-Home Stretch, Arizona
It was a short day today in the Arias trial, but there were numerous developments:
Uh oh. Jenny dressed herself and Stabby in black today, and that’s NEVER a good sign. That time-out yesterday must’ve sent her on a real downward spiral, because she looks like she was up all night listening to Bauhaus and writing dark haikus by candlelight. Nothing good can possibly come of this. Although I have to admit, they would both look 100% better if they wore thick black veils over their faces to really complete the look.
Remember when that rental car agent in the wool sweater testified sweatily in the desert courtroom that Stabby was a blonde when she rented the car on June 2, 2004? Well, today we saw pictures she took of herself on June 3, as a freshly dyed brunette en route to commit a homicide. Yup. Genius.
Nurmi can only handle one lengthy cross exam each day. Outside of that, he just lets the jurors ask the questions for him. He’s too comfortable to get up and talk to all these people Juan keeps bringing in. He’s also got to keep a watchful eye on Jenny, since she’s going through this dark emo-phase.
Esteban Flores returned to the stand to talk about the shelves in Travis’ closet that Stabby Einstein claims she scaled to grab the gun in self- defense. But apparently Stabby Einstein doesn’t understand physics. Because Flores said the pegs holding those shelves in place would’ve snapped under her weight, and then a complex physical law called “gravity” would happen. Physics IS everywhere!
Then the tortoise on quaaludes dragged himself out of his barcalounger to cross examine Flores, because it wasn’t like anybody else was gonna do it. Side-eye at mopey Jenny. Trial watchers everywhere braced themselves for raunchy questions about Flores’ sex life, but surprisingly, Nurmi didn’t go there. He just huffalumped and grumped his way around the room, grunted a few questions, then went back to bed.
So then the jury asked Flores all the questions Heavy D Nurmi missed, along with some of their own. And they were great:
Was Travis a registered gun owner? Ever?
Were any guns, bullets, holsters, cases, or cleaning kits found anywhere in the home?
Were Travis’ roommates gun owners?
Were any shoes on the closet shelves disturbed?
Were any shelves broken or disturbed?
Were there any empty boxes found that could’ve been used to store a gun?
The answer to all of the above questions: N.O.
The judge said today that if all goes according to schedule, the jury will start deliberating the case May 3.
Here’s to hoping.