Jodi Arias was back on the stand Tuesday, when talk of sexual encounters and past lovers dominated the trial. The defense team is trying to prove that Arias killed her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in self-defense.
Arias recounted how she met Alexander at a convention in Las Vegas in September 2006 and talked about some of their first physical encounters, which she said she was uncomfortable with at the beginning.
"He leaned in very close as if he wanted to kiss me, and he was licking his lips and staring at my lips like he wanted to kiss me, but he didn't," Arias said while on the stand.
That happened on the fateful trip to Las Vegas that started their relationship. Even though Arias was living with another man in California at the time, she claimed Alexander began calling her every night. She said they became physical at a party in California, when she was newly single, and that it escalated quickly.
"He began to perform oral sex on me," she said. She said even though she was nervous, she went with it because she didn't want to ruin the moment.
"I had taken it that far and I was kind of glad he was done and I was willing to reciprocate at that point," she said.
After that initial encounter, Arias said she went back to her home in Palm Desert. She said Alexander soon wanted to meet up again to give her a copy of the Book of Mormon. But that's not all that happened.
"Basically, he expressed he was horny, is what he said," Arias said.
She said they drove to a nearby park to have oral sex. After that, Arias said Alexander went back to Mesa, but on the way called her to apologize about what happened. She said they continued to talk on the phone almost everyday and met each other at a motel in Ehrenberg, AZ, a month later.
"Was he attempting to remove your clothing?" her defense attorney asked her.
"Yes, we both were taking off our clothes, I think," Arias responded.
And just like a TV show, court recessed with that cliffhanger. It will resume Wednesday morning.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-13 04:33:17 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A dog who was found with duct tape around his mouth and wounds all over his body can't tell his own story, but an artist is using her brush to tell his tale and educate others. Louisville MetroMore >>
A dog who was found with duct tape around his mouth and wounds all over his body can't tell his own story, but an artist is using her brush to tell his tale and educate others. More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:24 PM EST2013-12-13 03:24:50 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A horse had to chased down and a dog is missing after a horse drawn carriage was struck by a vehicle during a hit-and-run accident Thursday night, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafeMore >>
MetroSafe said the accident happened at 9:07 p.m. at the intersection of 6th and Main Streets.More >>
Friday, December 13 2013 12:30 AM EST2013-12-13 05:30:06 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro arson investigators say someone is lighting holiday wreaths on fire that are hanging on people's doors. It's happened more than a dozen times in local neighborhoodsMore >>
Louisville Metro arson investigators say someone is lighting holiday wreaths on fire that are hanging on people's doors. It's happened more than a dozen times in local neighborhoods and investigators believe the same person is to blame. More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 9:49 PM EST2013-12-13 02:49:22 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Some time with budding artists in Louisville fell just short in their plea online for superstar Beyonce to visit their school. Students at Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts SchoolMore >>
Students at Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School made a video, asking the star to visit their school during her trip to Louisville for her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.More >>