Heated exchange between prosecutor and domestic violence expert in Arias murder trial
Story by Lucy Valencia, Assignment Desk Editor - email
PHOENIX (AP) — The Jodi Arias murder trial has resumed with more heated exchanges between a domestic violence expert and the prosecutor.
Psychotherapist Alyce LaViolette (la-VY'-oh-let) and prosecutor Juan Martinez argued again Monday over questions about her resume and credibility.
LaViolette once was a speaker at a conference where she analyzed Snow White in the context of domestic violence.
Martinez attacked her credibility for taking part in a discussion about a fairytale. He raised questions Monday about whether she fudged her resume in describing her role in the conference.
LaViolette is a key witness for Arias as she tries to convince a jury that she killed Travis Alexander in self-defense after he was abusive toward her. Authorities say she planned the attack in a jealous rage.
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