verdict on a pack of lies (the defense) but on the "light of the truth" that was brought beaming into the courtroom by Juan Martinez.
I know there will be Justice for Travis very soon!!