Despite a shocking confession from one of the leading case detectives that he had made a "grave mistake" during previous testimony, murder defendant Jodi Arias' request for a mistrial was refused by the court judge Thursday.
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Detectives in the Jodi Arias trial admitted that they made a "grave mistake" during a previous testimony. Forensic evidence show that Alexander was shot in the face, stabbed 27 times, and had his throat slit, but the exact sequence have been thrown into doubt which could have led to a mistrial. The judge refused the request of a mistrial, but this simple mistake could be the difference of life and death for Arias after the prosecutors rocked the court with gruesome pictures of the murder scene
Arias is the beautiful brunette on trial for brutally murdering her Mormon boyfriend, Travis Alexander in the most heinous way. The 32-year-old is facing a jury for shooting her 30-year-old boyfriend in the face, stabbing him 27 times, and slitting his throat afterwards. days after Alexander's friends found him in his bathroom dead, Arias wrote a message on guestbook for Legacy .com, an online obituary site:
Travis, what can I say to you that I haven't already said? I am so grateful for the endless hours of conversation and amazing experiences we've shared. Thank you for having the courage to share the Gospel with me. You've had one of the greatest impacts on my life, and have forever altered it's course for the better. I love you, my friend, and always will.
Detective Esteban Flores admitted he made a grave mistake during the August 2009 hearing which he claims the potentially deadly wound was inflicted first from a gunshot. Flores said, "I had spoken to Dr. Horn the day before in a short conversation and discussed mainly what kind of pain the victim would have been through and if he suffered, and very briefly the sequencing," Detective Flores told the Maricopa County court, "The sequencing wasn't very important at that time."
During the testimony Flores said, "It was not inaccurate, it was mistaken... I am not a doctor. If I gave that testimony, it was a misunderstanding of what Dr. Horn told me." Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi asked Flores if it was important to give an accurate testimony, he answered: "Yes, of course."
During Arias' interview with Inside Edition she said, "No jury is going to convict me, because I am innocent, and you can mark my words on that, no jury is going to convict me." Arias claims that the murder was in self defense after her boyfriend had gotten violent.