Arias trial resumes with defense expert witness
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PHOENIX (AP) - Jodi Arias' murder trial has resumed as a defense expert is cross-examined by the prosecutor over lies the defendant told the psychologist during his evaluation.
Arias faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in the 2008 death of Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. Authorities say she planned the attack. Arias initially told authorities she had nothing to do with it then blamed it on masked intruders. She later said it was self-defense.
Psychologist Richard Samuels has testified he diagnosed Arias with post-traumatic stress disorder and amnesia.
However, prosecutor Juan Martinez on Tuesday is pointing out numerous lies Arias told Samuels as he worked toward his diagnosis. Samuels acknowledged he should had re-administered at least one test, but says the other lies were irrelevant.
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