Jodi Arias Trial Live Stream: Watch As Trial Winds Down After Defense Rests Case

By iScienceTimes Staff on April 18, 2013 4:54 PM EDT

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Jodi Arias' fate will be revealed soon as her trial comes to a close following the defense resting its case. (Photo: Siskiyou Sheriff's Office)

The Jodi Arias trial is winding down. If you haven't bothered to follow up until now, but want to as the verdict approaches, you can watch a Jodi Arias trial live stream here, via WPTV.

As Fox News notes, Jodi Arias' defense attorneys have rested their case after about 2 1/2 months of testimony.

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Now, prosecutor Juan Martinez has started calling rebuttal witnesses in the Jodi Arias trial, which has lasted more than three months in Phoenix.

Both sides have presented opposite portraits of Arias' ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander -- a man who either feared for his life or was an abusive liar. Regarding Arias, she has been thought to be either a domestic abuse victim who fought for her life or a jealous lover who planned the murder.

An integral part of the Jodi Arias trial has involved psychological experts battling over different mental diagnoses for Arias regarding the murder of Alexander, which Arias admitted she did in self-defense.

Remember that earlier in the trial, psychologist Richard Samuels testified on behalf of the defense that Arias is unable to remember details of killing Alexander because she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Domestic violence expert Alyce LaViolette also testified on behalf of the defense that Alexander's alleged abuse of Arias ended in a fight that forced her to kill him with Arias displaying symptoms consistent with those of a battered woman.

Arias shot Alexander, stabbed him nearly 30 times, and cut his throat from ear to ear in his Mesa, Ariz., home on June 4, 2008.

However, this week, prosecution rebuttal witness and psychologist Janeen DeMarte, who has been cross-examined since Wednesday by defense attorney Jennifer Willmott, has tried to shut down the defense argument that Arias was an abused woman who had no other option than to kill in self-defense, calling the defense experts biased and just plain wrong.

Most importantly, she said that Arias suffers from borderline personality disorder, comparing Arias to an immature teenager with identity issues.

If convicted of first-degree murder in Alexander's 2008 killing, Arias can face the death penalty.

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