Objection to the witness defense attorneys plan to call
PHOENIX (AP) -- Testimony in Jodi Arias' death penalty trial has concluded for the week after a defense witness said she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the June 2008 death of Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. Authorities say she planned the attack in a jealous rage. Arias initially told authorities she had nothing to do with it then blamed it on masked intruders. Two years after her arrest, she settled on self-defense.
Alexander suffered nearly 30 knife wounds, was shot in the head and had his throat slit. Arias says she recalls firing the gun, but doesn't remember much else.
Psychologist Richard Samuels, a defense expert, told jurors Thursday she suffers from acute memory loss and PTSD.