There are plenty of courtroom fireworks yet to come in the Jodi Arias trial.
Today, defense attorney Kirk Nurmi will get his chance to try to repair the damage caused by prosecutor Juan Martinez’s intense cross-examination Thursday. Nurmi will ask Arias questions during his redirect examination in an attempt to re-establish her credibility with the jury.
Last week, Martinez bombarded her with questions about the day she killed her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Arias said she killed Alexander in self-defense after he attacked her. Nurmi's redirect examination will be another opportunity for Arias to explain her memory lapses, and to talk about evidence that could point to premeditation.
After Nurmi finishes his redirect examination, the jurors will get a chance to ask questions of Arias directly before she exits the witness stand.
The jurors’ questions could be a bellwether moment in the trial. Their questions could indicate whether Arias will be found guilty or innocent of murdering Alexander.
After the jurors’ questions are answered, the defense has a chance to rest its case. However, they are expected to call a couple expert witnesses, possibly a psychologist and a domestic violence expert.
After the defense rests, Martinez will have a chance to call rebuttal witnesses. Alexander's friend Dave Hall is expected to testify that Alexander did not own a gun, contradicting Arias’ testimony about how the slaying took place.
Once the prosecution wraps its rebuttal case, attorneys will give their closing arguments. The jury will then deliberate on Arias’ guilt or innocence.