On Wednesday night, HLN’s Dr. Drew interviewed juror 8, who was mysteriously dismissed from the Jodi Arias trial last month.
According to courtroom spectators, that juror, now identified as 52-year-old Daniel Gibb, actively took notes and may have asked witnesses many questions.
Gibb spent nearly four months with the jury and was the third juror to be released from the trial.
When asked about the 18 days Arias testified on her own behalf, Gibb replied, “She spent too much time on the stand, [but] I understand [it was] probably the defense's strategy for us to get to know Jodi personally and have it be that much more difficult to find her guilty and potentially put her to death… it lost some of its effect over time.”
He continued, “As time went on though, it became apparent that more and more of what she was saying was too far out there… too unbelievable."
Gibbs also noted that one of his least favorite witnesses was forensic psychologist Dr. Richard Samuels, who testified that Arias suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
“I wasn't really impressed with Dr. Samuels,” he said. “I know the gentleman has a lot of years of experience and all that, but he was kind of all over the place. He made too many errors… [and the] the PTSD thing seemed like it was to sidetrack us from the real issue.”
Concerning Travis Alexander and his family, Gibb told Dr. Drew, “I feel real bad for Travis’ family. The defense just, you know, dragged him through the mud. And as far as the pedophilia [goes], I don't believe that whatsoever.”
He added, “I know [Travis' family] has a wrongful death suit [on Jodi] -- that's probably going to go on for some great length of time and there's going to be an appeal here, so this is going to continue for them and I feel real bad for them and I feel like I kind of let them down.”
Dr. Drew quickly responded, “You seem like the epitome of what they would want on the jury and the outcome turned out OK… Speaking to you has been a pleasure. You restored my faith in the jury system.”